Category: General Articles

General English Language Articles

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70 ways to improve your English Pinned

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Learning a new language can be hard work, so here are 70 practical tips for improving your English that you can do outside of school or collage
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The 100 most useful emailing phrases

Category: General Articles Topic: General
A carefully chosen list of essential language for the beginning, body and ending of formal and informal English emails.
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Teaching IELTS Speaking Part One

Category: General Articles Topic: General
What students need to do near the beginning of the IELTS Speaking paper and how to prepare them to do so.
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Teaching Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Category: General Articles Topic: General
A look at ways to teach countable and uncountable nouns
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The Concept of Translation

Category: General Articles Topic: Functions & Text
A post-colonial look at Translation
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Concepts of Space & Time in English

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

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

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

Category: General Articles Topic: Varieties and Dialects
How will English develop in the future?
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Grice's Conversational Maxims

Category: General Articles Topic: Discourse
The Gricean maxims
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Tips for using your Grammar Checker

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

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

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

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

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

Category: General Articles Topic: General
A look at English irregular verbs and the free download available from UsingEnglish.com.
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Dutch in English

Category: General Articles Topic: General
Expressions with 'Dutch' in English
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Layers of Communication and Implicature

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

Category: General Articles Topic: General
The complexity of numbers in English
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NATO Phonetic Alphabet

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