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Problem With Vocabulary

Hi All, I'm reading the "What is a Youth" lyrics, from the "Romeo and Juliet" movie by Franco Zeffirelli. I've faced some problems with vocabulary: "The world wags on" The only...

How To Overcome Tongue-Tied Pronunciation...

Hi, I need some advice regarding ESL instruction. I don't have any formal ESL training or certification, but I do tutor some foreign students in English - mainly written English...

CAE Past Tests

Does anyone where to find free past Cambridge CAE Tests (including the Listening part)? I'm afraid they aren't free of charge, are they? Thank you!

Off/Off Of?

Which is correct? The knife fell off the table? The knife fell off of the table? Lorna

Farm Holidays

We have a word in Italian that I can't translate in English: "agriturismo". It means both "farm holidays" and the place where you have farm holidays. On dictionary I've only found...

Comparison Of Contrastive Analysis With...

Hi *, I am not a linguist, but I would like to know more about the core and latest research papers on Contrastive Analysis, as initially presented by Robert Lado, including divergences...

Concerning?

I know there are a few language/grammar experts on this group. Will someone please set me straight on the present use of the word 'concerning'. Last night I heard someone say:...

ELT Publications And Books - Teachers...

Hello, What questions would you ask when facing some representative trying to attract you with ELT Books/ Seminars offer? Here's list of some I've noted during online session with...

Full Stories Of Mr. Ona Low's Textbook

Hello, I read Mr. Ona Low's first certificate english textbook when I was college student, and have got fascinated with the excerpted stories on it ever since. Would anyone kindly...

Use Translation Software On Book Publishing

Commercial translation software technologies are getting better and better. Today the software translation errors are very few that a local professional editor of any country can...

Verbs Followed By Gerunds Or To Infinitive

Hi all, Is there any basic rule of distinguishing verbs that followed by gerunds or to infinitive? I often confuse it. Thanks. Bowo - in Jakarta

A Grammar Question

In the following passage 1. what does "they" refer to? paths or planets? 2.I think there is a grammar mistake.it must be written "the pathswhich are followed by planets without...

So/Such

alt.usage.english has failed so far to answer it, that is why I dare to bother you. Please, help me. We can say Such a beautifiul house Such beautiful houses So beautiful So beautiful...

An English Counterpart Of A Polish Saying

We have a saying in Polish the meaning of which is that you become like the people you associate/hang out with. I would like to find out if there is an english counterpart of that...

Toefl Test Belgrade

Greetings, Does anyone have any info on taking TOEFL in Belgrade, Serbia. All that I found is this and it's rather basic information: [link] Best, Vasko

Questions About Betty Schrampfer Azar...

Hi all, I'm studying Betty Schrampfer Azar's book, Understanding and Using English Grammar Second Edition. What do you think about the book? Is it a good book? I'm also want to...

Usage Of By Vs. Until In Negative Sentences...

Hi everybody, I've been making an ESL lesson focusing on the usage of the preposition by vs. until. So far I could come up with an easily understandable rule for positive sentences...

"Assume For A/The Moment"

Dear newsgroupers, I wonder when to use "assume for the moment" and when "assume for a moment". Is there a rule? Could anyone help? Thanks in advance, Sasha.

Foreign-Born Parents Emphasis On Their...

For my education class at the University, we have been studying bilingual education. More specifically, we have been reading studies and articles relating to the benefits of English...

Pilates Classes + Onesie

Hello, My professor in high-school gave me an assignment to analyse a news paper article. I don't understand the following sentence (my native language is Dutch): "The Estancia...

Grammatical And Ungrammatical English...

Dear members, I have some confusing questions about syntax and semantics. My friend has introduced me this forum recently and I strongly believe that you all will give me helpful...

PGCE In TEFL - Where?

I was wondering if anybody knows if it's possible to do a PGCE in TEFL in the UK, and if so, which institutions offer it? Ideally I would like to do it via distance learning,...

Help Me In Ielts Writtling

i am strugglling in the ielts exam, however it seems so difficult to me , what is worse, it is coming in 2 weeks. so i need ur help, anyone who kind enough . here is a writtling...

Efl Testing

Hi, In visits to various primary and secondary schools near where I live, I've identified a need for tests of English for non-native speakers provided by some external, independent...

Neologisms

Hello, people! I was wondering if you could give any info concerning the neologisms in the economic literature. Actually, how can I define them from the usual terms? And where...
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