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Language structure: You're born with it

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Humans are unique in their ability to acquire language. But how? A new study shows that we are in fact born with the basic fundamental knowledge of language, thus shedding light on the age-old linguistic 'nature vs. nurture' debate.
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So, "I can't learn languages" is NOT an excuse....

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How to use apostrophes in English

http://www.engvid.com Apostrophes are confusing! These small punctuation marks - ' - are often used incorrectly. People often make apostrophe mistakes in ema...
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The Many Origins of the English Language - Slate Magazine (blog)

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The Many Origins of the English Language
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Words like judo, sushi, or tsunami have broken through into the vocabulary familiar to everyone. If we look back to the 1800s, Latin, French, Greek, and German are much more dominant.
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The Four Levels of Readings Every Student should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
David Shariatmadari: Think hyperbole rhymes with Super Bowl? Don't worry, it could be the start of something beautiful
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12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

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Years ago these words were considered hideous jargon, but over time we grew to accept them.
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How hard is English? How weird?

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JOHNSON gets mail. Tom K., a reader in Ottawa, asks:I had always understood English to be a reasonably easy language to learn, because it lacks many of the...
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10 Hilarious Videos About Grammar

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10 Hilarious Videos About Grammar
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Life in the age of the Internet can be a frustrating thing, especially when it comes to proper grammar.
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Grammar,Vocabulary ESL Worksheets,Handouts,Tests,Puzzles

Grammar,Vocabulary ESL Worksheets,Handouts,Tests,Puzzles | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Here on this website you can download and use Teaching and LearningEnglish as a Second Language (Tefl,Efl,Esl,Elt,Tesol) PrintableWorksheets,Handouts,Tests, Materials,Grammar Explanations andLessons,Vocabulary ,Picture Dictionary, Pictionary,Posters,Games andPuzzles for kids (children) , students and teachers !
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How to Rapidly Build Your Vocabulary? - The Invisible Mentor

How to Rapidly Build Your Vocabulary? - The Invisible Mentor | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
One of the ways to build your vocabulary is to learn new words every day. Each day, I am emailed a new word from Wordsmith, Dictionary.com and MerriamWebster.com. That means, each week I can potentially learn 21 new ...
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5 FREE excellent apps for ESL students | Lingua.ly | Blog

A new review from FreeTechForTeachers.com recommends 5 free apps for ESL/ELL teachers and Students, including Lingua.ly (of course!). If your'e using Lingua.ly to boost your vocabulary, you're already using Forvo.com ...
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A Wordly Mistake: Top 20 Grammar Mistakes in Journalism ...

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Are you a journalist? Then this infographic might be of interest to you. Discover the top 20 grammar and writing mistakes in journalism. Why is good grammar so important for magazines and newspapers? What do studies say ...
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How to Avoid Doubles | Grammar Lessons

Watch more Grammar Lessons videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/515776-When-to-Use-Of-vs-Have-Grammar-Lessons Learn how to avoid doubles -- double negatives...
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IELTS Grammar: correct the mistakes - ielts-simon.com

IELTS Grammar: correct the mistakes. Find and correct the mistake in each of the sentences below: Technology allowed the growing of factories. Parents should be more conscious on their children's online activities.
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Learn English with Derren Brown #2 - A Wallet on the Street

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Derren Brown leaves a wallet on a busy street in London. Do you think that anybody picks it up? Learn some new prepositions and how to describe videos.
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The EFL SMARTblog: Interactive Quiz - Are you a Good Language Learner? By Marisa Constantinides

The EFL SMARTblog: Interactive Quiz - Are you a Good Language Learner? By Marisa Constantinides | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
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Lexis Strategies

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1. Use images Search google images for an image that you can associate with a vocabulary word.  Save the picture to your desktop.  Open the picture in PAINT, and write the word on the photo.   Save...
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Ideas for learning vocabulary

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Great ideas for learning vocab words.

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Ancient Words, Informal English, and Arabizi: Language in the News

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It's time for our end-of-month roundup of language-related items in the news--from the linguistically profound to the lexically ridiculous. Kids Like Like A.
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