Listening

Wrong Lyrics 3

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This is a fun awareness-raising activity based on a video - see below. There is also an audio-only version available to download. See also Yes, today and Hay chewed.

Internet Quiz

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Here is a short quiz, ideal as a fun warmer or finisher, on the topic of the internet. Find the audio and script below. For a harder quiz, try Watery World.

Ray Parker on stress-timing

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:15
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Ray Parker argued that, regarding stress-timing and rhythm, we have tended to throw the baby out with the bathwater. The notion that natural spoken English has a regular rhythm, he says, has been discredited by the research, but our response has been to abandon both that, and any attention to stress-timing.

Pronunciation as a Listening Skill

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Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 10:15
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English UK
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London
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Pronunciation is just as important for listening as for speaking. In this workshop, we will look at what features make connected speech difficult to follow. We will try out a series of tasks and games for raising awareness of these features. Finally, I will suggest how teachers can prepare their own micro-listening activities.

Pronunciation as a Listening Skill at NATESOL

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:45
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Salford City College
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Worsley, Greater Manchester
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Pronunciation is just as important for listening as for speaking. In this workshop, we will look at what features make connected speech difficult to follow. We will try out a series of tasks and games for raising awareness of these features. Finally, I will suggest how teachers can prepare their own micro-listening activities. Find PDF of handout below...

Richard Cauldwell on the jungle of connected speech

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:30
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Richard Cauldwell is gradually developing a whole new set of words and images for conceptualizing connected speech, and his system is given power by his long experience in close analysis of natural, unscripted recordings. His principle claim is that unscripted speech radically departs from anything that the written form might lead us to expect.

Teaching Listening with Authentic Audio Texts

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 16:00
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IATEFL Liverpool
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Hall 14
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It is often said that we test rather than teach listening. In this workshop, we consider the characteristics of classroom listening tasks and activities we can use with authentic audio materials. They have been designed to develop the listening skill, and simultaneously help non-native listeners become more effective, confident and autonomous.

Pronunciation for Listeners: Making sense of connected speech

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 10:45
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IATEFL Liverpool
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Hall 11a
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Pronunciation is just as important for listening as for speaking. In this workshop, we will look at what features make connected speech difficult to follow. We will try out a series of tasks and games for raising awareness of these features. Finally, I will suggest how teachers can prepare their own micro-listening activities. Find PDF of handout below...

Annie McDonald on materials for listening

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Read a review by a member of the audience here. Find the annotated handout below.

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