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    Hello, everyone!
    I'm a beginner teacher and I teach basic english to a group of 20 people. I've found some trouble teaching british english to my students because they are very used to american words they hear, and because I cannot find a british-english book. What would you recommend me to do? I would also like you to revise the book I've created (because I hadn't found a good british book), but I don't know how to upload it (it is in PDF format). Thank you very much for your support,

    Emmanuel :wink:

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    Sorry, I forgot to log in --that message is mine.

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    May I make a suggestion?

    Say:
    • I am a beginning teacher.


    Are you stuck with having to teach BE?

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    What level are they?

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    They are all completeley basic. Right now we are seeing the demonstratives and possessive adjectives. By the way, you're right --it's beginning teacher.
    It's not that I'm stuck on teaching BE, but I feel that none of them are used to british english and they feel strange with it (in spite they don't know much english, they do know some words). For example, when learning the numbers they had trouble understanding "nought"...
    Have you had this problem? Here in Mexico, british english is very strange and almost everyone who speaks english is an american-english speaker. In my school (I'm a secondary school student too) all the foreigner teachers are american or canadian, and although canadians write like bre (for example, a teacher wrote once "behaviour") they speak it differently.
    Some teachers even find hard to understand my questions or whatever I say to them because of my accent... it is infuriating!
    Anyway, any advice will be really appreciated.
    Thank you :wink:

    P.S. Visit my ELC page (URL in the signature) in order to see my programme, if you're interested (it's in the BEC Module A section) :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmanuel OA
    They are all completeley basic. Right now we are seeing the demonstratives and possessive adjectives. By the way, you're right --it's beginning teacher.
    It's not that I'm stuck on teaching BE, but I feel that none of them are used to british english and they feel strange with it (in spite they don't know much english, they do know some words). For example, when learning the numbers they had trouble understanding "nought"...
    Have you had this problem? Here in Mexico, british english is very strange and almost everyone who speaks english is an american-english speaker. In my school (I'm a secondary school student too) all the foreigner teachers are american or canadian, and although canadians write like bre (for example, a teacher wrote once "behaviour") they speak it differently.
    Some teachers even find hard to understand my questions or whatever I say to them because of my accent... it is infuriating!
    Anyway, any advice will be really appreciated.
    Thank you :wink:

    P.S. Visit my ELC page (URL in the signature) in order to see my programme, if you're interested (it's in the BEC Module A section) :wink:
    By demonstratives and possessive adjectives do you mean demonstratives and possessive pronouns?

    (Say: "Despite not knowing much English, they do know some words.")

    I think nought is used in BE, but in AE it is archaic usage.

    (Say: foreign teachers)

    Do you have a British accent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmanuel OA

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    I'll have a look on Sunday- I've been out all day and am heading for bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee

    (Say: foreign teachers)

    Do you have a British accent?

    :)
    Yes, I know nough is used in BE, because I use it... and yes, I speak British english; that's why I've had some troubles teaching it.
    I'm sorry, when do I use foreign or foreigner?
    Thanks:wink:

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    'Foreign' is the adjective and 'foreigner' the noun.

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    "Foreigner" is the name of a band.

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