Hi Learners and Lovers
Why is good pronunciation important? Is it more important than grammar? Do you know expressions in English? If so, say some using weather words. Do you read in English well but can´t understand movies or native speakers talking fast? Do you feel like native speakers sometimes don´t understand what you´re saying?
The situations mentioned above are very common. With that in mind, I designed a class to help you study something a little different: Pronunciation & Expressions
In today’s lesson, I will share with you my secret to improving pronunciation. If you are more advanced, test your weather idiom knowledge.
My old students know teacher Rachel. She is a reference when it comes to learning pronunciation. She uses many techniques I have tried myself like Shadowing and Ben Franklin.
If you don´t know what those mean click HERE
VIDEO PRACTICE 1
Watch the video every day for a week (this video is just over 13 minutes long. If you´re serious about learning English, you´ll find time for it). Focus on the pronunciation tips she gives and try your best to memorize the idiomatic expressions she teaches. We will do a quiz on them at a later time.
If you´re doing it in class with me, take notes as you watch the video until 4:11 secs. Anything important like pronunciation tips and examples to illustrate the idioms are welcome.
Go get your pen and paper!
Are you learning something new? Tell your teacher what expressions you´ve learned. Do you use YouTube to learn English? What channels do you follow?
Correct the sentences
DID SHE CAME OUT OF THE BLUE?
HE WAS A SCIENTIST WITH YOUR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS.
A FEW MONTHS LATER SHE SAYS TO ME OUT OF THE BLUE: I AM GONNA LEAVE YOU.
VIDEO PRACTICE 2
Do you still have your paper and pen?
Learn the next expressions and don´t forget to take notes on the examples they use in the video.
Now click HERE to continue the video.
Talk for 1 minute about the new expressions. You can use your notes.
Turn on the video subtitles and watch the video for about a minute or so. Do the reading and note new vocabulary. Ask your teacher or use a dictionary. There are many interesting things they say. Keep repeating the process until you finish the whole video. Try to complete it in a week!
The video tells us about the expression ´rain on your parade´, which means someone knows something negative about your situation and tells you or other people.
Justin Bieber uses this expression in a song. I recommend pausing the video after every line and repeating the words. Do it for about a minute or so. Keep repeating the process until you finish the song.
I love to put together these classes for you. In all honesty, I knew all of the expressions from this video except for one: To steal my thunder, which means someone takes something or an idea that is mine and uses it as their own.
Learning new vocabulary and revisiting old expressions are very good ways to make progress!
There are a lot of things to do for homework. Complete this class in a week and show me your notes next class. Share with me and your fellow students something you´ve memorized from today´s class.