The past tense and past participle of “split” is split NOT splitted. For example: I split it yesterday, I am splitting it now, it is ...

You might have seen some of the words here, but ListMonde has managed to create an attractive inforgraphic for the common misused (or even confused) words among English language users. Check out the ...

Learning English can be difficult to many, especially when the grammar bit comes into the picture. For every grammar rule, there is almost always an exception. Not only that, sometimes the words can be rather confusing as well, especially when it has multiple meanings that change according to context. However, it’s all these “difficulties” that ...

Many English language users tend to think “i.e.” and “e.g.” share the same meaning and can be used interchangeably. Well, in fact, they are not. Although it is not advisable to use them too frequently in technical writing, they are rather popular since it simplifies the way examples or further elaborations is presented. What Do ...

Kibin.com released an infographic a few months ago, showcasing the opinion of 1,700 online daters regarding the importance of grammar.  43% of the respondents actually stated poor grammar as a major turn-off, reducing the chance for daters to go into serious relationship. 35% actually stated good grammar as sexy.  The inforgraphic is shown below: A ...

If you are looking for a mobile app that could encourage your students to learn vocabulary, then try Word Learner for Android. This free app comes with a collection of 380 words categorised as Beginner/Expert. It comes with Learn Word Mode and Test Mode. The learning of new words is done through the flashcard method. ...

Tenses are often perceived as one of the most difficult grammar items to be learned and taught. Teachers usually face problems in finding the right way to teach them. While the conventional approaches seemed rigid in highlighting the rules, many educators believed that when it comes to tenses, explicit teaching of the rules are necessary ...

Clockwords is a flash-based game that test one’s vocabulary as well as typing skill. It is supported by Dictionary.com. Set in a Victorian age, your task is to think and type as fast as you can to fend off invaders that attempt to steal your secret machine. The game is fun and engaging for learners ...

Using pop song’s lyrics to teach tenses can be a good way to start a grammar lesson especially for beginners. Instead of going straight to the rules, enjoying a song while identifying the pattern could test students’ listening skill as well. I am sharing a simple lesson using U2’s song “I still Haven’t Found What ...

Teaching students to read and write academic texts may be a daunting task and often makes teachers unsure of where to start. Well, if you are teaching average (and below) students, then you might want to start ‘drilling’ them with the most common words used in academic writing. Of course, drilling here means meaningful drill, ...