Category Archives: Writing

Top Ten Types of Plagiarism (Infographic)

Top Ten Types of Plagiarism (Infographic)

Top Ten Types of Plagiarism (Infographic)

  • Having problems with plagiarism?
  • Are you a teacher whose students seem to be more gifted at copying and pasting online texts than actually thinking  for themselves?
  • Do you feel suspicious when you read your students’ homework and it appears that they have gained native speaker-level writing skills overnight?
  • Are you concerned that your students think you are a fool who won’t be able to spot their blatant cheating?
  • Do you need to learn about or brush up on the most common types of plagiarism?

This really helpful infographic from elearninginfographics via blog.plagiarismsearch.com is here to help! Discover the top ten types of plagiarism, including the classic ‘Mashup’ – where a student brings together words from a variety of sources, and passes this hybrid off as their own work – without the relevant citation.

Top Ten Types of Plagiarism Infographic
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Back to School - FREE Trace the English Alphabet Printable!

Back to School – FREE Trace the English Alphabet Printable!

Back to School – FREE Trace the English Alphabet Printable!

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/trace-the-letters-of-the-english-alphabet-pt.pdf

Back to School - FREE Trace the English Alphabet Printable!

Image: rawpixel

Purland's Word of the Day! Haughty

Purland’s Word of the Day! Haughty

Purland’s Word of the Day! Haughty

Increase your word power with Purland’s Word of the Day!

Are you haughty? Do you know anybody who is haughty? Let’s hope not!

A haughty person is somebody who is proud and arrogant and acts in a disdainful and stuck-up manner. You get the feeling that they think they’re much better than you – and everybody else, for that matter.

If you are haughty you believe you are superior, but in reality you are just too big for your boots – you have too high an opinion of yourself and could be described as vain or even an egomaniac!

If you know anybody who is haughty – or if you are haughty – please tell us about it in the comments below!


‘Terry’s boss is so haughty. She storms around the office all day barking orders at people. It’s really not on!’


adverb: haughtily

abstract noun: haughtiness

opposite adjectives: humble, unassuming

sounds like: naughty (in British English), body (in American English)

tone: formal / literary English

stress: first syllable

origin: 16th century French


Images:  freestocks.org

Do YOU know the days of the week in English?

Do YOU know the days of the week in English?

There are 7 days of the week in English:

Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday   |   Saturday   Sunday

Monday is the first day of the week. Monday to Friday is the typical working week. Saturday and Sunday together are known as the weekend.

Find out more here:

https://purlandtraining.com/free-lessons/elementary-english-course/unit-1-0-learning-english/lesson-1-2-days-months-and-seasons/

A bird’s eye view of the seaside! (Writing Activity)

A seagull’s eye view of the seaside

This cheerful seagull is having a lovely time beside the seaside! What do you like to do when you are on holiday?

Write ten sentences to describe your favourite holiday activities, then post them in the comments!

Teaching Business English #3: The writer’s toolbox

Teaching Business English #3: The writer’s toolbox

Teaching Business English #3: The writer’s toolbox


— Read on www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/2018/05/22/writers-toolbox/

Pat the Panda’s Writing Challenge 1

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Hi everybody! Happy Sunday! 🙂

It’s me – Pat the Panda.

I’m just hanging out today. What are you up to?

Today’s writing challenge goes like this:

Do you like pandas? I hope you do! * blushes *

Write 10 words about pandas in the comments box below –

The funnier the better!

See you later!