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VOA Special English: read along on YouTube

VOA Special English: read along on YouTube | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:04 PM

VOA Special English - karaoke-style videos where each word is highlighted in turn as the speaker reads.  This one is an agricultural report.

 

While these videos certainly support autonomous language practice, some imagination is required to make them effective for learning.  I suppose minimally a teacher would need to make sure the text was comprehensible, but I'm not sure what a good task or learning activity would look like either.

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English Past Tense Pronunciation of -ed Endings

English Past Tense Pronunciation of -ed Endings | Teaching and Learning English through Technology | Scoop.it
English past tense pronunciation is often challenging for ESL or EFL students. Regular Simple Past Tense verbs have three endings: /id/, /t/ and /d/.

Via Sergio Andres Herrera Velásquez, Evdokia Roka, Luciana Viter
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Sergio Andres Herrera Velásquez's curator insight, December 21, 2012 7:38 AM

Past Tense can be a pain, especially when it comes to pronunciation, so here is an instruction for the pronunciation of regular past tense

 

Karina Maribel Hernández's curator insight, March 12, 1:57 PM

Practicing Pronunciation of past tense.