Posts Tagged ‘speak’
English Conversation – Safety
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about safety. Safety is the state of being "safe". It is the condition of being protected against physical, social, financial, political, occupational, psychological, or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, or any other event which could harm you. Safety can also be defined as the control of hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes harm. It can include protection of people or of possessions. read more
English Conversation – Time
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Time. Time allows us to order events from the past through to the present and into the future. It also helps us measure the duration of events and to make schedules. Nowadays, many people feel that they do not have enough time. Sometimes it is difficult to balance all the different things we need to do in a day, like work, family responsibilities , exercise and social activities. Keeping a diary or writing a schedule helps to manage time but it can still be a challenge to fit everything in. It would be nice to have more free time. read more
English Conversation – The Five Senses
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about our five senses. The sensory system is the way humans and animals find out about their nearby environment – we have ears to hear sounds, eyes to see, hands to touch, tongues to taste and noses to smell. The information which comes in is then rapidly processed by the brain. This whole arrangement is called the sensory system. Some animals have senses that we don’t have. For example, fish can sense movement and vibration in the water and other animals can sense electrical currents. read more
Learn to Speak English Video – Movies (Beginners)
English lesson demonstrating how to speak about the subject of movies. Learn common conversation questions about movies and the answers that a native English speaker may give.
This is a beginners level video.
Pronunciation of ‘th’
How to pronounce the 'th' sound
There are two types of 'th' sounds - one where we use our voice (these, that) and one where we don't (think, both). We can know whether we are using our voice or not by holding our hand to our throat. If we feel movement, we are using our voice. If we don't feel any movement, we are not using our voice.
Both 'th' sounds are made by putting your tongue between your teeth and then blowing air through your teeth. The most common error when pronouncing this sound is to put the tongue behind the top teeth instead of between the teeth. When this happens, the sound is like 't'. You best way to practice is to pronounce 'th' words in front of the mirror so that you make sure your tongue is between your teeth as you pronounce the words. read more
Pronunciation of ‘V’
We pronounce the ''v'' sound by putting our top teeth on our lower lip and blowing air through our teeth. With this method, we can also make the 'f'' sound but the difference between making the 'v' sound and making the 'f' sound is that with 'v' we use our voice. If you put your hand on your throat, you should be able to feel some movement when you pronounce 'v'. But when you pronounce 'f' you should not feel any movement. It is helpful to practice the 'v' sound while looking in the mirror. You should be able to see your top teeth touching your bottom lip as you make the sound.
English With Jo on YouTube
EnglishwithJo is now on YouTube!
Watch and listen to the Learn to Speak English Naturally series to improve your listening, comprehension and language production skills. Videos are divided into three levels - beginners, intermediate and advanced, and each video focuses on a common conversational subject, such as travel, family, hobbies and many more. The videos demonstrate 'real English' rather than 'textbook English' and demonstrate a range of natural expressions, idioms, phrases and vocabulary that native English speakers use when speaking about each subject. There is also the opportunity to respond to conversational questions which are asked in each video.
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