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Rule 1: Use Synonym Swaps - The Strength of Simplicity I'm sure you know what synonyms are. If you don't, a synonym is simply a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word. For example, 'funny' is a synonym of 'humorous'. This rule is all about using synonyms to expand our vocabulary and make us sound much more fluent. We all use some words too often in English. Even native speakers do it. This can make you sound like you are repeating yourself. F
Have you ever read a note or letter that contained words, words, and more words but no punctuation? Well, I'm glad to say that I have, and I'm certain I used to before I learned English Grammar and Punctuation. While working with an English Language Learner (ELL) student some years back I remember asking the student to write a paragraph in English, the handwriting was beautiful and legible, however, there was not a single punctuation mark.
No matter how good an English course or individual class is, the curriculum often focuses on practising English for a variety of real situations that may arise rather than on students’ real requirements.
How do you increase your English vocabulary? All language students are usually confronted with this question. Well, before you increase your vocabulary, you must understand English words before you can attempt to use them in your speech. With right methods, increasing your vocabulary rapidly is possible.
"Experience is the best teacher" - anyone who has ever had any noteworthy learning experience in life can attest to the truth in this statement. It really is true that we learn more when we do things ourselves. Take your high school chemistry class for example.
English Language Learners (ELL) are the fasted growing group of students in our public school systems. In some systems, their numbers have more than doubled during the past decade. In order for these students to participate meaningfully in the academic activities required to meet standards and make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), educators must facilitate the development of language skills beyond those of social fluency (Jarrett, 2002).