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Pronunciation and Speaking Skills for Intermediate Level English

English pronunciation and speaking skills help for intermediate level ESL EFL learners and classes including IPA phonetic exercises, tips and strategies to improving your accent and speaking skills.

Going to Bed / Getting Up
Guide to common phrases used to ask someone to repeat something in English for English learners and classes.

Getting People's Attention
Guide to common phrases used to get someone's attention in English for English learners and classes.

Expressing Sympathy
Guide to common phrases used to express sympathy in English for English learners and classes.

Asking People to Repeat
Guide to common phrases used to ask someone to repeat something in English for English learners and classes.

Asking for Things
Guide to common phrases used for asking and requesting things in English for English learners and classes.

Apologizing in English
Guide to common phrases used for apologizing in English for English learners and classes.

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

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.

Getting a Driver's License at the DMV
Intermediate level dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on filling out forms for a driver's license at the DMV.

Speaking Practice Online for English Learners
Short listening exercises for beginning and intermediate level ESL learners to help them practice speaking.

Intermediate Level Dialogues - On the Telephone
Dialogue for Intermediate Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - On the Telephone

Intermediate Dialogues - Making Suggestions
Dialogue for Intermediate Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - Making and Asking for Suggestions

Intermediate Level Dialogues - Using your Imagination
Dialogue for Intermediate Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - Using your Imagination - Conditional II Use

Intermediate Level Dialogues - Getting Fit
Dialogue for Intermediate Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - Getting Fit

Intermediate Level Dialogues - Work Experience
English ESL EFL lessons learn grammar pronunciation reading Dialogue ESL EFL English description Friend Adjective Usage English Learners Intermediate Level Introductions Helping Students Improve Basic Using your Imagination Use Present Perfect Simple Past English Skills

Intermediate Level Dialogues - At the Doctor's
Dialogue for Intermediate Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - At the Doctor's

Intermediate Level Dialogues - Describing a Friend
Dialogue for Intermediate Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - Describing a Friend - Uses of like

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.

Business English - Hardware Deductions
Business English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Business English - WebVisions Conference
Business English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Business English - Deliveries and Suppliers
Business English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Business English - Taking a Message
Business English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Business English - Putting Someone Through
Business English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Business English - Directions to a Meeting
Business English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Business English - How to Use an ATM
Business English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

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.

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.

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.

Dialogue: The City and The Country
Dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on the use of the comparative form.

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

Word Stress Patterns in English
This page introduces the eight most common word stress patterns in English with listening examples.

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

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.

Asking for Information
The most common language formulas used when asking for information with examples and a construction table.

Being Vague or Imprecise
Sometimes it's impossible to be exact and when need to be imprecise when giving information. Here are the a number of the most common formulas in English for being imprecise.

Demanding Explanations
Sometimes, things happen that we would like explained and we must demand explanations. For example, if you have just bought a new computer and there is a problem, but the shop assistant says that the guaranty does not cover the problem.

Dialogue Reading Comprehension: A Holiday in Italy
This reading focuses on a discussion of a recent holiday in Italy.

Dialogue Reading Comprehension: Advice for a Shy Guy
This reading dialogue focuses on one boy giving advice to another shy boy about meeting a girl.

Dialogue: A Neighbor's Gardening Advice
Advanced level reading dialogue comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This dialogue focuses on neighbors speaking about how they do their gardening.

Dialogue: At a Flea-Market
Advanced level reading dialogue comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This dialogue focuses on a customer bargaining with a vendor at a flea-market.

Dialogue: Waiting for a Friend
Advanced level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This dialogue focuses on a couple waiting for a friend at a local restaurant.

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

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 and how paying attention to this important factor can improve your pronunciation immediately - no kidding!

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.

Minimal Pairs - 'ae' and 'eh'
'ae' as in 'cat' and 'eh' as in 'let'

Minimal Pairs - 'ae' and 'u'
'ae' as in 'Cat' and 'u' as in 'Boot'

Minimal Pairs - 'au' and 'ir'
'au' as in 'caught' and 'ir' as in 'earn'

Minimal Pairs - 'eh' and 'uh'
'eh' as in 'let' and 'uh' as in 'up'

Offering Help
The most common language formulas used when offering help with examples and a construction table. Especially helpful for learners who work in a shop and need to help clients in English.

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.

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

Giving Directions
Role play practice focusing on asking for and giving directions including key vocabulary and questions used to provide directions.

Ellipsis for English Learners
When speaking in English, it's common to leave words out. This is referred to as ellipsis. Learn which words to leave out and when in this guide to ellipsis.

Interrupting in English
Learn how to interrupt politely in English, as well as respond to interruptions by either allowing or disallowing the interruption using these phrases.

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