Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Learning through vBlog

Dear friends,
You will view a video clip on the conversation about the 'benefits of learning language' in DELL (Digital English Language lab).
View the clip and answer the below given questions:
Other teachers are requested to add question for testing langauge skills from this video clip. You can post your questions (with or without answers) through/with the help of 'comments'. Click on the 'comments' button and post your question or learning exercise.

What can be learnt/taught from this vBlog?
1. How to begin conversation?
2. How to use contractional form of Q-word?
3. How to ask questions?
4. Use of 'fillers' like 'hmmm...', 'well', etc in spoken language.
5. Expressing feelings with the use of words like 'glad', 'happy' or 'regret'.
6. Listeneing Comprehension
7. Vocabulary

1. How to begin converstion?
a. 'Hello' or 'Hi' are some of the common starters. If the person does not respond or is busy with some work, 'excuse me' is an expression to start with a conversation.
b. 'Good Morning' is also common conversation starter.
c. Write three diologues to begin a conversation.
2. Contracted forms of Q-word:
a. Here is the conversation, 'How's' is used for 'How is'.
b. 'When will' is spoken as 'when'll'; 'Who is' as 'Who's' (Sounds similer to 'whose')
c. Write 5 questions and practice speaking them in contracted forms.


  1. More exercise:
    1. Vocabulary: Name the five sensory organs and the parts of body with which we perceive them.
    Ans: Listen - Ears; See - Eyes, Touch - Skin; Taste - Tongue; Smell - Nose.

  2. More Exercise:
    The speaker says: "I am glad to share my experience". Here, he is happy to share the expereicne so he makes use of phrase 'glad to'. If one is sharing the expereince which is not so happy, he would say: "I regret to say...".
    * Make two more sentences using phrases like 'glad to' and 'regret to'.

  3. Exercise on Listening Comprehension:
    Listen to the video again and reply below given questions:
    1. What sort of study is made by Myers and Briggs? (It comes after, "To start with...")
    a. Personality Types
    b. Learning Styles
    c. Types of Learners (Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic).

    2. How many perceptive organs are mentioned? Name them?
    a. 5 - Ears, Eyes, Skin, TOngue, Nose
    b. 3 - ears, eyes, tongue
    c. 2 - Ears and Eyes

  4. More exercise:
    In the given video clip there are questions like:
    1. How's your learning going on?
    2. What're the benefits of DELL?
    3. would you like to ....?

    Exercise: Prepare 6 questions useing 'How', 'What' and 'Would you like to'.