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HURRY UP AND WAIT
HURRY UP AND WAIT means take some action quickly, only to be halted at the next step in the process. Have you ever been asked to drop everyt...
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EXCITING
EXCITING means arousing excitement, a feeling or situation full of joy, exhilaration, or upheaval; creating or arousing uncontrolled emotion...
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SCARFS and SCARVES
A SCARF is a length of fabric you wrap around your neck or drape across the shoulders of your coat in cold weather. If you choose to wear mo...
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The historical present
In linguistics and rhetoric, the historical present or historic present, is the employment of the present tense when narrating past events t...
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What is the difference between a TV series and a serial?
What is the difference between a TV series and a serial? Is one merely a subset of the other? Perhaps the difference is largely semantic. Or...
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Talking (p1)
✔ a little bird(y) told me - told by a secret informant. - Wow! How did you find out I'd be here? - A little bird told me you were comin...
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Strategy for Use of English
➡ 1) Know your English well. Study hard then the exam is easier. However, we need a backup plan just in case...  ➡ 2) Treat the two or three...
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Designing Lessons for Engagement
Activities that get students out of their chairs and moving in the room can help them engage with course content, even in high school. As te...
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5 Crime and Mystery Readers for English Learners
Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Now’s your chance with these fantastic crime and mystery stories. From the ghostly countryside of so...
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Reading strategies for primary and secondary learners
Reading can transport students to new places, immerse them in incredible adventures and teach them more about the amazing world around them....
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🚨 Commonly Confused Words 🚨 - Read, Practise, Revise!
➡ 1. Confusing Words p1 - This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice confusing words.  - Homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. n...
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Peculiar Vocabulary - ENORMITY
It seems simple enough, isn't? ‘Enormity’ is so close to ‘enormous’ that they must be synonyms. Right? Wrong! 😳 Enormity means - extrem...
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📞 CALL vs CALL TO
⛔ I called to my friend yesterday on the phone. (wrong)  ⛔ I called to the police (wrong)  Those are common mistakes. We almost never use TO...
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