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I am a scrabble game freak and I make no pretence about. In point of fact the game is about the only one I enjoy playing without getting tired of it. When I was younger I used to play with a couple of my friends sometimes far into the middle of the night. That was when I had friends and acquaintances living in the same city with me. Honestly we used to make a great game out of it. The competition was really fierce and we really enjoyed it. That was when the quality and quantity of my vocabulary started going up on the ascendancy until it has improved to the present level. However we have all s
English wasn't his first language. I was once coaching a young man of Chinese origin in public speaking, *Sam, who was extremely fearful of speaking before groups. Apart from the universal fears of 'being nervous', 'making a fool of himself', 'not being interesting' and 'being judged by others', his overriding fear was that of feeling humiliated in front of his peers because English wasn't his first language.
If you're an English Language Learner you already know how difficult learning the English language may be, so welcome to part three of six in this series. Speaking from experience, it's in our best interest to improve our communication skills when it comes to writing and speaking, so therefore the focus of this six-part series is centered on the parts of speech.
Many of us find public speaking stressful and terrifying. When we bring to mind an occasion where we are expected to face a crowd, the tension grows especially when it hits close to the big day. However, what you dread about public speaking can be channeled into energy and motivation to prepare well and practice enough.
The ability to communicate is the primary factor that distinguishes human beings from animals. And it is the ability to communicate well that distinguishes one individual from another.
Confusables Words that sound alike or nearly alike but have different meanings often cause writers and speakers trouble. Here are a few of the most common pairs with correct definitions and examples: