On Brno

Radka Dolihalova asked me if I could record something about my time in Brno, Czech Republic, for her to use with her students. The result is this three-minute recording, which anyone is welcome to use.

I also made a photo and video montage when I left Brno, which you might find interesting too.

Questions for micro-dictations

I’m putting together some activities to help students understand more fluent English speech, ready for a seminar on listening skills I’m running next weekend.  One of the activities is micro-dictations of common questions spoken at as normal a speed as possible. It can be difficult to find things like this ready-prepared, so I’ve recorded some and embedded them here:

What’s your name?
Where are you from?
What do you do?
What are you going to have?
What are you going to do tomorrow?
Did you have a good holiday?

Listening attentivelyI’d be interested to hear how you use them.