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Самый лучший курс по английскому. "С кем ты там переписываешься и ржешь все время?"
course  english 
12 hours ago by yurapekov
How many words in the english language ? How many do i need to know?
"but it has been said that a vocabulary of just 3000 words provides coverage for around 95% of common texts (such as news items, blogs, etc.). Liu Na and Nation (1985) have shown that this is the rough amount of words necessary before we can efficiently learn from context with unsimplified text."
language  English  strings 
19 hours ago by jcretan
Routledge Companion on Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use | Media Education Lab
Chapter 20 - Approaches to Active Reading and Visual Literacy in the High School Classroom

John S. O’Connor and Dan Lawler
Media  education  COPYRIGHT  english  visual  literacy 
yesterday by oripsolob
Learn Spoken English with Comics - Magoosh TOEFL Blog
Spoken English can be a little tricky. It’s a lot more “messy” than the carefully written, rule-oriented academic reading material you might normally see. English speech really is quite informal—the regular speech of everyday people is full of idioms and colloquialisms you might not hear in any other form of English. Obviously, the very best …
Comics  English 
yesterday by thx1138
Linkers and connectors
In spite of / despite [a pesar de]
On one hand / on the other hand [por un lado... por el otro lado]
Due to [debido a]
Therefore [por lo tanto, por eso, luego]
Nevertheless [sin embargo]
As well as [además de]
For instance [por ejemplo]
Whereas [mientras que]
So [así que, por lo que]
english  linkers  connectors 
2 days ago by iteruel
Discernible or discernable? Is discernable even a word?
«Like “legible” and “divisible,” it ends in “-ible” rather than “-able” (the spelling generally depends on how the original Latin verb was conjugated). In the past year we used “discernible” in articles 92 times and “discernable” 15 times, for an error rate of about 14 percent.»
spelling  words  etymology  latin  french  english  language 
3 days ago by brennen
The 'Harvard Sentences' Secretly Shaped The Development Of Audio Tech
During World War II, the boiler room under Harvard's Memorial Hall was turned into a secretive wartime research lab. Here, volunteers were subjected to hours of noise as scientists tested military communications systems. Out of this came the Harvard sentences, a set of standardised phrases still widely used to test everything from mobile phones to VoIP.
telephony  radio  English  language  history  audio 
4 days ago by ahall
Rican7/define: A command-line dictionary (thesaurus) app, with access to multiple sources, written in Go.
GitHub is where people build software. More than 27 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 80 million projects.
cli  dictionary  english 
4 days ago by oppara

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