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The Shades of Vowels

Look at these glasses of wine from a French winery. Obviously they are all reds. Now let me ask you: Which one is really red? There are lots of shades of red, as you...

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ED Is Dead

I’m dying! I’m dying! I’m dead! DyING is a process. The -ing ending indicates something continuous or progressive, that is, something that is in the process of happening (ex. I’m playing, jumping, laughing). So...

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Is There a Language Gene

Genes are responsible for pretty much every aspect of who we are as humans, from the color of our hair and the diseases to which we are susceptible to how well we sleep and...

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ST Means Stop

Joseph Aronesty was waking with his college friend Phil Cantessa through their college campus on a sunny day in 1969 when Phil offhandedly said, “All English words that start with ST have something stopping...

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The Shifty Noun Sound

How many of these words are nouns? Outlaw Rebel Record Suspect How many of these words are verbs? Insult Object Present Permit Well, it depends. What syllable got the stress? If a piece of...

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Grammar Bites

Learning grammar rules is not necessary for learning English. However, we find that many students want grammatical explanations. Why? Because that’s what they are used to. So occasionally, throughout  All English lessons, we’ll outline...

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How to Instantly Learn New Words in English

As I shift through academic and research literature on English as a Second Language I notice that academics and researchers often have a limited perspective on learning new words or new vocabulary. Statements like...

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How Using Your Hands Helps You Speak

One of the reason we use video in the All English program is because communication in English involves more than just knowing what words to say. One important element in communication is gestures. Speech...