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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Vocabulary

How Accents and Language Change

By |April 27th, 2015|

Language changes whether we like it or not. I was forced to pronounce WHEN, WHICH and WHERE with air after the W, even though nobody I knew did it. But that was considered correct when I was young. And, as we know, what is […]

Employers and newcomers view the importance of language and communications skills very differently

By |March 18th, 2015|

According to recent research, employers and newcomers value language and communication skills completely differently. Whereas 95% of employers consider these skills to be very important, only 27% of newcomers do. This is a huge difference which points to a major disconnect between newcomers and […]

Use Less Word Fillers… um, uh, mm…

By |March 10th, 2015|

Word fillers are meaningless words and sounds we add into our speech, usually when we are thinking or hesitating. These range from sounds such as um and uh to short phrases such as you know and sort of.  While it is practically impossible for […]

English spelling – Why is it so crazy?

By |December 17th, 2014|

English spelling is so crazy and I am constantly apologizing to my students for this.  While there are reasons for why it turned out like this. there are ongoing attempts to standardize the spelling, none of which have worked to date.

It seems now […]

How to Be Concise – Choose More Specific Words

By |December 17th, 2014|

In Canadian written English, it is important to learn how to be concise. This is a quality of well-written, refined writing and speaking, although it is not as important in casual speech. Being concise involves using specific vocabulary which more clearly states what it […]

Latin Phrases used in English

By |December 11th, 2014|

The following post contains a list of Latin phrases that we use in English. While some are less common, several really are part of everyday usage, such as carpe diem, in absentia, persona non grata and post mortem. English uses terms from many languages, […]