Here are some useful tips and phrases for making telephone calls in English. Spelling on the phone If you need to spell your name, or take the name of your caller, the biggest problem is often saying vowel sounds: 'a' is pronounced as in 'may''e' is pronounced as in 'email' or 'he''i' is pronounced as in 'I' or 'eye''o' is pronounced as in 'no''u' is pronounced as 'you' Saying consonants'g' is pronounced like the 'j' in 'jeans''j' is pronounced as in 'DJ' or 'Jane''w' is pronounced 'double you''x' is pronounced 'ex''y' is pronounced 'why''z' is pronounced 'zed' (rhymes with 'bed' in British English), or 'zee' (rhymes with 'sea' in American English). Tip: Keep a note of how you say these letters by your telephone. Giving numbers Here's a phone number: 0171 222 3344 And here's how to say it:"Oh-one-seven-one, triple two, double three, double four." "Zero-one-seven-one, triple two, double three, double four." Each digit is spoken separately, unless it's a double or triple. Saying email addresses
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Sing-along SongsOne of the most fun group participation activities for family and friends is to engage in sing-along songs. The essence of a sing-along song is that it has a simple enough melody and memorable lyrics for everyone to easily learn. Many of these popular songs have been around for over a century and are taught to children as part of their grade school music education. "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" is a very well known sing-along song. It was a traditional folk song written in the 1860s that became a huge hit in the early 1960s by The Highwaymen. She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain Not many songs over a century old are still as popular as "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain," which originated in the late nineteenth century by an unknown composer. What A Wonderful World The song "What A Wonderful World" was first popularized in 1967 by Louis Armstrong and in 1999 was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Louis Armstrong enjoyed one of the longest recoding careers of any singer in history.
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Handouts Online: EFL / ESL Worksheets, activities and lesson plansQué es una rúbrica y cómo se utiliza en claseQué es una rúbrica y cómo se utiliza en clase Aunque no siempre ha sido así, actualmente, una rúbrica es un instrumento de evaluación que puede ser utilizado por las personas que evalúan o las que son evaluadas en el contexto del aula. La rúbrica se define como un instrumento que tiene tres características imprescindibles: Criterios de evaluaciónCategorías de ejecución (de la más pobre a la más completa)Especificaciones concretas de como se puede alcanzar cada categoría de evaluación y ejecución. Es muy importante tener claro que la rúbrica es un instrumento para una acción formativa y no va a aumentar el aprendizaje de los alumnos si el docente no lo acompaña de unas estrategias concretas de aprendizaje. Todas estas acciones apoyan el uso de la rúbrica para fomentar la autoevaluación en el aula y así dar pie a poder mejorar el proceso de aprendizaje. Para profundizar más, desde iDidactic os recomendamos consultar los siguientes links: