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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'VARIETY' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word variety. This word is used as a noun and describes a state of being different or diverse. The words diversity and variation can be used as synonyms for variety. The word comes from the Latin word varietas.
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This unit addressed some common situations that may provoke worry or wonder for a new teacher. It is natural for a teacher to feel some trepidation about the very first lesson! The teacher and the students can ease into this new situation by engaging in rapport-building. There are various \"get to know you\" activities that can get the students talking and allow them to learn about one another. During the first lesson as well as future lessons, I will want to consider implementing a \"warmer.\" Again, this type of activity gets the students talking and, essentially, \"warmed up\" so they are ready to transition into the day's lesson. This unit warns that it would not be uncommon to have students of varying skill levels in the same classroom. It is still possible--and necessary--to ensure that all of the students' strengths and weaknesses are supported. Teachers can choose to adapt their materials to suit the different levels and also put students into pairs, so they can learn from one another. A large classroom presents the obvious problem of not being able to give as much individual attention. As a teacher, I could split the students into pairs or groups, if necessary. In a larger classroom, I will need to be extra aware of providing clear instruction such that everyone can hear and see what I'm doing at all times. Other potential problems addressed in this unit included responding to use of native language, motivating reluctant students, and overcoming the challenges of poor receptive skills. Fortunately there are many creative options and solutions for maintaining a successful learning environment!