Pronunciation English

In this section, the strategies we present are those which teachers normally use when helping learners with improving pronunciation.
Here you will find a selection of websites which are often used to achieve this objective.

Pronunciation English
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Reading texts of all types aloud : Short stories, articles, poems, extracts from plays, etc (with or without audio).

In the classroom or at home.

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Singing songs (to observe, re-view and work with difficult phonemes, links …).

In a large group or in teams for competition purposes (filling gaps, creating a different version of the song.

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Recording audio or video of oral production (monologues, presentations, role plays, reading of their favorite passage in the book of which one can make a small comment, etc.) either at home or in class (in order to observe and evaluate collectively or individually for feedback)

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Tongue twisters in order to overcome the various phonetic difficulties

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Dictation of:

Small texts

Short phrases

Reading, memorizing and dictating to a colleague.

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Games of different types

Pronunciation games in large group, in pairs.

Loto des sons.

Snakes and ladders sdapted to words/sounds, the taboo.

Dominos des sons.

Games of memorizing or locating sounds, words.

Games of association : Sounds = gestures / drawings (body clapping games, Jolly Phonics).

Creative games.

Creating an audio book in a large group.

Inventing rhythmic poems (inventing four-line rhyming poems).

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Phonetic exercises

Students should observe the way they pronounce whilst looking in a mirror so as to see the facial movements for themselves. Pronunciation is a physical competence.

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Phonetic transcription exercises

Role Playing

Repeating small sketches or small theatrical scenes

Listening activities in class and at home (podcasts, youtube, etc …).

Advice

Thanks to all the weblinks, the students are encouraged to improve their pronunciation of their own accord. It should be worked at in class and at home.

Encourage the students to become aware of their own learning process. Take note of the pronunciation of the words that are usually more difficult to pronounce.

Students should observe the way they pronounce whilst looking in a mirror so as to see the facial movements for themselves. Pronunciation is a physical competence.

 

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Sites

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/pronunciation

BBC learning English pronunciation Sounds of English workshop.

http://www.eslflow.com/pronunciationlessonplans.html

Webpage with pronunciation worksheets and exercises.

http://www.5minuteenglish.com/pronunciation.htm

Pronunciation lesson section on the 5mintueenglish.com website.

http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/pronunciation/pronunciation-exercises

Pronunciation activities for different levels. You need to pay but it’s possible to register for a free 30-day trial.

http://www.manythings.org/listen/

With the listen and read along machine you can practise pronunciation on your own.

https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/

Pronunciation lessons and resources with audio on the way words are said in English. From word and sentence stress, linking, minimal pairs and even an interactive phonemic chart can be found on this webpage.

http://www.shiporsheep.com/

Minimal pair pronunciation and elocution exercises to help esl learners.

http://es.forvo.com

It is a pronunciation dictionary, which includes different English varieties and accents.

http://www.cristinacabal.com/?page_id=2

Great  blog to  give extra practice to the different skills for each level.ICT tools are worth mentioning as they are an essential part of her teaching sessions.

http://www.commoncraft.com

Short documentaries which  explain what Facebook is all about, zombies, and other curiosities.

http://www.phonecasting.com/

List of free of charge podcasts.

http://englishpronunciationcourse.com

E – English Pronunciation Lab: although signing up is required to access the online courses, the blog provides students with many graded videos focused on pronunciation.

http://www.soundsofenglish.org

S – Sounds of English: focused on phonetics and sound articulation, offers a wide range of guided activities to improve pronunciation for all levels.

http://es.lyricstraining.com/  https://learnenglisheoi.wordpress.com/ (SONGS)

https://prezi.com/kvaxi2gyptnn/how-to-use-songs-in-class/ (SONGS IN CLASS)

It creates fill-in-the-gaps activities, taking into account the level, for a song chosen by the learner.

http://www.cambridgeenglishonline.com

It  includes some tools such as ‘English sounds pro&pho and ‘Phonetics focus’ which are really useful to improve students’ pronunciation and intonation (British English).

http://rachelsenglish.com

This is a youtuber with more than 400 free videos about pronunciation (mainly American English).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish

BBC Learning English: the section called ‘Pronunciation Workshop’ includes a wide range of pronunciation materials (British English).

https://www.memrise.com

Memrise: although it is obliged to sign up or download the app, it provides a wide range of self-study resources, such as vocabulary activities which include pronunciation hints graded in different levels.

https://www.duolingo.com

Duolingo: similar to the previous one but allows students to work online without signing up.

https://grupovaughan.com/recursos/

Vaughan group. Wide variety of resources to improve the four skills, especially pronunciation. Special attention should be given to the PRONUNCITATION TIPS SECTION  with a great deal of activities.

http://dictionary.reference.com
http://thefreedictionary.com
The Encyclopaedia Britannica
The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
http://www.wordreference.com/es/index.htm http://www.onelook.com http://dictionary.cambridge.org http://www.wordreference.com (online dictionaries & forums)  http://dictionary.reference.com (online dictionaries & grammar information)

Online dictionaries are really useful to check pronunciation and improve it.

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