PHONETIC ALPHABET

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I’m not that strong to carry elevator in my left hand. By the way, I’m not left-handed.

I don’t know what I suppose to do with those tickets.

These are the menus for those who are fasting.

CHILDREN UNDERSTANDING

My niece saw a poster and she was shocked when she saw….

 She thought that ‘perut’ and ‘kaki’ belong to human then my sister in law had to explain that ‘perut’ and kaki belong to cow. Children who do not know what those things will misunderstand and they make their own judgement. The same thing also happens to this…

She asked my sister in law “What kind of stall is this mummy?”. Then once again, my sister in law had to explain. So, as an adult we should explain to children what the meaning of certain words around them because they maybe unfamiliar with the different usage of those words.

 

SPELLING, PRONUNCIATION AND TEXTING

Spelling and pronunciation are related to each other. For children, they actually spell anything based on their pronunciation. for example, my 6 years old niece replaced the spelling factory | fæktəri | with fictiry | <fictiry> | which she spelled based on her pronunciation. Apart from that, she also spelled airport | eəpɔːt | with ipod | aɪpɑːd |. She spelled all those things while she was text messaging with my brother and my sister in law.

texting actually can improve children literary by giving them more exposure to word composition. Maybe the children will spell based on their pronunciation but that is their learning process. Parents should teach their children the strategies to spell words correctly. For example, the parents can write down 3 different pronunciations for a same word. Then the children should decide which word “looks right”.

ENGLISH AND SONGS

One of the way to learn English is by listening to the songs. Similar to watching movies, you can learn simple English when you listen to your favourite songs. Maybe it is quite hard to catch the lyrics when you listen to the song for the first time, but you can search for the lyrics on internet and listen to the song again while reading the lyrics. I always do that and IT WORKS!!! So, why don’t you find your own favourite singer and listen to their songs. My favourite singers are….

TAYLOR SWIFT

ADELE

KELLY CLARKSON

Why don’t you find some songs that suit yourselves, listen to the songs and understand the meaning. Trust me, you

MOVIE…

Watching movie is one of the best and easiest way to learn English. You do not have to watch serious movie in order to learn English. You actually should have fun in learning English by watching your favourite movies. I love to watch cartoons such as….

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

SNOW WHITE

AND

BARBIE MOVIES

So, I learn English by enjoying my favourite movies. Watching cartoons are much more easier because they only use simple sentences  that can be easily understood by the beginners.