Category: General Articles

General English Language Articles

How to introduce yourself in presentations

Category: General Articles Topic: General
Tips and phrases for connecting with the audience and hooking them into the presentation topic with personal information

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

A look at how using word frequency software can help improve your writing


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

Tips for using your Grammar Checker

A look at some of the issues with grammar checkers

Grice's Conversational Maxims

Category: General Articles Topic: Discourse
The Gricean maxims

Linguistic Predictions

How will English develop in the future?

Mockney, Estuary and Cockney English

What is Estuary English and how is it related to Cockney English?

What is Offshore English?

What is Offshore English and why are native speakers learning it?

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

The NATO Phonetic Alphabet is used as a way of spelling words