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Humor as an Instructional Defibrillator: Evidence-Based Techniques in Teaching and Assessment

Humor as an Instructional Defibrillator: Evidence-Based Techniques in Teaching and AssessmentHumor can be used as a systematic teaching or assessment tool in your classroom and course Web site. It can shock students to attention and bring deadly, boring course content to life. Since some students have the attention span of goat cheese, we need to find creative online and offline techniques to hook them, engage their emotions, and focus their minds and eyeballs on learning.
This book offers numerous techniques on how to effectively use humor in lectures and in-class activities, printed materials, course Web sites and course tests and exams.

Introducing English Pronunciation: A Teacher's Guide to Tree or Three? and Ship or Sheep?

Introducing English Pronunciation: A Teacher's Guide to Tree or Three? and Ship or Sheep?Introducing English Pronunciation provides teachers with all the information and guidance they need to use Tree or Three? and Ship or Sheep? enjoyably and successfully in the classroom. Detailed notes are provided for each unit of both books, incorporating suggested teaching procedures and ideas for additional practice. One chapter lists the errors likely to be made by students of different mother tongues and, for students not included in this list, a diagnostic pronunciation test is included.

Humor in Interaction (Pragmatics and Beyond New Series)

Humor in Interaction (Pragmatics and Beyond New Series)This is the first edited volume dedicated specifically to humor in interaction. It is a rich collection of essays by an international array of scholars representing various theoretical perspectives, but all concerned with interactional aspects of humor. The contributors are scholars active both in the interdisciplinary area of humor studies and in adjacent disciplines such as linguistic pragmatics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, gender and translation studies.

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Britannica Concise EncyclopediaFrom the editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica comes the thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Britannica's most popular publication worldwide. Comprehensive and engaging, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia contains 28,000 articles, accompanied by colorful photographs, diagrams, maps, and flags.

Pronunciation practice activities: a resource book for teaching English(Book and Audio CD)
Pronunciation practice activities: a resource book for teaching English(Book and Audio CD)This is a resource book for teachers looking for ideas on how they can make pronunciation teaching more interesting. It contains a collection of pronunciation practice activities for a wide range of levels, using a variety of methods.
Guide to English Usage

Guide to English UsageThis book provides an indispensable new A-Z reference to English usage for the twenty-first century. It covers more than 3000 points of word meaning, spelling, punctuation, grammar and style on which students, teachers, writers and editors regularly require guidance. It also addresses larger issues of inclusive language, and effective writing and argument, and provides guidance on grammatical terminology. Based on large international corpora, it differentiates clearly between US, UK, Canadian and Australian usage and offers up-to-date, objective advice.

Guide to Australian English Usage

Guide to Australian English UsageAnswers everyone's questions about the spelling, punctuation and word choices needed for successful writing in Australian English, whether in the context of university study or professional communication. In alphabetical format it discusses the variable and challenging elements of English, empowering readers to make their own choices in styling their writing.