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By watching these 60 video tutorials, of course.Latinum The guy behind the informative podcast has made the switch to YouTube. Podcasts If you’re an auditory learner, we have good news for you. Textbooks Translation Tools Apps. Spelling - Teaching Spelling - Spelling Rules. If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

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After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. English Pronunciation by G. Like this: Like Loading... October 2012. "What'd You Say?

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": Pronunciation Activities by Sarah Sahr Oh, the joys of helping students with the strange English phonemes. It’s safe to say, English is peppered with confusing pronunciation. I’m sure we have all come across those moments of, “Excuse me. From consonants like /raɪs/ and /laɪs/, to vowels such as /bɛd/ and /bæd/, not to forget the dreaded /tri:/ and /θri:/, students are tasked with sorting out all kinds of complicated sounds and articulations. Mirror Mirror Materials: small hand-held mirrors, one for each student Often, as teachers, we resort to hearing when it comes to helping students pronounce different phonemes. Make sure each student has his or her own mirror. /m/ and /l//v/ and /b//d/ and /p//s/ and /ʃ/ / t / and / θ//ʤ/ and /g/ If you are having trouble remembering these sounds, you may find samples here. Students should use their mirrors to look at the placement of their mouths, teeth, and tongues.

Paper Puff Vibrations Materials: students’ hands Tricky Vowels Materials: Train Your Accent: Accent Reduction Training and Conversational English. Teaching and Learning Pronunciation. A lot of teachers shy away from teaching pronunciation or they think it isn't important for learners to know the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols.

Teaching and Learning Pronunciation

No doubt they have their reasons, but I often get asked by students, 'But how do I learn how to pronounce a word? ' They look up a word in a dictionary, and they see these funny squiggles beside the word and they don't know what they mean. If only for this reason, for them to be able to pronounce a word by looking at the IPA, it's worth guiding them through the sounds of English.

If you're a teacher, but you aren't sure where to start, Adrian Underhill's videos are phenomenally inspirational - just search for him in YouTube. I have embedded his schwa lesson here: Teaching pronunciation, however, may require too much time, which isn't always available in class. First, its useful to know which symbols are used in English pronunciation.

Then, there are many videos teaching pronunciation; below are some of my recommendations.