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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'HOBBIT' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word "hobbit". This word was invented by J.R.R. Tolkien for his 1937 novel "The Hobbit". Today, the word is widely known because of the immense popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien's books and the movies made from them.
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When it comes to teaching new language students need to be able to be exposed to it, understand the meaning, understand how to construct or use it, and be able to practice it. The quantity of words that a student knows but doesn't use is oftentimes higher than those that they know and use. Taking this into consideration, a teacher must focus on teaching vocabulary and language use to help students incorporate these receptive words(known but not utilized) into their daily life. A teacher should consider a few things when selecting vocabulary words for students: How similar is the word to their first language (if at all?) Is there a relationship between words that the student knows already to the unknown word? What about the spelling and pronunciation? Do they know these sounds? It is appropriate for the lesson or the objective? (or even level of the student?) Students need to know the meaning and use of vocabulary and grammar structure when learning new words and expressions. Where does the vocabulary word belong in a sentence? How does it change meaning in the context of a sentence? What about the spelling and the pronunciation of this words? Along with this the grammar form and patterns of this word? Is it different when spoken vs when written? Going to : gonna Along with grammar and vocabulary, students need to practice language function lessons which are often best incorporated into the boomerang or patchwork lesson plan. This helps them use every day expressions like greeting, agreeing/disagreeing, etc in certain situations.