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How to improve your English listening skills? | TELC UK

There are number of reasons that might affect your listening comprehension, one of the significant causes is the variety of English accents and dialects which you might not be exposed to in the classroom environment.
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Listening comprenhension is a difficult skill, but in here we could found interesting tips to improve it.

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Educational resources for developing oral and aural communication skills
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ELL Teachers & Students Will Love MusiXmatch – It Provides Karaoke-Style Lyrics To Most YouTube Music Videos | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

ELL Teachers & Students Will Love MusiXmatch – It Provides Karaoke-Style Lyrics To Most YouTube Music Videos | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Browser-based Noise Meters That Show Students How Loudly They Speak

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Browser-based Noise Meters That Show Students How Loudly They Speak | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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A tour of accents across the British Isles performed in a single, unedited take

A tour of accents across the British Isles performed in a single, unedited take | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Professional accent and dialect coach Andrew Jack seamlessly switches between the various accents that are scattered across the UK, demonstrating the subtle distinctions between different varieties of English... (via Reddit...
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Get Lucky, By Daft Punk

Get Lucky, By Daft Punk | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it

A listening and vocabulary lesson on the Song Get Lucky by Daft Punk, to practise general listening skills and correctly identifying homophones. Watch the song video and complete a multiple choice quiz. Part of a free series of online lessons designed to learn English through listening to popular songs.


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IELTS Speaking Test: The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Video 4 - YouTube

See what a real IELTS Speaking Test is like and prepare for YOUR exam. In this video, a real IELTS examiner and candidate demonstrate a part of the test. Vis...
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Exploiting youtube videos with textivate

Exploiting youtube videos with textivate | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
You probably know that you can add information about your resource when you upload it or save changes to it, right?

And you probably know that if you put anything in the info pane that starts with...

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How to become good at debating | British Council Voices

How to become good at debating | British Council Voices | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Sheanna Patelmaster, a student at Withington Girls' School in Manchester, who was part of the winning team at the UK vs India Debating Matters Competition International Final, explains why learning to win arguments is a useful life skill.
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How you can use TV series, trailers and films in language class | British Council Voices

How you can use TV series, trailers and films in language class | British Council Voices | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
How many ways are there to use moving images in the classroom? English language teacher Svetlana Urisman, who won last month’s British Council Teaching English blog award, shares her advice.
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How can English language teachers prepare students for listening in an academic context? | British Council Voices

How can English language teachers prepare students for listening in an academic context? | British Council Voices | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Effective listening is essential in an academic context. Ahead of his British Council seminar on Wednesday 26 February, Edward de Chazal tells us how English language teachers can help students prepare.
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Movies @Web English Teacher

Lesson plans and support for classroom-appropriate movies, including 'Because of Winn-Dixie,' 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,' 'Bridge to Terabithia,' 'Dreamer,' 'Forrest Gump,' and more.
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Listening, Viewing and Imagination Movies in EFL Classes

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The Effective Use Of Motion Pictures (2)

Effective Use of Motion Picturesin the ESL Classroom Harlan D. Whatley, MFA Raffles Design Institute, Tianjin 22 April 2012
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Video Teaching and Video Films. ESL Teaching Videos

Video Teaching and Video Films. ESL Teaching Videos | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Ideas for teaching English as a second language using film and video.
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How to Speak Like an American?

How to Speak Like an American? | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Watch the session of Talk2US and get tips and information on how to pronounce words like Americans.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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English Is Crazy! - YouTube

Seriously...the English language is insane. SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/1eA5JCm Follow Me! http://bit.ly/15J7ube & http://bit.ly/18Lnfme Sources: Richard Ledere...
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Free Technology for Teachers: TwistedWave - Create Audio Recordings and Save Them in Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: TwistedWave - Create Audio Recordings and Save Them in Google Drive | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it

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Buried treasure from the BBC: Pronunciation activities

Buried treasure from the BBC: Pronunciation activities | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
I was hunting around the Aladdin's cave that is the BBC Learning English website and stumbled across these two gems - "Better speaking" and "First sight, second thoughts", which are both great reso...

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A little buried criticism of the BBC site here - lots of materials/resources, but not always easy to find ...

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Stressing words in spoken English | British Council Voices

Stressing words in spoken English | British Council Voices | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Brita Haycraft, who shared her 'tricks and techniques for better spoken English' at one of our seminars for teachers in the UK yesterday, tells us that one often overlooked, but very important element to being understood in English is stressing the right words in a sentence.
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Using pictures in the classroom | British Council Voices

Using pictures in the classroom | British Council Voices | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Larissa Albano, winner of our monthly Teaching English blog award, explains how using pictures as a teaching aid can help language teachers engage their students.
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Listening . . .

Listening . . . | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
I "attended" a couple of seminars from the British Council today {attended from the comfort of my home desk with my snacks, slippers, and sweatshirt!} The one that inspired this post was on Listeni...
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USING FILM IN THE CLASSROOM

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A reflection activity to encourage students to think critically while watching movies or videos. : Teachers At Risk

A reflection activity to encourage students to think critically while watching movies or videos. : Teachers At Risk | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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A Case Study on Using English Language Movies in Teaching English as Foreign Language Experiences

A Case Study on Using English Language Movies in Teaching English as Foreign Language Experiences | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This paper presents a case study of teaching English as a foreign language by using English language movies. Emphasis is placed on a specially designed movie course for students of Master of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Beijing Normal University in China. First, the advantages of movies and practicalities are presented. Second, detailed course descriptions are given and examined. Third, processes of watching movies and post-viewing activities are described. Furthermore, the questions and answers of a survey are reported. Based on the data and results of the survey,...
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Heffernan - Watching Movie Trailers in the ESL Class (TESL/TEFL)

This article outlines the techniques that can be
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