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Using " Realia"

I was reading how some texts don't inspire or interest students. Some texts don't interest me as a teacher either! So I always supplement lessons with "Realia," real stuff from life. I'm trying to use as much technology as I can also. Realia includes things like real newspaper headlines (on a lesson like this, I bring in different types of publications...everything from the daily... read more

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Why is it so important to pronounce English correctly?

One of my students at a language school where I teach asked me why teachers repeatedly urged students to work on their pronunciation. She said that she and other students were always going to have an accent, so why was it so important? The answer is a simple one. It's not about losing the accent, it's about being understood. An accent is OK, as long as it doesn't detract from understanding... read more