Globalization and cultural diversity of the world in the 21st century require education and upbringing of a generation with a new thinking, a generation possessing all the 21st century skills necessary for life as global citizens. That’s why the main goal of teaching English at school is to develop communicative competence: the ability to use the language correctly and appropriately to accomplish communication goals. Learners should be able to make themselves understood, using their current proficiency to the fullest. They should try to avoid confusion in the message (due to faulty pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary); to avoid offending communication partners (due to socially inappropriate style); and to use strategies for recognizing and managing communication breakdowns. What is the way to achieve this goal? From my point of view, using different ICT tools is one of the ways. Information and Communication Technologies have recently gained groundswell of interest. Their nature has highly changed the face of education over the last fewd ecades.
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