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Записи с темой: english (список заголовков)
22:33 

Clothes and Fashion vocabulary

22:31 

Expressions with SUIT


@темы: videos, Vocabulary, English, Clothes

15:33 

Verbs for essay writing

Active Verbs
Note of Caution: Only use the verbs you’re familiar with unless you take the time to examine the definition in the dictionary. This is NOT a list of synonyms. Each word has specific usage patterns that are unique to its meaning.

Literary Essay
Alludes to
Attests
Clarifies
Confirms
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Report or Persuasive Essay that refers to an expert’s opinion or research studies

Analyzes
Assumes
Concludes
Confirms
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Report or Persuasive Essay that describes beginnings, causes, effects, etc.
Advances
Affects
Compels
Discovers
Empowers
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Persuasive Essay that refers to the possibilities of what ideas can do, create, or assist with

Accomplishes
Achieves
Aids
Alleviates
Ameliorates
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Report or Persuasive Essay that involves laws or legal proposals
Authorizes
Allows
Permits
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@темы: Writing, Vocabulary, English, ESL

00:42 

Shopping

SHOPPING Phrases, Dialogs and Phrasal Verbs: www.myenglishteacher.eu/blog/shopping-vocabular...
Shopping Vocabulary
Finding the right store / shop
Opening times
Selecting goods
Making Payment
Returns and complaints
Things written on signs
Using a credit card
Prices and numbers
Making comparisons
Different ways of asking someone to SHOW you something
When you want to TRY something
If you’d like the shop assistant to give you a DIFFERENT SIZE OR COLOUR
When you finally decide what you want to BUY
Example conversations between a shop assistant, customer and cashier
Phrasal verbs related to shopping

@темы: ESL, English, Shopping, Vocabulary, general links

00:40 

English phrases

English phrases
Here you will find English phrases for use across a wide range of everyday situations. The phrases have been chosen to reflect modern, colloquial English usage.
www.speaklanguages.com/english/phrases/

@темы: English, Vocabulary, general links

00:37 

О пунктуации

theoryandpractice.ru/posts/11595-happy-english

Разделительный знак: как использовать точку с запятой

В русском языке запятые нередко выполняют функцию грамматического или даже интонационного разделителя. Но в английском это ошибка. В предложении «I saw a sad man sitting next to the window, it was Jim Carrey» («Я увидел грустного мужчину, сидевшего у окна, это был Джим Керри») знак препинания неправильный. Здесь нужно поставить не запятую, а точку с запятой: «I saw a sad man sitting next to the window; it was Jim Carrey».
Точка с запятой играет большую роль в английской пунктуационной системе — не случайно этот знак размещен на одной из легкодоступных клавиш латинской компьютерной клавиатуры, тогда как на клавиатуре кириллической он перенесен на верхнюю, цифровую строку. Точка с запятой разделяет простые предложения в сложных, если они не разделены союзом; тем не менее и в случае присутствия союза этот знак можно поставить. Чтобы понять, можно ли использовать точку с запятой, зачастую бывает достаточно спросить себя, можно ли вместо нее поставить точку, разделив предложение на два самостоятельных фрагмента: «I saw a sad man sitting next to the window. It was Jim Carrey» («Я увидел грустного мужчину, сидевшего у окна. Это был Джим Керри»).

Кривая речь: как не ошибиться с кавычками

Оформление прямой речи в английском языке отличается от русскоязычного варианта. Здесь конечный знак препинания в реплике — восклицательный, вопросительный или точку — ставят внутри, а не снаружи кавычек. «It was a real shame.» («Было действительно стыдно»).
Кроме того, в английском нет необходимости ставить двоеточие или тире перед или после прямой речи: здесь можно обойтись запятой: «It was a real shame,» said Hulk» («Было действительно стыдно», — сказал Халк.) В другом варианте эта фраза будет выглядеть схожим образом: Hulk said, «It was a real shame.» (Халк сказал: «Было действительно стыдно»).

Oxford comma: серийная запятая

Oxford comma (оксфордская запятая), или Harvard comma (гарвардская запятая), — это запятая, которая в перечислениях ставится перед союзом. Ее можно использовать, если в списке объектов три или больше элементов, перед союзами and, or или nor. «Jason wanted to hit his boss on the head, kick the bejesus out of him, and hang them on a chandelier, but decided to say nothing» («Джейсону захотелось ударить своего начальника по голове, выпустить ему кишки и развесить их на люстре, но он решил ничего не говорить»).
Несмотря на свое название, серийная запятая больше характерна для американского, чем для британского английского. Некоторые авторы из Великобритании советуют ставить ее лишь для избежания двусмысленности, в то время как американские преподаватели подчас настаивают на обязательной постановке таких запятых.

Интересное предложение: как построить реплику с разными видами связи

В английском языке предложение может быть четырех разных видов:
— простое (simple sentence): подлежащее и сказуемое;
— сложносочиненное (compound sentence): два самостоятельных простых предложения, соединенные союзом;
— сложноподчиненное (complex sentence): главное и придаточное предложение, соединенные союзом;
— сложное предложение с разными видами связи (compound-complex sentence): два самостоятельных простых предложения, соединенных союзом, к одному из которых присоединяется придаточное:
«You could fly to Madrid, or you could go to London by rail since the tickets are so cheap» («Ты можешь полететь в Мадрид или поехать в Лондон на поезде, раз уж билеты такие дешевые»).
Такая схема не совсем согласуется с привычным русскоязычному человеку устройством грамматики, но это скорее плюс: подобные факты, как правило, помогают переключиться на иноязычную систему и начать думать в ее рамках. Сложные предложения с разными видами связи особенно важно использовать на письме еще и потому, что они позволяют отработать постановку запятых. Ведь в английском сложносочиненном запятая нужна, а в сложноподчиненном (если придаточное предложение располагается после главного) — нет.
Как отличить сложносочиненное предложение от сложноподчиненного? Есть одна хитрость. В американских университетах ее называют «список FANBOYS». Союзы, которые указывают на равноправие простых предложений в рамках сложного, легко узнать:
— F — for,
— A — and,
— N — nor,
— B — but,
— O — or,
— Y — yet,
— S, — so.
Если в вашем предложении присутствует один из представителей FANBOYS, оно сложносочиненное, и тогда перед союзом надо поставить запятую: «I saw a goose on the riverside, and it was very angry» («На берегу реки я увидел гуся, и он был очень зол»).
Сложноподчиненное предложение, когда придаточное в нем следует за главным, запятой не потребует: «I went away because the goose seemed to be dangerous» («Я ушел, потому что этот гусь казался опасным»). Стоит, однако, помнить, что если придаточное выйдет на первое место, то знак препинания необходимо будет поставить: «Because the goose seemed to be angry, I went away» («Этот гусь казался опасным, и я ушел»).

@темы: English, Writing, пунктуация

23:59 

Links - Fashion (+Clothes)

Listening
listenaminute.com/f/fashion.html +пара заданий
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/news... +pdf
www.trainyouraccent.com/a-fashion.htm +points to discuss
efl-resource.com/materials/topic-based-esl-mate... - 1 аудио+1 видео

Speaking
esldiscussions.com/f/fashion.html
www.dailyesl.com/clothing.htm +listening/vocabulary/reading
efl-resource.com/materials/topic-based-esl-mate... - 20 вопросов

Reading
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/news...

Exercises
elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/upperint/f_idio...
www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/clothing-fashion-1.htm
www.esl-lab.com/clothing/clothingrd1.htm
learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/word-street/...
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quiz...

Fashion - articles
www.menfashionhub.com/p/tag/clothing-collocatio...
www.bbc.co.uk/search?v2=true&q=fashion

Vocabulary
www.esl-lab.com/vocab/v-fashion.htm (Easy)+exercise

Fashion - style of dressing, etc. popular at a particular time
ADJ.
| current, latest, modern, new | growing | changing, passing - changing fashions in education This theory, though recent, is more than a passing fashion.
| high - The store sells everything from sports clothes to high fashion.
| designer - the influence of Italian designer fashion on the clothes industry
| female, street, youth | architectural, cultural, intellectual
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Устойчивые выражения
A feather in one's cap
À la mode
A stitch in time saves nine
A wolf in sheep's clothing
Bee in your bonnet
Belt and braces
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@темы: videos, links, Vocabulary, Reading, Fashion, English, ESL, Discussion points, Clothes

13:26 

MAKE vs DO collocations list

Basic Difference between DO and MAKE
Use DO for actions, obligations, and repetitive tasks.
Use MAKE for creating or producing something, and for actions you choose to do.
DO generally refers to the action itself, and MAKE usually refers to the result. For example, if you “make breakfast,” the result is an omelet! If you “make a suggestion,” you have created a recommendation.

Common English Collocations with DO
HOUSEWORK
do the housework - After I got home from the office, I was too tired to do the housework.
do the laundry - I really need to do the laundry – I don’t have any clean clothes left!
do the dishes - I’ll make dinner if you do the dishes afterwards. (you can also say “wash the dishes”)
do the shopping - I went to the bank, did some shopping, and mailed a package at the post office.
EXCEPTION: make the bed = putting blankets, sheets, and pillows in the correct place so that the bed looks nice and not messy.

WORK / STUDY
do work - I can’t go out this weekend – I have to do some work on an extra project.
do homework - You can’t watch any TV until you’ve done your homework.
do business - We do business with clients in fifteen countries.
do a good/great/terrible job - She did a good job organizing the party. (in this expression, “job” doesn’t necessarily refer to work. It simply means the person did something well)
do a report - I’m doing a report on the history of American foreign policy. (you can also say “writing a report”)
do a course - We’re doing a course at the local university. (you can also say “taking a course”)

TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY
do exercise - I do at least half an hour of exercise every day.
do your hair (= style your hair) - I’ll be ready to go in 15 minutes – I just need to do my hair.
do your nails (= paint your nails) - Can you open this envelope for me? I just did my nails and they’re still wet.

GENERAL GOOD OR BAD ACTIONS
do anything / something / everything / nothing - Are you doing anything special for your birthday? You can’t do everything by yourself – let me help you.
do well - I think I did pretty well in the interview.
do badly - Everyone did badly on the test – the highest grade was 68.
do good - The non-profit organization has done a lot of good in the community.
do the right thing - When I found someone’s wallet on the sidewalk, I turned it in to the police because I wanted to do the right thing.
do your best - Don’t worry about getting everything perfect – just do your best.

Common English Collocations with MAKE
FOOD
make breakfast/lunch/dinner - I’m making dinner – it’ll be ready in about ten minutes.
make a sandwich - Could you make me a turkey sandwich?
make a salad - I made a salad for the family picnic.
make a cup of tea - Would you like me to make you a cup of tea?
make a reservation - I’ve made a reservation for 7:30 at our favorite restaurant.

MONEY
make money - I enjoy my job, but I don’t make very much money.
make a profit - The new company made a profit within its first year.
make a fortune - He made a fortune after his book hit #1 on the bestseller list.
make $_______ - I made $250 selling my old CDs on the internet.

RELATIONSHIPS
make friends - It’s hard to make friends when you move to a big city.
make love (= have sex) - The newlyweds made love on the beach during their honeymoon.
make a pass at (= flirt with someone) - My best friend’s brother made a pass at me – he asked if I was single and tried to get my phone number.
make fun of someone (= tease / mock someone) - The other kids made fun of Jimmy when he got glasses, calling him “four eyes.”
make up (= resolve a problem in a relationship) - Karen and Jennifer made up after the big fight they had last week.

COMMUNICATION
make a phone call - Please excuse me – I need to make a phone call.
make a joke - He made a joke, but it wasn’t very funny and no one laughed.
make a point - Dana made some good points during the meeting; I think we should consider her ideas.
make a bet - I made a bet with Peter to see who could do more push-ups.
make a complaint - We made a complaint with our internet provider about their terrible service, but we still haven’t heard back from them.
make a confession - I need to make a confession: I was the one who ate the last piece of cake.
make a speech - The company president made a speech about ethics in the workplace.
make a suggestion - Can I make a suggestion? I think you should cut your hair shorter – it’d look great on you!
make a prediction - It’s difficult to make any predictions about the future of the economy.
make an excuse - When I asked him if he’d finished the work, he started making excuses about how he was too busy.
make a promise - I made a promise to help her whenever she needs it. (you can also say, “I promised to help her whenever she needs it.”)
make a fuss (= demonstrate annoyance) - Stop making a fuss – he’s only late a couple minutes. I’m sure he’ll be here soon.
make an observation - I’d like to make an observation about our business plan – it’s not set in stone, so we can be flexible.
make a comment - The teacher made a few critical comments on my essay.
EXCEPTION: Don’t say “make a question.” The correct phrase is “ask a question.”

PLANS & PROGRESS
make plans - We’re making plans to travel to Australia next year.
make a decision/choice - I’ve made my decision – I’m going to go to New York University, not Boston University.
make a mistake - You made a few mistakes in your calculations – the correct total is $5430, not $4530.
make progress - My students are making good progress. Their spoken English is improving a lot.
make an attempt / effort (= try) - I’m making an effort to stop smoking this year.
make up your mind (= decide) - Should I buy a desktop or a laptop computer? I can’t make up my mind.
make a discovery - Scientists have made an important discovery in the area of genetics.
make a list - I’m making a list of everything we need for the wedding: invitations, decorations, a cake, a band, the dress…
make sure (= confirm) - Can you make sure we have enough copies of the report for everybody at the meeting?
make a difference - Getting eight hours of sleep makes a big difference in my day. I have more energy!
make an exception - Normally the teacher doesn’t accept late homework, but she made an exception for me because my backpack was stolen with my homework inside it.



Общий список
DO
to do a favour
to do a project
to do a test
to do an assignment
to do an exam
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MAKE
to make a booking
to make a bundle
to make a call
to make a cake
to make a choice
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упражнения:
www.perfect-english-grammar.com/make-or-do-exer...
www.perfect-english-grammar.com/make-or-do-exer...
www.perfect-english-grammar.com/make-or-do-exer...
www.perfect-english-grammar.com/make-or-do-exer...
www.vocabulary.cl/Games/Do_Make.htm

@темы: Vocabulary, Idioms&Expressions, English

18:11 

Shopping

20:04 

Grammar tests online or *.pdf

Online
1. English Grammar Placement Test
Elementary - www.world-english.org/test.htm
Intermediate - www.world-english.org/test1.htm
Upper Intermediate - www.world-english.org/test2.htm
Advanced - www.world-english.org/test3.htm

2. English Grammar Tests
www.grammar-monster.com/free_grammar_tests.html
коротенькие тесты на 6-7 вопросов
список тестов

3. Practice tests at C1 level
не только грамматика. Тесты разделены по сертификатам IELTS, CAE, TOEIC, etc.
www.examenglish.com/CEFR/C1.htm

4. Tests (A1-C2+)
www.englishtag.com/tests/level_test.asp

5. tests (Beginner-Advanced)
www.englishlearner.com/tests/

6. Tests (A1-C2+)
www.englishjet.com/english_courses_files/tests....

7. Reading level test
www.macmillanreaders.com/level-test/

8. 55 разных тестов
www.allthetests.com/language-tests-quizzes-Engl...

9. 20 тестов по 6 вопросов на все, включая фразеологию)
www.bbc.com/russian/specials/learn_english/quiz...
+ по темам
www.bbc.com/russian/learning_english/2015/08/15...

Сразу в PDF
что за тест, в принципе, видно по названиям ссылок
shvidko172.narod.ru/olderfiles/1/Oral_Placement...
www.pearsonlongman.com/activate/pdfs/extratests...
www.pearson.pl/files/Testy_activate/activateb2g...
www.englishservice.cz/download/Oxford%20Placeme...
www.macmillanstraightforward.com/resources/test... - на странице 4 ссылки на архивы с тестами разных уровней и ответами к ним (формат .doc)
www.aclassenglish.com/pdf/mon_test_b.pdf
i.foreign-languages-for-you.ru/u/31/5c779bba0ee...

@темы: tests, links, Vocabulary Games, Vocabulary, Listening, Grammar, English, ESL

21:34 

Talking Points

Talking Points
небольшие тексты на разные темы с упражнениями (всего 83)
www.englishclub.com/esl-forums/viewforum.php?f=...

Talking Point Worksheets
материалы к текстам
edition.tefl.net/category/talking-point/
"A range of discussion-based worksheets by Liz Regan - all available for free download. Each worksheet is accompanied by handy Teacher's Notes with answers. You can use these worksheets in conjunction with the EnglishClub Talking Point Discussion and Talking Point Homework forums, which your students can find easily from the Talking Point icon on the EnglishClub home page (см. ссылку выше)."

@темы: Discussion points, ESL, English, Reading, Vocabulary, links

00:02 

TED talks: Anne Curzan: What makes a word "real"?

One could argue that slang words like 'hangry,' 'defriend' and 'adorkable' fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those vaulted pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make on a constant basis.


@темы: Vocabulary, videos, TED, Linguistics, English

23:26 

TED talks: John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Лингвист о языке смс-сообщений.


@темы: videos, TED, Linguistics, English

00:10 

Links to different articles

'Paralyzed Bride' uses sexy photos to challenge attitudes about disability
www.today.com/news/donald-trump-rates-his-gop-d...

про воспитание
The Case for Free-Range Parenting
www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/opinion/the-case-for...

Every Child Deserves a Trophy... Really?
www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-trotter-king/helic...

про мачеху
I Want You To Know I’m Just Trying To Replace Your Mom
www.theonion.com/blogpost/i-want-you-know-im-ju...

@темы: English, Family, Relationship, articles, links

19:19 

What The ‘Ideal’ Woman’s Body Looks Like In 18 Countries

What does a "perfect body" look like? It depends who you ask -- and where they are.

UK online pharmacy Superdrug Online Doctors recently created a project called "Perceptions Of Perfection" that features 18 photoshopped images of the same woman. The company hired designers from countries around the world to photoshop a stock image via Shutterstock to reflect the beauty standards of their specific countries.

"Widely held perceptions of beauty and perfection can have a deep and lasting cultural impact on both women and men," a Superdrug press release reads. "The goal of this project is to better understand potentially unrealistic standards of beauty and to see how such pressures vary around the world."

The company asked 18 designers from 18 countries spanning five continents to photoshop an image of a woman to fit their perception of the culture's beauty standards.

продолжение и сами фото

@темы: Appearance, Discussion points, English, Stereotypes

21:58 

Карта книжных путешествий

THE OBSESSIVELY DETAILED MAP OF AMERICAN LITERATURE'S MOST EPIC ROAD TRIPS

Любителям литературы посвящается)

Подробная интерактивная карта с указанием маршрутов известных книг. В списке:
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
The Cruise of the Rolling Junk, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Roughing It, Mark Twain
Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America's Hoboes, Ted Conover
A Walk Across America, Peter Jenkins
Cross Country: Fifteen Years and 90,000 Miles on the Roads and Interstates of America with Lewis and Clark, Robert Sullivan
The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson
Blue Highways: A Journey into America, William Least Heat Moon
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe

ССЫЛКА


@темы: English, Reading

00:27 

делить по-братски - share and share alike
делить поровну - go fifty-fifty (особ. расходы), go halves in (что-либо)

@темы: English, Idioms&Expressions, Vocabulary

20:12 

Forvo.com

О сайте Forvo (www.forvo.com):
Forvo - справочник произношений. Здесь вы найдете слова на самых разных языках, все с записанными произношениями. Не знаете, как произносится слово? Попросите произнести его, и один из пользователей прочтёт его для вас. Вы можете сами помогать другим, записывая произношения слов на своём языке. Регистрация бесплатна.

Что интересно:
- слова можно отсортировать по темам, например, "cities", "names", "food"
- для каждого языка есть кратенькая статистика:
English:
Number of speakers: 509,000,000
Number of speakers in Forvo: 188,516
Pronounced words: 126,204
Pending pronunciation words: 226

@темы: словари, links, general links, Vocabulary, Listening, English

22:35 

Idioms))

22:21 

Немного иконографики



@темы: English

Living environment - Warehouse 14

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