The nice thing about language is that it changes to reflect the times. The Internet has spawned lots of funny English words. Sometimes we also coin our own words and phrases for new things. Most of these new words are portmanteaus, which is the term that describes a word that’s constructed by taking some parts of two words, and making a new one. This is also known as a blend in linguistics.
Probably the best known portmanteau words are READ MORE
The Verbalists Education & Language Network invites to complete a British Council Teaching for Success MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the FutureLearn platform. There are three FREE courses available and if you are an English Teacher and working in the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen – the British Council will even cover the cost of your certificate! Read More →
If you want to improve your pronunciation and speaking skills, then try the shadowing practice.
What is shadowing?
Shadowing is a language learning technique where you repeat an audio just after you hear it. You’re acting like an “echo” or a “shadow” (hence the name “shadowing). You listen to the words and then say them back out loud. READ MORE
Even after years of education or learning English, there are still some things in grammar that can be messed up. It’s easy for grammar mistakes to slip by.
Based on our extensive experience in teaching English, we have prepared one of the most comprehensive lists of common mistakes made when writing or speaking English. The Verbalists Language Network brings you the 200 grammatical errors we all need to stop making. Once you see which mistakes resonate with you most, make a mental note to avoid them in the future, or just bookmark this page to remind yourself of them again and again. READ MORE
An English audio book is the perfect solution when you are learning the English language. Not only will you be able to practice your comprehension, but you will also learn the correct pronunciation of many everyday words. When you listen to books you are able to follow along with the text and hear how an English speaker will pronounce different words you are unfamiliar with. This is the best way to learn new vocabulary and how to use specific grammar skills when speaking, reading and writing. Today, Verbalists Education brings you one of the best and most exciting audio books.
Did you know that Benedict Cumberbatch is not only a great actor but an amazing narrator as well! Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor: ‘An Inscrutable Masquerade’, ‘The Conundrum of Coach 13’, ‘The Trinity Vicarage Larceny’ and ‘The 10.59 Assassin’. READ MORE