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Improve your conversation skills with WH questions

http://www.engvid.com/ Where did you go? Who did you go with? Learn how to keep a conversation going by using who, what, when, where, why, and how! Now why d...
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Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening in an English as a lingua franca (ELF) context | EnglishAgenda | British Council

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Teaching speaking - Unit 4: stress and intonation

Teaching speaking - Unit 4: stress and intonation | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Unit 4 looks at stress and intonation.
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Restaurant role play

Restaurant role play | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Restaurant role Play  Preparation: 1.Make "menus" for your restaurant--choose international foods, or national  foods. 2.Make some fake money to  make it all more real! Activity:
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Telephone role plays

Telephone role plays | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
These role cards present a series of simple situations for pre-intermediate and intermediate-level learners, working in pairs.
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English intonation: form and function; the tone unit - YouTube

English intonation: form and function; the tone unit - YouTube | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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Skills and techniques to link speaking and writing in IELTS

Skills and techniques to link speaking and writing in IELTS | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Excerpts from Sam McCarter's IELTS-focused talk from Manchester in 2011.
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Conversation strategies 101 with Jeanne McCarten and Helen Sandiford - YouTube

Recent research has given us interesting insights into many aspects of how we communicate. Based on research from the Cambridge International Corpus of North...
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Videos for Teaching and Learning (in Linguistics) - YouTube

In this E-lecture, Prof. Handke defines and exemplifies the video strategy tailored for the teaching and learning of linguistics at university level. He sugg...
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It's FLUENCY MC!

It's FLUENCY MC! | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Build language skills through music with Fluency MC. It's all about the 3Rs: Relax, Repeat, Remember. Peace and much respect!
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Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic? | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight says Birmingham's accent is "very difficult to get right". Why?
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Fluency MC - YouTube

Fluency MC - YouTube | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Hi, there! My name is Jason R. Levine (Jase, for short). I teach students, train teachers, and create songs and videos as Fluency MC. My advice: Lose the BOR...
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Top 5 Tips On How To Improve Speaking Skills in the ESL Class? - eTeachersHub

Top 5 Tips On How To Improve Speaking Skills in the ESL Class? - eTeachersHub | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Making learners speak more during the class isn’t just a matter of “forcing” them to speak English. This requires good planning of suitable and well organized class content. Here are top 5 tips on how to improve speaking in the ESL class: 1) Minimize your Teacher Talking Time and increase Student Talking Time in the classroom. Just give simple and clear guidelines. Ask students to demonstrate through speaking that they understood the tasks; let students to answer each other’s questions; show images related to the topic of the class and encourage group discussions. Avoid yes/no questions; use those questions that make learners speak to be able to make themselves clear. 3) When your students are having conversation practice (which is completely different from pronunciation or grammar practice), never correct them, unless the mistake is really serious. Let them talk! Let them believe that they can communicate in English even if they make mistakes in pronunciation, grammar etc . Compliment students for speaking! 4) Pay attention to how you correct students. Occasionally, even when your intention is to help students, you can make things even worse and discourage them from speaking. For example, if you need to correct a specific mistake, rather than saying to [...]
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Intonation

Intonation | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
It's no surprise that many teachers don't feel confident about tackling it in the classroom. When teaching grammar or lexis, we find ways of making the language accessible to our learners.
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Teacher talk - Encouraging speaking

Teacher talk - Encouraging speaking | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
What activities do you use to help your students feel more confident using spoken English in class? Why not write your favourite speaking activities below in the comments.
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Accent Prejudice Isn't "Prejudice Lite"

Accent Prejudice Isn't "Prejudice Lite" | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
I'm hesitant to respond to Gawker's "Ugliest Accent" tournament. For those who haven't read it, the piece is a "March-Madness-style" competition to determine America's "ugliest" regional English. (...
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My experiences teaching a listening course. A generic listening plan and some tips

My experiences teaching a listening course. A generic listening plan and some tips | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Have your (otherwise pretty advanced) students ever complained that they don't understand authentic speech, like films or native speakers they meet in the street? If so, read on. In the attempt to ...
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Phonetics - Basic Segments of Speech (Vowels I) - YouTube

The focus of this E-Lecture is the system of Cardinal Vowels. Jürgen Handke not only discusses the phonetic description of vowel articulation, he also shows ...
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Very useful video for introductory courses phonetics/phonology in undergrad and graduate programs, short TED programs, etc.

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Teens like voice search, adults not so keen

Teens like voice search, adults not so keen | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - Voice Search - Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3... current events.
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Help:IPA for Spanish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Help:IPA for Spanish

The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Spanish language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. In general, Castilian Spanish is used in IPA transcriptions.

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The secrets of the posh accent – video

The secrets of the posh accent – video | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Want to talk like the toffs in new film The Riot Club but unsure of your vowels? Let our expert Erica Buist guide you
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Sounds Familiar?

Regional accent, language change and variation in the UK
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