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Making Comparisons in English There are several ways to make effective comparisons in English. Using these expressions with animals is one of the more interesting and colorful ways to do so. Here are some of the more common metaphors and similes in colloquial use. "Big as a Whale" With some species weighing up to 180 tons (200 short tons) and measuring up to 98 ft. (30 meters) in length, whales are some of the largest animals currently known to man. "Blind as a Bat" While not quite true, bats are not really blind. They are simply adapted to avoiding obstacles and finding prey or food in nearly
English Grammar Tips: Homonyms "Teacher, I get confused. How do I know when to use their, there or they're in English?" Have you ever been asked this frequent question? It's but one of many English language teachers worldwide hear from perplexed learners. It's a fair enough question as these three forms are what we call homonyms. That is, they are words which sound the same but have distinctly different meanings. Fortunately, the differences and applications can be easily clarified. Let's look at them now. The Possessive Pronoun "Their" This first one, "their", is a possessive pronoun. We use
This is an activity that ESL teachers can use to get students practicing English grammar.
Here are some instant lesson ideas that you can use to teach your primary/elementary students adjectives. They will compliment your printed worksheets or grammar workbooks. You can use them as introductory or extension activities.
Teaching someone to spell can be rather difficult and challenging. Traditionally vocabulary quizzes and memorization were the methods many educators chose. Today, with increased technology and access to spell check, people have shied away from these more conventional ways.
Grammar is one of the most essential things you should know when you learn to write proper English. It deals with the forms and structures of words and sentences. You should know the proper usage of such words. The best way to learn English grammar is not by using the dictionary but by using English grammar books.