American or British

Variations in spelling exist in English words. In Great Britain and Canada, some words have spellings that differ from American spellings. Readers of books by British and Canadian publishers will note these differences. Some confusion may arise depending on the writer’s experience with these variant spellings. Many nouns that in […]

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” ( /ˌsuːpərˌkælɨˌfrædʒɨˌlɪstɪkˌɛkspiːˌælɨˈdoʊʃəs/) is a song from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins. The song was written by the Sherman Brothers, and sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. It also appears in the stage show version. Since Mary Poppins was a period piece set in 1910, period-sounding […]

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Units of Measurement in English

Units of Measurement are used to talk about quantity. Common units include: length: meter, mile, kilometer… weight: pound, stone, kilogram… liquid: liter, gallon… Singular & Plural Units of measurement usually have a singular and plural form: I’ve lived here 1 year. That wall is 3 meters tall. This tank will […]

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The Comparative Game

The Comparative Game is a simple way to get your class practicing comparatives. It’s best used at the end of a lesson where you’ve been looking at comparatives and adjectives and/or adverbs in general. Playing the Game Firstly divide the class into groups of four or so students each and […]

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TEFL Syllabus

The Syllabus is the outline of language to be taught to a class over a particular course (term, semester, etc). It can be seen as a step in the hierarchy of learning and teaching English‏‎. At best it will be designed by the school Director of Studies; at worst there […]

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