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Podcasting for ELT What podcasting is Types of ELT podcasts Using podcasts in class and for homework How to subscribe Producing your own podcast What you need Conclusion What podcasting is Podcasting (a portmanteau of the words iPod and broadcasting) is the name given to the publishing of audio (usually mp3 files) via the Internet, designed to be downloaded and listened to on a portable mp3 player of any type, or on a personal computer. Podcasting has now become popular as an alternative way of providing 'radio' type content that can be listened to whenever, wherever and as many times as the listener wants. The idea that a podcast can be produced by just about anyone with access to the Internet has generated a lot of interest in educational circles. In ELT, the appeal is not only in providing additional listening input for students, but that students themselves can become involved in recording and producing the podcast. Using podcasts in class and for homework Most podcasts use a weblog as their homepage.

The sounds of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet © Tomasz P. Szynalski, Antimoon.com This chart contains all the sounds (phonemes) used in the English language. For each sound, it gives: The symbol from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), as used in phonetic transcriptions in modern dictionaries for English learners — that is, in A. To print the chart, use the printable PDF version. Does this chart list all the sounds that you can hear in British and American English? No. For example, this page does not list the regular t (heard in this pronunciation of letter) and the flap t (heard in this one) with separate symbols. So this page actually lists phonemes (groups of sounds), not individual sounds. Take the phoneme p in the above chart. Typing the phonetic symbols You won’t find phonetic symbols on your computer’s keyboard. You can use my free IPA phonetic keyboard at ipa.typeit.org. You can also use the ASCII Phonetic Alphabet, which represents IPA symbols with “normal” characters that you can type on your keyboard.

creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers ESL Conversation www.EFLSensei.com While teaching in Japan and China, I saw the need for students to improve their communication skills. Jump to ESL Conversation Topics They desperately needed to work on conversation strategies, build confidence when speaking, and prepare for speaking English outside of the classroom. Simple ESL conversation strategies are sometimes unknown to the students. In Asia, conversation is similar to a bowling game allowing each person to take his or her turn while the others listen patiently. Speaking English can be compared to playing a game of tennis. Simple Conversation Strategies Use question words: Continue a conversation by using the 5 Wh question words and the one H question word (e.g., Who, What, When, Where, Why, How). How to Get Students Speaking Free speaking or Free Talk activities can help build student confidence. See the Downloads section for the Free Speaking Procedure and Partner Assignment Sheet. See also:

Idiomatic Expressions Idiomatic expressions are a type of informal English that have a meaning different from the meaning of the words in the expression. Here's an example of an idiomatic expression. Hold your tongue. This idiom does not actually mean that you should stick your fingers in your mouth and grab a hold of your tongue. It means that you should not talk. People "hold their tongues" when they are in situations where they want to talk, but it would be better if they didn't. Every language has idioms, and they can be difficult to learn if you are not a native speaker of that language. The best thing to do is to have conversations with native speakers and ask them about phrases that you don't understand. 1. Made very happy 2. There was no competition 3. Sad or depressed 4. Very sick 5. Not well 6. Wake up and be happy! 7. You were very close, but you did not make it. 8. For a very long time 9. Very hard rain 10. Making me very annoyed 11. Very easy 12. A mild punishment 13. It is extremely expensive. 14. Just joking

Luke’s ENGLISH Podcast | Learn British English with Luke Thompson ESL Speaking Lesson Plans, Communicative TEFL Resources Word search / Word Association Worksheets: Effectively teach and practice vocabulary, spelling and more using these fantastic word search puzzles Young Learners' Lesson Plans: phonics, puzzles, games, board games, coloring worksheets, Powerpoint, flash cards-more>>> All HERE!! PowerPoint: For Computer Assisted Teaching: use these powerpoint lessons where everything has been done for you-No need to look for sound effects, audio, spelling exercises, flash cards Everything has been bundled up. Fun Games For ESL - ESL Printable, Interactive Fun Games Pronunciation & Intonation: Teach English pronunciation using printable worksheets, IPA Charts, and more>> Speaking Activities: Using these worksheets, you can get a number of communicative activities going Reading Exercises -Printable Text Mazes, Reading Comprehension printable exercises Matching & Collocation Exercises- Printable Matching & Collocation Exercise Lesson Plan Resources for ESL Adults classes. Task-based Lesson planning.

BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips Learn English by Watching Films Archives - Lingvistov Marley and me (2008) Marley & Me is a 2008 American comedy-drama about the titular dog, Marley. It was directed by David Frankel and the screenplay by Scott Frank and Don Roos is based on the memoir of the same name by John Grogan. After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. The Notebook (2004) The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. Данный материал разработан командой Lingvistov.ru. Ree’s father is on the run from the law, which is why she has to keep safe and alive the whole family of her sick mother, little brother and sister. Earth sends its best to the distant moon of Jupiter, Europa, to find evidence of life. Данный материал разработан командой Lingvistov.ru. Данный материал разработан командой Lingvistov.ru. Данный материал разработан командой Lingvistov.ru. Данный материал разработан командой Lingvistov.ru.

Speaking Practice | EnglishClub There are 4 key skills when you learn a language: listeningspeakingreadingwriting Which one of these is the "Odd-One-Out"? Which one of these is different from the other three? That is why you should make every effort possible to find somebody to speak with. At School If you go to a language school, you should use the opportunity to speak to your teachers and other students. Conversation Clubs Many cities around the world have conversation clubs where people can exchange one language for another. Shopping If you are living in an English-speaking country, you have a wonderful opportunity. Pubs and Bars Even if you don't live in an English-speaking country, there are often American, British, Irish and Australian pubs in many large cities. Language is all around You Everywhere you go you find language. Songs and Video Listen to the words of an English-language song that you like. Above all, don't be afraid to speak. Speak as much as possible!

How to Improve Your English Pronunciation by Liliya Pavlova It's often found that people struggle to hold up a conversation for too long because they are not able to pronounce words correctly. Many people find it hard to get a job because they are not able to communicate well enough. There are several resources you can use to improve your English pronunciation. Listen to others Probably the easiest way to learn how to pronounce words correctly is to expose yourself to native-speakers. Practice as much as you can As they say, practice makes a man perfect; you should practice the language as much as you can. Don't give up For non-native speakers, learning English is not an easy job especially if your pronunciation is not up to the mark. Read out loud Grab some magazines or books and read out loudly. Be patient One of the most important things you need to remember is to be patient. Read and listen simultaneously Reading text yourself while you listen to someone speak can prove to be a great strategy for improving your pronunciation.

Better@English _Video and audio To learn to speak fluent English, you need lots of exposure to spoken language coupled with opportunities to use what you’re learning. Many learners think that going to a traditional English course is the best way to learn. But you can also learn English very well on your own, without spending a lot of money. Jump directly to the list of resources. There are many advantages to using audio and video compared to going to a traditional English class. You can go at your own pace, and do as much or as little as you have time for. English is such a widely spoken language that the possibilities for finding great content are practically limitless. Do not skip this step. Using a good looping audio player will make it much easier and more efficient for you to learn from the audio resources that you use for listening practice. There are many apps for A-B listening, but I found most of them super frustrating to use — so frustrating that I wanted to throw my phone against the wall!

747 FREE Speaking Worksheets Learning to speak a new language is definitely a challenge. 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. Students can be hesitant to speak for a wide variety of reasons - fear of mistakes, peer pressure, or lack of self-confidence are some of the main factors. These worksheets are great to use for your lessons because they come in many different styles and formats. You can preview the worksheets you want to use before you download them. Do you have a worksheet, PowerPoint presentation, or game that you use in your classroom, and works like a charm every time?

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