How to Pronounce 'ESOTERIC' - English Pronunciation

 

In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word esoteric. This word is used as an adjective and refers to something that is either intended for or can only be understood by a certain group of people with a special interest or knowledge. Synonyms for esoteric include abstract, abstruse and obscure. The word originates from the Greek word es?terikos.


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I would like to talking about teaching ideas for the Activate stage. a) Past simple 1. Students would be given a cartoon strip and asked to describe in the past simple tense what had happened in the strip. e.g. Picture 1: The mother made the cake. Picture 2. The mother baked the cake. Picture 3. The mother iced the cake. Picture 4. The children ate the cake. 2. Mix and match. Students would match the base form of the verb with the past simple and then write sentences using the past simple form. e.g. I caught a fish; I gave them a book; I wrote a letter. b) Past continuous 1. Using visual prompts such as picture cards I would encourage students to tell a story. A sample prompt could be \" Look at these pictures and tell me what these children were doing\" This would probably be a combination of past simple and past continuous. e.g. The children went into the woods. There were looking for a rabbit. They saw a bear. The children were running out of the woods. 2. Journaling. Tell me one thing that you were doing at 8 p.m.on each of these days. e.g.Monday: I was reading my book; Tuesday: I was watching TV; Wednesday: I was playing cards with my buddies; Thursday: I was baking a cake; Friday: I was having a drink at Happy Hour. c) Past perfect 1. \"I wish??.\" Students have to write sentences about what the wished they had done/not done in the past. e.g. I wish that I had run a marathon. I wish that I had written that letter. I wish that he had played the piano. I wish that I had not smoked. 2. Biggest bragger! Give students a starter sentence such as, \" By midday on Saturday??? They then have to play in pairs to see who can brag the most. e.g. By midday on Saturday I had mowed the grass and washed all the clothes. d) Past perfect continuous 1.What did you do? I would give students several starter sentences to encourage the use of this tense. They would then devise suitable sentences. e.g. Before I went to bed ?..I had been watching TV for three hours. Before I left the office??I had been working on a spreadsheet. Before we boarded the bus?.we had been shopping in the mall. 2. Sentence completion. Teacher will write or project several sentences on the board and students must complete them using the past perfect continuous form of the verb. This can be played as a team game to see who can make the correct ending. e.g. I was out of breath. I ( run) for a while; When I arrived I was very late. My friends ( wait ) for two hours.

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