Archive for October, 2016

  • Language and words in the news – 28th October, 2016

    Posted by on October 28, 2016

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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  • Language tip of the week: to become frightened

    Posted by on October 26, 2016

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

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  • US election word of the week: bigly

    Posted by on October 25, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in November. This week’s word is bigly. For linguists, the language of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is the gift that just keeps on giving. Along with locker room […]

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  • Shakespeare and spoken word: Poetry that speaks

    Posted by on October 24, 2016

    Welcome to our third guest post from The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company. This one is by poet and spoken word artist Rhael ‘Lionheart’ Cape. THSC is a music theatre production company that explores the social, cultural and linguistic parallels between the works of William Shakespeare and that of modern day hip-hop artists. _____________ Depending on when […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 21st October, 2016

    Posted by on October 21, 2016

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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  • Language tip of the week: to make someone feel very frightened

    Posted by on October 20, 2016

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

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  • Language for … new series

    Posted by on October 19, 2016

    Since 2010, Macmillan Dictionary and onestopenglish have been working together on resources that give teachers and students a chance to explore BuzzWords in the classroom. The OSE-BuzzWord lesson plan series came to an end in summer 2016, but autumn 2016 saw the launch of a brand-new collaboration between the two Macmillan Education sites: Language for […]

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  • US election word of the week: war chest

    Posted by on October 18, 2016

    In this series we are looking at some of the language and terminology associated with the US electoral process in the run-up to the Presidential election in November. This week’s word is war chest. A candidate fighting an election in the US needs a great deal of money: it is estimated that the last presidential […]

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  • Spelling quiz – hard

    Posted by on October 17, 2016

    Now that you’ve mastered the basics with our first spelling quiz, why not test your knowledge with some other finicky letter combinations? In our newest quiz we discover that some words love to double up and duplicate certain letters. Can you figure out which ones they are by putting your skills to the test in […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 14th October, 2016

    Posted by on October 14, 2016

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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