Showing posts with label listening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label listening. Show all posts

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Che Guevera - Famous People Lessons.com

Thursday, 11 October 2012

How Does Stress Change the Meaning of a Sentence?

How Does Stress Change the Meaning of a Sentence?


Have you ever watched a film or listened to a song in English and have known all the words but still not been able to understand what you have heard. 

This video illustrates why. It takes a sentence and looks at 'stressing' different words implying different meanings.  The meaning of the sentence changes a lot depending on which word is selected .  Adam creates some very different sentences without changing any of the words.  He goes on to look at the word 'really' and by using different intonations he implies different meanings in different social situations. 

An excellent intermediate resource focusing on speaking and oral skills.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Cat That Walked By Himself

The Cat That Walked By Himself


Which pet do you prefer? A cat or a dog.

A lovely poem by Rudyard Kipling which rhymes, has rhythm and a theme already introduced in the podcast comparing cats and dogs. 

Familiarize yourself with the vocabulary, read and listen to the poem and test your understanding of what you have read through the comprehension activities.