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QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them

On this site we have podcasts (free radio broadcasts available on the iInternet, iTunes, Podcast Alley, etc.). You can find them on iTunes by searching for "Marianne Raynaud".

Below you will find the list of QualityTime-ESL Podcasts which provide oral grammar practice.

To try our other three four series go to…

To subscribe to our podcasts go to iTunes and type my name "Marianne Raynaud" in the iTunes search window in the upper right-hand corner.

Description of QualityTime-ESL Podcasts

  • QualityTime-ESL Podcasts” are recordings of oral exercises/drills that are "interactive", i.e. they will make you speak English! As a result, you will improve your spoken English dramatically. They will help you train your proficiency in using …
    • tenses
    • adjectives
    • articles
    • defective verbs
    • gerunds
    • phrasal verbs
    • and many more aspects of essential English grammar.
  • We also have:
  • "Your English" provides a variety of themes: Dialogues, Listening Comprehension, Poems, Quizzes, Pronunciation practice, Geography, Narratives, etc.
  • "5-minute TOPs" offers enjoyable oral exercises based on popular song lyrics

The first podcasts in the "QT-ESL" and "Your English" series series are relatively easy and intended for students who STILL FEEL BLOCKED when trying to speak English. But the structures and language soon become more complex. We review correct usage and work on pronunciation at the same time. "QT-ESL" and "Your English" podcasts are designed for both students working on their own and teachers looking for oral exercises/drills that focus on essential knowledge of English grammar to be used in class, in language labs or with MP3 players. SELF-TESTS are available after every five episodes.

In short we practice what you need to "speak" English and communicate well with others all over the world.

Using the scripts as pair work in the classroom

  • If the podcasts are used as homework, some of the weaker learners may wish to consult the scripts.
  • Or the teacher may decide to assign the worksheets.
  • In the classroom the scripts can be used effectively for pair work to see if the students have practiced enough on their own. Just hand out one script to each pair of students. One student will be reading from the script and the other will be responding to the stimuli. The students doing the exercises orally must not look at the script. They will be guided orally by their respective partners until they get the right answer.
  • This is great as a warm-up activity and has everyone speaking instantly.

SCRIPTS AND WORKSHEETS ARE AVAILABLE…

  • PDF files for mobile devices are avialable at thestore in packs of 20 or 60.

Marianne Raynaud

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QT-ESL 72 Phrasals Verbs - Take (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

Here we continue our study of "phrasal verbs". We plan to devote one or more episodes to each verb. These podcasts are intended for students with a good level of English as phrasal verbs can at times be tricky to learn. Doing this oral work is obviously far more challenging than doing written (...)


QT-ESL 71 Irregular Verbs Group 5 (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

Intensive practice with irregular verb as preparation for the story "Was It Love?" which will include more than 140 irregular verbs—most of which are essential vocabulary for ESL/EFL/ELT students.



QT-ESL 70 Phrasal Verbs - Look (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

With this podcast we are continuing our series of episodes on the "phrasal verbs". This time the verb "look". These podcasts are intended for students with a high level of English as phrasal verbs can at times be tricky to learn.



QT-ESL Podcasts - An Introduction (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

The reason behind these QualityTime-ESL grammar oriented podcasts: the idea here is simply to "speak" the answers instead of writing them. Best way to learn to communicate correctly with English speaking people. The method is free and produced by Marianne Raynaud, formerly head of department at INPG.



QT-ESL 69 Irregular Verbs Grp 4B (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

Intensive practice with irregular verb as preparation for the story "Was It Love?" which will include more than 140 irregular verbs—most of which are essential vocabulary for ESL/EFL/ELT students.



QT-ESL 68 Phrasal Verbs Introduction 2 (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

With this podcast we continue our introductory study of "phrasal verbs". These podcasts are intended for students with a good level of English as phrasal verbs can at times be tricky to learn. Doing this oral work is obviously far more challenging than doing written exercises. QualityTime-ESL (...)


QT-ESL 67 Irregular Verbs Grp 4A (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

In this episode we continue our intensive practice with irregular verbs. The verbs are presented in different groups, which makes it easier to memorize and learn them well. First there is a listen and repeat section followed by an exercise where the learner hears short sentences in the simple present and has to put them in the simple past tense.



QT-ESL 66 Phrasal Verbs Introduction 1 (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

With this podcast we are starting a series of episodes on the "phrasal verbs". These podcasts are intended for students with a high level of English as phrasal verbs can at times be tricky to learn.



QT-ESL 65 Irregular Verbs Grp 3 (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

In this episode we continue our intensive oral practice with irregular verbs. We have grouped them so it will be easier to memorize and thus learn them properly.



QT-ESL 64 Contractions 2 (QT-ESL Podcasts: Descriptions and Suggestions about Using Them)

A series of exercises to make you feel more comfortable when using contractions by repeating them and then testing yourself going from the full forms to the contracted forms and vice versa. Worksheet available.