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ErinMcGrail



Joined: 04 Nov 2009
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Location: Seoul, South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:22 am    Post subject: Pronunciation drills Reply with quote

I teach high school conversation. I was wondering what people think about pronunciation drills- if they are effective? and how to implement them in a class.
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Masha Bell



Joined: 15 Sep 2009
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Location: England

PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:41 am    Post subject: Pronuncition drills Reply with quote

With so many English letters having unreliable sounds (good food, hear heard heart, should shoulder shout) they are absolutely essential.
I hope u can use words from the Sight Words page on my website www.englishspellingproblems.co.uk to help with that.

Making students aware in short sessions of the letters and combinations which are problematic for reading can only do good.
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Cgreagori



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's also a great idea to have the students take notice of what their mouths are doing while they're saying their pronunciation drills (i.e. where their tongues are, what shape their mouths are making, if the sound is silent or vocal). This will help them to remember how they should be saying the different words.
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relaxandspeak



Joined: 21 Sep 2009
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Location: United States

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Drills for Pronunciation Class Reply with quote

I am not a huge believer in the use of limericks and tongue twisters for articulation.
More useful would be to implement tips on speaking clearly.

Try http://www.relaxandspeak.com/resources/accenttips.html

for more tips on clarity and expressiveness
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danielwelsch



Joined: 12 Aug 2010
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Location: Madrid, Spain

PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I make them dictate sentences to each other. Very slowly, with the best pronunciation possible. It puts social pressure on them to make themselves understood, and my low level people end up pronouncing much better than most.

Good luck,
Daniel.
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