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English Dictation

English Dictation
Improve your listening skills, writing skills, reading skills, spelling and punctuation! You will need a set of headphones, somewhere quiet, a pencil and a sheet of paper. There are a couple of ways to listen to the files. Use the Yahoo player embedded in the page or use the Winamp plug-in. With Internet Explorer™ use the Windows Media Player™ plug-in. With Firefox™ use the Quick Time™ plug-in. If all else fails, right click on the link and open the files in your onboard player. The files are large, so be patient. Instructions:- Choose your level Elementary or Intermediate. Play the .mp3 files (they are large so be patient). Listen to the first file - Just Listen. Listen to second file - listen and write. Listen to the first file again - Check and correct. Check what you have written. There will be a new dictation each month.

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Useful FCE websites Here are all of the useful websites I can find to help students preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate exam. Please let me know if there are any broken links, or if you find something you think I should add. General Great website, full of tips, especially for Reading, Use of English and Writing. ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips 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!

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Phrasal Verbs Phrasal verbs are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. (The more formal a conversation or text, the less phrasal verbs are found.) Phrasal verbs consist of a verb plus a particle (preposition, adverb). The particle can change the meaning of the verb completely, e.g.: PET EXAM LISTENING PRACTICE PART 2 - Mp3 Download (4.87 MB) MUST READ : 1. Download Link will working with Browser MOZILLA FIREFOX & CHROME only. 2. Don't use IE (Internet Explorer) browser. Pet Exam- Listening Practice Part 3 Listening B1 Pet Practice Test 3 Part 2

25 maps that explain the English language English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It’s spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today. The origins of English 1) Where English comes from

Teaching Tips 19 Working holiday This is more of a warmer idea this week. Have you ever wondered about the contradictions in terms like 'found missing', 'alone together', 'small crowd' & one of my favourites 'Microsoft Works'? Have your students? These terms are called oxymorons.