Mark's Pronunciation Blog

This is Mark Hancock's blog strand devoted specifically to ideas and issues connected to pronunciation teaching.

Dangerous Dictation n.2

Posted by: 
Mark's Pronunciation Blog - hancockmcdonald.com/blog/topic/marks-pronunciation-blog
Dangerous Dictations are puzzles which depend on word-boundary confusions. For example, 'Bow Tie' sounds exactly like 'Boat Eye', because you can't be sure whether the /t/ sound is the end of 'Boat' or the start of 'Tie'. This could lead to dictation errors. The puzzle for your students is to identify and explain the error.

Dangerous Dictation n.1

Posted by: 
Mark's Pronunciation Blog - hancockmcdonald.com/blog/topic/marks-pronunciation-blog
Dangerous Dictations are puzzles which depend on word-boundary confusions. For example, 'The Great Ape' sounds exactly like 'The Grey Tape', because you can't be sure whether the /t/ sound is the end of 'Great' or the start of 'Tape'. This could lead to dictation errors. The puzzle for your students is to identify and explain the error.

English Pronunciation in Use - New edition!

Posted by: 
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 09:00
Mark's Pronunciation Blog - hancockmcdonald.com/blog/topic/marks-pronunciation-blog

New Edition of English Pronunciation in Use, out just last week! There's plenty that's new here, including a much clarified approach to tonic stress placement, and a section focusing on receptive pronunciation (ie, pronunciation for listening), including variation and accents.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Mark's Pronunciation Blog