Back in November, my pre-intermediate students were listening to a coursebook text. There was an Irish speaker telling a story about his aunt and uncle’s holiday, and most of the students had no idea what he was saying. It wasn’t just his accent that was difficult for them. He spoke too quickly, and his use of connected speech was something they hadn’t really encountered before, or if they had, they hadn’t been taught how to deal with it.
How can your students develop their listening while away from your English classes ? A learner training moment of reflection on how to take responsibility for their language acquisition. Quiz me *Do you need to train your ears for the different accents and pronunciation out there?
An Unshelved comic on July 2nd had the conclusion of a story that started back on June 24th with Desmond (a software developer from another comic, Not Invented Here) asking Dewey an obscure question. Dewey went to ...
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Listening isn't as straightforward as you may believe. There's a ... If you are thinking of objections to what someone is saying while they are speaking, then it will distract you from what they are actually trying to get across.
It is lego-like content, designed to fit the culture of resource borrowing, creation and combination amongst the teachers. From those explanation, there are some benefits of utilizing ICT in teaching English speaking.