Monday, May 30, 2011

Uncountable Nouns

I've got a triple release for you today, original RoadToGrammar materials on uncountable nouns: an e-book, an e-learning module and an Android App, all free:

Part 1: Uncountable Nouns, free e-book: 

Part 2: Uncountable Nouns, free e-learning module:

Part 3: Uncountable Nouns, free Android App:

Friday, May 27, 2011

5 Useful Links for ESL Teachers

Here are some links that I have compiled recently that may be useful to ESL teachers:

1 A vocabulary profiler:

Dig out unusual words from a text

2 Tweet Speak

A site that has audio recordings of tweets so that students can hear 'real language':

3 This article argues against Chomsky's idea of a 'universal grammar' (which I also disagree with)

4 A business English lesson on Brazil's economy (with video)

5 An English lesson based around Justin Bieber (if you happen to have teenage girls in your class!)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Word List - Figurative Language

I'm going to start posting some word lists for ESL learners, beginning with this one:

This is a list of words and phrases connected to figurative language. I've always found that advanced learners have a lot of questions about these words. All definitions are from the open source dictionary ( Please go ahead and use the list as you wish.

New Quiz: YOUR and YOU'RE

There is another new quiz on Road to Grammar on the topic YOUR and YOU'RE - many learners - and even native speakers - mix up these two ...