29 Jan 2011

Varia - speaking & presentations

Lots of conversation questions :)
http://iteslj.org/questions/

Build up your speaking skills
ESL speaking activities
Practice speaking English while you watch great videos (you can record yourself!!!!) 
http://www.englishcentral.com/videos
Study spoken English - fixed phrases (usually grammar-related)
http://www.spokenenglish.org/
Journalese and slang - what not to use?
http://www.economist.com/style-guide/journalese-and-slang
Speech preparation:
Talk about English - Better Speaking
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/webcast/tae_betterspeaking_archive.shtml
Practice your formulaic language - Spoken Academic English Formulas
ESL podcasts (though you need membership to get full access)
http://www.eslpod.com/website/index_new.html
TalkEnglish, ie. Learn English Speaking (fixed formulas)
http://www.talkenglish.com/

Examplary speakers:
TED.com - browse talks
http://www.ted.com/talks/browse
Pathe speeches - a resource of historical speeches
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Path%C3%A9+speeches
Tony Blair:
Winston Churchill
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/usa/winston-churchill-so-few.htm

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