Why English Can Be Challenging for Non-Native Speakers

Posted by claudio on September 16, 2010 in English Language |

Below are sentences that contain words with double meanings. A native speaker knows how to properly stress the syllables in these words to convey their intended meaning, but non-native speakers often struggle when confronted with sentences like these: The bandage was wound around the wound. The farm was used to produce produce. The dump was […]


A Poem Full of Contradictions

Posted by claudio on July 2, 2010 in English Language |

A poem full of contradictions — perfect to teach your more advanced students: “One bright day in the middle of the night Two dead boys got up to fight. Back to back, they faced each other, Drew their swords and shot each other. A deaf policeman heard the noise Came and shot the two dead […]


American vs. English Language

Posted by claudio on April 19, 2010 in English Language |

“America and England are two countries divided by a common language.” George Bernard Shaw Below are some of the most common words that are different between British English and American English:


Christmas Senses

Posted by claudio on December 24, 2009 in English Language |

Experience Christmas through all five senses with this poem by Pastor Wayne VanHorn: Christmas Senses I look around at Christmas to see such terrific sights, Homes and buildings decorated with beautiful Christmas lights. Bright lights, colored lights, lights all white and clear, Enter my heart through my eyes to say ‘Christmas is near.’ I smell […]

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