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Really Useful List of 100 Irregular Plural Nouns in English

This is a free printable worksheet from Big Grammar Book 2 – which is the latest free printable book from EnglishBanana.com for teachers and students of English. To download your free copy, please visit: http://www.englishbanana.com/big-grammar-book-2/big-grammar-book-2-free-english-worksheets.html


Students at Oristo factory in Montowo complete Study English course with top marks!

Originally posted on Centrum Językowe Study English w Ostródzie:

English language students at Oristo, Montowo with their certificates. Tutor Matt Purland is far left.

English language students at Oristo, Montowo with their certificates. Tutor Matt Purland is on the left.

Last Friday (5th September 2014) employees at Oristo bathroom furniture factory in Montowo had a special reason to celebrate, because they had completed their 7-month English language courses with Study English.

Tutor Matt Purland taught the classes in the training room at their factory every Friday, and was delighted with the progress that both groups made during seven months of English language study, which included professional training in:

  • Reading and writing
  • Speaking and listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Tenses
  • Imagination and creativity

Matt commented: “All of the students have done really well. We are so pleased to see such great progress. It has honestly been a pleasure to cooperate with Oristo company on these courses!”

Here are some of the students’ comments about their course:

“Podobał mi się sposób prowadzenie zajęć, tzn. konkursy, praca zespołowa, systematyczne…

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Free Download for English & ESL Classes: Talk a Lot Elementary Book 2

Talk a Lot Elementary Book 2 is a complete free spoken English course for students at elementary level. Talk a Lot Elementary Book 2 is in the public domain, so please feel free to use it for commercial and non-commercial purposes. :)


What Sheryl Crow gave her attention to: a conundrum for language teachers

Originally posted on Jeremy Harmer:

I was reading the Guardian yesterday and came across a short interview with the singer Sheryl Crow during which she responded to the question ‘what have you sacrificed for your art?’ with the answer “my love life. I think whatever you give your attention to is what thrives.” And this chimed in with a topic I’ve been working with for some time, namely what I have called ‘the force of focus’ (in contrast to multi-tasking, for example). And today, once again, I have been working with teachers in Antwerp (Belgium), trying to pin down what students should give their attention to and how to make sure it has an impact.

But before we go on, and in case you haven’t listened to Sheryl Crow before, here she is singing an old (but to my mind beautiful) song called ‘The first cut is the deepest’.

What you give your attention to…

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Anyone Fancy a Phrasal Verb?

Originally posted on Native Speaker in Rybnik:

Hands up! C’mon, who wants one?

Well, if you do, from now on I’m yer man. I’ll be dealing them here every two weeks from now on. Now that maybe makes me sound like a drug dealer, but the similarities between drugs and phrasal verbs won’t be lost on anyone who knows a Native Speaker. We are addicted to them.

Now, I’m being deliberately controversial here (you’ll never find the BBC, or any other respectable organisation making such a reference) but WE LOVE THEM! They are literally like a drug to Native Speakers. Obviously they don’t have the destructive qualities of actual drugs – but our behaviour and use of them is similar: we almost can’t exist or communicate without them. Our language is laced with phrasal verbs of all shapes and sizes and just to make things confusing some of them change their meanings depending on the context. Confused you will…

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FREE Printable Worksheet for English & ESL: Order of Adjectives in English 1

This is a free printable worksheet from Big Grammar Book 2 – which is the latest free printable book from EnglishBanana.com for teachers and students of English. To download your free copy, please visit: http://www.englishbanana.com/big-grammar-book-2/big-grammar-book-2-free-english-worksheets.html

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