Multiculturalism This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about multiculturalism, which is when different cultures or cultural identities exist within a society or country. Multiculturalism occurs when people emigrate from different countries around the world, taking with them their language, religion, food, and cultural traditions to the new country in which they settle. Audio conversation about Multiculturalism Download audio discussion about multiculturalism Download transcript of audio discussion Why did CleAnn’s country encourage immigrants to come from China? Vocabulary Conversation Questions Do you live in a multicultural country?
10 tips to improve the way you speak English Home > Get Ahead > Careers 10 tips to improve the way you speak English Anita D'Souza | September 02, 2005 Part I: Want to 'neutralise' your accent? Many deserving candidates lose out on job opportunities because of their vernacular accent. Can I 'neutralise' my accent? Yes, you can. How do you train yourself? This is the first step to learn any other accent, be it American or British or Australian. Lisa Mojsin, head trainer, director and founder of the Accurate English Training Company in Los Angeles, offers these tips to help 'neutralise' your accent or rather do away with the local twang, as you speak. i. When you are watching television, observe the mouth movements of the speakers. ii. If you speak too quickly, and with the wrong intonation and rhythm, native speakers will have a hard time understanding you. Don't worry about your listener getting impatient with your slow speech -- it is more important that everything you say be understood. iv. v. vi. vii. ix. x. Quick tips
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MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love - MentorMob Better Public Speaking - Communication Skills From MindTools.com Becoming a Confident, Compelling Speaker Become a confident and compelling speaker. © iStockphoto/webphotographeer Whether we're talking in a team meeting or presenting in front of an audience, we all have to speak in public from time to time. We can do this well or we can do this badly, and the outcome strongly affects the way that people think about us. The good news is that, with thorough preparation and practice, you can overcome your nervousness and perform exceptionally well. The Importance of Public Speaking Even if you don't need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking skills can help you advance your career and create opportunities. For example, you might have to talk about your organization at a conference, make a speech after accepting an award, or teach a class to new recruits. Good public speaking skills are important in other areas of your life, as well. Make sure that you learn how to speak well! Tip: Practice