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Are audiobooks useful?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pilar Apr 16. 9 Replies

I think reading a book and listening to the narration at the same time can be very good. In my humble opinion, the main benefit is to learn to think in English. What do yu think?Continue

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Anisur liked Pilar's discussion Speaking Groups
Jun 17
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May 10
Pilar replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"Hi Rose! Thank you for sharing your ideas here. I like to listen to interviews and draw for example, or paint. Sometimes I do the ironing as I listen to an audio. When it comes to reading I normally read in silence because I like reading quickly, so…"
Apr 16
Pilar replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"Hi Marija, I have also found audiobooks on YouTube and I use them with some of my students. We also find them useful to practice English, for example pronunciation, rhythm and stress and even grammar. I particularly like the audiobooks with British…"
Apr 16
Pilar replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"I had never thought about audiobooks for people with visual problems, I think you are right about that. I also agree with the idea that you need to like the sotry in order to enjoy it. However, I think that we can all learn to read more complex…"
Apr 16
Rose replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"If we find good books what we are interested in the plot, it's very helpful to listen to audio books. My strategy is to close my eyes while listening. Only if I hear expressions or words which I don't know or understand, do I stop…"
Apr 14
Marija replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"For me audio books are really good things. On youtube there are lot of audio books where you can listen and follow the text at the same time. I really found it very useful to practice english..and I listen them very often. If I don't understand…"
Apr 13
Pilar replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"Hi! Do you know the website librivox (dot) org? They have real people reading books. I have read comments that some of them are boring, but I have found very good recordings. Maybe you can try this and let me know how it goes..."
Apr 9
A738a replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
Apr 9
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Are audiobooks useful?

I think reading a book and listening to the narration at the same time can be very good. In my humble opinion, the main benefit is to learn to think in English. What do yu think?See More
Apr 8
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The Reading Circle

The purpose of this group is to read and discuss about the books we choose. I plan to choose the first one, but the others titles can be suggestions from members.All of you who like reading, who love books and stories are welcome to join the group, read the title we have, make comments and ask your questions.Respect and friendship is what I offer as a host, and it is what I expect from all members.Read …See More
Apr 6
Risty liked Pilar's blog post Solaris Seethes - Chapters 1 to 7
Apr 6
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Solaris Seethes - Chapters 1 to 7

I have posted a discussion on The Reading Circle group. It is a set of questions about the first chapters of the book, with the intention of understanding what the novel is about. I think this can also be a good way for me to know and adapt to the way people are used to discuss here. So far, I have really enjoyed the…See More
Apr 5
Pilar added a discussion to the group The Reading Circle
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Solaris Seethes - Chapters 1 to 7

Dear all,I love talking about books, their characters and adventures. Solaris Seethes has 5 main characters that come from different places and times. The questions that I present here are meant to start a conversation, each one of us can contribute with new ideas and insights about the book.Who destroys Rynah's planet? Why?Who is Solaris?What is the prophesy about?Who are the four heroes?See More
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Solaris Seethes - Chapters 1 to 7

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 15:36 0 Comments

I have posted a discussion on The Reading Circle group. It is a set of questions about the first chapters of the book, with the intention of understanding what the novel is about. I think this can also be a good way for me to know and adapt to the way people are used to discuss here. So far, I have really…

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How useful is writing summaries when you read?

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 0:21 0 Comments

One of the most effective ways to learn more from a book is to write a summary of it. This may sound…

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Four Practices to Learn English Better

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 21:30 0 Comments

Two days ago I found a very interesting article called How can we help our students think in English? Within the article a teacher suggested four approaches that she practiced to improve her…

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The Advantage of Thinking in English

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 3:12 6 Comments

I have taught English for more than 15 years and there is one aspect that determines the students' progress in English: their capacity to think in English. No matter how much grammar or vocabulary they can know and understand, if they cannot think in English, their progress is limited. Therefore,…

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At 4:30 on April 1, 2017, moon said…

At 12:04 on March 23, 2017, dara gino said…

Hola pilar, can I be one of your friends? I hope you visit my page and see The Wedding, thanks!

At 19:29 on March 5, 2017, mma said…
hi
can we talk
i am learning english
At 19:29 on March 5, 2017, mma said…
hi
can we talk
i am learning
At 12:19 on February 9, 2017, pgm said…

Does anyone know about Pilar? I sent an email and got no response. Does anyone have information or her phone number? Thank you for your attention.

Pedro

At 1:14 on January 21, 2017, pgm said…
Hi Pilar, how are you?
Long time ago I don't see you.
I sent to you an email and I think that you did't receive.
I hope reçeive news abot you.

Pedro Mendes
At 21:00 on December 22, 2016, Asad Jafary said…
Hello Mam how are you.have you remember I m one of the first student of your English spoken class on Skype.
I was busy but now I want to join you again
Regards
At 4:43 on October 21, 2016, Ma. Janice Duetes said…

hi i like to join here o improve more my English.But im still in online English class check our web site guys. https://www.academia.edu/20058536/English_lessons_by_Skype_with_tutors_on_Preply.com

At 20:33 on October 17, 2016, mlooky said…

hi i would like to Joining with you to learn english on skype very well 

my name is mlook i am 22 years old and i study chamical engineering,and I like movies and TV shows.

thank you.

At 22:00 on August 12, 2016, dara gino said…
Como estas senorita PiLar, I hope to be one of your friends.
 
 
 

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