Monthly Archives: October 2011


Verb Form Charts 1

Below is an excellent article by  (pictured right) from the esl.about.com website (a great resource for English learners!) which will help you get a clearer picture of English Tenses:

Verb form charts can help give you a comparison of different tenses.
Here are a number of resources that will help you improve your understanding of how verbs are used in a different tenses:

  • Verb Formation Chart – Quick explanation of each tense, followed by examples and links to more detailed information.
  • Visual Guide to Tenses – Each tense is shown visually on a timeline to indicate when to use the tense
  • Tense in English – Simple explanations of each tense, with examples – perfect for beginners
  • Verb Types – Discussion of how verbs can be used in various patterns including the infinitive and gerund
  • One Page Verb Overview – One page chart that shows all the tenses of English on a timeline

How to Conjugate Verbs made simple! 1

Kenneth Beare

This is an excellent article by  (picture right), from the esl.about.com website, making Verb Conjugating really simple:

Deciding on the right conjugation can be confusing. This guide on how to conjugate verbs provides a clear six step process to help. Here’s a quick overview of the process with helpful articles for each step of the way:

Put all the steps together with the how to conjugate verbs worksheet, and you’ll find conjugating much easier.


Glossary(ies): Your keys to specialised vocabulary 1

A glossary, or rather glossaries are your keys to specialised vocabulary. Merriam-Webster excellent English dictionary define a glossary as: a dictionary of the special terms in a particular field or job.

Proz.com is a great source for glossaries.

Here is a French-English Business Glossary with words from the finance, commerce, administration, marketing fields, etc.

Here are a French-English “Anglais des Affaires” and English-French “Business English” Glossaries

Here is an extensive list of Glossaries by subject

Here a list of French-English Dictionaries and Glossaries for Computing and Information Technologies

Remember that to find specialised vocabulary you just need to search for:

Happy learning!


Do you Twitt ENGLiSH? 1

 

How can ENGLiSH Learners/Teachers make the most of Twitter?

Simple: 140 characters at a time…

It’s one small step for me/you...but a giant leap for mankind!

Read the article about the benefits of Twitting in ENGLiSH here:

 Follow:

  • #EFL
  • #TESOL
  • #ELT

Follow me HERE: @PierreGESLiN


“Follow your heart”…

Steve JobsI have always said “It’s not because They are a majority to be wrong that They are right”…
I became an Apple Consultant early 1992, in Byron Bay, Australia.
Think different!“…
Think for yourself.

Your Self.

Thank you Steve.
Pierre

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

— Steve Jobs, at a Stanford University commencement ceremony in 2005.


Scan Pierre GESLiN’s QR Code 1

Pierre GESLIN's QR Code

From Wikipedia:
A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric, or Kanji symbols).[1]

Created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process,[2] the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. It was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.[3]

The technology has seen frequent use in Japan; the United Kingdom is the seventh-largest national consumer of QR codes.[4

Scan Pierre GESLiN’s QR code  (this image on the right) with your smart phone equiped with a QR Reader Application (any smartphone) to get Pierre GESLIN’s contact details.

Generate YOUR OWN code with a QR Code generator (such as this one for iPhone).

Have fun!
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