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Minimal Pair Pronunciation of /ɪ/ and /i/ So many of my ESL students struggle with pronunciation with the short “i” sound ( /ɪ/ in IPA) and the long “e” sound (/i/ in IPA). Being able to say these vowel sounds correctly is critical in allowing native English speakers to be able to understand you. It’s important to get the pronunciation of /ɪ/ and […]See More →
“I Look to You” by Whitney Houston An English Gap Fill Exercise How does a gap fill exercise work? While listening to “I Look to You” by Whitney Houston, you’ll read along with the lyrics worksheet below the video. Notice that blank spaces have been substituted for some of the lyrics. As you’re listening, try to fill in the blanks with the words you hear. […]See More →
Pronunciation Tip: Move Your Mouth More Why do I need to move my mouth? I’m going to give you an English pronunciation tip might feel ridiculous, but totally works. Several years ago, I noticed that many of my students barely moved their mouths when they spoke English. They would be making sounds, but their lips and teeth would barely move. I understand why […]See More →
In this episode, you’ll learn the answer to the sixth possible question on your U.S. Citizenship Civics Test, “What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?” In addition to the question and answer, Andrea will provide a brief history lesson as well to help you understand the question and answer. To never miss […]See More →
Top Ten Karaoke Songs for Learning English Who doesn’t love karaoke? Karaoke is a global phenomenon that is popular both in-person and online. We love to belt out the lyrics to our favorite song. Check out this list of Top 10 Karaoke Songs, according to Watchmojo.com, along with their hilarious and educational video, highlighting all 10 […]See More →
Stop Cell Phone Use in Your Classroom with this Sure-Fire Method Teachers: Do you have trouble getting your students to put down their cell phone and engage in your class activities? Well, I have a sure-fire way to stop cell phone use in your university classroom. It involves a good sense of humor and a bit of sarcasm, but it works! Instead of typing […]See More →
In this episode, you’ll learn the answer to the fifth possible question on your U.S. Citizenship Civics Test, “What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?” In addition to the question and answer, Andrea will provide a brief history lesson as well to help you understand the question and answer. To never […]See More →