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Phonetic and Pictorial Alphabets

Body Language


Cloze Activities


What if ..? Questions

Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom


Creative Writing

Collaborative Tools

Communication Skills

Crossword Puzzle Builders



Brain Pop
You’ll see how dialogue appears in different types of writing, from novels to comic books to scripts for TV shows and movies. You’ll also learn a few of the rules that apply when you put dialogue into a piece of prose. Finally, You’ll discover how to make your dialogue sound realistic, so that your characters seem more lifelike! Just don’t forget the quotation marks!

Dictionaries, lexicons and Vocabulary

English Grammar




English as a second language

Figures of Speech and Literary Terminology

General Activities and Games



communicating and learning online


- how paraphrases are different from direct quotes
- why you might need to paraphrase a text
- steps to writing a good paraphrase,
- how to avoid plagiarism
- characteristics of an effective paraphrase


Political Literacy and News Media Literacy





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