A Word A Day is a simple daily email which anyone can sign up to which sends out a word and definition each day which is useful to help enrich and enlarge vocabulary.
For TEFL teachers it is ideal; with students it is perhaps better suited to advanced learners.
The email is sent out to over 600,000 people daily and consists of
- the word
- example usage
- audio clip
For example, the word for May 16th, 2014 was:
1. Mentally confused.
2. Blurred; indistinct.
Perhaps a blend of muddled + fuzzy. Earliest documented use: 1728.
“She threatens me with weight gain on my upper legs, a muzzy head, and unclear thoughts.”
Life in the Raw; The Statesman (New Delhi, India); Jul 17, 2005.”Mr. Sugimoto presents the buildings in a muzzy soft-focus. They look at once evanescent and veiled, as if they had secrets to hide.”
Holland Cotter; A World Where Life Can Seem to Imitate an Imitation; The New York Times; Feb 17, 2006.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I want people to talk to one another no matter what their difference of opinion might be.
Studs Terkel, author and broadcaster (1912-2008)
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