Archive for February 2012

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Heads and tails

by Ken Paterson

The last two units in ‘A Handbook of Spoken Grammar’ (follow the links ‘Titles’ and ‘Language Practice’ on the DELTA website for details), deal with ‘heads’ and ‘tails’, both of which involve the repetition of information outside the normal English clause structure. Heads (also called ‘headers’ by Carter and McCarthy in the ‘Cambridge Grammar of […]

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Wednesday 8 February 2012

From EFL to EAP: A shift in skills

by Louis Rogers

Many people who teach English in summer schools or evening classes around the world will probably spend little time teaching writing skills. The focus tends to be on communication and writing tasks are kept to a minimum. When students are asked to write it will often be for homework or in an exam and little […]

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Wednesday 8 February 2012

Using synonymous language

by Ken Paterson

For better or worse, we often seem to repeat what the person we’re talking to has just said: – The traffic is awful today. – I know. Terrible, isn’t it? When we were researching ‘A Handbook of Spoken Grammar’ (follow the links ‘Titles’ and ‘Language Practice’ on the DELTA website for details), we noticed three […]

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Wednesday 1 February 2012

February’s Delta Download

by Helen Beesley

February's Delta Download is now available! Visit the Downloads area for Part 4 in of our serialisation of Humanising Your Coursebook by Mario Rinvolucri from Delta Publishing's Professional Perspectives series.

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