English Vocabulary, Grammar

Envy vs Jealous

I was asked to clarify this a week or two ago, so I thought I’d make a video.

 

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Word of the week: fanatic

From Oxford Dictionaries:

A person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause:

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Idiom: Necessity, mother of invention

Necessity is the mother of invention

This idiom* is used to express the idea that a creative solution was reached because there were no alternatives. This is usually used in situations where there was a desperate need for a solution and there were none to be found, so people had to get creative.

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English Vocabulary

English vocab: invade/evade

The words ‘invade’ and ‘evade’ can be confusing for some students. Today, we will look at their definitions. 

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My #1 English vocabulary rule

As students move up the years in high school, they are expected to use more and more complex vocabulary, but this leads to a pet peeve of mine: inappropriate/incorrect vocabulary. 

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