Translate text into phonetic script I always believe that the best sites and web tools are the simplest, and this is certainly the case with Phonetizer. It's a really easy to use tool that takes and text and adds the phonetic spelling below it. It's really easy to use. You just cut and paste or type in the text you want to use in the left hand side, click on 'Transcribe' and the text appears on the right with the phonetic writing underneath each line. You can then cut and paste to a document if you want to save it. Related links: Best Nik Peachey
Phonetic Chart Interactive Phonemic ChartCreated by Adrian UnderhillThis excellent teaching tool gives audio examples of the English phoneme set. Click on the phonemes to hear the sound and a sample word. Find out more about how the chart works and how it can help you in the classroom in a series of exclusive videos with Adrian dedicated to teaching pronunciation skills.Adrian Underhill is the series editor for the Macmillan Books for Teachers and author of Sounds Foundations, the inspiration behind the award-winning Sounds: Pronunciation App. More about Adrian Underhill Pronunciation Skills Videos
American English Pronunciation Practice (For ESL/EFL) Helping students with connected speech There is a huge difference between what our students see printed on a page and what we actually say in everyday speech. In a recording of a TESOL Spain Presentation on Youtube (well worth watching), Mark Hancock makes the following joke: Patient: Doctor, Doctor, I’ve got two theik, a near rake, sore rise, bruise darms a stummer cake and I far tall the time. Doctor: I see, perhaps you’d like to way tin the corridor? (Try reading it aloud) The joke [apologies for the vulgarity ;) ] showcases a good number of examples of features of connected speech. Features of connected speech As a brief overview, there is a strong tendency in English to simplify and link words together in the stream of speech, in order to help the language flow rhythmically. Assimilation This is when the sound at the end of one word changes to make it easier to say the next word. ‘ten boys’ sounds like ‘ tem boys’ (the /n/ sound changes to the bilabial /m/ to make it easier to transition to the also bilabial /b/) Catenation
pronunciation dictionary Language: eng Some proverbs, conversation sentences, idioms… Alphabetical Index Use Your Handwriting Non-native pronunciations of English Non-native pronunciations of English result from the common linguistic phenomenon in which non-native users of any language tend to carry the intonation, phonological processes and pronunciation rules from their mother tongue into their English speech. They may also create innovative pronunciations for English sounds not found in the speaker's first language. Overview The speech of non-native English speakers may exhibit pronunciation characteristics that result from such speakers imperfectly learning the pronunciation of English, either by transferring the phonological rules from their mother tongue into their English speech ("interference") or through implementing strategies similar to those used in primary language acquisition. They may also create innovative pronunciations for English sounds not found in the speaker's first language. English is unusual in that speakers rarely produce an audible release between consonant clusters and often overlap constriction times. Examples
Speaking Welcome to EnglishClub.com Speaking for ESL learners, to help you learn and practise the skill of speaking English. Speaking is the second of the four language skills, which are: 1. Listening 2. Speaking 3. Reading 4. Writing What Is Speaking? The Importance of Speaking Practice Speaking to yourself can be "dangerous" because men in white coats may come and take you away!! Improve your speaking with MyEC! Find English learners and teachers to practise speaking with on MyEnglishClub. GreetingsHow to say hello in English. "What should I call you?" Telephone EnglishIn this lesson we look at some of the words and expressions that we use for telephoning. Presentations & Public Speaking Learn how to give a presentation or speak in public in English. Speaking about the Weather Even strangers discuss the weather. Small Talk What can we say in casual conversations with strangers or colleagues we meet in the lift? Speaking vs Writing (article) Negotiating Meetings Start your own English Club
Phonétique, phonologie et prononciation The Chat Slang Dictionary memovoc.com Accueil L'être humain Ses activités Son environnement Outils grammaticaux Cahier de vocabulaire Etre informé des nouveautés Page acebook Pour les enseignants Pour les parents Qui sommes-nous ? Remerciements Contact Copyright © 2010 Memovoc. IdiomSite.com - Find out the meanings of common sayings Icebreakers: Volume 12 | Getting to Know You Activities | First Day of School Activities | Ice Breakers | First Day of School Are you all set for the first day of school? Or are you still searching for the perfect activities for that day? Included: More than a dozen new icebreakers plus links to 150 more! Students in some communities are back in school already. One of teacher Heather Migdon's favorite activities is to have her students at Dogwood Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, write a letter of introduction to her. Another of Migdon's favorite first-day activities is to have students write a "Who Am I? Later, Migdon compiles those riddles into a book that the students can revisit and enjoy all year long. Migdon usually tries to share at least one read-aloud book during the opening days of school. Learning Styles and Baseball Cards Pamela Tempest, a teacher at Hudson (Ohio) Middle School was another contributor to the Middle Web listserv discussion. Tempest has many icebreaker activities that she uses in the opening week. Twelve More Icebreaker Activities Two Truths and a Lie. Answers to the quiz:
Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad | Langwitches Blog Pic Collage (free), is one of my favorite apps to use on my iPad. It creates great looking Scrapbook pages of multiple images in no time. Today, as I was planning with our first grade Hebrew teacher, how to upgrade a traditionally taught vocabulary project (creating a dictionary of their weekly vocabulary words in Hebrew), we saw the opportunity to use PicCollage with students in the classroom. (My apologies in advance for the example below is in Spanish and not in Hebrew) Reminder: The idea of a visual dictionary should/is not be confined to the World Language classroom. The ideas was for the students to take photos, email photos from home or find photos online to represent their weekly Hebrew vocabulary words. Double tapping on the image, will bring the Photo editing menu, choose “Clip Photo” to clip the object out of the background. Just use your finger to draw around the outer edges of your object. Once the text is placed on the canvas, simply drag and drop the text into its location.