How to Pronounce 'ECHO' - English Pronunciation


In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word echo. This word is used as a noun and as a verb. As a noun it refers to the sound caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the speaker. As a verb, it describes the action of a sound being repeated after the original sound has already stopped. The word comes from the Greek word ?kh? meaning ‘a sound’.

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Unit 20 explores common problems teachers face in the classroom environment and ways to deal with the.
When teachers do their first lesson, it is very important to establish rapport with the students and set the tone for the rest of the cours.
The classes can either be a new group of students or an existing grou.
In the new group, the students are not familiar with each othe.
The teacher will therefore have to help the students establish rappor.
The students may also be unfamiliar with EFL method.
However, in the existing group, the students are already familiar with each other and are familiar with EFL method.
In the first lesson, the teacher usually does the following: ? Establish rapport between new group of students and also between the teacher and the clas.
? Find out about the students interes.
? Find out about the students English need.
? Find out the English level of each studen.
The teacher use questionnaires, needs analysis and other activities such as ?Tell us about? and ?Pass the ball? to find out this kind of informatio.
Warmer is an important method used to get students motivated to learn in the beginning of a lesso.
Some warmer activities are hangman, Pictionary, tongue twisters et.
Having different levels of students in a class is another problem a teacher may fac.
Some of the things a teacher can do to deal with this are: ? Use different materials ? the teacher can split the class into stronger and weaker groups and give different materials to the group based on their language abilit.
? Same material but different task.
? The teacher does nothing and teaches the same materials to all levels in the clas.
? Pair stronger students with the weaker one.
When teachers face the problem of having a large class, they can use worksheets, group work, clarity, choral repetition, group leaders, and dynamics among other things in order to keep contro.
Sometimes students try to use their native language in the classroom if they are unable to express what they want to say in Englis.
In order to solve this problem, the teacher should ensure that the activities meet the language level of students, explanations are clear, encourage the use of English language where appropriate, only respond to English and constantly remind students to use the English languag.
Also, a teacher can help reluctant students by administering plenty of pair work, controlled practice, and role play among other thing.

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