Fruit or Vegetables? Do you know the difference? According to botanists (those who study plants) a fruit is the part of the plant that develops from a flower. It’s also the section of the plant that contains the seeds. The other parts of plants are considered vegetables. These include the stems, leaves and roots –… Read More Fruit vs Vegetables
Here are things upon which you can make a wish: 1. Birthday candles This is probably the most well-known wishing method, and also the strongest, as it only comes once a year. With the cake in front of you, take a deep breath. Make your wish while you are still holding your breath. If you… Read More Things upon Which You Can Wish
1. Don’t study grammar too much This rule might sound strange to you and to many ESL students, but it is one of the important rules. If you want to pass examinations, then study grammar. However, if you want to be fluent in English, then you should try to learn English without studying the grammar.… Read More 6 Rules to Improve Your English Speaking Skills
COMMON MISTAKES In this section, we’re going to review the common grammatical mistakes made by the non native speakers. Here are some of them: INCORRECT: No sooner had I arrived home when it began to rain. CORRECT : No sooner had I arrived home than it began to rain. (Inversion: No sooner + auxiliary… Read More Common Mistakes in English
In my day-to-day teaching I find that choosing the correct preposition is one of the most common areas of difficulty for ESL students. They often make mistakes because they assume that they can translate the preposition used in their own language into its equivalent in English. For example, an Indonesian student might say or write “Her dress… Read More At – On – In – Pesky Prepositions
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers, grandmothers, aunties, step-mothers, adoptive mothers, foster mothers, surrogate mothers, godmothers, and moms-to-be in Indonesia! Thanks for all that you do. Let’s also wish a happy Mother’s Day to all single moms who are stepping in to fill the role of absentee fathers. All of you are the… Read More Happy Mother’s Day
Collocations are words that normally go together in written and spoken English. They make your English more fluent and native like. If you use the wrong collocation, people would say – “Well, it doesn’t sound right. They don’t say it that way in English.” The tricky part is that there are no English grammar… Read More Why Should You Learn Collocations?