“Fantastic” and “Fabulous” …used to mean something completely different These words, so often used to express a great admiration for someone or something, didn’t originally mean what most people think they mean. “Fantastic” comes from the Greek phantazein, or imagination. It’s related to the English “phantasm,” or a ghost, imaginary creature, nightmare creature. So “fantastic” … More Your word for the day: Fantastic, Fabulous
When people are trying to learn English, they usually don’t realize how important the “music” (rhythm and intonation) are. This is an interesting video. Are they speaking English? How English sounds to non-English speakers The people in it ARE NOT SPEAKING ENGLISH (so don’t be surprised if you can’t understand it). They are speaking … More The Beat’s the Thing!
Technical and Scientific Editing With over 30 years of experience in editing, and over 15 in technical and scientific editing, I offer professional editing services for scientists who are preparing professional papers for publication in scientific journals. As an ESL teacher, I’m especially interested in helping scientists whose native language is not English. Here’s what … More Em Turner English Services
Want to know how we really talk? It’s in the language of phrasal verbs. I will be putting most of the book online in these pages, but if you want to get it, you can order it at http://www.amazon.com Here’s the link: http://amzn.to/14vvOD9
Many of the world’s great languages have been around, in one form or another, for thousands of years. Even though they are constantly changing and evolving, they still keep their identity: they have been “Arabic” or “Mandarin” over long periods of time. English, by contrast is a relatively young language. And it is … More History of English