Speaking

A Letter to a Friend (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. 2 men talking on the phone about a letter.

 

A Traffic Accident (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Oh my Gosh, there’s a big hole in the road.

 

A Trip (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. I want to take a trip to someplace different.

 

Advertising on TV (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to 2 men talking about Korean TV vs. American TV.

 

Advice Columns (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to a man and woman talking about writing to Ann Landers.

 

Aging (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to 2 old men talking about a young woman.

 

Alcoholism (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to a woman talking to a doctor about her husband.

 

Anything? / I’ll do anything you want if you let me watch football. (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. I don’t like this movie. I want to watch football.

 

Armed Forces / Navy (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to 2 men discussing enlistment in the Navy.

 

Asking and Giving Directions (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Where can I find a drugstore around here? …

 

At a Bank (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. I’d like to change Won into dollars.

 

At a Barbershop (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. I want you to set my hair so I’ll have a tight curl …

 

At a Bus Depot (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Where can I get a cup of coffee? The bus is a cheap way to go.

 

At a Cafeteria (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. All right, Son, get what you want. It’s your birthday.

 

At a Drugstore (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Let’s get a hamburger at the drugstore.

 

At a Hotel (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Do you feel any jet lag? Call room service and order coffee.

 

At a Museum (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. I understand we can rent a guide. Not a live guide, but a gadge

 

At a Restaurant (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Are you ready to order, sir?

 

At the Airport / Going through Customs (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Do you have anything to declare.

 

At the Movies (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. How about taking in a show?

 

At the Post Office (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. I want to send the letter to Korea airmail.

 

At the Station (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. So, this is the famous Union Station in Los Angeles.

 

Beauty Contest (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to a dialog about a beauty contest. (American English)

 

Blacks Moving into the Neighborhood (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to 2 non-black men talking about the new neighbors.

 

Buying a Used Car / What do you want for $138? (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. A salesman talks to a couple.

 

Cancellations (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Did you cancel the newspaper?

 

Charities / Getting Requests for Contributions (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to 2 men talking giving money to charities.

 

Crimes / Mafia / Gun Control (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to 2 men discussing crime, the Mafia and gun control.

 

Destination Seoul [FRAME] (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to a ‘check in’ dialog that takes place at an airport.

 

Dialogue – Baby Talk (Eigoden.co.jp)Valeria has offered to babysit for the day.

 

Dialogue – Fashion (Eigoden.co.jp)On his way to work, Greg runs into Sally who is walking her dog.

 

Dialogue – O Christmas Tree (Eigoden.co.jp)Mike wants to get rid of his Christmas tree, so he calls the city waste removal.

 

Dialogue – Welcome to the Team (Eigoden.co.jp)Rick is introducing Juliet to co-workers on her first day of work.

 

Dieting (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to a woman talking to a man about her diet.

 

Directions / You can’t miss it. (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. I seem to be lost.

 

Disco – Have you ever been to Jack’s? (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Boy and girl talk about a disco called Jack’s.

 

Divorce (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to a father and daughter talking about the divorce.

 

Don’t tell me, tell the company. (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. How’s business?

 

Driving / We’re Still Not Moving. (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Kay tells Jun how to drive.

 

Education – College Prep or Shop? (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to a 10th grade boy and his father talking.

 

English Conversations You Can Use (EigoDen.co.jp)Dialogs with RealAudio files. You can ignore the Japanese on the page.

 

English Lessons with RealAudio (TingRoom.com)143 lessons with text and sound (You can ignore the Chinese on the page.)

 

Everyday English – Dialogues from China Daily18 dialogues, text and sound based on idioms: itchy feet, rat race, hang out, ..

 

EZslang.com (Randall Davis)Study these dialogs, audio included, very natural speed. vocabulary study, …

 

Gambling (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to a man and woman discussing legalized gambling in USA.

 

Going to a Bar or a Restaurant (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. What kind of food do you like?

 

Guns (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to 2 men discussing guns in the USA.

 

Homesick / Talking about One’s Hometown (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. What’s the name of the city where you were born?

 

Homosexuals / Homosexual Teacher (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to 2 women talking about a petition agains a gay teacher.

 

House / Hideaway / Mountain Retreat (Park Noyong)Requires Flash. Listen to 2 men discussing one of the men’s mountain retreat.

SOURCE: http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Dialogs/ 

 

SOURCE: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/speaking?page=0%2C1

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Video for the English classroom

Exactly five years ago this month, the video-sharing site YouTube was officially launched to the public. Since then, the site and others like it have been affecting the world in diverse and unpredictable ways.

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Core activities for using the chart to integrate pronunciation

I often see the Sound Foundations chart (you can see it below) in classrooms, and teachers using it to bring pronunciation into the central arena of language work. But sometimes teachers say they have not been introduced to a basic method for using it and they end up treating it like an ordinary wall chart.

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Interview with Keith Kelly

Keith Kelly is very well known to many people in the world of CLIL for running thewww.factworld.info website and factworld@yahoogroups.com discussion list, as well as speaking at conferences around the world on the subject. But who is he and what insights into CLIL can he offer the hardworking teacher?

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Personalised speaking

People spend a huge chunk of their everyday conversation time talking about themselves and the people they know, so the most natural thing in the world is for us to invite our students to do the same.

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Flashy stuff

This is the second of Fitch O’Connell’s two articles for the site as Guest Writer. You can find the first article here.

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Group discussion skills

Group discussions occur in many different formats – from very informal ones between friends to highly structured and challenging discussions included as part of a selection process.

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The magic of story time

Have you ever noticed children listening to a story so attentively that the classroom is completely quiet? Or have you ever noticed children participating in a story so actively that everyone in the class wants to contribute? If so, then you’ve witnessed the ‘magic of story time’!

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Using web resources to create tasks with real outcomes

I consider the greatest problem facing me as a language teacher is knowing how to motivate my students: how to get them past the hurdle of seeing learning English as just another academic subject, to regarding it as developing a communication tool that will be useful for them throughout their lives.

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Integrating pronunciation into classroom activities

Pronunciation work has traditionally taken a secondary role in language teaching to work on grammar and more recently lexis.

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Getting teenagers talking

Getting teenagers to use English in class can provide a considerable challenge to most teachers. This article examines some of the reasons why it can be so difficult and makes some suggestions for overcoming these problems.

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Rhythm, rhyme, repetition, reasoning and response in oral storytelling

Live storytelling is a spontaneous creative process which fires the imagination. The listener experiences and participates in the story creatively. If the storyteller allows, the listener can have a direct influence on the story as it unfolds.

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Online video for ELT

In this article I am going to explore the use of short video clips in the classroom.

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Global English and the teaching of pronunciation

The emergence of so many different kinds (or ‘varieties’) of international English has caused a number of linguists to question the use of native speaker pronunciation models in the teaching of English.

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Teaching without a coursebook

Whether you’re starting with a new class or just changing direction a little the decision of how to structure a course without a coursebook can sometimes be difficult for a new or even experienced teacher.

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Picture books for all

Can I hear you tutting? “Picturebooks for all? But aren’t picturebooks for babies and small children?”

There are some wonderful examples of picturebooks, often in board book format, which are specifically for babies and small children, but picturebooks are not just for babies.

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Video recorders in the classroom

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