Pronunciation

Cat Got you Tongue

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Follow this link for my article on imagining the tongue as a cat in vowel sounds work:

https://www.etprofessional.com/cat_got_your_tongue_25769820737.aspx

Pronunciation Games for Spanish Speakers

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Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 12:30
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IV Arenas Teaching Symposium
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Colegios Arenas, Facultad Filologia, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
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Pronunciation lessons can be both fun and focussed. In this session, we will look at 8 features of English pronunciation which are of particular relevance for Spanish speaking learners of English. These will include vowels, spelling of vowels, consonants, clusters, word stress, stress patterns, tonic syllables and joined up speech.

Hot Topics in Prague

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The 4th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices (EPIP) was a three day event in Prague.

Pronunciation in Prague!

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The 4th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues and Practices is being hosted by the Institute of Phonetics, Charles University, Prague, this weekend. This conference happens every two years, with previous venues including France, South Africa and Spain. See a programme for the event here.

Pronunciation at IATEFL 2015 - some reflections

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I can’t remember ever having seen so many pronunciation-focused talks on an IATEFL programme as there were in Manchester this year. Too many to fit into a single PRONSIG strand day. What’s more, many of them were so over-subscribed that there wasn’t even space to sit on the floor, as I found out to my own disappointment. I did get to see a fair number, nevertheless.

Practical Pronunciation

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 15:00 to Friday, March 20, 2015 - 17:15
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Presenting Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary 9
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Italy
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The slide show of this talk can be found on the PDF below. In this talk, we will focus on pronunciation at three levels – 1 sounds, 2 words, and 3 phrases. For each of these, we will look at some of the typical problems for Italian learners, and try out some fun activities for raising awareness of these.

Mark's chart explained on video

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See video below. Get printable copies of the chart here. See some discussion of the vowel chart here.

Marks Chart

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Here are the phonemic chart for vowels and consonants. See a video explanation of the vowels here. Click on the jpegs below for either the colour or black and white versions. If you prefer a version with no mention of alcoholic drinks, choose the files with ME at the end of the title.

Doing things with Sounds: practical pronunciation activities for EFL classrooms

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 11:30
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Accentuate (Pronsig/NATECLA)
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British Council, Spring Gardens, London
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See a video of this talk here. Each language has a repertoire of sounds which are used to make meaningful distinctions. When teaching the sounds of English, we need to keep that practical purpose in mind.

Mark's Vowel Sound Chart

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Check out the full chart here. See a video here. I’ve been developing a new phonemic chart to use with my students.

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