Category Archives: APPS

RECORD YOURSELF ON VIDEO TOGETHER WITH YOUR PRESENTATION (1B2)

FOR THOSE WHO DIDN´T SIGN UP FOR  THE ORAL PRESENTATION THIS WEEK AND ARE STILL INTERESTED

WHY DON´T YOU RECORD YOURSELF ON VIDEO TOGETHER WITH YOUR PRESENTATION?

HAVE YOU HEARD OF SLIDE PRESENTER  ( CALLED “PRESENT.ME” BEFORE? OR SCREENCAST-O-MATIC?

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This tool allows you to upload your PowerPoint /Prezi or Google presentation and then record yourself doing the presentation and even include your webcam. Then anyone can access it on the internet and watch and listen to you presenting. Great for your students to get them practising their presentations and great for language teachers as you can get your students to make presentations and practise their language. Of course, it´s not the same as talking in front of an audience but it might be pretty similar….. you are video recorded looking at your computer screen…NOT READING….

https://present.me/content/

http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/video-youtube/present-me.html

 

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE MADE BY A TEACHER

THIS IS ME USING SCREEN-O-CAST:

WHY DON´T YOU HAVE A GO AT IT?

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“CUE PROMPTER” A TOOL TO REHEARSE YOUR SPEECHES (1B2)

WOULD YOU LIKE TO FEEL LIKE A FAMOUS TV STAR?

This little tool is a cueprompter. My students need to give a speech  and I find this little tool can help them a lot monitor the time it takes them to give their speech as it has adjustable speed features.
How to use it
♥Copy/paste the text into the prompter text window
♥You can set screen size, font size and colour
♥Start the prompter and adjust the speed
♥ Use the Space Bar to stop/start the cueprompter

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IT´S AS IF YOU WERE WORKING ON TV AS A NEWSREADER!! BUT REMEMBER THAT THIS IS JUST FOR REHEARSING AT HOME: YOU CAN´T USE IT DURING YOUR ORAL PRESENTATION IN CLASS.

THIS POST IS FROM CRISTINA CABAL´S BLOG. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR GREAT IDEAS!!

TUTORIAL

ENGLISH CONSONANTS (ALL LEVELS)

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THIS IS THE CHART IN YOUR BOOK

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CLICK ON THE WEBPAGE BELOW TO LISTEN AND PRACTISE:

CONSONANTS

MORE CONSONANTS

REMEMBER:

UNVOICED = “SORDO”

VOICED = SONORO 

YOU CAN ALSO TRY ADRIAN UNDERHILL´S  INTERACTIVE PHONEMIC CHART:

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CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE AND YOU´LL BE ABLE TO HEAR THE SOUNDS.

 

NOWADAYS THERE ARE MANY APPS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ON YOUR MOBILE / TABLET TO PRACTISE PRONUNCIATION:

SOUND FOUNDATIONS: SOUND MACMILLAN (FREE VERSION, NOT PREMIUM)
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ENGLISH FILE PRONUNCIATION
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THIS IS A GOOD SITE TO WORK ON PRONUNCIATION (BBC Learning English)140924155826_bbcle_new_site-2

OR THE BRITISH COUNCIL

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AND THE BRITISH COUNCIL APP

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NOW YOU COULD PRACTICE WITH THIS LIST OF THE 100  MOST  COMMONLY MISPRONOUNCED WORDS IN ENGLISH: 100 mispronounced words

 

 

 

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ORAL PRESENTATIONS BASED ON BOOKS FOR 1B2 STUDENTS (1B2)

AS YOU MUST BE READING YOUR FIRST BOOK AND GETTING READY FOR YOUR ORAL PRESENTATION IN CLASS IN DECEMBER, DO YOU HAVE IN MIND ANY TOOL TO MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION MORE ATTRACTIVE?

GLOGSTER, SMORE  AND PREZI ARE MY FAVORITE ONES .

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE

http://s018.marisadedios.edu.glogster.com/memoirs-of-a-geisha-nadias-glog/

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE

https://www.smore.com/94j7

  • PREZI 

A BOOK PRESENTATION WITH PREZI

DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER TOOLS THAT COULD BE EFFECTIVE?

remindericon-pngc200THE HANDOUT I GAVE YOU TODAY IN CLASS WITH ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS CAN ALSO BE DOWNLOADED FROM MY DROPBOX. (TASK: BOOK PRESENTATION)

PAM´S THINGLINK (1B2)

PLEASE, DO CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW TO ENJOY PAM´S INTERACTIVE PHOTO.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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“LANG 8”: AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR WRITING TASKS (1B2)

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I´VE ALREADY TOLD YOU ABOUT “LANG8”, A LEARNING PLATFORM WHERE NATIVE SPEAKERS CORRECT WHAT YOU WRITE. DO YOU REMEMBER?

  • CREATE A FREE ACCOUNT
  • POST IN THE LANGUAGE THAT YOU ARE LEARNING
  • NATIVE SPEAKERS CORRECT YOUR WRITING
  • RETURN THE FAVOUR BY HELPING OTHERS LEARN YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE

 

ALTHOUGH IT´S NOT 100 % RELIABLE (NATIVE SPEAKERS CAN ALSO MAKE SOME MISTAKES WHEN WRITING), IT´S WORTH A TRY.

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS LEARNER TRYING TO DESCRIBE A ROOM.

http://lang-8.com/382671/journals/281664988155294839493227654315872872011

“COLOR VERBS” A GOOD APP TO LEARN IRREGULAR VERBS (1B1)

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AS YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO REVIEW IRREGULAR VERBS FOR OUR NEXT LESSON. LAST YEAR ONE OF MY STUDENTS, CALLED  FRAN,  RECOMMENDED ME THIS APP THAT COULD BE VERY USEFUL FOR YOU.

The application “Color Verbs” for ANDROID provides a list of 200 irregular verbs of the English language. Each verb contains examples (e.g. definitions, sentences, pictures, audio pronunciation and phonetic transcriptions). There is a possibility to highlight the verbs that you consider as more difficult, which means that you can identify them easily later on.

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RAQUEL´S VOKI (1B1)

LISTEN TO RAQUEL´S VOKI BEFORE I RECORD MY FEEDBACK. WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS ON HER PERFORMANCE?

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CLICK ON THE PICTURE, WHICH IS LINKED TO HER VOKI.

LET´S PLAY WITH “KAHOOT” (1B2, ALL LEVELS)

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WHAT IS KAHOOT?

Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!

HOW DO YOU PLAY?

Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer the questions on their own devices (individually or in teams) , while games are displayed on a shared screen (the teacher´s) to unite the lesson. It creates a ‘campfire moment’ encouraging players to look up and celebrate together. Besides creating your own kahoots, you can search among millions of existing games.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?

  • Take your mobile phone or tablet and JOIN at kahoot.it
  • Enter the GAME PIN (it changes every time you play the game)
  • Type in your NICKNAME, and then OK, GO!
  • The teacher will START the game and  you´ll see your name on the board
  • Questions will be displayed on his/her board (with a time limit)
  • CLICK on the right answer with your mobile

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY?

CLICK ON THE ANIMATED GIF BELOW ( or use the URL I´m sharing)

This is the link: https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/cfbd8558-841f-4735-b8f0-4043ba2311bc

REMEMBER THAT IF YOU PLAY AT HOME, YOU´LL NEED TWO DIFFERENT DEVICES: A COMPUTER OR TABLET TO VISUALIZE THE QUESTIONS AND YOUR MOBILE TO CLICK ON THE RIGHT ANSWERS AS WE DID IN CLASS

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SHARING YOUR RECORDINGS (1B2)

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AS I COULDN´T CHOOSE BETTER WORDS, I USED WHAT CRISTINA CABAL BEAUTIFULLY EXPLAINED IN HER BLOG.

 Are you  a student  looking for an easy-to-use tool to send your teacher your speech? I’ve found the perfect tool for you! It is called SoundCloud and has been around for some time now ,so one can only assume that it is entirely reliable. Sound Cloud is an amazing site which has a lot of potential for teaching and learning English.

What can you do with SoundCloud? You can upload your own audio and you can record yourself. You are then given a unique url and the possibility to embed the audio in your own website or blog.

Why am I so enthusiastic about my students using SoundCloud? Because my students willl be able to send me their recordings and I will be able to correct them by inserting comments about their pronunciation, grammar…. directly into the recording and exactly at the exact second at which the mistake is made. You just have to email me the WORDPRESS CODE it generates when you want to share it.

You need to register but it is completely free up to two hours ; then, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid plan or delete some of your recordings.

Below I’ve embedded a SoundCloud Recording to tempt you to try this useful tool!

You can have a look at this tutorial:

YOU JUST HAVE TO…

  • RECORD YOURSELF (and save it when you´re happy with it)
  • GIVE IT A TITLE & MAKE IT PUBLIC ( NOT PRIVATE)
  • SAVE
  • CLICK ON “SHARE” & THEN ON “EMBED”
  • CLICK ON WORDPRESS & COPY THE CODE IT GENERATES
  • EMAIL ME THE WORDPRESS CODE

NOW THERE ARE ALSO APPS FOR MOBILES, TABLETS AND IPADS

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COME ON! WHY DON´T YOU GIVE IT A SHOT?

Smart Up Your English

LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity Weblog

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Practical Discovery of English Pronunciation

Smart Up Your English

LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity Weblog

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Practical Discovery of English Pronunciation