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Reporting Language

What happens when you're writing something - say, a writing assignment for a class - and you have to introduce words or ideas that someone else said or wrote? You need... Reporting Language! Reporting language (or reporting verbs) are used in writing to introduce outside sources to your reader. Whether you are quoting or paraphrasing… Continue reading Reporting Language

Video: Structuring an essay for an American audience

Get a quick tutorial on how an academic essay for an American (North American / Western) audience is structured in this 4-minute video lesson from Teacher Amanda. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4SAUtaLyRc (Check out the Teacher Amanda YouTube page!) Learn more about academic English reading & writing Learn more about university-level English reading and writing in my (upcoming) 9-unit… Continue reading Video: Structuring an essay for an American audience

It’s the Olympics! Let’s talk sports idioms

Last week we talked about a few American football idioms, and in honor of the Olympics, let's keep the ball rolling (continue) with more sports-related idioms! Read the idiom / phrase, followed by the example. See if you can guess the meaning of the idiom before moving on to reading the definion.   1. neck… Continue reading It’s the Olympics! Let’s talk sports idioms