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Everyday English expressions

Everyday English expressions in class
1. Improvement of basic language communication skills.
Skills to be developed:     Oral production
                                            Listening perception
                                            Interactive conversation
2. Awareness of the importance of proper intonation.
3. Understanding of the pace and rhythm of English speech.
1. Use “everyday expressions” in casual classroom communication.
2. Compare intonation and natural English speech.

These expressions are meant to be said naturally and accompanied, if possible, by gestures. The teacher’s pronunciation should be clear, with the proper pace and rhythm to be understood. Intonation should follow the natural English speech, according to the emphasis of words. The emphasis or stress is the extra force that you give to a word of part of a word when you are pronouncing it. These expressions have to be used in an actual context, not in a contrived one. Based on this principle, both listening and speaking activities are part of a comprehensible system. Most of the time, in order to be understood you have to change the expressions right in the moment In this case, some tricks are:
- Tell a synonym. Take this “handout” = paper / copy.
- When explaining opposites give examples: Low / High , Loud / soft , Long / short.
- Definitions. To clap: to hit both hands together
- Use body language. Thumbs up for “right”
- Use a “familiar association” or symbolism.
All the expressions are classified as it follows:
1. Greetings and farewells.
2. Spontaneous reactions
3. Getting their attention.
4. Telling them to do sth.
5. Encouraging expressions
6. Organising contents, time and places.
7. Showing sympathy
8. Checking their understanding

Greetings and farewells.
Good morning / morning
Hello / Hi guys!
How do you do?
Bye, have a nice day
Enjoy your day
See you tomorrow
Take care

Spontaneous reactions
Thank you
Thank you / you're welcome
Bless you!
Do you feel well?
Do you have the hiccups?
a headache, stomachache, a cold, the flu,
Sorry ( apologize )
Sorry? ( say it again )

Getting their attention
Listen... Look...
Pay attention...
So now, listen to...
Excuse me...
Watch out!
I have a question for you
What's up?

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