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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘speed’?   Leave a comment

60KM/H Speed limit sign in Australia.

60KM/H Speed limit sign in Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘speed’?
2) What is the speed limit on the roads in your country?
3) Does speed kill?
4) Are you a speed freak? Do you love going fast?
5) What’s the fastest speed you’ve ever been in a car at?
6) Why do people love speed so much?
7) Are our lives getting faster and faster?
8) What things can you do at lightning speed?
9) Mahatma Gandhi said: “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” Do you agree?
10) Tadao Ando said: “The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.” What do you think?

 

 

 

1) What do you think of speed?
2) What do you think of people who drive at very high speeds?
3) How important is speed in your life?
4) Do you need high speed Internet?
5) Would you like to travel at the speed of light?
6) Do you ever speed dial on your mobile?
7) Do you worry about speed cameras and speed checks on the roads?
8) Are you a speed reader?
9) Someone once said: “There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.” What does this mean? Do you agree with it?
10) Confucius once said: “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” Do you agree with him?

 

Posted October 22, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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UFOTV: Above Top Secret – UFOs, Nikola Tesla, Free Energy and Antigravity   Leave a comment

English: Mark Twain (penname of Samuel Langhor...

English: Mark Twain (penname of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) in the lab of Nikola Tesla, spring of 1894. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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필리핀 다바오에 위치한 이앤지어학원 소개입니다. 학원모습, 수업모습, 강사들의 모습, 그리고 이앤지를 다녀간 학생들의 모습을 담아보았습니다. 짧은 영상으로 이앤지를 다 보여드릴 수는 없지만 참고가 되었

[필리핀어학연수] 다바오 E&G어학원소개

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필리핀 다바오에 위치한 이앤지어학원 소개입니다. 학원모습, 수업모습, 강사들의 모습, 그리고 이앤지를 다녀간 학생들의 모습을 담아보았습니다. 짧은 영상으로 이앤지를

 

Posted October 7, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Are there any health benefits to drinking coffee?   Leave a comment

1) Are you a ‘coffeeholic’?
2) Do you care if you have instant or blend coffee?
3) Do you need coffee to wake you up in the morning?
4) Is coffee bad for you?
5) Does coffee affect your appetite?
6) What do you think of Starbucks?
7) Do you think caffeine is a dangerous drug?
8) What do you think of the new trend of flavored coffee?
9) Do you like the smell of coffee?
10) What would you like to know about coffee?

 

A cup of Turkish coffee served on a terrace in...

A cup of Turkish coffee served on a terrace in Istanbul. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

1) Are there any health benefits to drinking coffee?
2) What do you know about coffee production and who gets the big profits?
3) Would you drink less coffee if you knew it stained your teeth?
4) What is the difference between blend, cappuccino and espresso?
5) Does coffee grown in different parts of the world taste differently?
6) What role does coffee (or tea) play in your life?
7) What’s the difference between Irish coffee and Turkish coffee?
8) Do you know what fair trade coffee is?
9) Do you like coffee sold in cans?
10) What do you think happens when you overdose on coffee?

 

 

 

 

Posted September 25, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you hear the country Argentina?   Leave a comment

Map of Argentina with it's terrain levels

Map of Argentina with it’s terrain levels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Argentina?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Argentina?
3) What is Argentina most famous for?
4) What do you know about Argentina’s history?
5) What are the differences between Argentina and your country?
6) What do you think about Argentine people?
7) What has Argentina given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Argentina, or live there?
9) What do you know about the geography of Argentina?
10) Who are the most famous Argentine people you know?

 

 

1) How different is Argentina from other South American countries?
2) What was the last news story you heard about Argentina?
3) What do you think Argentina’s neighbours think of it?
4) What do you think Argentina will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Argentina?
6) What could you do on a holiday in Argentina?
7) What is your idea of a typical Argentine person?
8) What things about Argentina do you think Argentines are proud of?
9) What do you know about Argentine culture?
10) What would you like to ask an Argentine about Argentina?

 

Posted September 25, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Standard American English Accent Tutorial – Part 1: Vowel Sounds   Leave a comment

English: This is an American Standard Southdown.

English: This is an American Standard Southdown. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Standard American English Accent Tutorial – Part 1: Vowel Sounds

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Syllable – Stressed   Leave a comment

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In multi-syllable words the stress falls on one of the syllableswhile the other

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Vectorized version of Image:Cardinal vowel tongue position-front.png. For image details, see below (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

syllables tend to be spoken over quickly. This leads to sounds that are not clear (muted) on unstressed syllables. In order to improve your pronunciation, focus on pronouncing the stressed syllable clearly. However, don’t be afraid to “mute” (not say clearly) the other unstressed vowels. Listen to the examples by clicking on “listen”. Return to this page using the “back” button on your browser.

For example:

PersonNEL
TOtally
InDUstrial
ToMAto
FanTAstic

Unstressed syllables keep the correct sound, but sound muted. Sometimes, unstressed vowels become a schwa sound – like a soft “uh” sound.

For example:

Little
Repeat
Tomato

At other times, the vowel is pronounced but not stressed.

For example:

Industrial
Noisily

With this in mind, here are the eight common word stress patterns in English.

One Syllable – Stressed

All one syllable words have the stress on the one syllable. The intonation should go down.

EAT
DRINK
SIGN
WELL

Two Syllable – First Syllable Stressed

GIant                 Say: Gi….ant
PICture              Say: Pi..ch..your  like peat..ch.your
HEAting             Say: Heee..t..ing

Two Syllable – Second Syllable Stressed

toDAY               Say: tooo….DAY
aHEAD              Say: aaaa….HEAD
aLLOW              Say: aaa…..LOUUW like LOUD but no “D” and not low

Three Syllable – First Syllable Stressed

Energy              Say:  INN….ER…Geeeee
Operate            Say:  OP..PER……attt no e sound
Organize           Say:  OR..gan…izzzz…. no e sound

Three Syllable – Second Syllable Stressed

meMORial         Say:  Ma…MOR..ee..al
aSSUMPtion      Say:  aaa..some…TION
caNAdian          Say:  CAN…DE…in

Three Syllable – Third Syllable Stressed

employEE
japanESE
voluntEER

Four Syllable – Second Syllable Stressed

psyCHOLogy
eVAporate
cerTIficate

Four Syllable – Third Syllable Stressed

poliTIcian
indiVIdual
repuTAtion