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(1) Teachers can use the lessons in class. To avoid internet problems, download the lessons before class and play them from a computer or MP3 player. The whole class can listen and repeat each word or phrase out loud. Shy students are often more comfortable speaking in a group than individually. Students do need to say each lesson out loud. The classroom may be the only place where students can speak the lesson without disturbing others.
(2) Teachers can assign these lessons like any homework. Students can listen to each lesson outside class with headphones or speakers and repeat the lessons out loud. Some students will not find a place where they can repeat out loud. They need to join other students who do have a place indoors, on a street, or in a field where they can listen and repeat. Repeating each lesson out loud many times is necessary to learn.
For students without internet, teachers can give each MP3 file to students in any way students usually get MP3 files, by attaching to a message, or connecting to a computer. For example if 5 students have computers and 30 other students have or can borrow MP3 players, the teacher can send the MP3 files to the 5 computers, and each of those can copy files to 6 MP3 players. Convert the files to audio CD if that is easier for students. Lessons have a Creative Commons License, so there is no limit on copying them.
(3) Students can practice with tests at A.Lang1234.com. If they have internet, the computer will score them and tell them the right answers. If they do not have internet, each test has an MP3 file and an answer sheet. The teacher can copy each answer sheet before class. The teacher can download the MP3 file: Start the test, Right-click the player on the computer screen, then Left-click "Save audio as..." Then the teacher can play the audio in class or distribute it to the students like the lessons.
For final evaluiation of students, the teachers will write new questions, so students cannot find answers on the internet. The teacher's questions will be like the practice tests. For example where the practice test says, "2 and 2 are ..." the teacher may ask, "5 and 5 are ..." The goal is to find out if students understand "and," "are," and other words in the lesson. Focus on English by using simple numbers. Do not ask, "18 and 19 are ..."
(4) Students need practice. Each lesson can be repeated twice in class, so students practice speaking. They will get bored after that, but need more practice listening to native speakers, and speaking what they hear. On the first lesson, Numbers, which is important for learning pronunciation, the lesson gives extra practice, with male and female versions, and 2 songs. Then there are lessons on Large Numbers and Ordinal Numbers. The lessons on Connecting Words and Time also give practice with the numbers.
If students need more practice, or practice in other lessons, download and play similar lessons from Book2 in US and UK English. The voices and wording are a little different, so students will get practice with different voices and phrases. Book2 does not have pauses, but they repeat the phrases. Tell students to listen during the first phrase, then speak along with the repetitions. Book2 has lesson 7 and 61 on Numbers, 8-11 on Time, 5, 14 and 26 on Geography, 27-28 on Hotels, 29-32 on Restaurants, 52-54 on Stores.
- US speaker, followed by UK man, then UK woman: EMEN
- UK speaker, followed by US man, then US woman: ENEM
- US man, followed by US woman: EMEM
- UK man, followed by UK woman: ENEN