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Improve your English using Youtube. La famiglia reale degli accenti britannici - English Pronunciation - "The Chaos" by Dr. Gerard Nolst Trenité. Compelling Conversations Sample Chapters - Compelling Conversations. Chapter 7: Being YourselfFrom consulting charts and reading palms to taking personality tests and reading self-help books, people love to describe themselves.Open PDF >> Chapter 10: Making and Keeping FriendsWe all want good friends.

Compelling Conversations Sample Chapters - Compelling Conversations

How does one make good friends? Share your ideas about friendship with your partner.Open PDF >> Chapter 26: ChangeEveryone has to deal with change. Sometimes it's fun; sometimes it's hard.Open PDF >> Chapter 43: Crime and PunishmentCrime – from burglary and bribery to car theft and murder – continues to hurt our society. Nomination Cards: Giving students a chance to speak – tekhnologic. Controlled oral practice in ELT – what happened to drilling? [This article was originally published as What happened to drilling?

Controlled oral practice in ELT – what happened to drilling?

In the BELTA Bulletin in October 2014. It’s available on-line for BELTA members here. It’s reprinted here with the permission of the editor.] As communicative language teachers we are told that drilling is bad. We’re told it is pointless, uncommunicative and deprived of any meaning. SPEAKING PRACTICE – ESL prezi. Speaking practice for the CAMBRIDGE FIRST (FCE) EXAM.


Speaking practice for the CAMBRIDGE PRELIMINARY (PET) EXAM. Speaking practice for the CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED (CAE) EXAM. 1.5 HOBBIES: with PHRASAL VERBS. No Teleprompters Here: 5 Reasons Your Students Should Present From Up Front (And How You Can Help Them) How often do your students do presentations in class?

No Teleprompters Here: 5 Reasons Your Students Should Present From Up Front (And How You Can Help Them)

Some teachers shy away from them. After all, many ESL students panic just as the thought of standing up front. And students in a panic aren’t students who can speak well. Get Organised! Collaborative Speaking Tasks. Image credit: Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a speaking lesson plan designed for teenagers that focuses on various exponents of suggesting, offering, agreeing and disagreeing.

Get Organised! Collaborative Speaking Tasks

Kids and speaking. A reason to speakMake sure that the children have a reason for speaking, for example, they need to talk to their partner to complete a picture or to find information in order to make a graph.

Kids and speaking

Think about the questions you ask in class. If you ask ‘Is this a pencil?’ Mobile. Experienced learners have probably covered many of the ‘classic’ ESL topics, so they’ll be confident when talking about school, work, sports, friendship and the like. Mobile

There’s nothing wrong with these subjects, but it’s a good idea to advance beyond them, even if (and especially when) your assigned textbook doesn’t. Once you’ve gotten to know the class quite well, carry out a poll or hand out a questionnaire to discover their level of interest in different topics. Tabulate the results, consider your own interests and the topics which are most suitable for students of their age and level, and choose a handful to take further. I’ve been fortunate in being assigned to the same groups of students for many weeks, sometimes months, and this useful familiarity lets me tailor content for just the group I’m working with.

Stories waiting to be told. The three image types have one thing in common; they need someone to interpret them, to fill the gaps, to pick out the details or to open them out into a bigger picture.

Stories waiting to be told

The first is close ups. I think close-ups are particularly useful, not for what they show, but for what they don't show. This is where the language lies, in exploring and explaining and telling the story that lies beyond and around the image. Here is an example of a lesson based on a simple close-up photo. The first step is to make sure I have a camera with me when I’m out and about at the weekend - in my case this simply means having my phone at the ready – and taking close up shots of places or moments that have some kind of special significance for me.

There are lots of different directions we can take from here, depending on the class, their needs, their energy levels, their interest - and maybe too the teaching agenda. The second type of image I like, for very much the same reasons, is shadows. Time to Talk - EFL Magazine. GOING GRAPHIC: 4 SQUARES FOR BETTER SPEAKING. Silentium est aurum (“silence is golden”).Or is it?


If we google “teaching speaking in English”, we’ll get over 66,300,000 search results with numerous tips, fabulous games or tricks how to get learners speaking – all pointing out the same frustrating tendency showing that many learners are either timid speakers reluctant to participate in any conversation, or that despite mastering the language, as attested by a great number of grammar and vocabulary exercises thoroughly done by the learners in class, their speaking still lacks fluency and coherence. The latter is sometimes ignored at lower levels. However, speaking is about both fluency and coherence. Coherence is about linking ideas together – just like in a paragraph or essay. This means organising what you say so that your answer is “a whole“.

This blog post gives some ideas on how to help learners organize what they say into a coherent speech using the Four Square Method. What do we start with? We need 4 squares Step 1. Online tutors.


Let’s Play Grocery Store: Shopping Activities for ESL Students. By Cathy Sunshine Shopping is a daily activity for most of us.

Let’s Play Grocery Store: Shopping Activities for ESL Students

But while it may seem simple, it actually imposes complex language demands. English conversation phrases and expressions for speaking practice.