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Poor Punctuation, Shocking Spelling: Grammar Police Are Here

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  One of the most rewarding things about being an English language teacher is when things go wrong. Not when an overenthusiastic twirl at the whiteboard results in losing grip of your pen and it ricocheting off of a student’s face. Not when the photocopier decides to eat your original copy and cover it in(…)


Pronunciation Hell: Why Aren’t English Words Spelled Properly?

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If you have ever taught English or just helped out a foreign friend learning the language then you probably got asked about spelling at some point. More specifically, the student will have asked why on Earth some words are pronounced completely differently from the way they are spelled. Anyone who has grown up with a(…)