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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'KISMET' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word kismet. This word is a noun and means fate or destiny. The word comes from Arabic ?ismat meaning 'division'.
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This unit discusses the different types of material best suited for each particular class and teacher. From text books that have pre-designed curriculum, a teacher's guide, a workbook, videos, cd's, and flashcards ready for the teacher to utilize, to authentic material pulled from situations and periodicals that we commonly interact with as native speakers, to finally created materials that the more artistically inclined teachers might enjoy making for their particular class. Each of these methods can have their benefits and drawbacks. The textbooks, while potentially providing a proven method of progression through the language and saved time in class prep time, may actually make the teacher lazy and/or be boring or outdated for the students. Created material might be really great, as it's personally made by the teacher for their specific group of students, may or may not be suitable. If they are successful, the class will really enjoy and benefit from the material created. Authentic material on the other hand can be an extremely good source of material for the students, as they can gain confidence by interacting with real situations that they'll have to deal with if they were to travel or live in another country. However, the same drawback applies here as with the created material, in that the teacher needs to have experience properly leveling the material so that the class isn't discouraged by the material being too easy or too hard. I liked the note cards with the telephone game. I've played games similar, but I have never done an activity quite like it. I will use this in the future.