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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'HUCKSTER'- English Grammar
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word "huckster". This word has to meanings an can either refer to someone who sells or advertises something in an aggressive and dishonest manner or to a person who creates promotions for commercial clients, such as for the radio or TV.
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Unit 11 informs us about receptive and productive skills. Receptive skills include reading and listening while productive skills include writing and speaking. They are all equally important as they are in any language. I think it is good that the unit brings up how we read and listen. This is what we call reading strategies in Sweden. Although called reading strategies, they can of course be applied to listening comprehension as well. One important thing that is forgotten in the unit is the ability to summarize what we just have read or listened to. I think this is an important skill as it requires us to comprehend not only parts of it but the whole story. Have we understood a text then we should be able to abbreviate the amount of words used but still manage to convey the meaning of it. I also thing the part about pre-teaching vocab is a fundamental part, but as the unit states that it is important for the students to discover words for themselves as well. From experience, by completing tasks on their own the \"ahaa\" feeling is a lot stronger since they managed to solve it by themselves. I think however that a teacher should not hold back on difficult words since by not being exposed to them will also mean that they will never learn them. Of course we need to think about the level of the students, but the general idea is to expose students as much as possible to new things. Even though they can't learn it straight away, they will at least have seen the word or structure which will make it easier once they are actually going to study it. At the beginning, the unit puts \"purpose\" and \"entertainment\" in two different categories, but I think entertainment should rather be a subcategory to the purpose as reading for pleasure is also a purpose. The tasks in this unit were interesting and challenging. By using earlier examples I feel that I can create a lesson plan in a good and confident way.