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English Pronunciation and Speaking Skills for Advanced Level

English pronunciation and speaking skills help for advanced level ESL EFL learners and classes including strategies for improving your accent.

Telephoning English
Five short English conversations which focus on telephoning in English to be used to practice telephoning English.

Standard Business Questions
This interview focuses on asking standard business questions in English. Each of the standard business questions then has a number of variations as well as related questions in the reference section.

Disputing an Electricity Bill - Speaking to a Customer Servic…
Intermediate level dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on speaking with a customer service representative to dispute an electricity bill charge.

Business Jargon - Advanced Level Dialogue
Advanced level dialogue based on business jargon for ESL and English for special purposes classes.

English Dialogue - Presidential Elections
English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on presidential elections.

ESL Intonation - Stress Types
ESL intonation help with a guide to the four basic types of sentence stress including information about tonic stress and intonation units.

English for Medical Purposes - Joint Pain
Intermediate level English for Medical Purposes dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on Joint Pain.

English for Medical Purposes - Troubling Symptoms
Intermediate level English for Medical Purposes dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

English for Medical Purposes - Patient Details
Intermediate level English for Medical Purposes dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on Patient Details.

English for Medical Purposes - Helping a Patient
Intermediate level English for Medical Purposes dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on Helping a Patient.

English for Medical Purposes - Feeling Queasy
Intermediate level English for Medical Purposes dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on Feeling Queasy.

English for Medical Purposes - A Prescription
Intermediate level English for Medical Purposes dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on A Prescription.

English for Medical Purposes - Pain that Comes and Goes
Intermediate level English for Medical Purposes dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on Pain that Comes and Goes.

English for Medical Purposes - A Physical Examination
Intermediate level English for Medical Purposes dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on A Physical Examination.

Dialogue and Multiple Choice Questions: Having a Hard Time Finding a Job
Intermediate level English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

First Name, Last Name or Title?
Discussion of the correct use of informal and formal forms when speaking about and to people including when to use last names, titles and first name only.

Pronunciation - Silent Letters
A guide to when not to pronounce silent letters in English for English language students and ESL EFL classes.

Sound Scripting - Word Stress and Intonation
Intonation and Stress - Key to Understanding and Being Understood when speaking English

Customer Service - Dealing with Complaints
Key vocabulary and phrases for customer service representatives dealing with customer complaints for English as a Second Language learners.

Accent Neutralization - Accent Reduction
A look at accent neutralization / reduction which strives to help proficient English speakers speak with a more North American or British accent.

Dialogue: Congratulations!
Advanced level reading dialogue comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This dialogue focuses on friends who meet each other at a bar and have big news to share.

AccentSchool
AccentSchool features free pronunciation software targeted at advanced level ESL students. AccentSchool's major focus is helping students understand the fundamentals of why they have an accent and what they can do to minimize the chance of potential miscommunication. AccentSchool features games, quizzes, and a printable student workbook.

English Pronunciation Exercises
The following series of pronunciation exercises combines words beginning with the same vowel or diphthong sound followed by similar vowel sounds. Voiced and voiceless consonants are paired by sounds.

Essential Job Interview English I
The basics for a successful job interview in English. Learn appropriate verbs, adjectives and strategies to make the best impression possible.

Essential Job Interview English II
A continued look at taking a job interview in English. This feature focuses on appropriate responses to commonly asked interview questions.

Example Interview Questions
This section of these job finding resources focuses on various common questions you might be asked during an interview and some tips on answering well.

How to Improve Your Pronunciation
This "how to" focuses on improving your pronunciation through the recognition of the "time-stressed" character of English.

Intonation and Stress: Key to Understanding
This feature takes a look at how intonation and stress influence the way English is spoken. By your About.com ESL guide.

Leading a Meeting
Appropriate phrases and vocabulary used when leading a meeting: From opening the meeting, to introducing participants, introducing new items, setting the date for the next meeting and more.

Making Small Talk for English Learners
Many English students are more interested in making effective small talk than knowing correct grammar strucutres - and rightly so! Here are some tips to improve small talk skills.

North American English Pronunciation Help Books and Cassettes
Guide overview to buying American English pronunciation books and cassettes to help students develop a standard North American accent.

Participating in a Meeting
Appropriate language used to actively participate in business meetings. Language includes useful language for expressing your point of view, making objections, asking for opinions and more.

Phonetics: Introduction
An introduction and reference guide to the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). By your About.com ESL guide.

Press Conference
"Press Conference" is great for small groups and classes of about six people and up. It stresses listening, speaking, and overall conversation.

Pronunciation: Word Stress - Changes in Meaning
When you are speaking English the words you stress can change the underlying meaning a sentence. Even simple sentences can have many levels of meaning based on the word you stress. This feature provides examples and an exercise to help you improve your pronunciation through correct word stress.

Reference Glossary to Pronunciation Terms and Terminology
There are a host of terms and jargon used when speaking about pronunciation. Many teacher training courses require a thorough knowledge of these concepts and terms. Here is a glossary giving descriptions and explanations of the most common terminology used in this field of study.

Reference Guide to Phonetic Symbols / Applied Pronunciation
This guide provides the terminology used for describing the various English phonemes. For an explanation of the terminology used.

Talking about Your Job
Intermediate Level Business English Dialogue for ESL EFL business / workplace students. Dialogue includes a list of key work related vocabulary.

Telephone Banking
Intermediate Level Business English Dialogue for ESL EFL business / workplace students. Dialogue includes a list of key vocabulary related to using the telephone to do banking.

Tongue Twisters
Tongue twisters with recordings for pronunciation practice for English students in ESL and EFL classes.

Useful Business English
One of the most common requirements of business English is holding and participating in meetings. This feature provides useful langauge and phrases for conducting meetings and making contributions to a meeting during each phase of a meeting.

Vertical Register Usage
Introduction to register use for ESL learners and teachers including examples of a hierarchy of vertical register.

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