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Welcome to English, step 3-4 (Spring 2015)

Welcome to English, step 3-4 (Spring 2015)
Listening Listening is considered to be the most difficult skill by language learners because we not only have to understand the grammar of the language, but also the speed, pronunciation, intonation and choice of words that the speaker uses. All these factors combined make listening very hard. Luckily, there are some tips and help for you and here I will talk about some strategies to help you become a better listener. Strategies Pre-listening Pre-listening activities are an important part of becoming a better listener. It is important to predict what you are going to hear. – Think about what you already know before you listen: the topicgenre (news, interview, speech..)the situationthe country in which the language is spoken – Signals such as: “I´m afraid that..” -Connectors such as: although..On the one hand…on the other hand (signals two contrasting ideas) – Sequencers such as: firstly, secondly, next, finally…. , cheese and tomatoes for the main idea? First, listen for the main idea.

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Independent English (You can listen to this blog post while you are reading. Just click below.) Part 1: Part 2: podcast (noun)a recording of a radio broadcast or a video that can be taken from the InternetTo listen to the podcast, click on the link below.I download podcasts of radio shows and listen to them in the car.[Definition from the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary] Although the word podcast was originally taken from ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’, you don’t need an iPod to listen to one.

Redesigning your Learning Spaces: How Mobile Technology Demands a New Classroom – from Jen Carey Jen Carey is LIVE blogging for us from the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA. You can also find these posts on her site – Concurrent Session #2 – Redesigning your Learning Spaces: How Mobile Technology Demands a New Classroom – Don Orth, Director of Technology at Hillbrook School, Christa Flores, MS Science & iLab Director, Tim Springer, Founder & President Hero, Inc. Vikingaåttor Here are the Words you have in English for Friday(page 159 in What´s up, Textbook): iron ore coal wool wheat huge Aboriginal consider sacred nostril manage muddy pond layer fur assignement the 18th Century squeeze in space hemisphere hiking Hello class! Don´t forget to be ready for ”Show and Tell” on Friday! Mildred, your English teacher

e-Books from Bill Zimmerman Words I Wish Someone Had Saidto Me As a Kid I wrote this book of encouraging words to help young people as they make their way in the world. Every girl and boy needs to hear such words. Pay It Forward Comments Before and After: Before showing the movie ask the class to evaluate the various ways that characters in the movie paid it forward. At the end of the movie, tell students that there is a Pay It Forward Foundation with a web-site showing instances of paying it forward. See The Pay It Forward Experience. Discussion Questions: After the film has been watched, engage the class in a discussion about the movie.

Vikinganior! Don’t forget to share your film review with me on Google drive today. I have only received two film reviews so far. Don’t forget to hand in the peer assessment you received from a friend. Hurry up! EAP Listening - Structure EAP Listening - Structure Several studies (e.g. Chaudron & Richards, 1986; DeCarrico & Nattinger, 1988) have suggested that explicit signals of text structure are important in lecture comprehension. Listening for these signals can therefore help you understand the lecture. A podcast about life as a teenager in Sweden We will work with podcasts the last weeks. We are going to follow a Syrian family in this podcast. I will give you questions to discuss. Course Builder Do you want to teach the world? Do you want to share your knowledge with a class, a company, a country? Course Builder can help you create and deliver online learning, whether they're for 10 or 1,000,000+ students.

Six ‘useless’ things foreign language teachers do Recasts Recasts are the most frequent form of feedback that teachers give students in the course of oral interactions. They consists of utterances by the teacher that repeat the student’s erroneous utterance but ‘fix’ the mistake(s) without changing the meaning in any way. Example: Student: hier j’ai allé au cinéma Teacher: je suis allé au cinéma More than 20 free listening tests for IELTS This is my selection of the best free practice listening sites for IELTS on the internet. Not all of these tests are exactly formatted to the IELTS exam but they are excellent for practising your listening skills. Before you go there may I suggest you check out these pages and resources: Tips on how to improve your listening skills How to understand IELTS listening questions IELTS band score calculator

GOONJ: Clothes and Respect Transcript Voice 1 Welcome to Spotlight. I’m Robin Basselin. Voice 2 And I’m Ryan Geertma. Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking 2342 486Share Synopsis Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught. 1. The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials If, like me, you find that one of the most commonly heard requests from your learners is to provide them with additional listening materials to study with outside of class, this post is definitely for you. I’ve trawled the internet and the result of my extensive labors is the list of ten great resources you see below… enjoy! 1) Link Eng Park This site doesn’t actually produce any of its own materials, but it’s as close as an encyclopedia of all ESL online listening materials as you’re ever likely to find. If you can’t find something here for your teaching context, you almost might as well stop searching! Link Eng Park is a great resource for ELT podcasts.