Category: Language Tips

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Using Socratic Questions in the ESL/TEFL Classroom

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Studies have shown that passive engagement in a class or activity does not lead to better learning. In some cases it may have the opposite effect. …

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List of Connectives

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In debates, it is important to remain dispassionate and to use logical and factual information. This can and usually does increase the length of your sentences …

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How to Make Debates More Informal

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It often pays off to be formal in your speech, whether at a job interview, business conference or even at a wine bar. There are some …

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Idioms for Debating and How to Use Them

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Being able to mean what you say and say what you mean in a debate can cost you victory. Having short and memorable phrases on hand …

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Common Debating Phrases

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Using the right language at the appropriate time is essential for any debate worth its salt. Use these phrases to help shore up your debating tone …

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30 Ways to Avoid Using the Word ‘Very’

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How to make point as concise and as detailed as possible. A common mistake is to use very with adjectives to stress its importance in the …

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Linking Words

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Linking words are an essential part in debates to expand your sentences and to avoid repeating the subject. Here we have complied a list of common …