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Pronunciation | English Online France Stress and the Schwa Sound Stressed syllabes The rhythm of EnglishThe Schwa soundThe General Rule 1The General Rule 2Words with Latin or Greek suffixes 1Words with Latin or Greek suffixes 2Words in -ion Limericks Limericks are short poems. They are used here because they have good examples of the contractions and weak forms typical of spoken English. There once was a lady from Niger Schwa exerciseStress exercise There once was a lady from Ryde Schwa exerciseStress exercise There once was a fellow from Lyme Schwa exerciseStress exercise There once was a fellow from Ryde Schwa exerciseStress exercise There was an old man from Darjeeling Schwa exerciseStress exercise There was a young lady from Tottenham Schwa exerciseStress exercise Pronunciation of the -ed ending To understand why there are different pronunciations to the verb ending written -ed (opened, laughed, wanted) first read the resource before doing the exercices : Vibration and no vibration The magic « e » Set 1 Set 2 Minimal pairs not – nut

Video-based exercises for ESL Students |3| Film/movie trailers/previews (Part 1) SECTION 3: Movie Trailers Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie trailers to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: Click on the video you want to watch below.Watch the video, and pay attention to it! Southpaw Spy Far from the Madding Crowd Ant Man The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Ex-machina Foxcatcher Gone Girl Selma Nightcrawler NOTE: All of these videos are protected by copyright. Giving Opinions Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions. The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom. Then, the teacher reads a statement that requires the students to give an opinion, e.g. Four Corners.PDF Our Opinions ESL/EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes In this productive teaching activity, students practice expressing and giving reasons for opinions, and writing simple sentences summarizing the results of a questionnaire. Our Opinions.PDF How to improve your English ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes This engaging teaching activity helps to teach students how to express opinions and ask others for their opinion. How to improve your English.PDF I Think That ... Here is a useful teaching activity to help your students practice making opinions. Explain Yourself

Phonics Genki Phonics is the fastest and easiest way to learn to read. Check out the video below for how to teach phonics at home... (or for teachers who want results in just 5 minutes per lesson...) This is the method that was researched by Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Here are the printable 90 page pdf A4 phonics posters from the video: These posters are fully guaranteed. * Teachers: If you're not a VIP Member of Genki English yet you can get the Teacher's Set and then download the posters today. + NEW: For a limited time only, there are original, super fun Phonics stories included with the pdf posters above! Here's a quick run down of all the phonics gestures: You may also like this more detailed video from my phonics workshops: Using Phonics to teach Writing? And if you want to introduce writing as well, this is the video to teach phonics in longer lessons with writing. You can also purchase the 90 page pdf phonics workbooks from the video which feature the writing practice: 1.

Top 2000 English Vocabulary Words used in Speaking The list of words below are the most frequently used 2265 words in Spoken English. The words were selected by analyzing more than 250,000 words from hundreds of conversations. The only words to make it into the list were those that were also found in the BNC top 3,000, The COCA 5,000, and the Longman 3,000. The frequency number is how often the word appears out of 250,000 words. The Type column refers to what type of word it is. There can be typos or errors. Learn English speaking much FASTER by downloading the TalkEnglish Offline Package and submerge yourself with over 8,000 audio files and over 800 pages of lessons! Discussion topics for English language learners Prepare for Discussion 28 topics-- for the Higher Intermediate & Advanced levels----START 01 Alternative Beliefs 02 Animal Welfare 03 The Arts 04 Crime & Punishment 05 Cultural Differences 06 Economics 07 Education 08 Environment 09 Fashion 10 Food 11 Health 12 Holidays 13 Language Learning 14 Male & Female Roles 15 Marriage 16 The Media 17 Political Systems 18 Religion 19 Rich & Poor World 20 Science & Technology 21 Society 22 Sport 23 Tradition 24 Transport 25 Travel 26 Violence 27 Work 28 Youth & Old Age -----© Ted Power Glossary of Ten Discussion Techniques - detailed index List of the 28 Topics for Discussion [ This list of the 28 topics can be printed out for learners' or teachers' reference ] -- Higher Intermediate vocabulary and discussion - topics 1 to 10: 1. -- Higher Intermediate vocabulary and discussion - topics 11 to 20: 11. -- Higher Intermediate vocabulary and discussion - topics 21 to 28: 21. Return to the TOP of this page

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. Watch this QuickTime movie on the word 'Thought' to see how to correctly make the 'TH' sound (894k). Unit Two: TH, as in THOSE, MOTHER and SOOTHE. Watch this QuickTime movie on the word 'Thy' to see how to correctly make the 'TH' sound (725k). Unit Three: L and R, as in COLLECT, CORRECT, LAMB, and RAM. Minimal Pairs (228k) In this exercise, you will hear pairs of words that are the same except for one sound. Unit FOUR :i and I, as in SEEN and SIN. Minimal Pairs (228k) In this exercise, you will hear pairs of words that are the same except for one sound. Unit FIVE: s, sh, and ch. Minimal Pairs In this exercise, you will hear pairs of words that are the same except for one sound. Unit SEVEN Our Address at OUC:

Engelska åk 9 - Nationella prov i främmande språk, Göteborgs universitet Här ges exempel på olika typer av uppgifter som har förekommit och kan förekomma i nationella prov i årskurs 9. Provuppgifterna kommer framför allt från utprövningsmaterial som inte använts i prov, men också från tidigare givna prov, som inte längre omfattas av sekretess. Observera att dessa uppgifter främst avser att exemplifiera olika typer av uppgifter som kan förekomma i proven, så elever inte ska känna sig främmande för hur de ska genomföra en uppgift i provsituationen alla typer av uppgifter inte förekommer varje gång och att nya format kan komma att introduceras exempeluppgifterna inte sammantaget utgör hela, representativa prov - vare sig när det gäller omfång, svårighetsgrad eller autenticitet Lgr11 (i A3 format) Speaking The World Around Us (Elevblad)Blå kortRöda kort Bedömningsanvisningar Reading Welcome to Wales Bedömningsanvisningar A Multicultural CityBedömningsanvisningar Young and FreeBedömningsanvisningar Native LanguagesBedömningsanvisningar Odd NewsBedömningsanvisningar Listening

Warm Up Activities Using Authentic Materials, ESL lesson Create new words: Procedure Pair, group or individual work. The learners should write as many words as they can using letters in the words JOB ADVERTISEMENT. The teacher can decide on categories such as nouns, verbs, adjectives and learners have to write words that fall into the category or the topic is given such as PROFESSION, HOBBIES, TRAVELLING etc. and learners should write words that would fall under the topic label. Fill in words: Procedure: Individual/pair or group work. The teacher writes words job advertisement on the blackboard like this: Apply (an example) Experience (an example) These letters are initial letters of words learners must write. The learners can check their words with each other or in dictionaries. Jobs around us: Procedure: Individual work leading to class work. Example: Accountant, Businessman, Correspondent, Designer, etc. In the feedback stage a complete list of jobs can be written on the blackboard. Who is this job for? Which job would be suitable for someone who:

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