Monday, October 3, 2016

Speaking and Pronunciation: discussions and interactive exercises

[01] Speaking English - Pronunciation and Conversation Skills, from
Pronunciation Help
Learn to correctly pronounce every word in the poem “The Chaos” and you could possibly be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world

Speaking and Conversation Skills for Advanced Level English
Pronunciation and Speaking Skills for Beginning Level English Learners
English Pronunciation and Speaking Skills for Intermediate Level
[02] Mouth Manglers, from Adam Rado’s English Learning Fun Site
Note: Real Player required; register for free membership and full access
[03] Learning English Pronunciation, from

The sounds of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet
Introduction to phonetic transcriptionThe ASCII Phonetic Alphabet
Demonstration of phonetic transcription
[04] SPEAKING, from
Improving your pronunciation
Telling a story
Talking about the weather
How to keep the conversation going
How to talk about illness
English greetings
Giving your opinions
Talking about likes and dislikes in English
Agreeing in English
Making generalisations
Giving advice in English
Suggestions in English
Speaking about hopes in English
Making invitations
Making appointments
Complaining in English
Making offers
Making predictions
Talking about probability in English
Making requests
How to express shock in English
How to say what's important Better English speaking skills
[05] English Pronunciation and English Speaking, from English Club
English is not Phonetic
Word Stress in English with Quiz Sentence Stress in English
English Phonetic SpellingPronunciation Power
Linking in English
How to Pronounce "-ed" How to Pronounce "the"
English Tongue-Twisters
Pronunciation Workshop
The Importance of Speaking Practice
Telephone English
Presentations & Public Speaking
Speaking about the Weather Small Talk
[06] English Dialogues, from English The International Language
Free, printable English dialogues for practice with friends and fellow students, with topics including Borrowing; Clothes shop; Eating out; Electrical shop; Plans & Excuses; Hotel; Flying; Was / Were; Bank; Complaining; Crime; Finding a flat; Preferences; Rules; Selling; Telephone
[07] Accent Reduction: Tongue Twisters with audio, from ESL Mania

[08] Authentic American Pronunciation, from Eva Easton
Note: Real Player and Flash Player required
Consonant SoundsVowel SoundsReadings and SongsQuizzes
[10] Online Language Laboratory, from
Online pronunciation guides to nine varieties of the English language (American, British, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Australian, Canadian, and South African), and nine other languages; Instant sound; Pronunciation samples by over 40 native speakers; All 1,000+ pages free
Oh and Ah (a free online interactive e-story for children 3 to 9)
[11] Spoken English Learned Quickly, from
In contrast to ESL instruction, Spoken English Learned Quickly teaches all vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and verb tenses using spoken English exercises. With this method, English grammar is reportedly learned faster and better, with these grammar lessons not adding instruction time because students learn to speak as they study grammar. Because this method teaches all components of spoken English simultaneously, students learn to speak English in half the time it would require with ESL courses. Lessons (text, PDF and MP3 files) and a 450-page student manual can be freely downloaded to your computer, iPod, Blackberry, MP3 player or PDA. Complete lessons contain enough recorded audio lesson material for two hours of study a day, five days a week for nine months.
[12] Free online dictionary with Instant Sound, from

[13] Pronunciation Skills, from Interlink Language Center

[14] English Pronunciation Practice, from Interesting Things for ESL Students
Note: Flash Player version 4 or newer required
Minimal Pair Practice & Quizzes, Songs and Poems, Tongue Twisters
Listen and Repeat Podcast (Audio for ESL/EFL; divided into Songs, Jokes, Listen and Read Along, Cloze, and Selected MP3 Files)
[15] Speaking, from Language and Learning Online (Monash)

Classroom participation strategies
Preparation before class
In class: Taking the floor
Interacting with the others
Shaping the discussion
Fluency and communication
Oral presentations
Sample seminar presentation
During the presentation
Guiding the audience
Long presentations
[16] Learn To Speak English Fluently, from Learn English with Teacher Joe

[17] Vocabulary Exercises – Pronunciation, from Learning English Online (

[18] English Pronunciation / Listening, from Okanagan College
Note: Quick Time, Shockwave and Adobe Reader required
[19] Learn English online, from Open English World

Free online lessons and activities in conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, business English, and idioms
[20] Pronunciation skills, from One Stop English
Pronunciation Exercises (starter/beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate levels)
Pronunciation skills: glossary, bibliography & activities
[21] International Phonetic Alphabet Charts, from Paul Meier Dialect Services
Note: IPA charts revised to 1993; updated 1996; Flash Player required
Pulmonic Consonants
Other Symbols
Diphthongs and Triphthongs
[22] Purdue's Oral English Test Tutorial
Note: Windows Media Player and Quick Time Video Player required for the practice test and tutorial movie
[23] Minimal Pair Practice, from Ship or Sheep
English language pronunciation practice with minimal pairs and Instant Sound - simply mouse over to hear the soundNote: Flash required
[24] English Pronunciation, from Sounds of English
How to pronounce specific sounds in English.English word stress.English sentence stress and intonation.Pronunciation exercises and activities
[25] Study spoken English free, from
Simply mouse over language patterns to hear them instantly spoken
[26] Making better presentations
Seven steps to better presentations by Jeff Veen
How to give a great presentation by D. Keith Robinson
How to get a standing ovation by Guy Kawasaki
The problem with presentations by Doc Searls
PresenTired: "The Voicemail" ("The Morgan Freeman Rule" and "The Biggest Loser" in making better presentations) by Scott Schwertly
[27] Help your ESL students create meaningful and memorable conversations, from Compelling Conversations
Fee based with some free lessons in PDF format; English language learners want to share experiences and insights on contemporary topics - and expand their practical and academic vocabulary. Quotations and proverbs, from differing points of view, also encourage discussions, model excellent communication, and develop critical thinking skills. Students hold longer discussions, learn about their classmates, and gain practical experience.

You can create compelling conversations by asking simple, yet deep, questions like:What brings you here? How did you hear about this class (party/event/movie)? What do you like to do online? Where were you born? How many miles do you think that is from here? Where are you in your family's birth order? What makes you smile? What have you been reading recently? Can you recommend any movies to see or rent? What's the most beautiful place you've seen? What qualities make a good leader? Which issues are important to you in this election? Who chose your name? Why? What music inspires you? Where are you coming from? Where are you going? Where do you feel most comfortable? Why? How do you release stress? What do you appreciate about living here? What did you learn at your last job? What do you do to stay healthy? What TV shows would you recommend to a visitor to your country? Why? Have your habits changed in the last year? How would your friends describe you? What would you add?

Free ESL LessonsTraveling
Studying English
Being Yourself
Talking about Movies
Practicing Job Interviews
[28] Public Speaking Tips by Scott Ginsberg, from
How to Begin a Public Speech
Public Speaking in a Business Setting
How to Use Your Voice in Public Speaking
Tips for Giving a Memorable Public Speech
How to Use Openers in Public Speaking
How to Use Storytelling in Public Speeches
How to Use Humor in Public Speaking
Tips for Managing Time in Public Speaking
How to Engage an Audience in Public Speaking
How to Make an Audience Feel Comfortable in Public Speaking
How to Prepare a Public Speech
How to Close a Public Speech
How to Pace a Public Speech
Memorizing Vs. Notes in Public Speaking
Public Speaking Rules and Advice
How to Be a Good Public Speaker

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