43 articles avec vocabulary

Ms.

Ms.

Culture

Vocabulary

When teaching 'writing emails', I always have to explain Ms to my students. They know Mr , Mrs and Miss , but in general it's the first time...

French origin of some English words

French origin of some English words

Vocabulary

English has borrowed a lot of words from French, but some words come from whole French phrases. Even if you speak French, you may have never...

Nobody, somebody, everybody...

Nobody, somebody, everybody...

Vocabulary

Some common words that students find difficult to use correctly: Nowhere : nulle part Somewhere : quelque part Everywhere : partout Nobody :...

outnumber / outweigh / outvote

outnumber / outweigh / outvote

Vocabulary

A couple of interesting verbs... the ones that begin with out... to outnumber = être plus nombreux que The women outnumbered the man. Les femmes...

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Vocabulary

That's really good! The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary is online. This is my favourite dictionary. It's a monolingual dictionary, so all...

compound nouns, etc.

compound nouns, etc.

Vocabulary

What are compound nouns? Examples are: kitchen door, bus driver, business meeting...Compound nouns are two nouns together that create a new noun....

"appel d'offre"

"appel d'offre"

Vocabulary

I am often asked to translate the French expression: "appel d'offre". In the beginning I didn't have a clue, but after a couple of times I decided...

pending...

pending...

Vocabulary

'Pending' is an interesting word. It is probably a good idea to have a look at the etymology first. 'Pending' stems from the French 'pendant'...

Basic Adjectives (French - English)

Basic Adjectives (French - English)

Vocabulary

Here is a very useful table of opposite adjectives (eg. big - small), with their French translation. This is especially helpful for beginners....

Basic verbs!

Basic verbs!

Vocabulary

Below you will find a list of the basic verbs any learner of English should know! to ask = demander to be = être to believe = croire to buy =...

English more 'precise' than French! ;)

English more 'precise' than French!  ;)

Vocabulary

Lots of French people say that French is more precise than English.... Needless to say I don't agree! ;) So, just for fun, let's have a look...

gradable / non-gradable adjectives

gradable / non-gradable adjectives

Vocabulary

This is a subject I had managed to avoid teaching until last week, when I was 'forced' to have a closer look at it. I really don't think that...

Furniture vocabulary

Furniture vocabulary

Vocabulary

First of all "Happy New Year" to all of you! I will start the year with a vocabulary list. I know, I know, not very exciting. But in fact lots...

odd

odd

Vocabulary

I have always liked the word "odd". Difficult to say why... One of the reasons is the spelling: a vowel + 2 consonants; but as a student pointed...

French words in the English language

French words in the English language

Vocabulary

There are a lot of French words in the English language. Some of them have been imported a long time ago, some more recently. Most of them have...

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