IDEA International Dialects of English Archive For all you dialecticians, actors, linguists, and just plain language enthusiasts, let’s see if you can identify the home country (or, for the United States, Canada, and China, the state/province) of the following subjects from their accent or dialect. Take a listen, make your best guess, and then click the link under each audio clip to be taken to the sample you just heard. On that sample page, you will be able to read the biography of the subject, hear the person’s unscripted speech, and read the transcription.
Third Conditional - A Fun Task - ELT Connect The third conditional can be a pretty dry grammar point to teach! Here’s one way of making it a little more fun and engaging for your students. Enter the room upset and tell students that yesterday, you had the worst day imaginable – hold up your purse/wallet and ask students what they think happened.
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Helping learners understand different accents This post accompanies the workshop Laura gave on 7 November 2015 at the English UK conference in London. You can view the presentation slides here. (And you may also have seen or heard about this workshop earlier this year, at the IATEFL conference in Manchester!) British Slang You Think You Know – But You’re Probably Wrong! You’ll hear it on television, in films and maybe even in person if you find yourself travelling, but the slang you’ll hear in Britain is unlike any you’ll hear in any other English speaking country. British slang can be some of the hardest English to understand and to master – check out our unique list of things that sound like one thing, but mean something very different! 1.
Free IELTS Listening tests - IELTS-up Here you can find full IELTS Listening Tests and answers to them. All tests are constantly being renewed and correspond to the real exam sections. To get your IELTS Listening score calculated, just follow this procedure: Choose one of the tests below and click on the first section of it. Play the audio and answer the questions. After you finish the section, press "check" and you will see the correct and wrong answers, and get your result. » Teaching English through songs in the digital age – #ELTchat summary 12/01/2011 This absolutely fantastic summary was contributed by Vicky Saumell on her blog in 4 consective posts which I have merged into one single post. As Viky herself remarks below in her post, it is an amazing collection of resources all shared by you, #ELTchatters! What a fantastic resource this has turned into! And thanks to Vicky for an outstanding job!!!
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. 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. This visual is created by the folks in Visualistan and we learned about it through Larry Ferlazzo’s Pinterest Page.