Preliminary English Test (PET): Practice Tests and Exercises from Flo-Joe Welcome to Flo-Joe's new preparation area for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET). Here you'll find information about the exam, practice tests, vocabulary exercises and grammar activities to help you succeed in your exam preparation. Come back regularly as we'll be adding more materials every week! Each week on Flo-Joe The Best Websites For Learning English Pronunciation Ways to Help ELLs Learn Pronunciation is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns. I had to make a lot of difficult choices to come up with this latest “The Best…” list. One decision I made was to focus this list more on Beginning and Early Intermediate English Language Learners, or for more advanced ELL’s who primarily would use these sites more to “brush-up” or review some basic pronunciation skills. I am developing another list that I’ll call The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills.
Listening Listening & Speaking Start Reading for Children (1) Simple present tense, 50-word passages for children to start reading and listeningStart Reading for Children (2) 50-word passages for kids to improve English through reading and listeningStart Reading for Children (3) 100-word passages to improve children's reading and listeningEnglish Level 1 Simple present tense, 50 words per passage with audio and exercises for English beginnersEnglish Level 2 Short passages with audio and exercises for English beginnersEnglish Level 3 Short essays for English beginners to improve reading and listeningEnglish Level 4 More short essays for beginners to improve reading and listeningEnglish Level 5 200-word essays for English beginners to transition to intermediate levelEnglish Level 6 250-word essays for English beginners to transition to intermediate level American Songs Conversations Free ESL Software Online Radio News
Glottal stop The glottal stop is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages, produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract or, more precisely, the glottis. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is 〈ʔ〉. In English, the glottal stop is represented, for example, by the hyphen in uh-oh!. For most English speakers, a glottal stop is used as an allophone of /t/ between a vowel and a syllabic "n", as in button or mountain, except when talking slowly. Features Phonetic Chart Interactive Phonemic ChartCreated by Adrian UnderhillThis excellent teaching tool gives audio examples of the English phoneme set. Click on the phonemes to hear the sound and a sample word. Find out more about how the chart works and how it can help you in the classroom in a series of exclusive videos with Adrian dedicated to teaching pronunciation skills.Adrian Underhill is the series editor for the Macmillan Books for Teachers and author of Sounds Foundations, the inspiration behind the award-winning Sounds: Pronunciation App.
Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Lesson Plans to Download This page was originally designed to share my materials with other English teaching assistants in France, especially those who have no experience in teaching ESL yet. I've also included worksheets that I used for private English lessons in France as well as some of the materials I used in my ESL classes in the United States. Feel free to use them as you'd like. Some of the lessons listed under the Assistant section can also be used for private lessons and vice versa.
IPA transcription in Unicode Look at this: [ə]. Do you see a phonetic symbol between the square brackets? (You should see a schwa.) Displaying IPA symbols For you to be able to display Unicode phonetic symbols correctly on your web browser, ESL Grammar: Tenses and Parts of Speech - Worksheets, Handouts, Games Nouns ESL Grammar Worksheets: List of 100 Common Nouns ESL Grammar Worksheets: Nouns (1) - an introduction to Nouns (people, places, and things) ESL Grammar Worksheets: Nouns (2) - an introduction to Nouns (people, places, and things)
English Pronunciation We use Cisco wireless in all our buildings for convenient and immediate online access. You will need the following for the files below: English Pronunciation/Listening We use the popular Can8 VirtuaLab for all our digital language lab programs. Unit One: TH, as in THINK, BATHROOM, and TEETH. Non-native pronunciations of English Non-native pronunciations of English result from the common linguistic phenomenon in which non-native users of any language tend to carry the intonation, phonological processes and pronunciation rules from their mother tongue into their English speech. They may also create innovative pronunciations for English sounds not found in the speaker's first language. Overview The speech of non-native English speakers may exhibit pronunciation characteristics that result from such speakers imperfectly learning the pronunciation of English, either by transferring the phonological rules from their mother tongue into their English speech ("interference") or through implementing strategies similar to those used in primary language acquisition. They may also create innovative pronunciations for English sounds not found in the speaker's first language. English is unusual in that speakers rarely produce an audible release between consonant clusters and often overlap constriction times.
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