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ESL Word of the Day – Enhance

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 11:01 AM
posted by Jo

Enhance

To improve something; To make greater, as in value, beauty, or effectiveness.

Example Usage:  The candlelight enhanced her beauty; Rarity enhances the value of old coins.

Did you know...? The word 'enhance' was the Oxford Dictionary's 190th most-viewed word last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Research

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 01:01 PM
posted by Jo

Research

Serious study of a subject, in order to discover new facts or test new ideas.

Example usage: I am going research for my school project.

Did you know...? The word 'research' was the Oxford Dictionary's 57th most-viewed word last year.

English Lesson – Climate Change Impacts India's Tea-Growing Region

Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 10:01 PM
posted by English with Jo

Climate Change Impacts India's Tea-Growing Region

Here is today’s English lesson. It is a news story about the impact of climate change on tea production in India. The answers to the exercises will be uploaded to my blog tomorrow.

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ESL Word of the Day – Respect

Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 09:01 AM
posted by Jo

Respect

When you admire someone, especially because of their personal qualities, knowledge, or skills.

When you regard something or someone as important and are careful not to harm them or treat them rudely.

Example Usage:  I have the greatest respect for my teacher; The boys showed a complete lack of respect for authority.

Did you know...?  The word 'respect' was the Oxford Dictionary's 97th most-viewed word last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Diversity

Friday, January 7, 2011 @ 02:01 PM
posted by Jo

Diversity

The fact of including many different types of people or things.

Example Usage: The curriculum will take account of the ethnic diversity of the population.

Did you know...? The word 'diversity' was the Oxford Dictionary's 37th most-viewed word last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Community

Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 12:01 PM
posted by Jo

Community

A group of people who live in the same area; a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race etc.

Example Usage: The new arts centre will serve the whole community; The Professor was considered an expert amongst the scientific community.

Did you know...?  The word 'community' was the Oxford Dictionary's 97th most-viewed word last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Freedom

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 @ 08:01 AM
posted by Jo

Freedom

The power or right to act , speak, or think as one wants; the state of not being subject to imprisonment or enslavement.

Example Usage: We do have some freedom of choice;  The slave fought his way to freedom.

Did you know…? ‘Freedom’ was the Oxford Dictionary’s 145th most-viewed word last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Communication

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 @ 09:01 AM
posted by Jo

Communication

The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.

Example Usage: In order to be a good teacher, I must develop good communication skills.

 Did you know... ? Communication was Oxford Dictionary's 14th most-viewed word last year.

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