大家好！I wanted to share my free pop-up dictionary that allows you to learn Chinese while watching your favorite shows on Netflix and reading on the web. You can bookmark new words and export them to flashcard decks. Both ‘s’ and ‘b’ will save/bookmark words.
You can download the extension for free here:
Here’s also a short video tutorial on how to use it:
I hope you all find this helpful!
Dear fellow Forum-Users,
I would like to inform you about a tool I recently programmed (in PHP*) to create interlinear texts, which can then be used in language learning e.g. with the Birkenbihl-Method - (here you can find more information on the Birkenbihl-method: http://www.vidactic.com/?page_id=868)
* thus it needs to run on a web-server or on a local server
The software was intended to create interlinear texts, that can then be printed out and sold in paper-form to people.
I created a github repository with the software. (You can access the repository here: https://github.com/p-freeman/Interlinear-Text-Creator)
However, as I don't have access to a computer as of now, I didn't yet completely upload the whole contents of the folder "phpqrcode" (the folder "cache" is still missing). If someone could download the software "phpqrcode" to his computer (from here: http://phpqrcode.sourceforge.net/) and then add the missing files to the repository, that would be great. Otherwise, please just be patient until I can get access to a computer to add the missing files myself.
Then, once the repository is ready, the software can be downloaded and installed on a webserver or operated locally e.g. on Android with the app "AWebServer" (which also has a php web-server included).
Then you can add your own texts and with the software create your own interlinear texts, which can then be used in language-learning. Afterwards you can open the created html-page with Chrome (e.g. on Android) and click on share and then print and then you can print it as pdf. Then you can print out this pdf and offer it on sale to other people.
An explanation of how to exactly use the tool (especially the input syntax that the software uses) can be found in the README.md-file in the github-repository.
Greetings and have a nice evening,
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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
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.
Outliers is a series of true stories and observations. I listened to the audiobook and you can, too.
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.
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What is your BIGGEST problem with English?
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By John Ulmer
I wrote a small Android app for myself that has helped in my reading comprehension of numbers, in my case French numbers. Recently I put it up on the Google Play store so anyone can use it, and it's free of charge.
It's basically a number drill, something like flash cards, but with user-configurable speed, font and number format. The object is to say or think the number before the next one is shown. You can start with, say, two digit numbers every 5 seconds in a clear font, or make it difficult with phone numbers in a handwriting font.
The app will run in either English or French, depending on which language is set on your Android device. L'application fonctionne en français ou en anglais, selon les paramètres de votre appareil.
Here's the Google Play Store link: Numerus app