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

Unreal Past games

Category: General Articles Topic: General
Fun classroom activities for past tenses for hypothetical situations, including linking to the same structures in conditionals

Teaching Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Category: General Articles Topic: General
A look at ways to teach countable and uncountable nouns

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

The Concept of Translation

Category: General Articles Topic: Functions & Text
A post-colonial look at Translation

70 characteristics of a good grammar presentation

Category: General Articles Topic: General
An in-depth look at how to present grammar

Concepts of Space & Time in English

Category: General Articles Topic: General
An article looking at how we see space and time in English

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

Descriptive and Prescriptive Grammar

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

What is Offshore English?

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

Mockney, Estuary and Cockney English

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

Linguistic Predictions

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

Grice's Conversational Maxims

Category: General Articles Topic: Discourse
The Gricean maxims

Tips for using your Grammar Checker

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

English Conditionals: An Introduction

Category: General Articles Topic: General
Everything you need to know about English Conditionals.

Concordancers

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

Borderline of Correct and Incorrect

Category: General Articles Topic: General
What do we mean by correct and incorrect in language?

Linguistic Agonies

Category: General Articles Topic: Varieties and Dialects
The spread of English makes it the world's property

Slang

Category: General Articles Topic: Varieties and Dialects
About the UsingEnglish.com slang database

Number confusion

Category: General Articles Topic: General
The complexity of numbers in English

Layers of Communication and Implicature

Category: General Articles Topic: Discourse
How to make meaning across cultures and disciplines

Dutch in English

Category: General Articles Topic: General
Expressions with 'Dutch' in English

Is Language Infinite?

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

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

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