Importance of English Composition

English Composition is a essential subject for all college majors because it develops analytical thinking by students tempting to think beyond the obvious and use critically to explore other possibilities. The views expressed are articulated and expressed in the format of composition. One of the methods used to develop these skills is reflected by the reading of short stories.

English composition is not different from when you were in elementary school and learned to read stories and break them down into sections to understand the story as a whole. The same basic elements of the story plot, theme, characters, setting, and the views are used to help students develop their critical thinking and writing skills.

The plot is the basis of history. One aspect of the plot is argument. The argument is used to continue stress for the reader remains involved. English composition students learn to recognize different forms of argument and write how the argument is used - between a character and nature, character and society, between the characters, or a character.
English Composition
The people who involved in the story are the characters and are supposed the most important as the story revolves around the character. Personality characterizes the character, and a composition student of good English would be able to classify four ways in which a character is developed: the appearance, action, dialogue and monologue, and write compositions of descriptive how each feature was shown. Infer the trait of a character is an important part of reading.

In most stories, setting is an integral part of the effectiveness of the story. Therefore, students in English composition must be able to recognize the types of parameters are used and what connection they have plots and characters. The four dimensions of context are location, weather, time, and time of day. Identification of specific parameters and understanding of their roles in history requires a thorough analysis and survey, as many writers intended to make the establishment of a viable character.

All stories are written from an exact point of view. The point of view has important impact on learning the characters and event of history and English Composition helps students to recognize it. The four points of view are first person, omniscient, limited omniscient and objective point of view. The first person is told through the eyes of a character. Is an omniscient narrator as GOD? Limited omniscient is said in the third person. Objective point of view focuses on what is instantly noticeable and easy to hear.

The last element of a story is the theme. This ingredient requires thinking more critically than any other story element, because the theme is the deep sense of history, and explores the general truths about human nature. Themes can be explicit, clear and open in history, or implicit, which means implied or inferred. Some stories may have multidimensional issues. Analytical skills necessary to explore and make conclusions theme, and good writing skills are required to articulate in writing.

English Composition is an excellent way to develop critical thinking, strengthening articulation and expressive communication, and improving writing skills. In reading the various forms of literature and understanding of the history of the role playing elements, students learn to effectively analyze and compelling works written to express their views in the format of composition. Students enrolled in online will also have to participate in this course, they should be sure to make the best of the class interact with the teacher and classmates.
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Immerse Yourself in English by Studying English on Vacation in Canada!

There’s no doubt that the best way to learn a language is by immersing in it. It’s the same with English: to become truly fluent, you have to live in an English-speaking country and surround yourself in English - breathe and live English! But sometimes it’s difficult to find a great course that offers good value for money. This is why Learn English Online is partnering with Story & Birch to bring you a special offer on a fantastic English course in Canada.

Story & Birch English Language Vacations Ltd. is a family-run provider of intensive, all-inclusive English language vacations in Nova Scotia, Canada. You’ll be staying right next to the beautiful LaHave River and minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Our historic 215-year-old guest house / training facility has a lot to offer you!

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Located 15 minutes from historic Lunenburg, and an hour's drive from Nova Scotia's capital city, Halifax, we’re a perfect holiday destination for English language learners. Beaches, hills, lakes and the sea are all within easy reach of our guest house. We also have a small private beach right outside our front door!


Robert Ylkos and Christy Morgan are both professional English trainers, with many years’ experience living and working in Europe. Each guest is offered private English classes every day and also participates in group training (for example, vocabulary introduction / review before an activity). The amount of class time each day depends on how many guests we have at that time. English training is based around your individual needs. At the end of your stay, you’ll receive a detailed feedback report with your English level, English strengths and language development areas.

In addition to daily English classes, we also offer exciting vacation activities to our guests. Depending on the season, you can enjoy sightseeing tours of Halifax, Lunenburg and other historic towns, visit wineries, go to a concert, explore specialty manufacturers and museums, go for a snowshoe walk, visit markets, go hiking, relax on the many beaches near our guest house and much, much more!


Couples, business people, individual learners and groups of friends / family are all very welcome. We have 3 guest bedrooms, all of which are available on a private or shared basis (maximum two individuals per room).

Our all-inclusive packages (including English training, class materials, accommodation, all meals, vacation activities, airport pick-up / drop-off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport and government tax) start at $695 per person per week. An additional 10% discount is offered for stays of 3 weeks or more!

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IELTS Reading

For "True/False/Not Given" and "Yes/No/Not Given" questions there are certain words that may change the meaning of a statement so you need to look out for these.

Can, may, must, could, would be, should be
All, both, not many, few, plenty, several, some, a large number, in some cases, in general
More than, less than, slightly more, relatively high, the same, the lowest
About, approximately, marginally, considerably, partially, dramatically, completely, highly, vastly, fully, evenly, clearly
Before, since, already, immediately, always
Prefer to, as well as, more than one way, more likely, are common
Possible, planned to, certain, little doubt, largely ignored, more important, only, tends to, limited, biased
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IELTS Reading

When you have questions which ask you to identify which paragraph in the reading passage contains the information in a statement, many statements begin like this

An example of…
A list of…
Ongoing research…
A brief summary of…
Reasons why…
A description of…
Details of…
The number of…
A reference to…
An explanation of…
The importance of…
A belief that…
Various methods of…
The possible effects of…
The limitations of…
Predictions/Speculations regarding/concerning….
A suggestion for…
The possible application of…
A comparison of the ways…
The general aim…
The way in which…
Insights into…
The ease with which…
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App Review - Learn English Reading Obama

Are you looking for an app to learn English on your iPod Touch or iPhone? Sometimes, it’s difficult to decide what app to choose and download as you don’t want to be wasting your time or money!

We are reviewing an app today called Learn English Reading Obama designed by Karaoke4English. The idea is simple but powerful at the same time and English students can get a great benefit from this app. You are presented with the Obama Inaugural speech that you can read and listen to at the same time. The app highlights the text that it’s currently read which help a lot to follow and understand the speech.

Text Read

The full learning experience is based on this clever idea; you can tap on a word to see the translation to your native language, save the word to practice it later with the flashcard exercises and pause and resume the playback at anytime.

Flashcards exercises are very carefully designed and use the approach of repetition in order to memorise new words. Once you have got right the meaning of a word 3 times, you have learned this word and it’s added to your “knowledge”. You can see a screenshot of the flashcard exercise below:


The more words you learn, the more words you add to your knowledge base. You can check your knowledge at any time by going to “Knowledge” mode while playing Obama’s speech. As you can see, so far I have only learned the meaning of “collective” so I need to keep practicing in order to expand my vocabulary!


To sum up, Learn English Reading Obama is an amazing app to get your level of English to the next level as you can improve your vocabulary, grammar and listening skills. And because you can do it on your iPod or iPhone, you can potentially learn English anywhere and at your own pace.

Download this app from iTunes for just 2.99$.
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VocaTube - English Vocabulary about the Kitchen

VocaTube - English Vocabulary about the Kitchen

Do you know the meaning of frying pan, mixer or cook? Not really too sure? Don’t worry, this new post on the VocaTube series comes to the rescue.

In this post, we present several videos with which you’ll learn vocabulary about the kitchen. Moreover, videos are sorted according to the levels of difficulty (from the elementary to the intermediate level) so you’ll be able to jump and watch only the ones you’re interested in.

Remember that vocabulary can only be improved with practice and listening through repetition. It’s difficult for everyone to understand from the beginning but you’ll notice that the more hours you listen, the better your understanding.

Good introductory video to learn how to name different things in the kitchen – elementary English

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Great video with questions to introduce the things in the kitchen to your children – elementary English

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Good subtitled video with vocabulary related to the kitchen (part 1) – elementary English

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Good subtitled video with vocabulary related to the kitchen (part 2) – elementary English

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Another video with English vocabulary related to the kitchen – elementary English

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Part 1 from a video that shows you a real kitchen – intermediate English

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Part 2 from a video that shows you a real kitchen – intermediate English

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Part 3 from a video that shows you a real kitchen – intermediate English

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JenniferESL explains idioms and sayings about the kitchen – advanced English

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