Figuratively vs Literally - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'figuratively' and 'literally'. Even native speakers commonly confuse these two words. The word 'figuratively' is used when talking about something metaphorically. 'Literally', on the other hand is used for things that are real or really happen. Watch the video for detailed examples on the two words.

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This unit clarifies the importance of teaching English language pronunciation and phonolog.
However, pronunciation is the most difficult topic for most of the foreign teachers and learners too to go through it confidently and methodicall.
A good teacher should always consider the pronunciation lesson as an integral part of the cours.
Phonology indicates the study of whole sounds system in English Languag.
Intonation and Stress are well studied under phonology study in this uni.
Intonation refers the variation of pitch and volume in a sentence where stress is concerned with a particular wor.
Intonation can be studied as three different patterns: 1) Rise/fall is typically used pattern 2) Fall/rise is also commonly used pattern that shows the expectation of answer from speaker's client 3) Flat Followings are some techniques for indicating and teaching intonation: 1) Nonsense words 2) By gesture 3) Humming or Singing 4) by making marks on the board Ability of indicating the right stressed words in a sentence help to understand what speaker is trying to sa.
Following basic rules should be considered while studying about Stressed words: 1) One word can't have more than one stress unless it is not a longer wor.
2) Only syllables can be stressed not individual vowels or consonant.
Same as in Intonation, followings techniques can be used to teach Stress: 1) Contrastive Stress 2) by gesture 3) choral work 4) the board and 5) Stress marks on the sentenc.
Linking, sound dropping, sound changing and extra lattering are the major four ways of joining sounds in Englis.
Linked speech in speaking English language indicates how a native English speaker speaks usuall.
Students should be persuaded to learn the phonemic alphabet by focusing on the real sounds rather than trying to speak in a traditional wa.
The chart given in this unit relevant to the manner and place of articulation can be very helpfu.
Peer dictation, use your own mouth, visuals, phonemes and tongue twisters are the best teaching methods for pronunciation of individual word.
Technically, the best time and way of teaching pronunciation may depend upon the different teachers according to the subject topi.
However, followings are commonly used idea to teach it: \"whole lesson\", \"lesson slots\" or \"as and when required\

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