今週の #WOTW は 'always’ です。'Always’ is an adverb and part of a very common phrase. We’re sure most of you already know how to use it, but read the sentences below and pay attention to the order in which ‘always’ appears in them. What do you notice?
今週の #WOTW は 'thank’ です. Thank is a word we are all very familiar with, but if you keep on reading, we think you will learn a thing or two. 'Thank' is a verb, as you know, and also part of some phrases.
Did you know that there are more non-native users of English than native speakers? If you count all the people who learn and use English as a second language and as foreign language, then native speakers account for only about 25% of the total! But what is a native speaker?
As we’ve mentioned before, learning vocabulary is one of the most important and hardest aspect of learning English. Ultimately the best way to learn new words is from context and picking up words through extensive reading, but most people need to and want to take a more explicit to learning vocabulary by memorising new words. But, how do you know what words to learn?
One of the biggest struggles any language learner has is learning new words. This particularly true with English which has one of the biggest vocabularies of any language. But, there are probably fewer words to learn than you might think to get to decent level of comprehensive and communicative ability. The problem is, how do you know how many words you know? How big is your vocabulary?