CyberClasses: Pronunciation: The tone group Introduction The tone group is the unit of intonation in English. When you speak, you can play with your voice to convey meaning. You can go up or down, up and down, or down and up. CALLIHOO Writing Helps Character Feelings You can describe your character's feelings in more exact terms than just "happy" or "sad." Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character's intensity of feelings. SF Characters | SF Items | SF Descriptors | SF Places | SF EventsSF Jobs/Occupations | Random Emotions | Emotions List | Intensity of Feelings
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Skills: teaching English intonation By Jim Scrivener Many teachers find intonation difficult to teach. As a result they may avoid it. But intonation can be fun to work with - and it can make other language areas such as grammar easier to teach. Here are some ideas. Commonly Confused Words Commonly Confused Words (printable version here) Words that sound alike or nearly alike but have different meanings often cause writers trouble. Here are a few of the most common pairs with correct definitions and examples: ACCEPT-to receive ex: He accepts defeat well.
December 2012 Pronunciation: Teaching a Segmental Contrast by Donna Brinton The above excerpt from comedian Shelley Berman’s classic “Rune Sor-bees” telephone exchange between a hotel guest and a room service clerk serves as a humorous but nonetheless very poignant reminder that comprehension between native and nonnative speakers of English can break down at the word or even syllable level. In fact, one of the fundamental activities when teaching pronunciation to second language learners is the teaching of segmental contrasts, i.e., the difference between two vowel or consonant sounds that are causing difficulties for students, either in terms of their perceiving the difference or in producing it (usually both).
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