3rd CONDITIONAL – HELP WITH PRONUNCIATION

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The following three audios are to help you with the pronunciation of the third conditional. Native speakers of English pronounce a double contraction, which non-natives find very difficult.

Follow the instructions below and you will certainly  improve. 

 

CONDITIONAL 3 PART 1

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CONDITIONAL 3 PART 2

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CONDITIONAL 3 PART 3

How did it go? Do you feel more confident now?

You could also try this lesson by the BBC: CLICK HERE-animated-small 2

 

 

B1/B2 students: LEARN ENGLISH WITH TV SERIES

You might like to try this YouTube Channel, which has lessons based on short clips from TV series like Modern Family or Friends.

First you watch the clip with subtitles, then some expressions are explained. After that you work on pronunciation and, finally, you watch the clip again without subtitles.

CLICK HAVE FUN

THE FOLLOWING BBC SERIES IS ALSO EXCELLENT FOR B1/B2 LEARNERS. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW:

EXTRA ENGLISH BBC

AND IF YOU LIKE CARTOONS, TRY “HORRID HENRY. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW.

HORRID HENRY

 

 

 

 

PODCASTS AND APPS (FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AND MORE ADVANCED LEARNERS)

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BRITISH COUNCIL ELEMENTARY PODCASTS AND APPS

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MORE PODCAST SITES…

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…APPS

IF YOU CLICK ON THE IMAGES YOU WILL FIND LOTS OF APPS FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE!!!

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TRY “TEST YOUR ENGLISH” FOR ELEMENTARY (includes reading, listening and others)

(YOU WILL SEE OTHER LEVELS AVAILABLE)

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OTHER PODCASTS AND APPS

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NARRATING – SEQUENCING EXPRESSIONS

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  • In 1942, …
  • During the 20th century, …
  • Yesterday, …
  • Twenty five years ago, …

Sequence

Before he was offered a job as a lecturer, he had finished his research.
  • Before this, .
  • For the previous X years, .
  • Prior to this, .
  • Previously, .
  • X years previously, .
  • Before.
  • . before which .
  • . prior to which .
When
As soon as
After
he had finished his research, he was offered a job as a lecturer.
On finishing his research,
After finishing his research,
Having finished his research,
On finishing his research,
he was offered a job as a lecturer.
  • For the following X years, .
  • X years later, .
  • After .
  • Following this, .
  • When .
  • Subsequently, .
  • Soon/Shortly/Immediately afterwards, .
  • . following which .
  • . after which .
While he was doing his research, he made an important discovery.
When doing his research,
While
During his research,
  • During this period, .
  • Throughout this period, .
  • . during which.
  • . throughout which.

NI2 – PRONUNCIATION (ALSO SUITABLE FOR OTHER LEVELS)

This week’s pronunciation: /ʌ/ and /æ/

NI2 – PRONUNCIATION (ALSO SUITABLE FOR OTHER LEVELS)

pronunciation-the-right-wayHERE’S THE NEXT PRONUNCIATION VIDEO: THE /d/ SOUND

HOMOPHONES – ALL LEVELS

bare bear bearHomophones are words that have the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) different spelling. Some simple examples are:

  • to/two

  • see/sea

  • made/maid

ADVANCED INFORMATION ON TYPES OF HOMONYM HERE

MORE EXERCISES HERE . EASY – MEDIUM – DIFFICULT

SOME WONDERFUL GAMES HERE

homophones1In these homophones matching games you have to find the homophones that match each other, and drag them side-by-side. This is a really fun way to improve your English pronunciation and your spelling at the same time.

Elementary Game 1 2 3
Pre-Intermediate Game 1 2 3 4
Intermediate Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Upper-Intermediate Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Advanced Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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