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InfiniteMonkeys App Store | Go English

InfiniteMonkeys App Store | Go English | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it

Download our new free smartphone app - Go English. The app includes a link to our Facebook page, our Twitter feed and this Scoop.It page for quick access to links and tips; a feed of several podcasts and YouTube channels for learners, and Community and Chat apps to keep in contact with other people who use the app wherever you are (obviously these last two won't be too interesting until there are plenty of other people using the app.) NOTE: you will need to allow third-party apps to download and install Go English.

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This app is intended for learners of English, but teachers may find it useful inspiration for making their own apps.

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Grammar Girl : “Pet” or “Petted”? “Grit” or “Gritted”? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : “Pet” or “Petted”? “Grit” or “Gritted”? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
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Why do verbs become irregular? Here's one theory....

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11 Spam Comments That Look Like Drunk Thesauruses (And Why)

11 Spam Comments That Look Like Drunk Thesauruses (And Why) | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Nothing is certain but death, taxes, and spam comments on your blog.
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Understanding How the Brain Speaks Two Languages | TIME.com

Understanding How the Brain Speaks Two Languages | TIME.com | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Hablan dos idiomas? You should, if you know what's good for you
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Academic Word List 3 - collocations -Dominic Cole's IELTS and ...

A series of exercises on collocations based on list 3 of the Academic Word List.
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We All Make Misteaks Mistakes

We All Make Misteaks Mistakes | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
We All Make Misteaks Mistakes
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Plenty of good links within the article and below it....

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How the internet is changing English

How the internet is changing English | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Online, English has become a common language between users from around the world. In the process, the language itself is changing.

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The 50 Most Common Phrasal verbs in English

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I haven't checked with corpora myself, so unsure if this order is correct, though it seems to at least partially correlate with other lists....

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Tenses of English - Glottopedia

Tenses of English - Glottopedia | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it

How many tenses are there in English? This is a simple question, to which, however, almost every linguist gives a different answer. According to Bublitz (1995: 135), these “dissenting views are reflected by the fact that linguists have yet to agree on the number of tenses [...] in English, which vary according to whether formal or semantic criteria or a combination of both are recognized. In particular, the present perfect, the past perfect and the future perfect defy easy categorization.” Linguists' different views on the number of English tenses can be grouped into four different approaches

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The Grammar Glossary by RoadToGrammar.com

The grammar glossary features over a hundred grammar terms defined for anyone interested in TEFL.

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How to Make Good Grammar Part of Your Daily Life :Writing Forward

How to Make Good Grammar Part of Your Daily Life :Writing Forward | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Is good grammar a lifestyle? If you're a writer, it should be. Here are a few tips for making good grammar part of your daily life.
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Juggling languages can build better brains

Juggling languages can build better brains | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Once likened to a confusing tower of Babel, speaking more than one language can actually bolster brain function by serving as a mental gymnasium, according to researchers.
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The Living Library Project

The Living Library Project | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it

Here at the Living Library, we believe that everyone has a story to tell. That’s why we’re inviting you to pull up a comfortable chair and a hot drink, as you check-out and enjoy our collection of living books.


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English Language FAQ: Most common spelling mistakes in English?

English Language FAQ: Most common spelling mistakes in English? | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
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Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study)

A free study site for English as a Second Language (ESL) students with games, quizzes, puzzles, MP3 files with transcripts, listening practice, pronunciation practive, etc.
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Clenching right fist may give better grip on memory

Clenching right fist may give better grip on memory | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Clenching your right hand may help form a stronger memory of an event or action, and clenching your left may help you recollect the memory later, according to new research.
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Whatever works, eh?

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'A Rare Bird Sighting:' 'Slash' As A New Conjunction : NPR

'A Rare Bird Sighting:' 'Slash' As A New Conjunction  : NPR | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Anne Curzan, a professor at the University of Michigan, was stunned by a new slang word her students taught her. It's a new conjunction, a very rare bird for language nerds.
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engVid · Learn English for Free

engVid · Learn English for Free | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Learn English for free with hundreds of video lessons by experienced native-speaker teachers. New classes are added three times a week, covering grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, TOEFL, and more.
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English as a Foreign or Second Language | Suite101

English as a Foreign or Second Language | Suite101 | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Want to improve your knowledge and understanding of the English language? You've come to the right place. It's time to go EnglishSavvy!
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Co-browsing: Share and Co-Navigate Any Web Page in Real-Time with Ve.rbatim.com

 

Robin Good: Ve.rbatim.com is a free web-based co-browsing tool which allows you to co-navigate with one or more people any web page, while being able to see the mouse cursor of your partner when desired.

 

The web app is very easy to use. You just click on "Start a sesson" on this page http://ve.rbatim.com/ and the new page that opens up has a URL that you can share with anyone you want to cobrowse with.

 

On this page you have an additional address bar in which you can input any url you want to cobrowse. An integrated text chat area is made visible by clicking on the large down arrow visibile on the top right side of your screen.

 

Free to use.

 

Check this video: http://youtu.be/XgeTWHSjhTQ

 

Google Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mjiigdnknfcmjgaapnimjbmopdfbkech

 

 

 


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How I learned a language in 22 hours

How I learned a language in 22 hours | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Could Joshua Foer really learn a language from scratch in less than three months?
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Ultimate Vocabulary – Vocabulary Building Software

7 Simple Strategies To Give You Complete Vocabulary Mastery

Improving your vocabulary is the most important investment you can make in yourself. Read on to discover the 7 simple strategies you can use to gain complete vocabulary mastery.

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Exposure To Two Languages Carries Far-reaching Benefits

Exposure To Two Languages Carries Far-reaching Benefits | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
People who can speak two languages are more adept at learning a new foreign language than their monolingual counterparts, according to researchers.
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