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ESL October 2012 Archive

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Changing from Singular to Plural in English

Tuesday October 30, 2012
In most cases it's easy to change from the singular to the plural form of a noun - just add 's' to the end of the word. However, there are ... Read More

Practice Worksheets: Writing Compound and Complex Sentences

Thursday October 25, 2012
As your English improves you will begin to write more complex sentences and paragraphs. Here are two practice worksheets to help you improve your writing skills. For lower level learners, ... Read More

Celebrating 15 Years at About.com

Tuesday October 23, 2012
15 years ago today my site at About.com went live with an article on English idioms used in technology. Admittedly, a number of the idioms are rather dated as the ... Read More

Understanding US Presidential Elections

Monday October 22, 2012
The US presidential election is coming in November, 2012. The candidates have been chosen: The current (incumbent)  president Barack Obama and the challenger Mitt Romney. The process of choosing a ... Read More

Choosing the Right Time Cue for Days of the Week

Friday October 19, 2012
We use days of the week to indicate when something happens with a wide range of expressions such as the following, next, last, etc. This guide to the days of ... Read More

More than Just a Dialogue

Wednesday October 17, 2012
Dialogue use in class can sometimes become rather boring. This guide to how to use dialogues in class provides a number of classroom activities that you can use in class ... Read More

The Raven and More Halloween Scares

Monday October 15, 2012
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore - While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came ... Read More

Using Commas Correctly

Wednesday October 10, 2012
Commas are used in many sentences for different reasons. For example, this sentences uses commas, a list, and a linking phase. Use this guide to comma use in English to learn the ... Read More

Resources for Role-Plays in Class

Monday October 8, 2012
Role-plays can help students improve their pronunciation, vocabulary comprehension and fluency skills. There are a numerous role-plays on this site for all levels and interests. Use this dialogues for speaking ... Read More

Learning New Food Vocabulary

Wednesday October 3, 2012
Speaking about food is probably one of the most common activities for any English learner. To start off, learn food vocabulary related to different types of food, ways of preparing ... Read More

Equivalency - Varying Writing Style with Sentence Connectors

Monday October 1, 2012
The use of different forms to state the same idea in writing is referred to as equivalency. Here are a few examples: Although she disagreed with some of the contractual language, ... Read More

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