Word Reductions

Download Quiz English speakers often shorten sounds and/or words in their speech. This is called REDUCTION. The words that are generally reduced are function words that don’t carry much meaning, such as pronouns (he, she, his, her, them), articles (a, an, the) and prepositions (in, to). Listen to the audio below as you read the sentences. … Read More

Preparing Your Final Draft

Download File   Preparing Your Final Draft Due date: ________________________ In preparing your final draft for your essay, you will edit, revise, and rewrite. The first, look at the organization and content of your essay. Make sure your essay has a hook, a thesis statement (topic, controlling idea, three points of development), three body paragraphs with… Read More

My Experience

By Richard Carrigan Many years ago in Japan, when I was studying the language, I remember thinking to myself that no one could really speak this language at home. Certainly they must speak English when they relax. After all, for me English was my mother tongue and came easily, but this Japanese was hard. So… Read More

Creative Thinking Exercise A

  Exercise A Discovery of Machu Picchu Download:  Creative Thinking Exercise A Directions: Read the excerpt from “Machu Picchu’s anniversary, cause for celebration and caution.” Then answer the questions. (www.northeastern.edu/news/2011/07/machu_picchu/) “Why was the discovery of Machu Picchu in 1911 a significant moment in history? It was the first opportunity that our world had to learn about… Read More