All Reference Material articles – Page 8

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    Lesson Share: Professional development: preparing for DELTA

    Are you thinking of taking your teaching career to the next level? Adrian Tennant answers a question on how to prepare for the DELTA course.

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    Word of the week: Lush

    Got a lush garden or, better still, a lush gardener? Tim Bowen takes a look at this simply luscious  Word of the week .

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    Word of the week: Wag

    Do you often find yourself wagging a finger at students whilst daydreaming about living the life of a WAG ? Tim Bowen explains the multiple meanings and origins of this Word of the week .

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    Word of the week: Weird

    Ever wondered about weird noises in the middle of the night or encountered a bit of a weirdo on the bus? Tim Bowen explains the history of this wonderfully weird Word of the week .

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    Word of the week: Crap

    Having a crap day? Let Tim Bowen cheer you up with his explanation of the origin and varied meanings of this impolite word.

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    Word of the week: Frugal

    Feeling frugal ? Got a tight grip on the purse strings? Tim Bowen explains how this word derives from another which is quite opposite in meaning.

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    Word of the week: Wimp

    Know any wimps ? Ever let out a little whimper before an unplanned lesson? Tim Bowen takes a look at this flexible word which even has an application in astrophysics!

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    Word of the week: Jaunty

    Heard a jaunty tune lately? Tim Bowen follows this lively adjective all the way from its noble beginnings in France.

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    Word of the week: Hectic

    Having a hectic week? Well, at least you're unlikely to be suffering from a recurrent fever. Tim Bowen explains the Greek origins of this Word of the week.

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    Word of the week: Booze

    Know any good boozers ? Been to any lively booze-ups recently? Tim Bowen explains how this informal word can be traced back as far as the 13th century.

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    Word of the week: Plonk

    Do you plonk yourself down on the sofa after a long day and crack open some cheap plonk ? Only plonkers would miss out on this Word of the week!

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    Word of the week: Grotty

    Feeling a bit grotty today? Had a Hard Day's Night? Tim Bowen explains the colourful origins of this Word of the week which first appeared in the UK after it was used by the Beatles.

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    Word of the week: Hack

    Do you find yourself using hackneyed lesson ideas? Ever met a hacker or a hack ? Read on to see if you can hack this word of the week...

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    Word of the week: Banter

    Do you indulge in a bit of banter with your friends or colleagues? Tim Bowen looks at the development of this good-natured noun.

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    Word of the week: Wicked

    Ever wondered why witches are always wicked or why teenagers use the expression ' wicked !'? Tim Bowen looks at the origin of this wicked Word of the week!

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    Methodology: Coherence and cohesion

    Can a cohesive text be incoherent? Is coherence subjective? Scott Thornbury takes a look at the difference between coherence and cohesion and suggests some practical ways that we can teach both in an EFL context.

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    Word of the week: Mint

    Tim Bowen explains the origin and different meanings of this word. It's mint !

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    Word of the week: Gung-ho

    Are you a little gung-ho in your approach to things? Tim Bowen explains the unusual origins of this word.

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    Word of the week: Moonlighting

    Fancy a spot of moonlighting ? Tim Bowen explains why this is not as romantic as it sounds...

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    Word of the week: Green

    How green are you? Tim Bowen explains why he's not asking about your colour!