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What Is The Difference Between "Work Is...

What is the difference between "Work is done " and " Work has been done" ?

Reading English News On The Internet

Hello educators and ESL learners I'd like to announce the publication of a new resource for anyone using the internet as a language-learning tool. "Reading English News on the...

Flowers...

Hi, again~ A few question more~ 1910s America, in a barren Inn in a deadly winter, some people gethered with mysterious purpose like Agasa Christi's mystery novel. At the beginning...

A Few Questions From Novel...

Hi, dear~ Sunday is getting dark, nowadays it's getting hard to make a living (through translation or writing fictions, whatever...), even though the world is getting smaller and...

Heart-Balm

I wonder the exact meaning of heart-balm used in this context, (background: 1910s America) "Before you go, Bland," remarked Magee, smiling, "I want to ask about Arabella. Where...

There Is No"O" In The Word"Number", But...

There is no"o" in the word"number", but its short form is "No." WHY?

Throw Something Over Your Head...

Hello, there~! In a novel, I found this expression and I have no idea. A young man love a girl and proposed her but refused. The mysterious girl asked him to get her the big money...

Going Beyond Hello When Meeting New People

How can we get our students to talk more in class? Here's my first two days of materials for my advanced ESL classes designed to set a tolerant, open, and rigorous approach. The...

ESL Classes For Patients

Does anyone know of a hospital or clinic that offers ESL classes for patients or Patients' families? Thanks. Trish

Teaching Overseas: Is It More Trouble...

Greetings, I just joined this group because I've been applying to ESL schools in various parts of Europe. I have just been given an offer to teach at an ESL school in Belgium and...

Seeking The Right Word For The Wrong Doer...

Hi, A bit of a thriller story: A murder was committed. The police find Mr A's bullet-riddled body and brilliantly deduce that he must be the VICTIM of the crime. Then they catch...

Palace

Is a French "palais" always a palace in English? Thanks!

Interavtive Whtie Board In Teaching

Hi everyone! anyone here ever use the interactive white board in teaching esl/ efl? currently we are exploring the idea, and are trying it out.. seems to have great potentintial...

Port/Harbour

Is there any difference between a port and a harbour? Thanks!

All But...

Hi all, What exactly (well, if there is an 'exact' is appropriate in this context) does the proverb "all but ..." mean? I recently noticed that it is often used in a way which...

Waters

Since the completion of the European Canal to the north of the Danube, the Pacific Ocean and the Black See have been connected by waters. With "by waters" I mean ships can reach...

Is This Grammatically Correct?

Is this grammatically correct? Hi "Christina" following the information that you required to me: Name Addrress etc...

Going To The Extremes.

Hi, while describing a geometric shape, I need to refer to its extreme points in a number of dimensions. If the dimension is altitude, the extremes will simply be called the highest...

I Need Help For The Following Sentences

Hi to all of you, I am writing an important paper on second language acquisition studies and I need a native speaker of English who would be willing to help me with the following...

(Australian) Kooliba Tree?

Hi, the kooliba tree seems almost unknown outside of Waltzing Matilda. Is it an identifiable species, or just a poetical invention? Thanks in advance for any enlightment, Leszek...

Light-Relief Sentences About Guantanamo...

I invite students of the English language to identify the typical accident that's in this excerpt from a page at headed "Who Owns Guantánamo Bay?": "The United States Naval Base...

Questions About TESOL Programs - Different...

I went to a Columbia University (at the School of Continuing Education, not Teacher's College, and it's close to $10K!!) information session for their 8 week summer TESOL intensive...

Sydney To Taiwan

Hi. I'm a 39 year old native English speaker - white Australian living in Sydney. I've got a degree in computer science and have worked for many years as a computer programmer...

Adult Literacy Books For People That Never...

I am teaching a beginners ESOL + adult literacy class ~ Preparing classes for these two types of students is hard. When you teach, say, Bengali, Arabic or Chinese students to write...

Combined Metric And Avoirdupois Weighing...

Hello, I have a mechanical weighing device where a pointer moves along two parallel series of numbered marks. One of the series tells me the weight in kilograms, the other in pounds...
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