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:: Phonetics Focus - A Sound Choice ::

:: Phonetics Focus - A Sound Choice :: | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

Looks like a website for children but IT'S NOT. This is a great resource for students who want to work on pronunciation using the phonetic alphabet; mini-games, flashcards, quizzes and even an entry / exit test. There's a mobile app too.


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ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English | ELL/ELT

ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English | ELL/ELT | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

Learning through movies is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The clips below will improve your listening comprehension skills, helping you to learn and practice English as spoken by normal people every day! These particular clips are from recent movies. Good luck!

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Do you enjoy watching films in English? Watch a short scene from a recent film and then quiz yourself to see how much you understood.  Clips from The Great Gatsby, Moonrise Kingdom, The Avengers, and more!

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EnglishCentral.com

EnglishCentral.com | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

Really cool and easy to use site which helps you to improve your pronunciation, your listening and your vocabulary whilst watching video clips.  You can watch almost anything from serious videos on things such as 'How to make a telephone call' to more fun things like interviews with Lady Gaga and even the 'Rapping Flight Attendent'!   Speech recognition records your voice and provides instant feedback on pronunciation. TRY IT!


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Visit the academic office to borrow headphones with a microphone to record and listen back to your speaking.  The website will give you instant feedback on your pronunciation accuracy.  How cool is that?!

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An amazing web app... I'm speechless!

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Listen & Watch

Listen & Watch | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

LearnEnglish | British Council | audio and video materials with language practice activities that you can do on your computer while you listen or watch.


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BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Listen to BBC Radio 1, home of the Official Chart, the Live Lounge and the world's greatest DJs including Chris Moyles, Scott Mills, Fearne Cotton, Greg James, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and many more.

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Listen and Write - Dictation

Listen and Write - Dictation | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it
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This excellent website has different levels so you can choose how much you want to challenge yourself, and you can save your scores when you sign up for an account.  Improve your listening and writing skills while you learn about the latest news. Find out how good you really are at spelling!

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Lessons! Real English

Lessons! Real English | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it
This ESL video site created by Mike Marzio is for ESL and EFL students who want to improve their listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills via original efl esl video, interactive lessons, and self-grading exercises and quizzes.
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Public Lecture Podcast - University of Bath

University of Bath podcast of public lectures.  More suitable for those interested in the sciences.

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english - How-To Videos & Articles « Wonder How To

english - How-To Videos & Articles « Wonder How To | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it
See english how to videos on Wonder How To, like Use the passive voice in the English language, Ask "yes, no" questions in English, using "is", "are", and Ask and answer questions in the English language.

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Lyrics - 1,000+ ELT Videos - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Lyrics - 1,000+ ELT Videos - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

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Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers

Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Forvo: the largest word pronunciation dictionary in the world, now with translations.

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BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips

BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Follow this Flash and audio based course to improve your pronunciation of key contrasting sounds in English.

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Learning English - Home

Learning English - Home | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

BBC Learning English - a site which covers EVERYTHING about learning English!  Wonderful pronunciation videos as well as great up to the minute vocabulary!


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elllo | English Listening Online

elllo | English Listening Online | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

Really comprehensive website with lots of authentic listening materials.  Lots of different accents to listen to.  Transcripts are available and there are quizzes too.


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BooksShouldBeFree.com

BooksShouldBeFree.com | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Thousands of free audio books that you can download in mp3, iPod and iTunes format for your portable audio player.
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Listen online or download mp3s of hundreds of classic books, all for free! Choose from adventure, mystery, history, science-fiction, romance, and many other genres. This site is helpful for students of all levels who need listening practice and want to improve their knowledge of classic literature. Highly recommended.

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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED: Ideas worth spreading | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

TED is a one of the best sites ever. Lots of amazing lectures on amazing people about a wide range of subjects.  All authentic and most are subtitled.


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LYRICS TRAINING - Learn Languages Online For Free Through Music Videos and Song Lyrics

LYRICS TRAINING - Learn Languages Online For Free Through Music Videos and Song Lyrics | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs...


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extr@

extr@ | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

extr@ is a sitcom for English learners. It follows the story of Bridget and Annie, Hector and Nick, four good-looking 19-22 year olds who live in London. Check the website for extra resources and watch the episodes here: http://goo.gl/KjVLp


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italki: Learn English online, with native speakers!

italki: Learn English online, with native speakers! | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it
italki is a language learning social network that connects students and language teachers.
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You can get practice speaking a language through a free language exchange (where you spend 50% of your time teaching your native language).

You can also pay for speaking practice and spend all of your time using a foreign language. It's up to you!

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:: Phonetics Focus - A Sound Choice ::

:: Phonetics Focus - A Sound Choice :: | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

Looks like a website for children but IT'S NOT. This is a great resource for students who want to work on pronunciation using the phonetic alphabet; mini-games, flashcards, quizzes and even an entry / exit test. There's a mobile app too.


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British Academy Lectures online

Listen to a number of free lectures from The British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

THE BRITISH ACADEMY,

established by Royal Charter in 1902, champions and supports the humanities and social sciences. It is an independent, self-governing fellowship of scholars elected for their distinction and achievement.

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Do Lectures - Talks that inspire action

Do Lectures - Talks that inspire action | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

Inspiring talks from people who are changing the world. If you like TED you will like DO lectures too, more suitable for higher levels as there are no subtitles / interactive tapescripts.


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Learn English With Songs - Easy Quizzes

Learn English With Songs - Easy Quizzes | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

Easy online song quizzes for English beginners, Elementary English students, and young learners. Learn and practise simple vocabulary and grammar with fun, free quizzes.


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[t], [d] or [Id]? | "-ed" Past Tense Pronunciation | Elemental English

[t], [d] or [Id]? | "-ed" Past Tense Pronunciation | Elemental English | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it
This lesson will introduce you to the reasons why the past tense of verbs in English ending in -ed are pronounced in three different ways: [t], [d] or [Id].
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Phonetics: The Sounds of English- The University of Iowa

Phonetics: The Sounds of English- The University of Iowa | Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation | Scoop.it

Like to know the rules?  Some learners benefit from understanding the system that underlies the language they are learning.  This resource combines audio, video and flash animation to demonstrate the pronunciation of particular sounds of English.

 

Select one of the different types of Consonant (stops [p-t-k, b-d-g], fricatives [f-v, th-th, s-z, sh-ge], affricates [ch-dg], nasals [m-n-ng], liquids [l, r], or glides [w, y]) or Vowel (monophthongs [a, i, u etc], or - more likely for English - diphthongs [ai, ei, ou, au]).

 

You can learn the symbols if you like, but it's perhaps more useful to try to spot patterns and perhaps notice words or sounds you tend to mispronounce.  Like many learning activities, best used little and often, rather than in a long session which is likely to prove confusing.


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Ship or Sheep : minimal pair ESL pronunciation practice - free online

Shiporsheep.com teaches British English pronunciation with minimal pairs, providing free online pronunciation and elocution lessons for ESL learners and for accent reduction.

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