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Podcasts to help English learners practise listening. Do your students want more listening practice?

Podcasts to help English learners practise listening

Aoife McLoughlin, blogger with ELT-Connect.com and latest winner of the British Council's Teaching English blog award, recommends five podcasts to get them started. BBC World Service - BBC Trending - Downloads. How to Write a Speech - step by step help. - step-by-step speech writing help Learning how to write a speech needn't be a nail biting experience!

How to Write a Speech - step by step help

100Save Unsure? Don't be. Notting Hill (1/10) Movie CLIP - Can I Have Your Autograph? (1999) HD. TEDTalks (audio) 250 Quality Conversation Starters: The Only List You'll Need. Here are some great questions for starting a conversation.

250 Quality Conversation Starters: The Only List You'll Need

There are a lot of random conversation starters to get you started and then conversation questions listed by topic. You can start with the random questions or find a topic that interests you. There’s no right place to start, just scroll down to wherever you want and get started! There are tons of ways to use these questions. I find that the most rewarding way is for everyone to pull up this list of conversation starters on a phone or tablet, and then take turns letting everyone choose a question to ask the group. The title would have you believe that there are 250 questions, but there are actually more. 3122 pronunciations of 'courage' in English. ESL discussion material based on TED talks. BusyTeacher.org. UN Women - Find your inner womens right activist.

Unity Dow Unity Dow was the first female High Court judge in Botswana.

UN Women - Find your inner womens right activist

She was a plaintiff in a historic case that allowed children of Botswanan women and foreign men to be considered Botswanan. Unity was also one of three judges who decided on the internationally known Kgalandi court decision, concerning the rights of the San people of Botswana to return to their ancestral lands. Vandana Shiva Vandana Shiva is an Indian environmental activist and author. Wangari Muta Maathai Wangari Muta Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt Movement, an indigenous grass-roots organization that focuses on planting trees to replenish the environment and improve the quality of life for women.

Shirin Ebadi Shirin Ebadi is a former judge and human rights activist, and is also the founder of the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran, which focuses on the rights of women, children and refugees. Tawakkol Karman Tawakkol Karman is a journalist, politician and human rights activist. Podcasts. 15 phrases for speaking polite English. Businesss English Course You already know to say “Please”, “Thank you,” and “Excuse me” – but here are 15 more ways to make your English sound more polite!

15 phrases for speaking polite English

Don’t say: I want a hamburger. Say: I’d like a hamburger. Or: I’ll have a hamburger, please. “I want” sounds like a demand, as if you are commanding the other person to fulfill your desires. Don’t say: Send me the report. Say: Could you send me the report? 7 Things NOT to Do When Speaking English. I’ve spent the last few years traveling and living abroad, and during that time I’ve talked to a lot of people who spoke English as a foreign language.

7 Things NOT to Do When Speaking English

After talking to thousands of foreigners in English I’ve noticed several things that they do that hurt their progress as a language learner. Here are the top 7: FREE RealLife English E-book: 101 Words You’ll Never Learn at School 1. Learn English With Movies Using This Movie Technique. YO-kuunteluita netissä. How to Record Streaming Audio, System Sound, or What You Hear Using Audacity - Free Software.

Useful%20Phrases%20for%20Debating. Debating%20phrasas. Expressions for debate. Free Teleprompter Online - Autocue QTV. Free online teleprompter. EFL/ESL speaking lessons - Expressions for Shopping. WaveSurfer. Controversial statements: do you agree or disagree? What we believe, and why do we believe that?

Controversial statements: do you agree or disagree?

This lesson confronts advanced speakers and high school students with controversial statements which they must consider and agree or disagree. Objectives: Students will be active throughout the entire lesson.Students will lead discussion and debate.All students will present a personal opinion to the rest of the class.Students will be able to clearly state and define their personal opinions on controversial topics.Students will work in teams to establish a clear, defined presentation. Time: One 50-minute class period. Material requirements: blackboard; the list of controversial statements below.

Part 1 Begin by writing a statement written on the board. Continue along this same vein. ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Free online voice recorder - SpeakPipe. Microphone access error You have denied access to your microphone. Allow access to your microphone Click "Share Selected Device" in the Firefox permission dialog. It's usually located in the left upper side of the window (See an example). We respect your privacy. Click "Allow" in the Chrome permission bar. Trello - Outil collaboratif.

A few discussion activities for English language students. What discussion activities work in class?

A few discussion activities for English language students

Tekhnologic, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for a post on setting discussion goals, shares a few ideas. A discussion can bring out your students’ interests and motivate them; it’s a chance for them to talk about the things they really care about. Giving and justifying opinions in English can also bring students a sense of accomplishment, as they are using the language to express complex ideas.

Discussion activities encourage critical thinking, and are therefore excellent preparation for speaking tests, such as IELTS or TOEFL, which partly examine the ability to express and justify opinions in English. Perhaps most importantly, discussion activities can be great fun for students. Preparing for discussion classes The first thing you need to be aware of is the language ability of your students and how much they know about the topic under discussion. Be careful with topics that may lead to embarrassment or offense. Appear.in – one click video conversations.

Video Based ENGLISH LISTENING COMPREHENSION for ESL Students - Page 1. S 100 YEARS...100 MOVIE QUOTES. AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes is a list of the 100 top film quotes of all time.

s 100 YEARS...100 MOVIE QUOTES

A jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists, critics and historians. Selection criteria included choosing quotes from American films which circulate through popular culture, become part of the national lexicon and evoke the memory of a treasured film, thus ensuring and enlivening its historical legacy. The television special AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes originally aired on CBS on June 21, 2005. AFI distributed a ballot with 400 nominated movie quotes to a jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians.

Due to the extensive number of memorable movie lines in American film, jurors could also write in votes for up to five quotes that may not already appear on the ballot. Free Pictionary Words - Play Pictionary. Bridge of Spies : Learn English Through Movies. How to Become a More Confident English Speaker (AJ #9) Hello.

How to Become a More Confident English Speaker (AJ #9)

This is Jack from ToFluency.com and welcome to Episode 9 of Ask Jack, the free series where I answer your questions about learning English and the English language. Now, normally I answer 3 questions in an episode but today I’m just going to answer one and here is the question. Dhansri from India asks, “I’m scared when I speak English. BBC World Service - The Documentary, The Polonium Trail. Online voice recorder. Creating Narrated Slideshows with Google Tools. This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Mike Petty. Last fall our high school purchased Chromebooks and the new principal set high expectations for more project-based learning and technology integration in all subjects. As the instructional technology coordinator for the district, this was great news for me! This school year was a ton of work, but we’re now wrapping up what was certainly the best one of my career.

Over the past several months I’ve often been asked by teachers for presentation options beyond PowerPoint. The process uses Google Slides and WeVideo and can be completed using Chromebooks or laptops. Here is an example of one of these narrated slideshows. And here are the steps, each with a video tutorial showing the process. Useful Debate Vocabulary. SPEAK ENGLISH - Practice Speaking - Free Course - Lessons - Conversations. Free English Listening Comprehension and Speaking exercises. Speaking lesson plans. English Tongue Twisters. Free English Listening Comprehension and Speaking exercises.

Free text to speech software with Naturally Sounding Voices. Want to speak better than 90% of native English speakers? Then learn to pronounce every word here! 24 ESL Conversation Questions and Topics for Adults. Learn Conversational English by Watching Vlogs. (Note: If you want to reach a high level of English, click here.) As I talk about in The To Fluency Program and in my videos on YouTube, getting more input will help you progress at a faster rate.

And in this video, I talk about one of the best ways to get more conversational input, helping your speaking skills. Watch in HD! Share the video with your friends, and then read the article below… Debates, discussion & speaking activity lessons for esl teachers: eslflow webguide. Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom. If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. If you would like to suggest another topic, please send it and a set of questions to begin the topic. Copyright © 1997-2010 by The Internet TESL Journal Pages from this site should not be put online elsewhere.Permission is not required to link directly to any page on our site as long as you do not trap the page inside a frame.

Randall's Video Snapshots: For ESL/EFL Students. Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder. Skype in the classroom - Skype in the classroom. Listening and Speaking exercises in English. 10 Ted Talks Every English Student Should Watch. TED is a series of informative, educational, inspiring and sometimes jaw-dropping talks that present ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. How teachers can best use TED Talks in class. Watch. Learn. Speak. A truly unique way to learn English.

List of Conversation Topics. One of the most frustrating things I have ever experienced around a girl, is if I and her run out of things to talk about. Questions to make you think, conversation starters, mind games. 101 Conversation Starters. Lyricsgaps.com - Learn Languages Online - Exercises Listening - Fill in the gaps. Learn Languages for Free with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. Learn English Through Movies.

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations. A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. Presenting & Public Speaking Tips - How to improve skills & confidence. Online voice recorder. English Shadowing Training - Sarah Jenkins's Diary 1. Icebreakers, Warmups, Energerizers, & Deinhibitizers: Activities for getting groups going. Speaking Tips 1. Speaking Tips 2. Speaking tips 3.