“The Best Revenge Is Living Well”

Today’s “Tid-Bit” Is The Saying
“The Best Revenge Is Living Well”

Living Well Is The Best Revenge - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!

The saying in this image was not created by me… it just serves as a good example for this phrase 😉

This article has been revived, revamped and re-posted from GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! as “Closet Classics” #2, on the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – Blog click the link to find out why.

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“GiveMeSome… Grammar!!!” – No. 1 – Nouns

Nouns in English

The Noun, is a grammatical “Part of Speech” in English grammar.  Nouns are words that represent a:  Person, Place, Thing, Idea, or Animal.

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There are many different classifications of Nouns:

  • Proper & Common Nouns
  • Countable & Uncountable Noun
  • Collective Nouns
  • Concrete & Abstract Nouns

Besides these, there are also:

  • Noun Phrases
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives as Nouns
  • Verbs as Noun

The different classifications of nouns will be covered in future posts.  For now let’s see some examples of nouns as described in their most basic forms.

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“Teaching” vs “Learning”

“Teaching” vs “Learning”

What’s The Difference?

Theodore Roethke once wrote:

“A teacher is One who carries on his education in public.”

Think about your best classes in school.  Were they the ones where you were just being talked to or lectured for the entire time?  I doubt it.  A good teacher doesn’t merely “teach” – a good teacher is one who is activated; is part of the class…  A facilitator – but also…  one of the students.

It is my belief that:  if one stops learning (which is essentially impossible) – then your Life is over.

There is not some magical point where one just “knows it all”…

(well, actually there is, but for most people, it takes thousands of lifetimes to get there, and that’s a different story 😉)

…and then one just “turns around” and teaches it all to everyone else…  And if you think that there is (as far as being a “teacher” is concerned) then I certainly don’t want to be in your class! 😀

There is a point, however – in any person’s development – where one realizes how far he or she has come with the help of those “ahead” of them.

Those who “reached a hand back” to help her – who took the lead, to guide him.  That’s what a teacher does…  at least, that is what they should do…  “Lend A Hand” – “Take The Lead”…  Help, guide, and explain what it is that they have seen that those “behind” them can’t yet see from their vantage point.

There are so many possible ways in which learning can happen.  And if there is not any learning happening from behind the eyes of you – the teacher – then I would bet that there is not much learning going on behind the eyes of your students either.

It is a “Two-Way Street”

Just because “teaching” is happening, that does not mean that “learning” is also happening.

There are many ways to explore the options available to a teacher in every situation in a classroom setting.  And since each classroom and each student is different, there are endless possibilities.

Please Don’t Limit Your Self…  Or Your Students

They are Your Teacher As Well

(this post was started back in 2009…  when I didn’t know anything about teaching…  and updated yesterday…  when I am still learning)


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A Message To All Followers Of This BLog

To All of You Wonderful People…

…Those of you (at the time of this writing) 4,377 people!  (I can hardly believe it!) 😀

It was very recently brought to my attention that a plugin that I was using on The Main Portal of GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – as a way of making sure that vital information was cross-posted to the other related portals – was not really working the way that it was supposed to. 😐

It seemed like a great idea at the time, but I feel that the way it functioned may have made my blogging come across as being a bit “Spammy”…  something of which I certainly do not want to be associated with.

Because of clicking a setting that was not described very well, the plugin in-question duplicated EVERY post on the site.  But not to the main portal…  it duplicated it ON THE SAME SITE!!!

So I quickly erased them, but now it seems that there may be some links that do not go where they are supposed to.


I have just decided that the “Re-Blog” feature, here, is not necessarily “my kinda thing” either.  This is because it seems to be not much better than a “Re-Tweet” on Twitter.

It may be effective in a marketing sense, but I am really more concerned with bringing value to you the reader, then to “carpet bomb” the internet with posts that are nothing more than “click bate”.


…My sincere apologies for the less than exciting “re-posts”.   I will be updated every single one of them to bring much more value to you.  And from here onward, I’m not simply going to rely on the “Re-Blog” button.

If there is something worth sharing, I will take the time to make it also…

Something Worth Reading

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Functional TOEFL Vocabulary #2 – “Campus”

TOEFL Vocabulary

For those of you who help student prepare for the TOEFL iBT Exam, you already know that there really is no such thing as TOEFL Vocabulary.  However, a lot of people seem to be stuck on this idea.  That is why I have created the TOEFL Vocabulary data-base.  Not all of the words in the data-base will be on the exam, but many of them will.  The rest of them can be used as a way to check one’s level.

(A Thorough Explanation Can Be Found Here)

But the ones that will definitely not be a waste of time for students to learn are being systematically turned into short/medium/long blog posts…  whatever is need for that word or group of words.

The Third In The Series Is Below

The Word “Campus”

(Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)

“Campus” – (/KæM-pihs/ – /ˈkæm.pə(ɪ)s/) [concrete & abstract noun]…

“The grounds, buildings, facilities, of a college, university, and/or institue of education.”

“In the Speaking Section of the TOEFL iBT Exam, the test-taker will be required to listen to, read, respond to and report about various campus-type situations…”

From the description and example sentence above, it should not be difficult to comprehend why the word “Campus” is our next “Functional” TOEFL Vocabulary word.

Read The Full Post Here

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(Read the First, and Second TOEFL Vocabulary Post)

“Comma Splices Are Becoming More Common” – Business Insider

“More and more people are communicating with comma splices,” says Bryan A. Garner.  “It could be that comma splices will soon be somehow considered standard.”

A good article about “Bad English”



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“Comma Splices Are Becoming More Common”
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A great Post that every New Teacher Should Read!!!
(And also a great reminded for those of us who are no-so “new”… it would have saved me a few near heart-attacks in the early years.)

The FUTURE of Learning


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I think most teachers, no matter how experienced they are, couldn’t say that every lesson they deliver these days is a perfect lesson. It can never be perfect because, well we as human’s aren’t perfect and those who we teach aren’t perfect either. So for any new teacher, the thought of making a mistake in the classroom in terms of delivering a lesson, can be seen as completely dreadful and the amount of self-destruction that goes down about it is way too much.

So here I want to address few common errors and what I have found it a way around it.

If you are a native speaking teacher and you are teaching students in a foreign land, chances are they are very happy about having you for a start. This will put you at a real advantage. However, if you are a non-native teacher, there…

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