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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'QUAY' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word quay. This word is used as a noun and refers to the platform used for loading and unloading ships. Synonyms for quay include wharf, pier or landing stage. The spelling of the word was influenced by the French spelling quai.
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Conditionals Conditional sentences include two clauses using ?if? or ?when? with main clause that refer present, past or future possibilities. Five main conditionals types are as below: 1) Zero Conditional: It refers to facts that are irrefutable. 2) First Conditional: It is used for future possibility or certain events due to the condition have been satisfied. 3) Second Conditional 4) Third Conditional 5) Mixed Conditional Second, third and mixed conditional normally include hypothetical situation. However, each conditional has different forms of clause. Split sentences, complete the conditional, chain conditional, what a question!, nuclear bunker role play are some ideas of teaching conditionals sentences have been mentioned in this unit. Reported speech is a sentence that report a third party?s activities, intention etc. Students may feel difficult to work with reported speech confidently as there are numerous changes have to be made when convert into indirect speech. Following teaching idea can be applied to teach Reported speech to students: 1) Intermediaries: It can be used as a role play activity. Three students can be involved, where one play as mid of two and report other two what they speak for each other. 2) Reporting Verbs: This one helps students to learn each part of speech very effectively as students will work from listing ?reporting verbs? and then match with given direct speech and then convert them into reported speech by selecting the right reporting verbs from the list. 3) Media Interviews: It reports third parties speech and students can devise their own based on current events.