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by GeorgiPorgy
Tue May 08, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Any accent experts on here?
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Thanks fluffyhamster! Yes, I should have posted it in the pronunciation forum.
Appreciate the reply!
by GeorgiPorgy
Mon May 07, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Any accent experts on here?
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Any accent experts on here?

First off, are we allowed to post Youtube links on this forum? If not, I do apologize, please let me know. I've been asked by a student to identify the accent the actor in this clip speaks in. I am not very good at this so wanted to see if somebody here can help: (It's audio only) https://www.youtub...
by GeorgiPorgy
Fri May 04, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Back to the future-in-the-past (Sequence of Tenses)
Replies: 1
Views: 1475

You've made a great effort there, but one of your links does not open (only the pictorial sequence chart opens). It is very comprehensive but might look a little confusing to the eye, at least at first. If it's of any interest, here's what I did with what you call 'the past in the past' (I was inter...
by GeorgiPorgy
Thu May 03, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Personal name expansion
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

The NATO Alphabet.
I have made it a habit to always teach students the NATO Alphabet, it is incredibly useful to them as many 'non English' names are somewhat difficult to spell, especially over the phone, so knowing the NATO Alphabet comes in handy.
by GeorgiPorgy
Thu May 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: What are most useful foreign languages for English Speaker?
Replies: 1
Views: 955

That would be Mandarin (spoken by over 1 Billion people).

Spanish is also very useful, spoken by over 400 Million people.

In doubt, French is always useful, too!
by GeorgiPorgy
Wed May 02, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Cancellation policies for tutoring?
Replies: 3
Views: 3829

It depends on how good of a client (student) is. If it's a long term student, then I often turn a blind eye even to last minute cancellations. However, in general, I've always been very, very generous and understanding and find that the vast majority of students really appreciate it if I do NOT char...
by GeorgiPorgy
Wed May 02, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: What to teach fluent students?
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

This reply comes a little late since you posted it several months ago, but in my experience idioms and sayings are a fun thing to teach- and most students enjoy and appreciate it. You wouldn't believe how many 'fluent' speakers/ English students I have taught, that were excellent at business English...