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Read This if You Have a Problem with Spelling – Practice Programme

  If you have a problem with spelling in English, it doesn’t have to mean you are dyslectic or dysgraphic. I’ve had several students who were able to spell perfectly in their native language, but as soon as they had to write English they went to pieces. None of these students was dyslectic! It’s very… Continue reading Read This if You Have a Problem with Spelling – Practice Programme

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Many learners of English think their English is “very bad.” What can you do about it?

Recently I received an email that went like this: “Dear Sir, Sorry, but my English is very Bad. Please help.” First of all it made me smile. If you want to be polite, please address me with Dear Madam, because I’m a woman! I get many emails that address me with Dear Sir. But I… Continue reading Many learners of English think their English is “very bad.” What can you do about it?

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ESL grammar · Grammar · Relative pronoun · sentence types

Relative clauses: Who, Which, and Whose

What are relative clauses? Relative clauses are the parts of the sentence that give additional information, often about a noun. They’re not independent sentences, so you can’t put them on their own. They often start with a wh-word, which in technical terms is called the relative pronoun. Relative clauses are an economic way of putting… Continue reading Relative clauses: Who, Which, and Whose

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Never Too Late to Learn – Adults Are Better at Learning a Language than Children

In dating there are rules, in traffic there are rules, in math there are rules, now it turns out there are rules in learning a languages. And when you’re adult, you’re so much better at learning those rules. When I trained as a teacher, it was hip to teach students in the implicit method. That… Continue reading Never Too Late to Learn – Adults Are Better at Learning a Language than Children

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