Category: General Articles

General English Language Articles

How to deal with difficult questions in a presentation

Category: General Articles Topic: General
Tactics and phrases for dealing with tricky questions in a presentation Q&A

Combining history topics and English grammar

Category: General Articles Topic: General
Activities suitable for English through History classes, CLIL classes, as supplementary activities when there are historical topics in an EFL textbook, or as grammar practice

Descriptive and Prescriptive Grammar

Category: General Articles Topic: General
A look at the prescriptive and descriptive approaches to English grammar.

Word Frequency Analysis as a Way to improve writing quality

Category: General Articles Topic: Learning and Teaching
A look at how using word frequency software can help improve your writing

Concordancers

Category: General Articles Topic: General
A summary of what a concordancer does, and how it can be used.

Tips for using your Grammar Checker

Category: General Articles Topic: Learning and Teaching
A look at some of the issues with grammar checkers

Grice's Conversational Maxims

Category: General Articles Topic: Discourse
The Gricean maxims

Linguistic Predictions

Category: General Articles Topic: Varieties and Dialects
How will English develop in the future?

Mockney, Estuary and Cockney English

Category: General Articles Topic: Varieties and Dialects
What is Estuary English and how is it related to Cockney English?

What is Offshore English?

Category: General Articles Topic: Varieties and Dialects
What is Offshore English and why are native speakers learning it?

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Category: General Articles Topic: Spelling and Punctuation
The NATO Phonetic Alphabet is used as a way of spelling words

Is Language Infinite?

Category: General Articles Topic: General
Comments on Wilhelm von Humboldt's phrase that language is 'the infinite use of finite means'

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