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Listening Your Way Through English Using English Conversations

People who are not English natives tend to have a harder time learning the basics of the English language especially for those that are not exposed to it maximally. This is not only a struggle for students but also for their mentors because one cannot simply push a person’s interest and inquisitiveness to his or her level of intellect. With this, many teachers use a variety of tactics such as giving out audio files with English conversations so that they can effectively convey their understanding from their own point of view to the student’s.

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How Does English Conversations Help?

  • Although most students will not get the whole thought immediately after listening to an English conversation, the familiarity that it promotes help in enhancing the listeners’ skills of how to construct proper English sentences. Not everyone are experts in grammar, but most keep good track of the right usage of words with conversations that they hear from time to time in schools, media and even outdoors. The idea is to fossilize rules and applicable uses of phrases into one’s mind without him or her trying to pressure himself or herself.
  • Formal conversations are not always used so you cannot simply rely on making up connecting phrases with the most appropriate words according to what you have learned in the books. When people talk they tend to get out of the ruling lane for smart formalities into the informal and communicative one. If you think about it, allowing yourself to talk in English conversations by the book every single time will make you look like a show off or a funny person.
  • Audio files are the best ways to make students understand about how to use stresses in words. Intonations are sometimes very confusing especially when paired with same words having different meanings. Listening to English conversations will lighten up confusions on how to syllabicate words using proper voice rises.

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  • Proper Emotion Use. English conversations also help in exposing the listeners to different ways of expressing sentences. You will be able to know what kind of emotions is required with the given punctuations. Putting feelings into your conversations is as important as indicating proper use of rules and lapses.
  • Understanding Slang Words. Slang is a word that is made up given the trend of a community or social circle. You cannot just use them in any conversation that suits you because most English conversations that have slangs are mindful of the setting or the location or event that a person is in because there are certain formalities that may not appreciate the use of slangs. It is always helpful to listen to the people conversing so that you can pick up the what-not.

The establishment of online teaching academies supports learning not only with your eyes and brain but also with your ears. With teacher student conversations in this kind of schools, both can learn about each other’s strength and weaknesses. This setup is a give and take relationship because of the fact that both can benefit from each of their insights.

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Glossary:

not English natives – those that are not born as English citizens

level of intellect – how smart a person is

keep good track – follow the proper ways

connecting phrases – sentences

lighten up confusions – ease confusion or totally get rid of it

English Essay

Dealing with Learning Disabilities

Healthy individuals are considered to be lucky because of their normal handling of the daily activities and or obligations. It is a wrong perception to see someone who is capable of learning but doesn’t have the interest of doing so as an unfortunate one. People with learning disabilities however need special attention to manage the things that the normal people can do without any hassle. They have to cope up with the ways and techniques in making deeds possible for them to achieve the feeling of sustainment.

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We all know that taking care of people with learning disabilities is a very hard responsibility because you have to make them understand what you are both trying to do while mustering all the patience to be as gentle and as thoughtful about their situation. Not everyone has the sympathy for those who were born with such frailties. That is why there are special schools established to assist those families who have someone that has a learning disability. The facilities and personnel of these kinds of schools are prepared and trained, respectively speaking, with the highest standards of skill. The administrators don’t just pick ordinary teachers because dealing with persons with a learning disability is another subject to focus to.

One of the first things that people with learning disabilities need to study is the speaking; thus the application of language training. Language is a very tricky matter; even those who are normal have the difficulty learning this part of the many aspects of knowledge. Trying to convey the message of what the lesson is all about will be a challenge for both the teacher and the student. And because of the adversaries of learning disabilities, the ways and or methods of teaching must vary. There are those people who have a slow pace in terms of understanding and there are those who don’t completely have the attention span of a normal human. The teachers who are should be trained for these kinds of situation must be aggressive their techniques so that there will a high success rate.

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Limitations are placed in between those that are normally capable and with those who have learning disabilities. Slight and or drastic changes are made for special students to achieve the goal of them learning despite the debilitating factors affecting their lives. Unlike normal people, people with learning disabilities can’t have the luxury of being taught with the convenience of the modern world. However, advancements are made for the benefits of the said individuals for them to adapt with the constantly changing environment that they are living. There are a variety software that are designed to be an assistance to them. No matter how special the people with learning disabilities may look like, they are still capable of learning; nevertheless, they are not less people compared to the genetically normal human beings. It is only within the way of perceiving the things in front of us that we can truly determine the standards the normal abyss.

 

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Glossary:

coping up – handling

major alterations – big changes

genetic coding – heredity

frailties – disabilities

respectively speaking – corresponding order of words

language training – studying language

English Expressions

Where to hit the world! – Great places to travel to

Are you having itchy feet? Well the world is vast and there are a lot of places that could definitely satisfy your thirst for traveling. You could go alone or with your family or friends. You can choose from widely famous landmarks and cities or you can also go to undiscovered destinations. The latter is very much appropriate for those people that are really adventurous and wish for new sites to behold. Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty are great places too, but if you’re looking for something new, behold indeed because here are some great places to travel to.

 

If you are a beach person, you’d definitely fall head over heels with Seychelles. This is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. With 115 islands, this place is perfect for couples or families that are traveling together. You will be mesmerized by heaven-like beaches where you can have romantic picnics or fun activities like games with friends and families. There are also terrific marine life awaiting you when you go scuba diving or snorkeling. There are spots where few divers have gone before so even experienced divers can find something they haven’t seen before. It would definitely feel like you have moved to a different world.

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If you’re the one who loves to watch movies and wishes to relive the moments in your favorite flicks, you can visit some of the famous places that are real settings from famous flicks. For example Tokyo, Japan isn’t just about shopping districts and Disneyland anymore. You can dine in Gonpachi restaurant and see where Uma Thurman fought in Kill Bill. Or if you are a Lord of the Rings fan, hit the road to Queenstown, New Zealand where they shot most of the film and where you’ll get to see the hobbits’ village.

 

However if you want a place to escape stress and relax for a while, you can visit Cape Town, South Africa. Spend the time in Table Bay while looking at the silhouette of the magnificent Table Mountain. Its mesmerizing beauty will fill you with contentment and of course, it’s just picture perfect. If you really wish for peace and quiet, then the place for you is Patagonia located in the intersections of Argentina and Chile. You’ll definitely be at a loss for words when you arrive there. The sky is mostly blue and the nature surrounding you will take your stress away.

 

These are just a few of the places that you could travel to when you’re getting tired of all the main-stream vacation spots. Besides familiar and popular tourist destinations in certain countries, there are more undiscovered places that exactly match the beauty of its superiors. You don’t always have to go with the ordinary. Sometimes, you also have to let your inner adventurer come out and walk off the beaten path then you’ll be surprised at how many things, places, culture and people you can find. You will never know what awaits you if you don’t take a step towards it so start the journey now.

 

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Glossary:

 

itchy feet – a strong desire to travel

fall head over heels – be really in love

hit the road – set out on a journey

be at loss for words – unable to speak because of too much surprise or awe

main-stream – very usual; common

off the beaten path – unknown or not popular with many people

English Expressions

Mountain out of a Molehill

“Mountain out of a Molehill”

I am not sure if I have ever seen a molehill, or perhaps I should say that if have seen a molehill, I may not have actually known that that is what it was. In case you do not know the word “mole”, a mole is something like a mouse but lives in holes, which it digs by itself, in the ground. Moles are often considered pests since they like to eat roots of plants, and they sometimes kill plants in peoples’ yards and gardens, which the people end up not being so happy about.

Anyway, moles are rather small animals, so I imagine that if a mole makes a hill (a “molehill”) from the dirt that it has dug out of the ground, it is likely to be a rather small hill. Therefore, the English expression has come about: “making a mountain out of a molehill.” It is used when one wants to say that someone is exaggerating something, that someone is making something out to be much more, for example, important, larger, more valuable, than it really is.

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For example, when Kathy says that she is really concerned about not being able to pay her bills even though she and her husband both have good jobs and plenty of money, you can say that she is “making a mountain out of a molehill.” Or if David decides to go to the police because his neighbor always parks his old car on the street, you can say he is “making a mountain out of a molehill.” Try this one on your friends when you have a chance.

 

Yours Truly,

Oliver, Teaching Director of LiveEnglishClass.com

English Expressions

English Expression: Wearing Heart on Sleeve

“Wearing Heart on Sleeve”. This is an interesting expression: “He wears his heart on his sleeve”. That sure is a funny image. I can’t imagine someone actually wearing his heart on his sleeve (sleeve being that part of a shirt that covers your arm).

Of course, it this expression does not mean that someone takes out his heart and attaches it to his sleeve :). What is does refer to, however, is someone who lets everyone know how he or she is feeling, pretty much at any time. For example if your friend just got dumped (i.e. broken up with, relationship over) and he just looks sad all the time, you can say, “yeah, he wears his heart on his sleeve.” As another example, your co-worker often will start crying when she talks about her past love-life, or her family, “she wears her heart on her sleeve.” This expression usually refers to sad emotions as opposed to angry, happy or other emotions.

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Sincerely,

Oliver, LiveEnglishClass.com Teaching Director