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Better Spoken English

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Madras via YouTube


Instructor: Prof. Shreesh Chaudhary, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras.

This course aims to create comprehensible pronunciation of English, and to create public speaking and presentation skills. The course deals with topics like Speaking slowly with pauses; Production of Speech Sounds; Some difficult English sounds; English stress system; Presentation: what and how much to say; Stage Manners - turn out and body language, etc.


Student Presentations I.
Feedback on Presentations I.
Stage Manners.
Tempo of Speech.
Some Reasons for Mishearing.
Topics for Presentations II.
Tables, Charts, Graphs.
Power Point Slides.
Criteria for Evaluation.
Student Presentations II.
Feedback on Presentation II.
Topics for Presentation III.
Mod-01 Lec-15 On "Saying 'Please!' ".
English Rhythm I.
English Rhythm II.
Mod-01 Lec-18 Phrasal Pause in English I.
Phrasal Pause in English II.
Units of Time, Weight, Distance.
Stress in English I.
Stress in English II.
Stress in English III.
Stress in English IV.
Mod-01 Lec-25 Stress in English V.
Mod-01 Lec-26 Stress in English VI.
Mod-01 Lec-27 Student Presentations III.
Mod-01 Lec-28 Student Presentations III.
Mod-01 Lec-29 Student Presentations III.
Mod-01 Lec-30 Student Presentations III.
Mod-01 Lec-31 Some Different Sounds.
Mod-01 Lec-32 Some "Difficult" Sounds in English.
Mod-01 Lec-33 Some "Vowel" Sounds in English.
Mod-01 Lec-34 Some "Consonants" in English.
Mod-01 Lec-35 Student Presentations IV.
Mod-01 Lec-36 Student Presentation IV.
Mod-01 Lec-37 Feedback on Student Presentation IV.
Mod-01 Lec-38 Final Tips.

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