What does the perfect example sentence sound like? (Part 2)
This is the second in a series of posts about recording example sentences. Read the first entry here.
In my last post, I explained the process of recording example sentences from PhraseMix lessons. I also explained why faster and more natural-sounding examples are best. In this post, I'm going to...
What does the perfect example sentence sound like? (Part 1)
(This is the first of a series of posts about recording example sentences.)
I haven't been posting many new blog entries lately. That's partly because I've been busy getting audio lessons ready to release. I thought I'd write a little about the recording process and what I'm trying to achieve...
Why you should focus on learning situational English
In my last blog post, I explained that there are two categories of sentences:
- things that you say about a topic
- things that you say in a certain situation
- topic: family - things to say when talking about one's family
- listener: family - things to say to your family
How I've been improving the lesson categories
My problem with categories
Have you explored the Categories page on PhraseMix? It's a useful way to review lessons on different topics, like business, shopping, or phrasal verbs.
I realized something recently while writing Twitter messages to advertise some of the categories. I had...
"Correct" pronunciation is not always right.
A funny story
Back when I was a middle school English teacher in Japan, one day there was a big standardized English test. All of the Grade 3 students had to take it. I was asked to sit in on the test and help administer it by passing out papers and making sure that no one was cheating.