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26 septembre 2018 3 26 /09 /septembre /2018 07:11

Découvre les tongue-twisters et autres virelangues d'anglais et d'ailleurs, en faisant un tour à St James Park, à Londres... aujourd'hui, c'est la Journée européenne des langues !

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18 avril 2014 5 18 /04 /avril /2014 07:22

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27 février 2013 3 27 /02 /février /2013 21:15

Infographic provided by Grammar.net

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16 décembre 2012 7 16 /12 /décembre /2012 15:43

Prepositions : 14 common mistakes...

click on the infographic below to get useful tips on how to choose the suitable preposition :

http://www.grammar.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Prepositions700x1150-623x1024.png

grammar.net website displays a wide range of nice infographics to help you improve your language use : definitely worth a visit... have a try  :-)

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25 novembre 2012 7 25 /11 /novembre /2012 23:59

The infographic below displays texting characteristics and explains how language evolutions may be related to texting.

http://www.onlineschools.com/imagesvr_ce/6444/text-talk.jpglink

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4 février 2012 6 04 /02 /février /2012 14:50

You [ought to...] regularly revise irregular verbs lists : they're either alphabetical or morphologically-based....

A French colleague built this map to group the verbs by themes, which you might well find it easier to memorise... click on the map to download it, & have a try !page0001.jpg

 

Thanks to J-M. Chavance who created this document,

which is licensed under a CC BY-SA 

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23 janvier 2012 1 23 /01 /janvier /2012 22:21

On the   examenglish <<

website,

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Education/thumb_first_place.png

you'll find various free tests to prepare international ESL/EFL exams :  IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, and the Cambridge ESOL exams such as CAE, FCE, and PET.

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23 janvier 2012 1 23 /01 /janvier /2012 11:01

To describe and analyse a photo...

 

... you also need to specify the angle taken by the photographer : it often shows his/her intention : what does he/she want to focus our attention on ?                                    Which particular side of the picture does he/she want to highlight ?

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The series of shots above  displays various camera angles, sizes and movements.

You'll find some explanations here ,  <<

especially as for camera shot sizes : CU is the shortened from for "close-up"  (= the French "gros plan") for example...

 

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2 juillet 2011 6 02 /07 /juillet /2011 15:47

This series of animations humorously relates the "History of English"

These Free Open Learning videos were created by the Open University

ANGLO-SAXON or "Whatever happened to the Jutes ?"

The NORMAN CONQUEST or "Excuse my English"

SHAKESPEARE or "A plaque on both his houses"

 
 
 

 The KING JAMES BIBLE or "Let there be light reading"

The English of SCIENCE or "How to speak with gravity"

English & EMPIRE or "The sun never sets on the English language"

The age of the DICTIONARY or "The definition of a helpless task"

"AMERICAN English or Not English, but somewhere in the ballpark"

INTERNET English or "Language reverts to type"

 

GLOBAL English or "Whose language is it, anyway ?"

 

All of them are licensed by the Open University

under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/sites/all/themes/ole/images/creativecommons.png

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28 février 2011 1 28 /02 /février /2011 00:01

The questions below might help improve speaking in public skills  (for instance, speaking in front of your own class/teacher/examiner...). In "King George VI" the speaking difficulties arose from  Bertie's   stammering...

Yet, such questions may also help those who do not stammer  -especially questions 4 / 6 / 7 : give them a try :-)
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The video below gets you to view the King's speechES : the film's speech, and the real one.

Could both speeches be synchronised ? If you compare both audio tracks, you'll hear (and see !) that the film crew did a great job :

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