English Pronunciation - Intonation In English Intonation In English: Expression Of Two Words by Frank Gerace Listen and Learn: The Intonation of Two-Word Expressions Many people think that pronunciation is what makes up an accent. Intonation is the "music" of a language, and is perhaps the most important element of a good accent. Therefore, it is necessary to realize that there is more than the correct pronunciation of the vowels and consonants of a language. In other places we will examine the correct pronunciation of vowels and consonants, and linking, the way that syllables within a word, and the beginning and ending of words come together. But in this article we will look at how the difference that intonation makes in the daily use of a proper North American English accent. Two Word Stress Knowing when and where to stress the words you use is very important for understanding, and therefore, as part of a good accent. It will be useful for you to be aware of both types of two word expressions. WHITE house In Washington
Utbildningsstyrelsen - eLäromedel för engelskundervisningen Audiogrammar riktar sig till elever i åldern 9-13 år och tränar främst hörförståelsen. Lärobjektet demonstrerar ett mångsidigt sätt att lära eleven uppfatta strukturell information på målspråket. Lärobjektet innehåller ett schema med ofullständiga fraser. Fälten i schemat reagerar på varje klickande genom att byta ut sin text och på så sätt bygger eleven upp raderna med de frågor han eller hon hör. Audiogrammar Word stress är ämnat för elever från 10–15 år och övar prosodi. Eleverna får höra olika ord läsas upp och ska sedan med hjälp av en röd balk visa var i ordet huvudbetoningen ligger. Word stress Burger Writer är ämnat för elever i åldern 9–13. Burger Writer Catch your bus]riktar sig till 10-15-åriga elever. Catch your bus Virtual walk in London är skapat för elever i åldrarna 10–15. År 2013 har eLäromedlet utökats med bland annat para-ihop-övningar, en grammatikövning samt en quiz. Virtual walk in London Common Background är ämnat för elever i olika åldrar med grundkunskaper i engelska.
How to Improve Your English Pronunciation to Talk Like a Native “What?” “Can you say that again?” How many times do you hear this when you’re speaking? Even if your vocabulary and English grammar are perfect, it can still be difficult for people to understand you because of your pronunciation. Learning to pronounce English words correctly can be one of the hardest parts of learning English. The English language has some sounds that your native language might not, so you will have to learn how to make completely new sounds. Plus, English vowels make it really tricky to know how to say a word. Ah! So that’s why we have eight tips for you, to help you pronounce English words better. 1. Before you learn how to speak, you’ll need to learn how to listen. There are many guides to get you started in learning to listen. The pronunciation practice at Many Things is really slick, especially its huge selection of lessons on minimal pairs. When you want to listen to authentic English instead of pronunciation exercises, you can watch videos on FluentU. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Introduction to phonetic transcription by Tomasz P. Szynalski © Tomasz P. Szynalski, Antimoon.com With phonetic transcriptions, dictionaries tell you about the pronunciation of words. In English dictionaries, phonetic transcriptions are necessary, because the spelling of an English word does not tell you how you should pronounce it. Phonetic transcriptions are usually written in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), in which each English sound has its own symbol. For example, the IPA-based phonetic transcription of the word home is hoʊm, and the transcription of come is kʌm. Phonetic transcription is usually given in brackets, like this: /hoʊm/, /kʌm/. (By the way, not all dictionaries give the pronunciations of words. Word stress When a word has many syllables, one of them is always pronounced more strongly. word stress , and we say that the syllable is stressed . Dictionaries tell you which syllable is stressed. Some dictionaries use other systems for showing word stress. A demonstration
100 English Synonyms to Expand Your Vocabulary – Espresso English A synonym is a word with the same or a similar meaning as another word. For example, the words big and large are synonyms. Buy and purchase are also synonyms – although we tend to use “buy” in a more informal context, and “purchase” in a more formal context. Keep in mind that some synonyms in the list below might not be “perfect” synonyms – there may be slight differences in meaning and connotation. Synonyms are often used in different collocations, too. Powerful, potent, and firm are synonyms for strong. If you’re not sure how to use the synonyms below – or if you want to see example sentences – check this dictionary and this sample sentence search! Synonyms for SMART Audio Playerbrightsharpbrilliantastutewise Synonyms for STUPID Audio Playerdumbidioticdimwittedslowdense Synonyms for ESSENTIAL Audio Playercrucialcriticalvitalintegralindispensable Synonyms for IRRELEVANT Audio Playerinconsequentialuselessmeaninglesstrivialinsigificant Synonyms for EXCELLENT Synonyms for ACCEPTABLE Synonyms for NEW
Tips on how to make a video news report Do you want to make a TV news report but have no idea where to start? Watch this video to see how a group of students, with help from the BBC's Sophie Long, go about it and read the advice below. How to make a video news report What's the story? Before starting any news report, the most important point to remember is: Keep it simple. Planning As with any story, you must plan how you want to start your report and how you want to end it. When planning your report, you will need to consider the five Ws. What - What is the story? Why - Why is the story important to your audience? Who - Who is involved? Where - Where is the story happening, and where is the best place to film? When - Has the story already happened, or is it about to happen? By planning each of these points in detail, you'll know exactly what you need to film, where and when. Filming Once you have done all your planning, then you can start to film. A basic TV news report is made up of five parts: Equipment Health and safety
ENG1101 - English phonetics and intonation Links for the phonetics course: Phonetics/phonology: Phonetic flash: Improve your knowledge of phonetic symbols and the distinctive features of the phonemes. (Main focus on British phonemes, but useful terminology training for everybody.) Reference and introduction to phonetic symbols. A Reference Glossary to Pronunciation Terms and Terminology. English pronunciation/listening: Mostly Canadian English, but useful explanations of terms and phonemes. Download phonetic fonts to your computer from the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Further phonetics links: Resource page from the . English phonetics for English students. British pronunciation English pronunciation Tip of the Day: From , . Transcribing English Words. Transcription exercises with keys. of “The North Wind and the Sun” (RP) American pronunciation American English pronunciation practice: relatively basic pronunciation practice (with sound files), and quizzes about distinguishing speech sounds. of “The North Wind and the Sun” (GA)
10 Illustrated English Idioms That Will Make Your Life Easier For many people learning English for the first time it can be daunting and complex language to master. Lots of silent letters, complex spellings and odd expressions which often go over the heads of most non-English speakers. To make learning English a little easier, Irish illustrator Roisin Hahessy has created some wonderfully simple yet funny pictures to help make things a little clearer. She's also a part-time English teacher in Brazil so she uses the series to aid her students as well. Now whenever you hear any of these English idioms, thanks to Hahessy at least now you'll have a better idea of where the conversation is heading! Via Roisin Hahessy
BusyTeacher.org It’s only natural. After all, they are trying to talk in a language they are still working on learning. Still, silence can be deadly in the ESL classroom for your students and you. When you want to get your students to speak up, try one of these fun and simple games to get them talking in class. 1This is How We RollYou can use this simple game as a get to know you at the start of school or later as a get to know you better activity. Speaking doesn’t have to be forced or boring when it comes to ESL class.