How to Pronounce 'FILIBUSTER' - English Pronunciation

 

In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word filibuster. This word can be used both as a noun and as a verb. As a noun, it refers to a speech that avoids the progress in a legislative assembly while not technically being illegal or unlawful. As a verb, it describes the action of acting in an obstructive manner in legislature. The word originates from the Dutch vrijbuiter meaning freebooter.


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This unit provided an overview for some of the various issues we will face in ESL teaching. As a current teacher in Japan, I frequently struggle with the students use of Japanese in the classroom. I want to use these suggestions to create a primarily English environment for my students. I learned that I should try to only respond to English as opposed to Japanese. Furthermore, I learned many different tools to use in response to reluctant students. I'd like to try using more role-play in my lessons in response to reluctant students.