Воскресенье 8 января 2012

The Express Publishing ELT Teacher’s Corner is the new place for teachers, who are interested in combining their own experience with online tips and advice by our Express Publishing authors!
All teachers are invited to go online and navigate through
the ELT Teacher’s Corner friendly interface, in order to read useful articles on the various teaching methods, find free resources and ideas to make their lessons interesting, have access to online tips, share experiences with other teachers, and visit educational and motivational sites suggested by Express Publishing editorial team.
This site has been developed so to bring Express Publishing even closer to all teachers’ needs. It is definitely a site designed by teachers who care, for teachers who dare!

редактор: Natassa Manitsa
Natassa Manitsa holds a BA in Educational Psychology from the University of Athens, Greece and a Diploma in Translation and British Studies from the Institute of Linguists, London, England. She has worked as a teacher, a teacher trainer, a director of studies, an author and translator for more than 15 years. She has travelled extensively, delivering seminars and workshops all over Europe and the Middle East. For the last five years she is the Head of the ELT Consultants Department in Express Publishing and the Chief Editor of the ELT Teacher’s Corner site of Express Publishing — http://www.teachers-corner.co.uk

ключевые слова: grammar rules, Noam Chomsky, true or false, tenses, Samuel Johnson, Grammarway, George Bernard Shaw


Is the sentence at the top of the page grammatically correct? Well, it follows the rules about combining words (adjectives + noun + verb + adverb) in the right way, but does it mean anything? Something cannot be both colourless and green. It’s hard to imagine sleeping furiously (unless you are violently tossing and turning in the bed). Can an idea sleep? The only possible meaningful paraphrase I can think of is something along
the lines of: dull ecological ideas don’t result in action, despite all the angry talk. But taken literally, Chomsky’s famous sentence is lacking in the second part of a definition of grammar, which is that the correctly combined words should form acceptable units of meaning within a language. The form must have a function. So, you can be perfectly grammatical but say nothing meaningful. (And vice versa.)

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