How to Improve Your English Pronunciation to Talk Like a Native “What?” “Can you say that again?” How many times do you hear this when you’re speaking? Even if your vocabulary and English grammar are perfect, it can still be difficult for people to understand you because of your pronunciation. 15+ different Vocabulary Methods (How to teach words) A key to learning any new language is new vocabulary! There are so many ways to SNOWBALL FIGHT Get students to have a blast throwing around paper in class and then answering vocabulary questions! students to improve their vocabulary by really thinking about what word someone is trying to get you to guess with rhymes! 33 ways to speak better English If you’re reading this, I imagine you want to communicate with confidence and competence in English. When we communicate effectively we are able to express our ideas and opinions, share experiences, and build relationships with others. When we struggle to express ourselves, we feel unvalued and insecure. As human beings, we want to participate in group discussions and have an impact on the society around us. In the modern world, we communicate across borders. English is the closest thing we have to an international language.
Creating and Using Meme Images in the Classroom Have some fun! Get your ‘Meme’ on. It’s Probably Easier Than you Think. Well, to be clear, Wikipedia defines a Meme as “an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.” Creating something that is going to spread like wildfire is not easy, and that’s not really what I’m writing about here.
12 songs to practice the pronunciation of -ED endings - Luiz Otávio Barros As you know, the “-ed” endings of regular past tense verbs can be pronounced in three different ways: /t/, /d/ and /ɪd/, which is the one most students tend to overuse. Click here for an overview of the rules. Over the years, I have found that /t/ and /d/ are easier to notice and to produce if the verb comes immediately before a word beginning with a vowel sound: liked it – /laɪktɪt/dreamed of – /driːmdəv/ A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about 1- Teachers Network Teachers Network provides lesson plans, classroom specials, teacher designed activities for different subjects and many other resources. 2- Smithsonian Education Smithsonian Education offers a wide variety of free resources for teachers, students and parents. 3- Education World This is another great website for teachers.
18 English words that mean very different things in Britain and America As the old adage famously goes: you say tom-MAY-toes, and I say tom-MAH-toes. We should probably call the whole thing off, right? Ever since the might of the British Empire was expelled from the United States, ordinary folk from both sides of the pond have chuckled at each other's use of the English language and pronunciation. Here are several important examples you need to remember - simply to make sure no one gives you a weird look when you're off on your holidays. 1. TESOL or nothing: Unreal TV These ads, which have been recorded for a fundraising campaign for public TV in the U.S., mock reality TV and may serve as a springboard for debate in the English language classroom. If you want to use them in a conversation class, here are a few suggestions: Lead-in:Pair Ss up to talk about the questions: a) What are your favorite TV shows? Why do you like them? (If you don't like TV, why don't you?)
Pronunciation skills: What accent should I teach? By Adrian Underhill ELT Pronunciation expert Adrian Underhill addresses your practical concerns on accents, RP and student identity. Practical concerns What accent should I teach?I suggest you teach your own accent. Creative Guided Story Writing Jul July 10, 2013 | 2 Comments I’d like to share a guided writing activity that I adapted for my classes. Give students a card and ask them to read the instructions. Tell them they are going to invent a story about what happened to the characters on their cards. Give them the pre-prepared questions and ask them to answer the questions Tell them these questions will guide them to write their stories. The most difficult words to pronounce in the English language revealed – as well as the world’s favourite English tongue-twisters “Worcestershire”. “Choir”. “Sixth”.