英語の勉強に無料でおすすめのサイト・ポッドキャスト - watanabiの日記
ZinsserTop 100 Creative Writing Blogs | Best Colleges Online
jim...sadly your blog is not on here....YET! although...i guess your blog isn't really geared towards writing...
Creative writing blogs.PBS Teachers - Activity Packs
An Activity Pack is a set of educational resources focused on a theme and packaged in a widget-format that you can embed in your own class or social media web page. Each pack includes links to PBS web sites and a set of activities by grade level.
Explore educational resources and activities from PBS with our library of Activity Packs. Each one focuses on a curricular theme and includes links to great PBS resources and supplemental activities
Another widget source from PBS and Dr. Valenza.BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | 'Oldest English words' identified
'Oldest English words' identified
Some of the oldest words in English have been identified, scientists say.
Some of the oldest words in the English and other Indo-European languages have been identified, scientists believe.Reading University researchers say "I", "we", "two" and "three" are among the oldest in use and date back as much as 40,000 years.世界の有名教授の授業がオンラインで聴講し放題！『Academic Earth』 - IDEA*IDEA ～ 百式管理人のライフハックブログ ～
Always on the side of the egg - Haaretz - Israel News http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1064909.html englishenglish middleeast politics education literature news israel speech
村上春樹エルサレム賞受賞スピーチ（英文）初級者のための英語学習法まとめ - モトログ
この文章は、下記のような人が読むと参考になると思います。 * 効率よく英語学習したい人 * 学校の勉強では英語は苦手だったけど英語出来るようになりたいと思ってる人 * スクールに通ってはみたものの今ひとつ身に付かなかった人 * これまで何回も英語にチャレンジしてきてるけどいつも挫折してしまう人
A poem demonstrating the many variant forms in English.
A poem of tricky words that highlight exactly how daunting English is to the non-native speaker. This shit is crazy.Word List: Definitions of Color Words
I came across this list of “colorful” words while looking up adjectives. The list seems to go on forever with words like “primrose” and “xanthic” and their definitions.
"This list contains 168 definitions of obscure colour terms using combinations of 'normal' colours of the rainbow and descriptive adjectives; e.g. cardinal = deep scarlet red; russet = reddish brown. Note that most English speakers outside the U.S. spell colour with the added British 'u' rather than the American version color. Don't worry if the colours (or colors) in your universe don't match up with the definitions I've given for these words, though - I've been known to have skewed perceptions of reality ..."iknow（smart.fm）とか、ネットを上手に利用してほぼ無料で英語をマスターする方法 | 口コミ発信！モノ人
英語が分かるようになれたらいいなMyebook - get it out there!
Awesome japanese/english dictionary
Welcome to Nihongodict, a free online English ⇆ Japanese dictionary. To get started, type a word in English or Japanese (any script, including romaji) in the box above.Weboword - Vocabulary Visually!
interactive vocabulary-creates a sketch of the word
vocabulary words using cartoon無料で使える超絶便利な『キングソフト辞書』が最強な件！ - IDEA*IDEA ～ 百式管理人のライフハックブログ ～
無料で使える超絶便利な『キングソフト辞書』が最強な件！ - IDEA*IDEA ～ 百式管理人のライフハックブログ ～
先ずは自宅でみてみるか。SAT Vocabulary on Vocab Test.com - Free Vocabulary Tests
Copyright©Vocab Test.com 2002-2008 SAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board and the Vocabulary Workshop series are owned and published by Sadlier-Oxford, which were not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.Schott's Vocab - Schott’s Vocab Blog - NYTimes.com
miscellaneous vocabularies explained in nytimes context
"Each day, Schott's Vocab explores news sites around the world to find words and phrases that encapsulate the times in which we live or shed light on a story of note."
more schott on ny timesDeepLeap: The Fast-Paced Time-Wasting Word Game!
like scrabble but with a time limit and disappearing tiles
Points: 639 - Multiplier: 1.7x, bitches! http://deepleap.org/
Scrabble/boggle... word game
The Fast-Paced Time-Wasting Word Game50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice - ChronicleReview.com
criticism of 'The Element of Style'
Eloquent rant against Strunk & White.
'The Elements of Style does not deserve the enormous esteem in which it is held by American college graduates. Its advice ranges from limp platitudes to inconsistent nonsense. Its enormous influence has not improved American students' grasp of English grammar; it has significantly degraded it.'
HA! On the other hand I would strongly recommend reading a book whose style is intentionally derived from this one: 'The Elements of Programming Style' by Kernighan and Plauger. Yes, *that* B.Kernighan.All Interactive Whiteboard Resources
Free whiteboard applications for teaching.
Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers. A variety of free, easy to use IWB resources, for teaching a variety of subjects. New resources added weekly.
interactive whiteboard lessons maths english science soseMy First Dictionary
My First Dictionary
Quite funny, you call it black humour..
Learn new words and how to use them in day-to-day situations!retinart - The Grammar Cheat Sheet
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thoughts on graphic design, creativity and beautyLinguee - Das Web als Wörterbuch
Vocabulary interactive explanations
A ground breaking free video vocabulary builder. We have started beta testing with more than 515 Vocabulary Videos. Our goal is to include several thousand vocab videos for SAT / ACT level words in the coming months. Join us, its FREE!Home - mattdee - smart.fm
Home - accalia, smart.fm is a free site for learning powered by personalized learning applications.
elearning, open ID, integration with twitter, etc.
Japanese learning ToolThe 10 Coolest Foreign Words The English Language Needs | Cracked.com
Have you ever blurted out, "Wow, that guy is just so...so..." and then were left floundering with nothing to say? Well, it's not always your fault. English doesn't have words for every situation, or even the ones that happen every damned day. Fortunately, other languages usually do. And since we already borrow words from them (just recently we've taken "schadenfreude," the German word for pleasure in someone else's misfortune) here's a few that we need to pick up right away.Sadlier-Oxford :: Vocabulary
a visual map and thesaurus
How does Vocabgrabber work? VocabGrabber analyzes any text you're interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context. Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the "Grab Vocabulary!" button. VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save. Select any word on the list and you'll see a snapshot of the Visual Thesaurus map and definitions for that word, along with examples of the word in your text. Click on the word map or the highlighted word in the example to see the Visual Thesaurus in action. Want to try it out? Click on one of our sample texts to fill the box and start grabbing! How can I view my vocabulary list? After you grab the vocabulary from a text, you will see a list of words and phrases in "tag cloud" view. In the default view, words in the vocab list are arranged by relevance (more on that below!). In tBBC - Schools - KS2 Bitesize Revision - English - Writing
English - Writing
Quick mini lessons, quizzes, and games about different writing resources.
English writing interactive activities for: Argument, Comment, Factual writing instructions, Factual writing leaflets, Factual writing letters, Writing a story beginnings and endings, Writing a story planning. Also includes Revision and Quizzes
Writing a Story/PlanningJActionScripters
More than 20 Japanese flash coders share the blog/ You will be junkie for this crazy Japanese Flash newsPronunciation animations - Cambridge University Press English Language Teaching
english ingles language reading Cambridge pronunciation cambridge.orgMad Libs Official Website » Fun Stuff
An ongoing project devoted to discovering all the words and everything about them
Show show words are used (both in terms of definitions and usage, including real-time)Google Translator Toolkit
Let's you view original and translated text side-by-side and easily edit the machine translation.
Translatation service from GoogleN.Y. Times mines its data to identify words that readers find abstruse » Nieman Journalism Lab
People don't know what "louche" means?
"As you may know, highlighting a word or passage on the Times website calls up a question mark that users can click for a definition and other reference material. (Though the feature was recently improved, it remains a mild annoyance for myself and many others who nervously click and highlight text on webpages.) Anyway, it turns out the Times tracks usage of that feature, and yesterday, deputy news editor Philip Corbett, who oversees the Times style manual, offered reporters a fascinating glimpse into the 50 most frequently looked-up words on nytimes.com in 2009. We obtained the memo and accompanying chart, which offer a nice lesson in how news sites can improve their journalism by studying user behavior."
the 50 most frequently looked-up words on nytimes.com in 2009Pandora's Skull: All the Twittered Shakespeare Synopses
Twitter version of synopses of all Shakespeare plays. Genius!
Alle Shakespeare-Dramen in 140 Zeichen
Synopses of Shakespeare's plays in 140 characters or less
RT @ShakespeareGeek @Pogue: All the Shakespeare plays' plots, in 140 char or less: http://xrl.in/235e [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/1604620746]
All of Will's work - twittled downverbs-online.com: Online Verb Conjugation Trainer - Learn Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, English
Great for world language classes
Learn Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, English
online oefeningen ivm met het gebruik van werkwoorden in verschillende talenWordle Ideas
Wordle Ideasfur.ly | shorten multiple urls into one
This is an interesting way to organize bookmarks. It creates almost virtual tages.
Shorten Multiple URLS
Too late, they've done it50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine
Effective writing skills are to a writer what petrol is to a car. Like the petrol and car relationship, without solid skills writers cannot move ahead. These skills don’t come overnight, and they require patience and determination. You have to work smart and hard to acquire them. Only with experience, you can enter the realm of effective, always-in-demand writers.100 Terrific Cheat Sheets for K-12 Teachers | Teaching Degree.org
Cheat sheets have a bad rap as a way for students to succeed on tests without actually knowing the information, but now it’s time for them to have a more positive place in education. Cheat sheets can offer a succinct way for students to study their lessons and provide an excellent boost to what you are already teaching them in class. Cheat sheets can provide helpful information for teachers too. Browse through this selection to find cheat sheets for a variety of subjects.VocabSushi: The better way to build your vocabulary | Contextual Examples From the Daily News
The better way to build your vocabulary | Contextual Examples From the Daily News
最新のニュースや記事から単語を学ぶ。ライターが使う最新の単語やキーワードなどが学べる。こりゃすごいがああたしにはちょいとむずかし。10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports - TheApple.com
The most dreaded word in school reading for students: book reports. Teachers assign them, viewing them as a necessary component of assessing reading comprehension. Book reports can be a contributing factor to ‘readicide’. “Read-i-cide n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools.” http://stenhouse.com/html/readicide.htm. So, how can we as teachers continue to monitor our students understanding of reading material without killing the love of reading? Enter technology. Technology can help bring some excitement and creativity to the traditional book report while still displaying students understanding of reading.英語コンプの馬鹿でも投資ゼロでTOEIC900に達するたったひとつの方法
FMyLife(Fuckな出来事を投稿するサイト)→単語覚える→英語wikipedia(辞書なし)→TED(スクリプトつき動画)→lang-8で添削したり日記最速で辞書が引けるアドオン「FireDictionary」が便利すぎる : ライフハッカー［日本版］, 仕事も生活も上手くこなすライフハック情報満載のブログ・メディア
Mouseover Dictionary とどっちがいかなeLit - e:lit– home page
PETA website; great teaching tips
PETA ; english resource
English resourceStudy Search Australia
search engine ; lessons
google filtered ; lesson plans ; resources ; age aapropriate
google serach for kids
primary schools search engine
google custom search only for educational purposesSummer Teacher Institute Lesson Plans
Lesson plans using the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and music.http://translationparty.com/tp/
Start with an English phrase: this day will live in infamy let's go! this day will live in infamy into Japaneseこの日、汚名に住んでいるだろう back into English This day will live in infamy back into Japanese この日は汚名に住んでいるだろう back into English This day will live in infamy
Cool translation tool that often leads to interesting results in the end.
I'll save the explanation and let you figure it out for yourself, but everybody's doing it, and you should be doing it too.
translate a phrase to japanese and back until equilibrium is reached
Start with an English phrase: ... Find equilibrium.CORRECTMYTEXT.COM – des experts vérifieront votre texte en langue étrangère
Started to learn a foreign language, but need to verify your texts by native speakers? You can place your text on CORRECTMYTEXT.COM and language experts will check it! Help other users to check their texts in your native language or language that you know!
check spelling 检查拼写Youtubeで学べる、英語のレッスンビデオ・厳選７チャンネル | 口コミ発信！モノ人
どうにか英語の落としどころを見つけるみたいなサービス英語学習に役立つ、映画の脚本（スクリーンプレイ）を無料で手に入れられるサイトの紹介 | 口コミ発信！モノ人
The Internet Movie Script Database（海外）：映画スクリプトのデータベースとして最大級だと思います。新作も結構すばやくアップされる感じです。イチオシです。 1. 左サイドバーの「Search IMSDb」に映画タイトルを入れて検索します。 2. 「Search Result」の下に検索した映画のタイトルがちっちゃく出てきます。アドワーズ広告がでかいので、検索結果を一瞬見失います。 3. 映画のタイトルをクリックすると、その映画の簡単な紹介ページに飛びます。枠内の一番下に、「Read “映画タイトル” Script」と出るので、これをクリックするとスクリーンプレイが出てきます
映画はとても効果的な英語教材です。映画の脚本を使いながら英語の勉強をすると、聞き取れなかった部分を補えたりするので、とても便利ですね。今日は、無料で映画のスクリーンプレイを手に入れられるサイトを紹介します。 (via http://d.hatena.ne.jp/tanemori/20090811/DailyLink)101 Tools to Learn ANY Foreign Language for Free | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
Here, you’ll find 101 tools that can help you learn a new language without spending a dime on tuition.
In today's global economy, it's more important than ever for students to be fluent in more than one language.はてブと Twitter を使って、1ヶ月で約3万 PV を稼いだ顛末 :: gerenuk.crazyphoto.org/
はてブと Twitter を使って、1ヶ月で約3万 PV を稼いだ顛末
A site for English instructors and English teachers working with ESL and EFL students.
some good games
Images and worksheets designed to help ESL-ELL studentsSmart Wiki Search
Similarity search engine for English Wikipedia!Storybird - Collaborative storytelling
A sight for creating stories around images.
Storybirds are short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to share and (soon) print.4 Websites With LOTS Of Completely Free Ebooks That Don’t Suck
If you're a fervent reader and nerd like I am, you've probably encountered quite a lot of writing online. However, most of them are either absolute garbage or
ebook5 Grammar Mistakes that Make You Sound Like a Chimp | Copyblogger
Copacabana school site. Also contains resources for other subject areas.
These pages contain links to suitable activities to support
This site contains an amazing collection of English-related web resources sorted into the following categories: Stories/Poems/Rhymes, Reading, Writing, Keyboard Skills, & Grammar/Punctuation/Vocabulary.
This site contains an amazing collection of English-related web resources sorted into the following categories: Stories/Poems/Rhymes, Reading, Writing, Keyboard Skills, & Grammar/Puctuation/Vocabulary.
Collection of links to interacitve web activities that can be used with IWBPhrases.net
Want to know what a phrase or idiom means?
traductor frases diccionario inglés和製英語・カタカナ英語を正す【無料】和英辞典
英語を話す時にカタカナ英語をそのまま使って通じなかった経験はありませんか？ 我々の身の回りに溢れている "英語のようなことば" の多くは英語ではなかったり，英語であっても英語の本来の意味とは異なる "和製英語" です。和製英語は外国から入ってきた日用品や美容関係のことば、車の用語に特に多いので、英会話や英語のライティング、英作文、翻訳等を行う時には十分注意しましょう。Би-би-си | Learn English | Видеокурсы для тех, кто учит английский (Часть I)
Тесты, конкурсы и викторины
Idioms日本に居ながら、ナマの英語に触れる工夫 - 化学者のつぶやき -Chem-Station-
日本人が英語をしゃべるときに気をつけるべき７つのポイントDictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online
Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and many more high-quality Merriam-Webster language resources.Reading Logs : Reading, Vocabulary & Spelling Simplified
On-line reading log
Reading Logs is a great way to organize student reading, spelling, and vocabulary practice. Learning material can be uploaded by teachers to be accessed by students online. Teachers can upload reading lists and reading goals for their class. These can be weekly or monthly goals and can be set up to track the number of minutes or the number of books read. Online competitions can be setup by the teacher (example: first student to read a certain number of minutes). Teachers can quickly post a vocabulary list where students can look up words with the online dictionary and add definitions to the cards. The cards can be studied online or downloaded as a pdf to print out. With the listen and spell system, teachers can upload spelling lists for students to practice. Students click on a button to listen to the spelling word and practice spelling it. They receive immediate feedback from the program. Reading Logs tracks students reading logs and updates teachers with progress.Commas: Extended Rules for Using Commas - The OWL at Purdue
Free guide for use of commas and other writing tips.
Rules for when to use and not to use commas.急がばまわれ式・堅実で一番効率的な英語の勉強法
はHow To Write Badly Well
Skip blithely between tenses: "I sit at my desk with my head in my hands and sighed. It is only three days until the deadline, I think, and Im going to have had to finished everything before then. If only I have finish this now, I thought and lean back on my chair. Just then, the phone has rung. I am answering it."
Write thinly-veiled, self-aggrandising autobiographical fiction: Joe Stockley paced the floor of his office and cursed under his breath. Dammit, he thought, why am I such a brilliant writer that no-one ever understands the depth and complexity of my work?英単語学習ソフト P-Study System 公式サイト
英単語学習ソフト P-Study System などを配布しています．例文表示やネイティブ音声対応など、英単語をスムーズに暗記するための様々な機能を搭載しています．英検や大学受験対策，TOEIC対策に便利な問題集も無料で配布しています．LitCharts.com | LitCharts Study Guides | The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes
"Everything you need from a SparkNote - in just 10 pages" #delicious
study notes for books like Animal Farm, Jane Eyre, The Giver, etc.
LitCharts Study Guides The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotesScholastic.com | Teachers: Write It
Find step-by-step help through the writing process and see how master writers craft their work. Publish your writing online.
SUBJECT: HOW TO
Step by step writing helpHow To Use An Apostrophe - The Oatmeal
for your inner grammar dork/nerd100 Essential Reads for the Lifelong Learner | Online School
"Whether you are just starting out in college or are a more experience learner with years under your belt, there is always more knowledge waiting to be discovered. One great way to do that is to read."
100 livros que precisam ser lidos antes de morrer
There is always more knowledge waiting to be discovered.Fun Facts " Shortest English sentence using all the letters of the alphabet
shortest sentence using all letters in alphabetBBC - Drama - 60 Second Shakespeare - Homepage
NOTE: The page is no longer updated but is still useful. Create your own interpretation of Shakespeare in one minute - make a film or audio, take a scene or whole play - keep it classic or make it modern, it's up to you. It also has links to other resources on Shakespeare, including newspaper articles telling shakespeare's stories...
Creating your own interpretation of Shakespeare in one minute - make a film or audio, take a scene or whole play, keep it classic or make it modern, it's up to you.
BBC Drama 60 Second Shakespeare - take on the challenge of producing a 60 second audio or film based on Shakespeare's workАнглийский без дураков: Уроки онлайн бесплатно, вживую, для всех - real-english.ru
すっごい努力家だな・・・Learn To Fucking Spell | I Am Paddy
A bit liberal with the profanity, but nevertheless an excellent piece by Paddy Donnelly on the infuriating experience of reading misspelled writing. He's right, of course: if you want anyone to take you seriously you had better learn to spell correctly.
単語にマウスポインターを合わせるだけで、瞬時に訳語が表示されるソフトウェア5 tricks for wicked good writing on Shine
Tips from Constance Hale.
"Trick #1: Write in English, not Jargon. ... Trick #2: Use specific, concrete nouns. ... Trick #3: Pick action-packed verbs. ... Trick #4: Avoid fluff. ... Trick #5: Find the right pitch."
Trick #2: Use specific, concrete nouns. Nouns are cornerstones of writing—they give us characters, images, and themes. Search for the most evocative and exact. Why choose “house” when the options include cottage, shack, duplex, dacha, bungalow, and bachelor’s pad? (Stay away from abstractions like abode, dwelling, domicile, or residence.) Beware clusters of abstract nouns. When a principal wrote to parents urging a “communication facilitation skills development intervention,” he should have asked them “to help kids write better.” Trick #3: Pick action-packed verbs. All verbs are either static (to be, to seem, to become) or dynamic (to whistle, to waffle, to wonder). Static verbs pour out naturally when we write—“is” clutters most first drafts. But dynamic verbs give writing action, power, drama. Do a verb brush-up on every draft, tossing out static verbs and perking up your prose.Изучение английского через видео
Изучение английского через видео
Изучение английского с помощью видео. Эффективный метод интерактивного изучения английского.まとめ：2009年を人生のターニングポイントにするための英語学習Tips17選 : ライフハッカー［日本版］, 仕事も生活も上手くこなすライフハック情報満載のブログ・メディア
まとめ：2009年を人生のターニングポイントにするための英語学習Tips17選 : ガジェットなどを駆使し、スマートに楽しむ仕事術「Lifehack」。「ライフハッカー［日本版］」では、その言葉を広義に捉え、生活全般に役立つライフハック情報を日々お届けします。Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway (or, the Privatization of the English Language) | Zen Habits
How far does copyright go over the Internet? From this site it goes as far as copyrighting phrases of the English language. Few everyday words drawn together to make a normal phrase with some unhappy campers trying to get them to credit them back for 'stealing' their book title name without permission. Yeah, good one.
article about trademarking of common phrases- what happens when commonly used phrases are copyrighted and you are charged for them? Especially when word of mouth and word of twitter speed up their momentum of use.10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling - The Oatmeal
@ The Oatmeal英語を体に通すのだ！IT 系のあなたの英語力を鍛える５つのポッドキャスト | Lifehacking.jp
毎週７時間のリスニング 私が主に聞くのは、アメリカのブログ界だったら知らない人のいない Leo Laporte 率いる Twit ネットワークの番組、あるいはその関係者のやっている番組です。これらのポッドキャストは iTunes から無料でダウンロードできますし、深夜であれば彼がレコーディングしている様子を生で見たり、チャットルームに参加することが出来ます。
英会話、Skype、毎日25分、一か月5000円グーグルで働いてるけど何か質問ある？ - ブラブラブラウジング
「>>1が凄いと思った人のエピソードとかおせーて 孫さんは300年分の事業計画をつくってるらしいです。世界各国の向こう数十年のインターネット普及率とGDP成長率をかけた数字をずっと眺めてるとか。 タイムスケールが違うなと思いましたね。 」Difficult languages: Tongue twisters | The Economist
What is the hardest language?
n all dem anglophones
Frankly it's amazing that anyone learns any language. Maybe Esperanto wasn't such a bad idea after all.
In search of the world's hardest languageASCII Table - The Pronunciation Guide
list of known pronunciations of various ASCII punctuation marks
Ce site contient toutes les tables ascii/unicode/etc... Mais aussi LA table de prononciation (en anglais) des signes ASCII. Exemple: ! exclamation (mark), (ex)clam, excl, wow, hey, boing, bang, shout, yell, shriek, pling, factorial, ball-bat, smash, cuss, store, potion (NetHack), not (UNIX) (C), dammit (UNIX) # pound, pound sign, number, number sign, sharp, octothorpe, hash, (garden) fence, crunch, mesh, hex, flash, grid, pig-pen, tictactoe, scratch (mark), (garden) gate, hak, oof, rake, sink (NetHack), corridor (NetHack), unequal, punch mark
ASCII punctuation characters and their various pronunciations. e.g., the entry for **Exclamation point** (!) lists: > exclamation (mark), (ex)clam, excl, wow, hey, boing, bang, shout, yell, shriek, pling, factorial, ball-bat, smash, cuss, store, potion (NetHack), not (UNIX) (C), dammit (UNIX) That last one has a footnote: "as in 'quit, dammit!' while exiting vi and hoping one hasn't clobbered a file too badly."
How to pronounce characters like !, ", !?, */, etc译言网首页
"The English language is derived from two main sources. One is Latin, the florid language of ancient Rome. The other is Anglo-Saxon, the plain languages of England and northern Europe. The words derived from Latin are the enemy—they will strangle and suffocate everything you write. The Anglo-Saxon words will set you free."
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30 Japanese geeks you should follow on TwitterGoogle社員が辞める理由
まあでも、あんだけ敷居が高いからこそのGoogleだとも思うんだけどねえ‥AudioOwl - Free Audio Books - Download mp3 and iPod format today!
free audio books to downloadHow to use a semicolon - The Oatmeal
other entries NSFW or just gross.cdecl: C gibberish ↔ English
A cut 'n' save special: Some of the phrases I see a lot that can easily be replaced with one word without losing meaning are: at all times: replace with always at the present time: replace with now or currently...
How to use one word instead of several.
Phrases that can be replaced with single words.
A cut 'n' save special: Some of the phrases I see a lot that can easily be replaced with one word without losing meaning.
"Some of the phrases I see a lot that can easily be replaced with one word without losing meaning…"
Via Winer; a nice list of longish phrases that can be replaced by a single word without loss of meaning. Useful for Twitter, or, indeed, for any writing.
cut 'n' save special: Some of the phrases I see a lot that can easily be replaced with one word without losing meaning.
A cut 'n' save special: Some of the phrases I see a lot that can easily be replaced with one word without losing meaning For use in twitter
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Lyrics Training is a simple and fun method to improve your foreign languages skills like English, through listening to the music and typing the lyric of the songs.10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports - TheApple.com
This site has tips on how to make book reports more fun for students.Shakespeare in XML
Shakespeare plays in XML formatFree Audio Books - Download an audio book in mp3 or iPod format today!
"Users pay attention to details in a site's writing style, and they'll notice if you use the wrong variant of the English language."
worth a glance, but it's the Brits' fault that they cannot spell things correctly. Use wrong size paper too!
Users pay attention to details in a site's writing style, and they'll notice if you use the wrong variant of the English language.ISEL - Język angielski
How to learn English
Strona poświęcona nauce języka angielskiego.Teabonics - a set on Flickr
Teabonics - a new dialect of the english language... assorted pictures from Tea Party gatherings with spelling/grammar challenges...
Can't stop clicking...
These are signs seen primarily at Tea Party Protests. They all feature "creative" spelling or grammar. This new dialect of the English language shall be known as "Teabonics."
Teabonics!!! RT @remarkk: Teabonics: a Flickr set of misspelled signs seen at Tea Party protests http://bit.ly/cQnrVx
Teabaggers hoisting poorly spelled protest signs.Review Game Zone – Fun, Educational Review Games
Use this free site to access interactives in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Living Environment, Meteorology, Nature of Science, or Physics. Click on a subject to view a list of games. Click on the teachers section to receive great tips, create your own games, and download study sheets for use in class. 1
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Interactive educational games, all subjectsWelcome to Grammaropolis
Grammaropolis is a fresh, fun, and exciting new way to learn about the parts of speech.
Grammar website for kids
Grammaropolis is a fun find that helps students learn the parts of speech. In Grammaropolis, all of the characters are a different part of speech. Students will “meet” Adverb, Linking Verb, Pronoun, Adjective, Preposition, Slang, Noun, Conjunction, Interjection, and Action Verb.
great grammar music video. simple explanations of parts of speech
Animated personified parts of speech with stories, songs, and games to help kids learn about grammar.
This is a great way to teach grammar to students in a way that they will never forget404 Blog Not Found:惰訳 - Barack Obama Inauguration Speech in Full
"聴く能力と話す能力の両方を訓練する方法のひとつが、「シャドウイング」shadowing である。きょうはそのやり方を紹介する。"Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything
I care about this alot
The Alot is Better Than You at Everything As a grammatically conscientious person who frequents internet forums and YouTube, I have found it necessary to develop a few coping mechanisms. When someone types out "u" instead of "you," instead of getting mad, I imagine them having only one finger on each hand and then their actions seem reasonable. If I only had one finger on each hand, I'd leave out unnecessary letters too!
I want my own alot.
The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people's grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it has provided hours of entertainment for me in a situation where I'd normally be left feeling angry and disillusioned with the world. For example, when I read the sentence "I care about this alot," this is what I imagine:日本が好きなだけなんだよ 海外メディアから見た日本のマスコミの麻生叩きの異常性
麻生首相は明らかに、４つある日本の民放TVネットワークの犠牲になっている。これらの民放は政治の話題を、何か別な形態の番組と区別せずに扱っているように見える。つまりテーマが面白おかしくなければならないような種類の番組と、そうではない番組ということである。Analogies and Metaphors Found in High School Essays
Ha, Analogies and Metaphors Found in High School Essays: http://j.mp/9wI13t
John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met. -- BEST EVER.
bad bad bad awesome!English Verb Conjugation
Conjugating verbs can be a challenge for people learning the English language. Conjugation.com aims to help those people learning English. Type a verb into the Conjugation.com engine generates a list of ways that verb can be conjugated. Conjugation.com also provides examples of your chosen verb being used in a sentence. Conjugation.com provides a widget that you can embed into your blog or website for visitors to use. To install the widget click the conjugation.com on your site link, copy the code provided, and paste it into your blog's template. Applications for Education Conjugation.com could be useful for ESL/ELL students as well as native speakers of English who struggle with verb conjugation. If you have students contributing to a group blog, the Conjugation.com widget could be a good asset to add to the group blog. - Free Technology for Teachers
English Verb Conjugation - THE ORIGINAL verb conjugation website. 15000 verbs conjugated in all modes, affirmative, interrogative, negative, in all persons, tenses, voices, and forms. Results automatically displayed for all regular verbs, irregular verbs, and modal verbs.Writing: 30 Cliches You Should Basically Avoid (Going Forward)
例えば、"prepare"という言葉を、「準備する」と覚えちゃ駄目。"get ready"と覚えないと。そのためには、getを「深く」知らなければならない。このgetにsetを加えると、８割ぐらいの動詞は、動詞そのものではなく (get|set) + 名詞で言い換えられる。native usersもよく使うけど、名詞指向な日本語の話者には特にありがたい。Twitter sucks, so change your friends. — Steve Lawson: Bass 2.0 — the soundtrack to the day you wish you’d had
Thorough article that deals with the criticisms of Twitter.
Twitter sucks, so change your friends
Twitter sucks, so change your friends. ? Steve Lawson: Bass 2.0 ? the soundtrack to the day you wish you?d had
There are three broad themes coming out in the Twitter critique: * That it’s full of trivial rubbish * That’s it’s reality TV without pictures * That is for narcissists and fosters mental ill-health (WTF??) To which I, not surprisingly, say ‘Bollocks’.MySpace.com Blogs - Mike McPhaden MySpace Blog
Your favorite Facebook meme is older than anyone guessed! Here it is, something I just dug up at the library: the First Folio edition of... Wm. Shakespeare's Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt Me
Wm. Shakespeare's Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt MeKidsCom - Create - Write me a story
Write me a story: Kids read (and vote on their favorite) and write short stories on this kid-friendly site
Use the prompts to write your own story online and submit it. It might be published the next week!
students can practice their writing skills, stretch their imaginations, read fun stories, and maybe even get published on the Internet! Each week students are challenged to write a story using a preselected character, place, and prop. Five stories are randomly selected each week and showcased in the Web site’s Stunningly Stupendous Stories section the next week.
Students can write their own stories and comment on other students writing
Each week this site gives a character, place and prop and asks you to create a short story.BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | New lingua franca upsets French
Article on Globish (to go with podcast)
Meray sent me this!
New lingua franca upsets French
This article demonstrates the new trend in specialized English classes for business. The term 'globisch' reflects the globalization of business since the terms that are used are not an exact English. It is considered a dialect, which some of us may find ourselves teaching or interpreting at some point.
Globish has only 1,500 words and users must avoid humour, metaphor, abbreviation and anything else that can cause cross-cultural confusion.They must speak slowly and in short sentences.
Bernstein manifesto実用的な英語を習得する方法 : 目次 « The Wisdom of Crowds – JP
TOEIC860点を取得、かつ日本の英語教育で欠けている「話す」「書く」ための英語学習方法を紹介しています。私が数百万円の費用と数年の歳月をかけて学んだ学習手法を公開しています。RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand!
RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files. Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!» New York Times 50 Most Challenging Words (defined and used) - Currently Obsessed
The New York Times recently published a list of 50 fancy words that most frequently stump their readership. They are able to measure this data thanks to a nifty in-page lookup mechanism, which you can try here. Try double-clicking the word “epicenter”.The 3 Most Common Uses of Irony - The Oatmeal
A Arte da Ironia http://bit.ly/98dx8I50 Coolest Online Tools for Word Nerds | Online Universities
Learning and using new words can be one of the great pleasures of language. While university courses can help you to build your vocabulary, seeking out words, wordplay, and information is essential to becoming a true word nerd. These online tools can help you along, making it simple to learn new words, find out where they came from and just plain play with words.今からでも間に合う！本気で勉強したい人のための英語学習ページまとめ！ | nanapi[ナナピ]
見える化大切。Word Games - Play Word Search, Crossword, Puzzles and Sudoku Games
Applications for Education There is no shortage of word games and typing games on the market, but what I like about Word Games is that they've put a large collection of good games in one place. By having both word games and typing games at the same place you can have your whole class go to the same url at the beginning of a lesson, but then branch out to work at their own pace on different skill sets.
Web based word games.
A large collection of online word games and typing games. The word games range from simple word searches and crosswords to games that require players to complete sentences and phrases. The typing games are a mix of simple sentence typing for speed and games that require accuracy to "defend" a character or move a character through a scene."Login" is not a verb
"I will repeat the important part for clarity: 'login' is not a verb. It's simply not." - http://loginisnotaverb.com/ (via @wordie)
There's a site explaining that "login" is *not* a word? http://bit.ly/9hbLFx #yougottabekidding (@cole007)"Login" is not a verb
Despite what many people --mostly in the computer field-- think, "login" is not a verb. It's simply not. Whether or not "login" is a word at all may spark a debate in some circles, but assuming it is then it may act as many parts of speech, but not as a verb.
"I will repeat the important part for clarity: 'login' is not a verb. It's simply not." - http://loginisnotaverb.com/ (via @wordie)
There's a site explaining that "login" is *not* a word? http://bit.ly/9hbLFx #yougottabekidding (@cole007)I Write Like
meh, two more blog posts analyzed by http://iwl.me results in Jonathan Swift & Stephen King. Methinks results a bit random. #unimpressed
"Check what famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them to those of the famous writers."
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I Write Like http://iwl.me/ your writing style is like... (via @catone)Qwotebook
Red social para compartir citas, ordenadas por categorías
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"All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure" -Qwoted from Mark Twain, mcdavis /Qwotebook" ( http://bit.ly/c1OfTL )
Quote-sharing Site for famous and everyday quotes. Youtube for quotes.
#WEB2.0 - #QWOTEBOOK - http://ow.ly/1VAfV - Quote y/ friends, attribute quotes to them and even provide context and #feeds . Cool!
para guardar las citas o frases celebres que te parezcanThe Best Free Online Grammar Check
Even in this example, I personally have no problem with using we.
#!/bin/bash weasels="many|various|very|fairly|several|extremely\ |exceedingly|quite|remarkably|few|surprisingly\ |mostly|largely|huge|tiny|((are|is) a number)\ |excellent|interestingly|significantly\ |substantially|clearly|vast|relatively|completely" wordfile="" # Check for an alternate weasel file if [ -f $HOME/etc/words/weasels ]; then wordfile="$HOME/etc/words/weasels" fi if [ -f $WORDSDIR/weasels ]; then wordfile="$WORDSDIR/weasels" fi if [ -f words/weasels ]; then wordfile="words/weasels" fi if [ ! "$wordfile" = "" ]; then weasels="xyzabc123"; for w in `cat $wordfile`; do weasels="$weasels|$w" done fi if [ "$1" = "" ]; then echo "usage: `basename $0` <file> ..." exit fi egrep -i -n --color "\\b($weasels)\\b" $* exit $?
Kill weasel words, avoid the passive, eliminate duplicates'New York Times' Bans the Word 'Tweet' - The Awl
RT @romenesko NYT tells staff: "Tweet" has yet to achieve the status of standard English -- so don't use it. http://is.gd/cK7JX – Steve Rubel (steverubel) http://twitter.com/steverubel/statuses/15850485557
Phil Corbett, the latest standards editor at the Times (maybe the greatest job in the world?), has issued a proclamation! Yesterday, the following memo went
'New York Times' Bans the Word 'Tweet'
Ceci n'est pas une tweet. http://slate.me/breHfL The treachery of editorial standards, via @stevesilberman @hangingnoodles [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/15857259604]
Phil Corbett, the latest standards editor at the Times (maybe the greatest job in the world?), has issued a proclamation! Yesterday, the following memo went out, asking writers to abstain from the invented past-tense and other weird iterations of the magical noun-verb "Twitter." His case isn't terrible, actually—and he offers this terrifying vision: "Someday, 'tweet' may be as common as 'e-mail.'" Oh dear. Well, read for yourself and decide.
'New York Times' Bans the Word 'Tweet' http://www.theawl.com/2010/06/new-york-times-bans-the-word-tweet – coryhaik (coryhaik) http://twitter.com/coryhaik/statuses/16169371772
New York Times Bans the word 'tweet' - out of spite? http://bit.ly/ah1f12 #NYT /via @hectorlima – naomi covacs (laconics) http://twitter.com/laconics/statuses/15928417052
'New York Times' Bans the Word 'Tweet' - The Awl http://bit.ly/aJB49TDoes Language Influence Culture? - WSJ.com
Does language profoundly influence the way people see the world? http://bit.ly/cAtxU8 (via @SteveAkinsSEO @lindahollier)
This is an interesting article describing the differences of understanding in different languages.
Language is a uniquely human gift. When we study language, we are uncovering in part what makes us human, getting a peek at the very nature of human nature. As we uncover how languages and their speakers differ from one another, we discover that human natures too can differ dramatically, depending on the languages we speak. The next steps are to understand the mechanisms through which languages help us construct the incredibly complex knowledge systems we have. Understanding how knowledge is built will allow us to create ideas that go beyond the currently thinkable. This research cuts right to the fundamental questions we all ask about ourselves. How do we come to be the way we are? Why do we think the way we do? An important part of the answer, it turns out, is in the languages we speak.
Add: http://bit.ly/aRLx4F @nedkumar: ..how language influences the way people see the world. Lost in Translation http://bit.ly/ba7GUV
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1543871【英単語】たった一語変えるだけで、ネイティブのように話せる8つの英単語 | 鹿田尚樹の「読むが価値」