Cite vs Site - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'cite' and 'site'. These two words often cause confusion for English learners due to their similar spelling. The word 'cite' is used as a verb and means to make reference to someone or something, like citing experts in a paper. The word 'site', on the other hand, is used as a noun and describes a location or place, like the site of an earthquake or the site of a war. We are sure you won?t confuse the two words again.


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this unit has to do with the problems encountered by teachers when teaching the students. We are going to look at some of these problems and how they can be solved. the first problem will be when the teacher is having a new set of students. He has to ensure that these students are first of all used to each other and the teacher with his teaching style. If not, he has to come up activities to make everyone in the classroom familiar.He can ask the students some questions to help them introduce themselves and also use the pass ball game. Also, we know that teaching English as a second language to some students may be very boring. so we always have to start the class with warm up activities which are short but fun to make the students active and the class interesting. We can use some games like hangman and pictionary. Another problem will be that of students having different levels. some students could very strong and some very weak. but the teacher has to make sure that this gap is not felt by anyone.He should mix up both the strong and weak students together to carry out certain activities but in a different pace. The next problem will be facing a large class. Its very difficult to handle a large class if you talk to each student and maintain discipline in the classroom. so the teacher will have to do choral repetition and use of worksheet activities so that everyone can get busy at the same time. Another major problem being faced by teachers is the use of native tongue especially in a monolingual classroom. Its kind of impossible not to hear the students using their native tongue to communicate with their friends. This may be because they did not get a point clearly and need some clarifications. so the teacher should always try to give clear and precise instructions to help the students better understand. Sometimes the teacher might be familiar with the students native tongue. so the students will want to ask some questions using their native tongue. But the teacher should not respond in the native tongue. Finally we are often faced with a problem of listening .most students having a problem of listening especially when listening to a recording or when talking with a native speaker. In this case the teacher should always try to explain the vocabulary before the students start the listening activities.

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