Pronunciation of pisces - how to pronounce pisces correctly. This site uses Copyright © Tim Bowyer 2006-14 • All rights reserved U.S. Patent No. 20040162719 • Howjsay in: Deutsch • Français • Italiano • Español • Requests, Errata etc. Realia Realia Submitted by admin on 6 April, 2011 - 14:13 ‘Realia’ in EFL terms refers to any real objects we use in the classroom to bring the class to life. In this tip I’d like to offer a few suggestions for activities using realia and to consider why we may want to bring things into the class. Why use realia in class? A second example would be if you are going to teach some functional language for asking for the timetable for a train. Here is a selection of activities involving realia. Tourist informationGather some city/town maps from the tourist information bureau wherever you are. These are just a few ideas to get you started. Further This article will give you some wacky ways to use realia in the classroom. More about realia. By Jo Budden Printer-friendly version
Here's Why French People Can't Do an American Accent - Frenchly Americans, Brits, and — well, just about everyone else who speaks English as a first language — know firsthand the raised eyebrows and blank stares they can receive when making dire linguistic slip-ups in French. The brutality of the French “R,” the tearing-your-hair-out-agony of trying to figure out the difference between the vowel in “pur” and the one in “pour.” *Sigh* We’ve all been there. There are (what feels like) a trillion tiny sounds that distinguish a French accent from an English or American one, and it takes a discerning ear (and a thorough knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet) to pick them out. If you’re trying to perfect your French accent for a Molière scene in acting class or just want a reminder that French people aren’t perfect too (I know, I know, c’est impossible), watch this video to Improve Your Accent.
Clear Connected Speech Examples and Explanations | Not on CELTA There are several features of connected speechThe way that we modify the basic sounds of words as they com... More in English. It’s important for you to understand them as a teacher so you can help your learners understand when listening to fast speech, and perhaps to produce it too. Want ideas about how to teach pronunciation and connected speechThe way that we modify the basic sounds of words as they com... Consonant-Vowel Linking (Catenation) When one word finishes with a consonant sound and the next word starts with a vowel sound, they usually link. He’s a good boy The last sound of he’s is a consonant, (in this case /z/) and the next word a starts with a vowel sound (in this case the weak vowel, /ə/). She looks up to her mum This time, looks finishes with a consonant sound, /s/, and up starts with a vowel sound, /ʌ/, so they link. I’ll have to put it off Finally, this is a nice example of catenation happening multiple times together. It’s your tea! Wednesday is my favourite day