Tag Archives: Pronunciation

CUT-TO-FIT DIGITAL MATERIALS FOR THE LANGUAGE CLASS

One of the most important problems which stop teachers using ICT for the English class is the lack of first-class materials to be used for group or individual work.  Cambridgeenglishonline is a site where you can contact your own designers to produce the materials your curriculum requires. You can get some good examples of their work on their web  http://cambridgeenglishonline.com/. The British Council is one of their clients.

Angeles Hernandez Polanco
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Santander
https://angeleshernandez.wordpress.com/

SOME WEBS TO PRACTISE VOCABULARY AND SPELLING (2)

I’d like to share a great tool for practicing spelling and learning new words, that I’ve just come across.

At spellingcity.com you can practice and enhance both your vocabulary and spelling, by listening to lists of words which are pronounced alone or in a sentence and spelt out.

This free tool, which can be used as a refresher on the overhead projector or at a language lab for individual work ,  contains over 30,000 words including plurals, contractions, past and future tenses. You must register to make the most of it. Then you can make your own word list to do sound and sentence practice, some tests and play computer games. It uses a real person’s voice to represent the individual words after which they give you a whole sentence.

The pick a game section let you practice games with your own word lists or other peoples’ lists. You can play Word Search, HangMouse, Unscramble, Audio Word Match, Which Word?, Missing Letter or Unscramble Sentence

Angeles Hernandez
Computer Assisted Language Learning: Theoretical backup and practical issues