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TESOL Videos - Figuratively vs Literally - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
This video covers the difference between 'figuratively' and 'literally'. Even native speakers commonly confuse these two words. The word 'figuratively' is used when talking about something metaphorically. 'Literally', on the other hand is used for things that are real or really happen. Watch the video for detailed examples on the two words.
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Reading, listening, speaking and writing are the basic components of any language which reading and listening are being classified as the receptive skills while speaking and writing are known as the productive skills. It is important for teachers and students to realize each of these skills are as equally as important then the others. In this unit, we have put our focus on the receptive skills which are reading and listening. Receptive skills are used to receive information and we can sort the reasons of why a person read and listening into two different categories, for a purpose or for entertainment. Moreover, readers and listeners should know that the two receptive skills are not just involving the use of their eyes and ears, it is also a cooperation with your mind and how we are able to process and receive the correct information once we read and listen to the materials we are trying to understand. Therefore, one can show their understanding of the context by how they have mastered the following skills which are prediction, scanning, skimming, receiving detailed information with concentration and the deduction from the content. Problems can be aroused when students are trying to master the receptive skills, it might bring hesitation to them if the lessons are not being arranged gradually and according to the students? level. Hence, teachers should choose the topic more carefully. The topic and context of the class material should be adjusted based on the learning progress of the students and with a wild range of varieties in order to raise the interest of all students.