Improve English Pronunciation with free podcast Friday September 19th, 2008 English Pronunciation Podcast 4- Vowels /ɛ / and /eI/: This podcast teaches you how to pronounce /ɛ / and /eI/ accurately with special emphasis on learning how to distinguish between them. In today's podcast, we're going to learn two very important vowels in English: the vowels /ɛ / and /eI/. The focus of today's lesson is: learning and practicing how to pronounce /ɛ / learning and practicing how to pronounce /eI/ Learning how to distinguish between /ɛ / and /eI/ We will learn to develop a clear and distinct pronunciation for /ɛ / and /eI/ .
English Profile - English Vocabulary Profile The English Vocabulary Profile offers reliable information about which words (and importantly, which meanings of those words) and phrases are known and used by learners at each level of the Common European Framework (CEF). Cambridge University Press is making the A1-C2 English Vocabulary Profile available free of charge to teachers and educationalists around the world for the time being. Click on the buttons below to use the EVP: Note that some plugins, e.g. 15 top fun pronunciation games 1. Shadow reading Students try to speak at exactly the same speed and rhythm as the CD, then try one more time with the sound turned down in the middle of the recording to see if they are still in time when the sound is turned back up. 2. Syllables snap Students take turns turning […] 1. Shadow reading Students try to speak at exactly the same speed and rhythm as the CD, then try one more time with the sound turned down in the middle of the recording to see if they are still in time when the sound is turned back up.
English Sounds and Spelling 1. The Same Letter Can Have Different Sounds Look at these three words: phone, clock, for. These three words all have the letter ‘o’. But is the letter ‘o’ pronounced the same in each word? English Profile - English Grammar Profile The English Grammar Profile allows us to see how learners develop competence in grammatical form and meaning, as well as pragmatic appropriateness, as they move up the CEFR levels. This provides us with typical, world-wide grammar profiles for each level. Like vocabulary, grammatical forms often have more than one meaning. For example, the modal verb 'may' can be used with various meanings at different levels.
English Pronunciation 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. 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. Pronunciation Poem - Dearest Creature in Creation - Study English Pronunciation That English Pronunciation Poem! Listen to this tricky little poem and you can practise your pronunciation and listening skills, and don't worry if you don't know all the words and their different pronunciation. Even Lynne got Arkansas wrong the first time round! In fact, this was the first poem Lynne ever recorded for the site, and she's re-recorded it three times now, just to improve the quality. This will probably be the last time, unless someone buys her a recording studio. You will still need a compatible player and an up to date browser.
Pronuciation app New Version (February 2016) includes: - New improved interface (including Tablet improvements) - English Dictionary search - Text translations for: Spanish, Korean, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (English version only) Future updates will contain a speech anatomy section. This application was originally designed at the University of Iowa to help students learning how the sounds of different languages are produced. Since its production, it has become a milestone for phonetics teaching tools around the globe. Sounds of Speech™ provides a comprehensive understanding of how, physiologically, each of the speech sounds of American English is formed. It includes animations, videos, and audio samples that describe the essential features of each of the consonants and vowels of American English.
Readers' guides for reading groups The Man Booker Prizes offer libraries and reading groups a range of opportunities to get involved with the prize. This is the Readers' guides page with downloadable readers' guides sheets relating to various prizes. Visit the Downloadable resources page for materials for your library, including projector images and posters. The Man Booker Prize is guaranteed to inspire your reading group; whether it's the books that the judges have included or those that they have left out; there is always something for readers to discuss.
Quiz: Most Common Pronunciation Mistakes Heard in Class and How to Use this Quiz I’m not going to lie to you and tell you this is one of those quick posts that you can throw together on a whim because it’s not. It has taken some time to gather all the data needed to create this quiz. Jotting down common mispronunciations is not something you do in a day. You need to be a patient person. You need to listen, correct the mistake and write it down again and again. And only when you see the mistake is repeated consistently, you decide it’s a common pronunciation mistake.
Pronunciation Symbols Our dictionaries provide helpful information about the pronunciation of words. On this page you can find a list of symbols used in our range of dictionaries, in the form of an interactive chart, as well as information about stress and alternative pronunciations. Pronunciation guide Below you can find an interactive version of the well-known phonemic chart put together by author Adrian Underhill for his book Sound Foundations. The British English editions of our dictionaries use these symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), plus the symbols /i/, /u/ (e.g. friendly, actually) and /x/ (e.g. loch). Armistice Runner Lily has lots of worries. She’s struggling to compete in her junior fell-running races and, worse, she’s losing her gran to Alzheimer’s. But then she discovers her great-great-grandfather’s diaries from the First World War. Could his incredible story of bravery help her reconnect with her gran and even give her the inspiration she needs to push through and win?
Teaching speaking - Unit 3: Individual Sounds In the video, you will see John Kay and teachers giving suggestions and demonstrating activities on how to help students with difficult sounds in English. This unit contains the following elements: A short video A downloadable series of reflection tasks and activities. An answer key and further opportunities for reflection. If you are a teacher trainer and are planning to use the material in a face-to-face context, there is a set of trainer notes for each topic. 10 ways to use tongue twisters in your class! I LOVE tongue twisters! Sometimes I am pretty good at them. I feel like I have an agile frog's tongue attacking sounds as they come. Other times I get so tangled I feel more like I have the dog's tongue, a useless appendage that just hangs from my mouth. OK, so we all know what a tongue twister is, but how can we best use them in class. Have the students say them?