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Formulae for success?

Formulae for success? | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
I am compulsively devouring phrases. I gobble up expressions like me da pena (it upsets me) and qué buen rollo tiene (how nice he is).  It’s not just my reading of the literature on phraseology tha...
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Educational resources for developing oral and aural communication skills
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ELTchat podcasts

ELTchat podcasts | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
“ If you've never heard of ELTchat, you're missing out! It started out as a Twitter chat on Wednesdays, with two one-hour sessions every week. There's now only one chat a week, alternating between lu...”
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A reminder about some great ELT resources and network

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Board Games | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Board Games | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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Board games for your conversation class?

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Three ways to improve listening skills | MWBEX News

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.
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Teaching Speaking Using Technology - Techno-based English

Teaching Speaking Using Technology - Techno-based English | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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.
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Sounds IELTS

Sounds IELTS | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
“ Get Sounds IELTS on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.”
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 1, 4:31 AM

A reasonably priced (69p) app for anyone interested in developing their skills for IELTS

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Top 33 Learning Songs by The Kiboomers

Top 33 Learning Songs by The Kiboomers | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Preview and download Top 33 Learning Songs on iTunes. See ratings and read customer reviews. (Teach opposites with This is Big song!
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Teaching through film: case studies and strategies for effective learning

Teaching through film: case studies and strategies for effective learning | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This event has been funded by the IHSSR (Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research) with the Future Networking Now grant, which has allowed us to invite academics from different European and UK universities.
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English Literacy Workbooks for Spanish-Speaking Teens and Adults

English Literacy Workbooks for Spanish-Speaking Teens and Adults | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Aslo, audiobooks improve listening comprehension. Whatever you do this summer, have a safe and fun time. Our English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker workbooks help Spanish-speaking teens and adults increase their ...
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Teaching an Advanced Conducting Course Using Google Hangouts ...

Teaching an Advanced Conducting Course Using Google Hangouts ... | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Read over the Digital Learning Department's guide to Use Google Hangouts to Hold Online Class Meetings (you must have berklee.edu access): download the PDF.
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Oral presentation

Oral presentation | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
It’s not easy to give a good oral presentation but these tips will help you. Here are our top tips for oral presentations.
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Use the planning time to prepare what you’re going to sa
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Information gap activity

Information gap activity | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
If you have a speaking exam with another student, you may be asked to do an information gap activity. This means you look at some information and your partner looks at different information and then y
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Describe a photo or picture

Describe a photo or picture | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Here are our top tips for describing a photo or a picture in an exam.
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Look at your picture carefully and take a few moments to think before you start talking.
Talk for all the time you are
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Talk about yourself

Talk about yourself | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Here are our top tips for talking about yourself in an exam.
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Think about the types of topics and questions you may be asked before the exam. School, family, free time, daily routines and
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The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games

The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Here's yet one more "The Best..." list -- this time focusing on web tools that let teachers and students create their own online learning games. If you find this list helpful, you might want to als...
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Larry Ferlazzo's very nice collection of websites for creating online learning games is here!

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Apps | LearnEnglish | British Council | LearnEnglish GREAT Videos

Apps | LearnEnglish | British Council | LearnEnglish GREAT Videos | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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Joyful Public Speaking (from fear to joy): Reference librarians are ...

Joyful Public Speaking (from fear to joy): Reference librarians are ... | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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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Group discussion skills | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Group discussion skills | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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Teaching speaking and listening from theory to practice

teaching speaking and listening from theory to practice by Jack, C. Richard

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Third C1 (advanced) Italian listening with transcript

Third C1 (advanced) Italian listening with transcript | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
I trust you'll find a little time this weekend for the latest in our series of C1 (advanced) Italian listening practice exercises? If you're new here, this is what you have to do: Click the audio plug in below (if you don't see it, click ...
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Sitcoms as a tool for ELT | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Sitcoms as a tool for ELT | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Sitcoms in the EFL Classroom?
http://t.co/WYDSJNoXT7
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ESL Podcast 1012 – Preventing Shoplifting

Luis: Wow, what happened here? I was only away on vacation for two weeks. Thelma: While you were gone, we redesigned this store with an anti-theft system. Luis: Is that why there are surveillance cameras and security ...
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7th RYBG - KIDS: LISTENING EXERCISES

7th RYBG - KIDS: LISTENING EXERCISES | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
LISTENING EXERCISES. Browse through the website below and find a good listening exercise for you: http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topicsmenu/listening.html. Posted by Miss Anne - Miss Cristina - Miss Irene - Mr Alvaro at 7/01/2014.
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Tell a story or personal anecdote

Tell a story or personal anecdote | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Here are our top tips for telling a good story or anecdote.
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Take time to think about the question and the story before you start talking. 
Use narrative tenses – past simple, pas
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Discussion

Discussion | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Here are our top tips for discussions.
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Think about your opinion before the discussion starts.
Say what you really think about the topic and explain why you think that.
Listen to what your
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Speaking exams

Speaking exams | Listening and Speaking in Second or Foreign Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Listening to as much English as possible will help to improve your speaking. Listening to songs, podcasts, films, TV series or video clips will help you to feel more confident about speaking.
Spe
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