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TESOL Videos - Historic vs Historical - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
This video covers the difference between 'historic' and 'historical'. These two words often cause confusion for English learners. The word ?historic? refers to something or someone famous and/or important in history, such as historic attractions, historic figures or historic events. The word 'historical', on the other hand, describes history itself, such as historical events or historical evidence. These are simply things that happened in the past and they weren?t necessarily important or famous.
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Not only do most language institutes and schools require tests to measure progress, but tests satisfy several needs for teachers and students alike. A teacher will want to administer a placement test to any new students to make sure that the student finds herself in an appropriate class. Such a test should be progressive, meaning that it begins with very simple material, and then gradually moves on to harder grammatical constructions and more advanced vocabulary. Teachers need to be sure that they test all four skills. A progress test may help the teacher see what students have retained as well as encouraging the students to retain information. Progress tests could take any form, including interviews, group projects, or written or multiple choice examinations. In addition, many teachers give diagnostic tests before a lesson, which show aptitude for the upcoming material. External examinations are created for different purposes, but usually focus on business, academics, or general English skills. Some common tests include the TOEIC, the TOEFL, and the Cambridge tests. These are administered and scored outside of the individual institution or school, so students often want to prepare for these examinations by taking practice tests. It is important that these test mimic the structure and atmosphere of the actual test-taking experience. For instance, since the TOEIC has 100 listening and 100 reading questions, in addition to a speaking and writing component, the student will want to take a long examination with a similar number of questions on similar business-related content.