Monthly English Corner & Weekly Quote
- September English Corner
This time at the English Corner we will be talking about some tips on how to improve your listening. Just like children when they begin language acquisition, you need a lot of input. One way to get some listening input is to watch the “Evening News” on TV (between 6 pm and 7 pm in the USA). If you live abroad, VOA and the BBC offer news summaries at the beginning of each hour (via short-wave radio or on the Internet). Most news anchors have a standard accent. Listening to some talk-radio programs is also helpful. Listening to American Folk songs (on CD, on line, or as an mp3) and following along with the words is also a great idea; many websites promote this. As you sing along, your pronunciation and speaking will be improved. © Mark Peter, M.A. Used with permission.
Mr. Peter was Michael’s colleague at the Agape English Language Institute of Limestone College (Columbia, SC). Throughout his career, Mark has taught English at many schools and universities, in the US and in China.
- Sep 19
“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.” —Althea Gibson (1927-2003; female athlete, and first black person to win a Grand Slam tennis event, 1956 French Open)
Note: A quote’s original source is not always known, and authenticity has not been verified. To find out about an author, type the name into a search engine (like Google or Baidu). One of my favorite quotations websites is: www.quotationspage.com. 5
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