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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'ILK'- English Grammar
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word ilk. This word describes a person or a thing that is similar to a person or a thing previously referred to. Suitable synonyms for ilk are type, category, sort, and class.
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During the first lesson of a class, a teacher should have a rapport building activity with the students. Depending on the activity, the students can give information such as interests and also what level they are currently at in English. Lessons at the beginning of the week can be started with warmers such as Hangman or Pictionary to get students prepared and excited for lessons. When dealing with lessons for different levels of students the teacher can give out the same material but with different instructions based on level, give out different materials to different groups, work all the students at the same pace or even pair stronger students with weaker students to have the students help out the other students. Worksheets are great to bring to large classes, but do not forget to be clear and loud so the whole group can hear. A teacher can appoint group leaders to assist that can help hand out materials or keep discipline under control. The use of English in the classroom should be prioritized and a teacher, unless urgency is needed, should try not to speak in the student?s native tongue as well. When dealing with reluctant students, pair work and role-play can be used to encourage a student to speak to someone else instead of in a group. If there is a problem with listening skills, check to make sure the materials such as cassettes are clear and loud enough for the students. After checking and confirming that it is not the materials, try to use drilling and repetition to see if that can help. Having special activities for those students who finish quickly will help with boredom and will keep them thinking about the language.