Teaching Pronunciation: muscle, mind, meaning, memory

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 00:15
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Take a look at a video of an English pronunciation lesson, with me using materials and techniques from my books PronPack 1-4 (http://pronpack.com/) I explain that there are four kinds of activities, which may be summed up as muscle, mind, meaning and memory.
First, I demonstrate an activity to show students how the muscles around the mouth work to produce a pair of target vowel sounds. Then we see an activity to raise awareness in the students’ minds of how those sounds correlate to spelling. After that, we an activity to demonstrate to the students how this feature of pronunciation impacts on meaning. Finally, we see an activity designed to leave a strong trace of this pronunciation feature in the students’ memory.

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