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by darimana
Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: "PAY ATTENTION TO"
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

thanks for your reply Brian. I should have been clearer - I am actually referrring more to this word patterning. is there a name for this kind of word combination - "pay attention to", "take advantage of" etc (verb+noun+preposition).
Thanks!
by darimana
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: flow charts online? (creating IELTS writing task 1 practice)
Replies: 1
Views: 7986

flow charts online? (creating IELTS writing task 1 practice)

Hi,
I am trying to create some IELTS practice task 1 activities involving flow charts and I am looking for some on-line that I could utilise, I have done a few google searches (including looking through google images) but wondered if anyone else has any great ideas?
thanks.
by darimana
Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: "PAY ATTENTION TO"
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

"PAY ATTENTION TO"

Hi,
Is there a grammatical term that covers phrases such as "pay attention to"?
Thanks.
by darimana
Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: pausing!?
Replies: 3
Views: 2695

pausing!?

Hi, I am trying to find some information for a student about how long is too long for a pause in spoken English? He is a student writing a paper on it, so I am looking for something that is sourced, but happy also to hear people's personal ideas on this issue. I read on an IELTS prep website recentl...
by darimana
Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: the "Cinderella" of second languge teaching, eh?
Replies: 3
Views: 3512

never heard that before, but have had some fun using "Rindercella slopped her dripper" in advanced pronunciation classes!
It's fantastic!
http://www.matthewgoldman.com/spoon/rindercella_2.html
by darimana
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: phonemic alphabet with microsoft word
Replies: 8
Views: 11336

download this for free:
http://phonmap.com/

Very user friendly!
by darimana
Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: free downloadable applied linguistics books from OUP
Replies: 2
Views: 2595

no worries. it'd be great if others know of any free resources readily available on the Net and share them here. I have two more to add. For pronunciation teaching, this is a great resource: http://www-personal.une.edu.au/~hfraser/docs/HFhandbook.pdf And if you're looking for articles from journals,...
by darimana
Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: How do you pronounce "representamen" ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4088

i have never heard of the word either, so sorry don't know how to pronounce it, but looked it up, read the following link and still don't really understand what it means..... hope someone can help you soon!

http://www.helsinki.fi/science/commens/ ... tamen.html
by darimana
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: reduced final consonant clusters (dropped final /t/)
Replies: 15
Views: 11664

thanks EH! What you've said confirms my own thoughts, makes me feel as though I am on the right track.
cheers
:D
by darimana
Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: stress and rhthym - teaching Chinese students.....
Replies: 5
Views: 3989

stress and rhthym - teaching Chinese students.....

sentence stress, linking and rhthym - teaching Chinese students.....

any suggestions?
by darimana
Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: What are your belief in teaching pronunciation?
Replies: 4
Views: 3902

I agree. I think it's definitely under taught, especially when you consider on crucial tests such as IELTS speaking, pronunciation counts for 25% of the score. NOT teaching pronunciation is letting students down. And it can be fun, a really great way to liven up classes, I think. Pronunciation Games...
by darimana
Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: How would you define the words "a text"?
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

A photo can also be a text, as can a cartoon or something as short as a joke and if you want to move into more complex definitions, in fact so can your vase - anything you can deconstruct can be a text. You don't need words for something to be a text. When Derrida (father of deconstruction, do a sea...
by darimana
Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Rules of Syllable Stress in spoken english
Replies: 7
Views: 9495

i disagree totally that there is no rule. there are many rules, but of course many exceptions! It's true there are no overriding absolutes, but here are a few rules (for Brit/Oz speech at least. There will be some differences for North American and others) 1) in two syllable words which have both no...