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A teacher mispronouncing a student's name can have a lasting impact

A teacher mispronouncing a student's name can have a lasting impact | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
A name is more than just a name. It's one of the first things children recognize, one of the first words they learn to say, it's how the world identifies them.
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“Ways to Help ELLs Learn Pronunciation”

“Ways to Help ELLs Learn Pronunciation” | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Ways to Help ELLs Learn Pronunciation is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Wendi Pillars, Paul Boyd-Batstone, Ivannia Soto, Judie Haynes, Diane Mora, Eugenia Mora-Flor…
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219 FREE Pronunciation Worksheets

219 FREE Pronunciation Worksheets | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Click here to choose from 219 Pronunciation worksheets for your next lesson. Free, teacher-tested and instantly downloadable! No registration or login required.
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Teaching phonetics using lollipops

Teaching phonetics using lollipops | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
A trick for figuring out what your tongue is doing during those tricky vowel sounds: make them with a lollipop in your mouth. You can see the stick moving in the appropriate directions as you make high and low, back and front vowels, and I find that the added weight of having something on your tongue makes you more conscious of where you’re moving it. Try it now, while the candy is on sale! 

This post brought to you by Linguist Facebook, aka Jessi Grieser who says she got it from Sue Lorenson
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Introduction to Teaching Pronunciation Workshop - Adrian Underhill (COMPLETE) - YouTube

Due to popular demand we've now made the whole 1 hour 'Introduction to teaching pronunciation' video by Adrian Underhill available for you to view. We hope y...
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Pauses can make or break a conversation

Pauses can make or break a conversation | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Long pauses can make speech difficult to understand, but short pauses can be highly beneficial. This is shown in a new doctoral thesis in linguistics from ...
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Using the phonemic chart | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Using the phonemic chart | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Do you use the phonemic chart with your students? Why? Why not?Have a look at the TeachingEnglish phonemic chart.
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to use or not to use?

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Creating Vokis – online animated characters that speak

Creating Vokis – online animated characters that speak | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Activity: Creating an online character that speaks Aims
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Phonemic chart review game: Connect 3 (or 4)

Phonemic chart review game: Connect 3 (or 4) | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
As part of the Sheffield University 10 week pre-sessional programme, I have been teaching a Social English class 3 afternoons a week at 1h30 a pop. Last week on Thursday, I introduced them to the p...
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Question Tag Intonation

Question Tag Intonation | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Question tags are used heavily in GB English, aren't they? This article looks at question tag intonation - should you use falling ↘ or rising ↗ intonation?
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Some practice with Question Tag Intonation: http://thesoundofenglish.org/question-tag-intonation/

 

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David Dodgson: Pronunciation - no big deal

David Dodgson: Pronunciation - no big deal | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
In my first teaching job at a language school in Turkey, there was only one thing that really mattered – grammar.Students judged you by how confidently you could explain different uses of the passive voice, colleagues respected you if you knew your relative clauses, and when the DoS observed you, you would be evaluated on how well you had addressed the focal grammar point.
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The Color Vowel Chart | American English

The Color Vowel Chart | American English | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
This is a powerful tool for teaching spoken English. It helps teachers incorporate pronunciation into lessons. Check out the chart, the teacher’s guide, and the webinar on how to teach with The Color Vowel Chart.
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Interesting!

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Creating Vokis – online animated characters that speak

Creating Vokis – online animated characters that speak | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Activity: Creating an online character that speaks 
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Sounds like lots of fun!

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EFL Magazine - The Magazine for EFL Teachers

EFL Magazine - The Magazine for EFL Teachers | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Free English teaching resources. ESL lesson plans, Teach English abroad, English teaching. TEFL lesson plans. lesson plans for esl teachers
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219 FREE Pronunciation Worksheets

219 FREE Pronunciation Worksheets | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Click here to choose from 219 Pronunciation worksheets for your next lesson. Free, teacher-tested and instantly downloadable! No registration or login required.
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How to Pronounce Contractions: American English Pronunciation

There are many different contractions that Americans use in spoken and written English. Learn how to pronounce some of them here! Buy a download of this vide...
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Most Common Pronunciation Mistakes Heard in Oral Exams

Most Common Pronunciation Mistakes Heard in Oral Exams | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Even for the most confident students  taking an oral exam can be quite stressful. Twice a year, in June and September,  I  assess students' speaking abilities acting  as both an interlocutor asking questions and interacting with students, or an assessor listening to students' performan
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How English learners can improve intonation | British Council

How English learners can improve intonation | British Council | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
What is intonation and how can you improve this aspect of your pronunciation? Fazle Muniem, a teacher at the British Council in Bangladesh, explains.
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Pronunciation

Pronunciation | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
This teacher training video looks at pronunciation. It includes classroom activities that will help learners and support teachers.
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Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern

Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
When we talk about ‘English’, we often think of it as a single language. But what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around the world have in common with each other, or with the writings of Chaucer? Claire Bowern traces the language from the present day back to its ancient roots, showing how English has evolved through generations of speakers.
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What does your accent say about you? | British Council

What does your accent say about you? | British Council | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
English language teacher and author Richard Cauldwell examines the prejudices against various English accents and the effect they can have on one’s sense of self-worth.
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Informal Contractions in English - Free Spoken English lesson

Informal Contractions in English - Free Spoken English lesson | English Pronunciation | Scoop.it
Contractions are words that are created by combining words in order to shorten them from their ... to convey informality in your character's dialogue.
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Proprioception in learning new sounds, words and connected speech - Adrian Underhill - YouTube

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