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Minimal Pair /əʊ/ and /aʊ/ as in KNOW and NOW
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /əʊ/ and the other the vowel sound /aʊ/.
The Strange Language of Journalists: A Brief Introduction To Journalese
‘BOSSES BLAST CHIEFS’ — or so a typical, tabloid headline might read. It is technically an English sentence. As in, it has a subject, a verb and an object, but the meaning is obscure. That’s because it is a sentence written in journalese: the language of newspapers.
History of Rock Music - UPDATED
This page looks at the vocabulary of Rock Music through its history, people and songs.
Symbols Picture Quiz
Can you name these symbols?
Minimal Pair /ɒ/ and /ɔ:/ as in COT and CAUGHT
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /ɒ/ and the other the vowel sound /ɔ:/.
Minimal Pair /æ/ and /ɑ:/ as in HAD and HARD
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /æ/ and the other the vowel sound /ɑ:/.
Prepositions of Movement Picture Quiz
Choose the phrase that best describes the direction of movement in each picture.
Prepositions of Place Picture Quiz
Can you find the correct preposition of place?
Tableware Picture Quiz
Can you name these items of tableware?
Green Vegetables Picture Quiz
Can you name these green veggies in English?
Fruits Picture Quiz
Can you name these fruits in English?
Online English Teaching Tech: Platforms and Apps
A basic understanding of online teaching technology is essential for educators as the current environment of education is rapidly changing. Online educators need to stay on top of the curve to avoid frustration. The switch to online education isn’t always as straightforward as we would like it to be. To avoid hassles, a basic understanding […]
Presidents of the United States of America
Reverse-chronological list of US presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump. Chronological and revers-chronological order
Sports Equipment Picture Quiz
Can you name the sports equipment?
PANdemics and Other PANs
The coronavirus disease outbreak of late-2019 was declared a pandemic in March 2020. Since then, few English speakers or learners are unaware of the word pandemic, a clue to whose meaning is in that innocent little pan- at the beginning. Here we explore a few other words that share the same pan-.
About Online English Jobs in China
Due to the recent pandemic, and the layoffs that followed, many people are searching for online work. One of the jobs often seen posted online is teaching English to Chinese students. “Anyone can do that, right?”, I was asked by an interested friend. My answer was, sure, it’s possible, but you should know a bit about what you are getting into beforehand…
Gym Equipment Picture Quiz
Can you name the gym equipment in English?
Musical Instruments Picture Quiz
Can you name these musical instruments in English?
Learn English with Professor Trump
Study English with a master of the English language. 10 classic Trumpian nicknames. Learn the vocabulary you really need to succeed in English.
US National Anthem
Also known as "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Household Appliances Picture Quiz for Kids
Can you name these household appliances in English?
Fruit and Vegetables Picture Quiz
Can you name these fruits and vegetables in English?
Sports Picture Quiz for Kids
Can you name these sports in English?
Time Picture Quiz
What time is it?
Tools Picture Quiz for Kids
Can you name these tools in English?
How to Structure Your IELTS Essay
I often discover that students don’t know where to start structuring their essays for their IELTS exam. This post shows you how to structure your essay.
Ideas to Help Teach IELTS
Emilly Jones shares some tips that teachers can use when they are teaching IELTS, with 1 idea for Task 1, Essays, Speaking and Listening.
How to Sit a Successful TEFL Job Interview
Rachel Rowland offers advice on how to pass interviews, from doing your homework to having the right attitude.
Teaching Online – Remote but United
In this article I share collaborative online tools and tips with teachers who struggle with going online.
From Teaching TEFL to Teaching Culture
A guide for TEFL teachers to future job career opportunities on becoming cross-cultural trainers.