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Browse LABELS to the right, underneath to find prompts and tasks.New!! VIDEO BLOGS on English for Communications and on English for Office Applications (Computers). See links below.

* English for Communications. Click HERE. By Beatriz Papaseit Fernández and myself, María Zabala Peña

* English for Office Applications (Computers :Word 2007 and more). Click HERE. By Beatriz Papaseit Fernández and myself, María Zabala Peña

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Phonemic Chart with Examples.

Listen to Adrian Underhill's talk (1hour) on how to teach pronunciation and use his chart (posted below) to teach your students how to recognize phonemic symbols and improve their pronunciation.

If you have Flashplayer and sound you can use:

  •  the MacMillan interactive chart with sounds and examples of words  HERE  
  • the  Onestop English,with sound and model words HERE
  • the video  by the English Language Club I have embedded below. 
If sound or flash-player are not available, you can  project this chart:

If you need help to transcribe a word, I suggest you use this tool HERE 

English Language Club video

Thanks to Julian Jahanpour, speaker at the Barcelona 2012 British Council Workshops for providing me with these materials. 

Text to Phonetics

Text  to Phonetics is an online application that transcribes small English texts into broad phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Click HERE to go to the Text to Phonetics page.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Autonomous Learning. Randall Listening Lab. Listen to everyday conversations and answer the questions.

The Autonomous learning label contains tasks that students can carry out on their own
Randal Listening Lab:

 Aim: practice your listening skills by listening to a wide range of conversations. Everyday topics such as going to the hairdresser's or making an emergency call.

Access Randall Listening Lab HERE