‘A Phrase A Week’ is a free service – an e-mail explanation of the origin of a commonly-used English phrase each week.
The origins of phrases are continuously researched and published in an idioms and phrases section.
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Punctuation is used to create sense, clarity and stress in sentences.
You use punctuation marks to structure and organise your writing.
The most common of these are:
- . the period (or full stop in British English)
- , the comma,
- ! the exclamation mark
- ? the question mark
- : the colon
- ; and semi-colon
- “ the quote
- ‘ the apostrophe
- – the hyphen and dash
- ( parentheses and brackets.
Capital letters are also used to help us organise meaning and to structure the sense of our writing.
Check here for more info: http://www.english4today.com/englishgrammar/punctuation/index.cfm
The Business of English is a video presentation broadcast regularly on Australia Network and available there online.
This 15-part series for intermediate to advanced English language learners looks at the language used in everyday business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations.
Every week Australia Network will post a new episode online so you can watch and listen in your own time.
Select the episode that interests you, where you will find video and audio versions plus a full transcript, a quiz and useful tips.
Australia Network is offering video podcasts (or vodcasts) of their popular English Bites program on a free trial basis.
If you subscribe you will automatically receive their next available program.
Otherwise you can download and save the program to play later.
The latest videos are available here, for earlier programs and further information go to the vodcast page >>