BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips 24 ESL Conversation Questions and Topics for Adults [Download This Guide] Text Version: When you’re having a conversation with a fellow ESL student, it can sometimes be challenging to get started. Even if you and your classmate are great conversationalists in your native language, you may have trouble coming up with questions to ask each other that will lead to more than just a one-sentence response in English.The next time you’re stuck coming up with a good conversation starter while practicing your English, try picking something from this list of ESL conversation questions for adults. Daily life questions What’s one thing in your home you couldn’t live without? Hobby/interest questions What was the last movie you saw at the theater? Opinion questions A note on opinion questions: Asking your conversation partner how they feel about certain current events may be a good way to start a lively discussion, but make sure you are respecting one another’s ideas and not attacking each other’s ways of thinking, even if you disagree.
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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:
Testmoz - The Test Generator The EFL SMARTblog: Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos Write The language used here for comparing and contrasting / speculating is also useful for writing discussion / argument essays. Introduction - describe the situation / topic to be discussedCompare / contrast ideas (for and against / advantages and disadvantages)Speculate on solutions to problems raised by the questionConclusion - give an opinion Which pairs or groups of photos in the presentation could be used to demonstrate ideas for argument writing topics about education, technology, food, family, work, leisure, health, advertising etc? More Practice on May / Might / Could / Must / Can't
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
ExamTime - Changing the way you learn Current Topics for English Conversation with partners and friends Skills Speaking Listening Reading Writing Grammar Vocabulary Business English Pronunciation Idioms Levels Low Beginning High Beginning Low Intermediate High Intermediate Advanced 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.
Linguistadores | Learn English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish Free ESL Conversation Questions (EFL discussion questions on many topics) English Current ESL Conversation Questions (EFL Discussion Questions) Here is a list I created of hundreds of ESL conversation / discussion questions that you can use in a conversation English class. I will update and expand the ESL conversation questions list on an ongoing basis. For a list of speech topics, please visit this page. Jump to a conversation question category: Animals ESL Conversation Questions What role do animals play in law enforcement? Could a chihuahua be a police dog? Should animals wear clothes? If you had to be raised by animals in the wild, what animals would be the best parents? Can animals be gay? If you could be an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? What are the pros and cons of owning a pet? Beauty ESL Conversation Questions If you could change one thing about your appearance, what would it be? What do you find most attractive in people of the opposite sex? Would you buy a Barbie Doll for your daughter? What do you think of tattoos? Can aging be prevented or slowed?