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8 Good TED Talks to Help You With Public Speaking Anxiety (Infographic) January 22, 2017 Glossophobia, or fear of public speaking, is a common thing among a large number of adults.

8 Good TED Talks to Help You With Public Speaking Anxiety (Infographic)

There are several reasons that factor in this phobia from social/psychological anxieties to speech pathologies. But regardless of what it is that makes some people shun away from facing an audience, glossophobia can be overcome through self-help (e.g reading books that tackle the problem, watching videos…etc), coaching, or even through direct assistance from professionals. In today’s post, we are sharing with you some excellent tips on how to overcome public speaking anxiety and deliver engaging talks. The tips are scattered across 8 great TED talks and visualized in the infographic below.

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Exams. Pronunciation. Slang. Speeches. 5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students. I saved the best for last.

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students

My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. Materials needed:A standard deck of playing cards, a whiteboard, 20-30 small slips of blank paper, and a bowl. The setup:Almost none! Place the bowl in the center of a table and spread the cards out, face down, in a circle around the bowl.

The activity:Before you start the game, hand every student two small slips of paper. The students will take turns pulling a card. Here are the actions I assign to cards and the penalties involved: K: Ask anyone. Q: Ask a girl. J: Ask a boy. 8 Ted Talks That Teach Public Speaking. Wrong Planet Autism Community Forum. Withdrawn wrote: 1.

Wrong Planet Autism Community Forum

Where were you 3 hours ago? At my house on the far side of shelton. 2. 100 Would you rather questions for kids. 898 FREE Speaking Worksheets. Learning to speak a new language is definitely a challenge.

898 FREE Speaking Worksheets

It’s very difficult for your students to do if they don’t practice on a regular basis. Luckily, you need to look no further because BusyTeacher.org has the tools to help your students practice their speaking - and want to do it, too! Let’s face it, students aren’t always jumping for joy at the opportunity to speak a language they aren’t 100 percent comfortable with. A Crafty Teacher: Guess Who! American History. Wow!

A Crafty Teacher: Guess Who! American History

Is tomorrow already August? Time has flown by this summer! I have been gone the majority of the summer, hence the lack in posts... but I am back now! I have a lengthy list of things to blog about from my summer adventures! To begin with, here is one of my crafty Pinterest projects that I have completed (here is the link to the original idea): Colonial America/Revolutionary War Guess Who! I have been wanting to do this project for a while now and finally made the time this last month. 1. Busenkelt och kul! 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. 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.  Drama in the ESL Classroom - Home.

ESL Discussions: English Conversation Questions / Debates. Five Ways to Encourage Participation in Class Discussion. My twelfth grade class is full of lovely young people.

Five Ways to Encourage Participation in Class Discussion

I'm quite enjoying every one of them. However, when it comes time for class discussion, most of them clam up, look at their desks, and silently hope that John will answer my questions. John usually complies, eager to expound on his thoughts. Sometimes, Sophie hops in, followed by Kendra for a final push. These three lovely students have a lot to offer, but it can't be the John/Sophie/Kendra show every day. The problem is that class discussion is my fave. Giving Directions in English. Giving directions in English is one of the most useful functions there is.

Giving Directions in English

Everyone understands that this is the function they are likely to use on the street, literally, and therefore the motivation is usually quite easy. To be able to give directions you need to learn a set of phrases which you later combine into a conversation. To teach the phrases we offer you the following. A simple drill (teaching the basic phrases), an infographic, several worksheet activities and an interactive quiz. One Woman, 17 British Accents - Anglophenia Ep 5 (video 5,20 min) Oral English Activities. ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues.

Random Questions - Conversation Topic Generator. Skype in the Classroom - Microsoft in Education. Speaking. Speaking and icebreaker activities for ESL Teachers:eslflow webguide. Speaking: Murder in the classroom. Speed Chatting – pratigt, roligt och lärorikt. – Hanna Fjeld. Nu tänker jag bjuda på ett lektionsupplägg som eleverna gillar och som brukar vara mycket lyckat.

Speed Chatting – pratigt, roligt och lärorikt. – Hanna Fjeld

Det handlar om speed chatting. Ja, det låter nästan som speed dating och det är nästan vad det är. Jag möblerar salen så att det blir ett eller två långbord beroende på hur salen ser ut och hur många elever det är i klassen. Stödstrukturer för perspektiv och resonemang i engelska. Teaching Speaking in a Language Classroom: Creating a Conversation Box for your ESL or EFL Classroom. An Engaging Second Language Teaching Tool.

Teaching Speaking in a Language Classroom: Creating a Conversation Box for your ESL or EFL Classroom

The English Language In 24 Accents (video 8,13 min) The English Language In 30 Accents (Animated) (video 14,52 min) Topics for Debate in English. Commonly Used English Expressions. Which variety of English should you speak? Ahead of UN English Language Day on 23 April 2014, English language and linguistics specialist Dr Urszula Clark presents research Opens in a new tab or window. on variations in the use of English and what these could mean for education policy and teachers of English.

Her live-streamed British Council seminar Opens in a new tab or window. is later today from 19:00 to 20:00 BST. You are what you speak: place of origin most important identity factor My research took place in the West Midlands region of the UK and looked at variations in the use of English in creative spoken performance such as comedy, drama and poetry, as well as in written texts such as letters to local newspapers, stories and poems written in dialect.