Adjectives

What Are Adjectives? Adjectives are words that describe the qualities or states of being of nouns: enormous, doglike, silly, yellow, fun, fast. They can also describe the quantity of nouns: many, few, millions, eleven. Adjectives Modify Nouns Most students learn that adjectives are words that modify (describe) nouns. Adjectives do not modify verbs or adverbs […]

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Anti-Plagiarism Tool

Google has announced the launch of a new tool aimed at detecting when students submit work that is not their own, thrusting itself into long-running debates over how to root out plagiarism while also protecting students’ privacy and teaching them how to responsibly cite others’ work. “We realized we had a real opportunity to approach […]

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Fake Diploma Case Prompts Concerns Over English Teacher Qualifications

Two Chinese employees at an English teaching school in Beijing were given suspended sentences after fabricating diplomas for foreign teachers, prompting widespread suspicions over foreign English teachers’ qualifications. The People’s Court in Beijing’s Tongzhou sentenced the two people, surnamed Xia and Wang, after they were convicted of fabricating foreigners’ diplomas so that they could teach […]

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Law Raising Teachers’ Minimum Salary

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation Thursday that would raise the minimum salary a teacher can earn in the state to $40,000 by the first day of school in 2023. “As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their parents loud and clear: we […]

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Class Dismissed

Arrests and deportations of foreign teachers in China have soared this year, lawyers, schools and teachers say, amid a broad crackdown defined by new police tactics and Beijing’s push for a “cleaner”, more patriotic education system. Four law firms told Reuters that requests for representation involving foreign teachers had surged in the past six months […]

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Tips To Make Your ESL Classes More Effective

Teaching is undeniably a challenging job, in fact many consider it one of the most difficult careers you could choose. Nevertheless, being a teacher is an enriching experience. Through quality education and effective teaching methodologies, teachers play a crucial role in shaping a bright future for the entire world! In the world of ESL, a […]

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Adjectives as Nouns‎ & Vice Versa

Adjectives normally tell us more about nouns e.g. {adjective} + {noun} rich + people poor + men

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Acronyms & Backronyms

An acronym is a word formed by using one or more letters of the words in a phrase. It’s used as an abbreviation of that phrase. In everyday life there are many commonly used acronyms. Some are formed from the initials of each word whilst others use parts of the words in the phrase. AIDS […]

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