awad

Commenting on AWAD

A Word A Day is a simple daily email which anyone can sign up to which sends out a word and definition each day which is useful to help enrich and enlarge vocabulary.

For TEFL teachers it is ideal; with students it is perhaps better suited to advanced learners.

The email is sent out to over 600,000 people daily and consists of

  • the word
  • definition
  • example usage
  • audio clip
  • etymology
  • quotation
  • etc

For example, the word for May 16th, 2014 was:

muzzy (MUHZ-ee)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Mentally confused.
2. Blurred; indistinct.
ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps a blend of muddled + fuzzy. Earliest documented use: 1728.
USAGE:
“She threatens me with weight gain on my upper legs, a muzzy head, and unclear thoughts.”
Life in the Raw; The Statesman (New Delhi, India); Jul 17, 2005.”Mr. Sugimoto presents the buildings in a muzzy soft-focus. They look at once evanescent and veiled, as if they had secrets to hide.”
Holland Cotter; A World Where Life Can Seem to Imitate an Imitation; The New York Times; Feb 17, 2006.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

I want people to talk to one another no matter what their difference of opinion might be.
Studs Terkel, author and broadcaster (1912-2008)

List Commands

To join or leave the list, just send a blank email to wsmith@wordsmith.org with the following in the message subject line (the message itself is left blank):

to do thissubject lineexample
sign upsubscribe Your Namesubscribe Joe Jones
sign offunsubscribeunsubscribe
get faqinfo A.Word.A.Dayinfo A.Word.A.Day
get helphelphelp

Useful Links

A Word A Day Official Site

Related Articles

6 Tips to Make your ESL Classes More Effective

Teaching is undeniably a challenging job, in fact many consider it one of the most difficult careers you could choose. Nevertheless, being a teacher is an enriching experience. Through quality education and effective teaching methodologies,...

read more

ICAL TEFL Resources

The ICAL TEFL site has thousands of pages of free TEFL resources for teachers and students. These include: The TEFL ICAL Grammar Guide. Country Guides for teaching around the world. How to find TEFL jobs. How to teach English. TEFL Lesson Plans....

read more

0 Comments