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Better English, Issue #1
teacher.nia.online posted a topic in Promote your Website/App/Game/VideoBetter English Issue #1 Wins Kirill participated in, and finished, his first half marathon on September 15, 2019. Kirill is a full time lawyer, father, husband and more! And yet, he managed to squeeze running into his hectic schedule. Read more about the race here. Kirill is pictured above with his family. (You can see the images on your laptop, if not on your phone!) Let me know of recent wins in your life, big or small, that you’re proud of! Write to me here, [email protected] Send pictures! Vocabulary Expansion Did you know that in English we don’t eat coffee? We drink coffee. We have coffee. We imbibe coffee. We sip coffee. But we don’t eat it. Eating involves mastication, involves chewing. What about ice cream? We don’t eat ice cream, either. We don’t chew it. However, we don’t simply swallow ice cream, either, as if it were a liquid! We have ice cream. We don’t eat ice cream. We don’t imbibe ice cream. We don’t sip ice cream. We just have ice cream. That’s it! When speaking of consuming any solid food, semi-solid food, soft food or liquid, the safest, and always correct, verb to use is “to have”. Recently, I had eggs cooked in butter with sliced tomatoes and hot peppers. I also had milk with two tablespoons of Nescafe Clasico stirred in. What did you have recently for one of your meals? Did you see any new vocabulary? Read the above short text on Readlang! To Eat, To Drink, or To Have That is the Question Resources Readlang is a great tool for vocabulary expansion and review. Check out this series of short tutorials and get started! Getting Started with Readlang Video Download Helper is a Firefox extension that allows me to download and save, offline, most of the videos I want to save for further study offline. You;ll know you’re in the right place because of the easily recognizable yellow, red and blue ball logo. Recommended Reading Outliers is a series of true stories and observations. I listened to the audiobook and you can, too. Interview Grant Cardone interviews Joe DeSena. Enjoy the conversation. If desired, adjust the speed to 0.75 by clicking on the settings button on the right side of the video toolbar. Listening Comprehension Challenge Secrets of Success in 8 Words, 3 Minutes What was this person saying and what made understanding them so challenging? What could this person have done to make it easier for his audience to understand him? How can you make your English easier for your audience to understand? Gems from Class interested vs interesting Both interested and interesting are adjectives. interested says something about how the subject feels For example: I am interested in travel. In this sentence, “I” is the subject. This sentence talks about how “I” feel. interesting says something about the power of the subject to make other people feel a certain way. For example: Travel is interesting. In this sentence, “Travel” is the subject. This sentence talks about the fact that “travel” has the power of making people feel a certain way. For more practice and to subconsciously learn the rules, do some online exercises. Here is a link. Repeat the exercise many times until you get 100% correct repeatedly. Pronunciation & Intonation met SOUNDS LIKE set, bet debt, jet, let, net, pet met is the simple past affirmative form of the verb “to meet” meet SOUNDS LIKE meat, seat, neat, feet, feat, Crete meet is one of the simple present affirmative forms of the verb “to meet” the other simple present affirmative form of the verb “to meet” is meets Tip: When reading and writing, use your voice! When you use your voice, you’ll be less likely to write “met” when you mean “meet”. You’ll be less likely to write one word, when you really mean another one. Poll Here is the question: What is your BIGGEST problem with English? The Sharing Economy Enjoying this Better English newsletter? It just takes a moment to share useful and inspiring content with a friend or a business colleague. Do you believe you need better English? We are committed to serving adults who are non-native speakers of English. Those adults--out of necessity--use English at work, and they have an intermediate or advanced level of English. Does this describe you? Do you have have access to 30 minutes per day, technology and the determination to get better at English now? Contact us today. Niamaat aka “Nia” +52 33 2235 2989 [email protected] Get Better English Now Copyright © 2019 Get Better English Now All rights reserved.
Anyone tried using bilingual books?
kickinlosidiomas posted a topic in Language LearningGlassbow makes bilingual editions of the classics (Pride and Prejudice, Peter Pan, The Prince, etc.), the collection of all 36 books is on sale for $9 this week, usually $29. There's new releases every other month which are included for all "collection" purchases. Of course you can get the books for free in English, but these come with a translated edition built in paragraph-by-paragraph. Not a bad deal for $9. www.glassbow.com/collection Sorry if this is wrong forum, I'm new. Please move if so!
#Slack Grasp Language Community
pallantejm posted a topic in Promote your Website/App/Game/VideoWe're growing our #Slack community of language teachers who'd like to share resources and materials! Join now!
Langlovers are Welcome!
FabioBraglin posted a topic in Promote your Website/App/Game/VideoHi! My name is Fabio, I started study languages by myself 3 years ago. As the most of you (I guess), I want to learn languages by pleasure, so I don't see any reason to pay for that... but this is like a stone inside my shoes (Brazilian proverb), all of the good resources that I have found are paid. Well, I had two options, pay and use it or don't pay but don't use it! I choosed the third one, create my own website with all the resources that I judge important to learn a new language. I call this website LangLovers.com, now it's in a beta stage and I want to invite all of you to try it and help me to improve the quality of this website. The main purpose of LangLovers.com is create a community of language learners, the website will be free of charge (of course!), but I pretend to receive donations or implement some Ads to specific pages, because some money is necessary to keep the website working (host, domain and etc...), I have created it by myself and I don't have much experience with website development... This is also an invitation for website developers that are language learners, if you want, you can help me to make it better sending me usefull code snippets. All the content of the website will be created by the community, and the community will help each other’s to improve your language skills. The “content” means: Texts Audio Corrections Dictionaries Chats Link here: http://www.langlovers.com This is a list of the supported languages available now: English Spanish French Italian Portuguese Romanian German Japanese Chinese But I'm still adding more languages. Hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Fabio