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Study English and Learn ESL: Online ESL Teacher

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English ESL lessons online with Grow English teacher Joan Pougiales. Study English lessons in reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and conversation with Joan Pougiales, an online ESL teacher who can help you with everyday English, with academic English or with professional English. Contact Grow English and schedule a free online lesson today.

Study English with an American ESL teacher. Study online English grammar, study online English vocabulary, study online English listening comprehension, study online English pronunciation, and study online English writing. All online.

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Posted by mark - April 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm

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Posted by mark - April 12, 2017 at 6:09 am

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Common Mistakes in English – Choose & Choice

I always hear my students mixing up the noun and the verb when speaking about choice! Now, you can learn the difference.

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Posted by mark - March 25, 2017 at 6:59 pm

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Students’ Writing and the Web: Motivator or OMG?

This is the VOA Special English Education Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com

Web browsers first appeared on computers in the early nineteen nineties. Since then, the Internet has greatly changed the way people communicate. But some teachers think the changes are not all for the better.

Eleanor Johnson is an English professor at Columbia University in New York City.

Professor Johnson says she thinks text messaging has made students believe that it is acceptable to make bad spelling and grammatical errors.

She says her students have increasingly used less formal English in their writing. She says words and phrases like “guy” and “you know” now appear in research papers.

And now she has to talk about another problem in class — incorrect word use. For example, a student uses “preclude” instead of “precede” when talking about one event coming before another. Preclude sounds like precede but it means prevent.

Professor Johnson suspects a strong link between the rise of instant and casual communication online and an increase in writing mistakes.

But she admits there may not be much scientific evidence, at least not yet.

David Crystal is a British linguist who has written more than one hundred books, including the book “Language and the Internet.” He says the actively changing nature of the Internet makes it difficult to stay current in studying its effects. But he believes its influence on language is small.

He says the main effect of the Internet on language has been to increase the expressive richness of language.

Erin Jansen is founder of Netlingo, an online dictionary of Internet and text messaging terms. She says the new technology has not changed existing language but has greatly added to the vocabulary. “Basically it’s a freedom of expression,” she says.

And what about teachers who find these new kinds of mistakes in spelling and grammar in their students’ work. What is her message to them?

Ms. Jansen says she tells them not to get angry or upset, but to get creative. Teachers and educators want to get children to communicate.

But Erin Jansen and David Crystal agree with Eleanor Johnson on at least one thing. Teachers need to make sure students understand the rules of language.

And that’s the VOA Special English Education Report. We want to know what you have to say about the effects of the Internet on language and writing. Post your comments at voaspecialenglish.com.

(Adapted from a radio program broadcast 28Jan2010)

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Posted by mark - February 22, 2017 at 10:46 pm

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IELTS Writing Essays 2

IELTS essays FREE DOWNLOAD Topic 1 e-book @ www.text2write.com. This video explains the most common mistakes students make when writing short essays, like the IELTS Task 2. Some advice is offered to assist students preparing to write an essay for an English test.

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Posted by mark - January 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm

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Study English and Learn ESL Online: Conversation Mystery Square

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ESL English lessons online with ESL Joan. This English lesson video is an example of how you can practice forming yes/no questions, and use the answers to help you solve the mystery of the Space Flight. Leave questions on the Message Board or visit www.growenglish.com and do more exercises connected with Space Flight.

Study English with an American ESL teacher. Study online English grammar, study online English vocabulary, study online English listening comprehension, study online English pronunciation, and study online English writing.

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Posted by mark - August 12, 2016 at 2:09 pm

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IELTS Writing Essays 5

IELTS essays FREE DOWNLOAD Topic 1 e-book @ www.text2write.com. How to build your vocabulary and plan before writing using WORD MAPS. This video is for English students preparing for an English exam like the IELTS.

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Posted by mark - July 26, 2016 at 12:22 am

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ONLINE Writing Workshops for IELTS!

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All of these workshops are carried out via email. You purchase a prompt for either IELTS task 1 or IELTS task 2. Then, you must time yourself for either 20 or 40 minutes in answering your prompt. You then email your response to me, which you can do via email, Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or by scanning in a handwritten response. I will then provide you with very specific feedback on your writing, telling you *exactly* what aspect(s) of your writing you need to improve and giving you suggestions for how you can work on those aspects. You may buy as many writing prompts as you like; my feedback is included in the original price of the prompt.

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Posted by mark - May 19, 2016 at 12:22 am

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IELTS writing Task II – writing an introduction to Task II

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NARRATION: You have already seen how it is important to show the examiner that you have understood the question and that you are presenting a cohesive essay. Now let’s look at the stages of writing an introduction. There are three main stages you need to consider. First, identify the keywords in the title. Then rephrase those keywords so you do not repeat vocabulary. Then you need to give your introduction a sense of balance and direction, so the examiner has some idea of what to expect from your essay. Consider this example. The keywords are men, required, military service, opinions. These keywords could then be rephrased. Men could become males. Required could become compulsory. Military service could be changed into armed forces, and opinions can be changed into views. However, it is important that you do not spend too much time in the test thinking of how to rephrase the questions. Just change as many words as you can. Finally you should look at balance and direction. You can balance your introduction by acknowledging both sides of the issue but clearly stating your own opinion. For example, There are a number of people that agree with this, although I personally see more advantages than disadvantages, as I will now explain. The completed introduction could now read like this.

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Posted by mark - April 27, 2016 at 7:08 am

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Study English and Learn ESL Online : Beginnning ESL Grammar Lesson

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English ESL lessons online with Grow English. This English lesson video is an example of a beginning grammar and vocabulary lesson created by Grow English. Listen and practice, and then visit the Grow English web site.

Study free online English grammar lessons, study free online English vocabulary lessons, study online free English listening comprehension, study free online English pronunciation, and study freeonline English writing. All online!

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Posted by mark - February 25, 2016 at 7:52 am

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