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Word to the Wise: dense

See-ming Lee dense (adjective) – pressed together. densely (adverb) – pressed together density, denseness (noun) – the quality of being pressed together condense (verb) – make smaller, shorter or more concentrated condensable/condensible (adjective) – can be made smaller, shorter or more concentrated condensability/condensibility (noun) – the ability to be made smaller, shorter or more concentrated Kevin Dooley… Continue reading Word to the Wise: dense

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Instant Idiom: Born and ____________

Eggs photo by Kate Ter Haar Born and _____________– Originating and brought up in a place and learning the typical customs of a place. Choose the right answer: A bread B bred C brat D breed     scroll down for the answer     scroll some more       The right answer is: bred.… Continue reading Instant Idiom: Born and ____________

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Present Simple with the verb to be: I’m Jacqueline. Who are you?

This is Easy Grammar I’ve written some articles about how to use present simple. Now you also need to understand present simple with the verb be. Some English learners think that when I say: I’m a teacher, I’m using the present progressive. But that’s not right, as I’m not using a verb with –ing. I’m… Continue reading Present Simple with the verb to be: I’m Jacqueline. Who are you?

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Word to the Wise: heuristic

heuristic (noun) [pronounce yoo-ristic]– a method or set of rules that can lead to a solution to a problem, or something that gives a student the possibility to solve a problem by himself. heuristic (adjective) – something related to self-learning or making a set of rules to solve some issue. heuristics (noun) – the field of heuristic… Continue reading Word to the Wise: heuristic

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Let’s have another go at it! – Other, Another and The Other

And the differences between them Check out this video about other, another and the other, with an easy explanation of when you use them. They’re not the same! Then, when you’ve sufficiently prepared for this issue, you can attempt to do the quiz. Or try the quiz without looking at the video. Please follow this… Continue reading Let’s have another go at it! – Other, Another and The Other

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Instant Proverb: Where there’s a will there’s a ___________.

And the last Back to School Proverb for today: Where there’s a will there’s a ___________. – Wanting to do something always comes first, and then you figure out how to do it. Choose the right answer: A wish B Shakespeare C way D wannabe     scroll down for the answer     scroll some… Continue reading Instant Proverb: Where there’s a will there’s a ___________.

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Instant Proverb: Better untaught than ____________ taught.

Yay! Another Back to School Proverb: Better untaught than ____________ taught. – It’s preferable to not learn anything than learn something in the wrong way or from a bad teacher. Choose the right answer: A ill B bad C badly D illegally     scroll down for the answer     scroll some more  … Continue reading Instant Proverb: Better untaught than ____________ taught.

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The Dot: Back to School Little Book and Video

I’ve read this supercute (children’s) book with a couple of my students this week. They weren’t too happy to have gone back to school again. That’s because, as they said, some teachers make things so boring. I agree. I was never a fan of school myself; especially high school I found dreary (= dull). But… Continue reading The Dot: Back to School Little Book and Video

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