Pronunciation

The Art of the Chart

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IATEFL Pronsig "Speak Out" Issue 54
The Art of the Chart - hancockmcdonald.com/ideas/art-chart

Most teachers of English will have come across a sound chart at some point, but few realise how arbitrary they are. I do not mean 'arbitrary' in the negative sense of 'with no good reason', but rather in the sense that there are choices that the designer has had to make. At every stage in the creation of a chart, the author will have made decisions which could equally well have been otherwise.

Cat Got you Tongue

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English Teaching Professional
Mark Hancock's tongue cats vowel chart

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 and Phonetics Review

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English Language Teaching Journal 68/4
Pronunciation and Phonetics by Adam Brown

This review of Adam Brown's book Pronunciation and Phonetics first appeared in the ELTJ in October 2014.

On Using the Phonemic Script in Language Teaching

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On Using the Phonemic Script in Language Teaching

Do you use the phonemic script in teaching? If you say, "It depends", what does it depend on? What are the pros and cons of the IPA? What kind of students does it help, and how does it help them? These are some of the issues broached in this paper.

A Map of Pronunciation Teaching

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IATEFL Pronunciation SIG newsletter 'Speak Out', Issue 50, Feb 2014
A Map of Pronunciation Teaching

There is an Indian parable in which a number of blind men set out to discover what an elephant is like. Each feels a different part of the

5 Pronunciation Games for Brazil

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New Routes (DISAL), May 2013
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This is an article which featured in the online magazine New Routes.

A Chat about Pronunciation, ELF and listening

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Mark Hancock, in an interview with Andi White for IATEFL Online, talks about English as a Lingua Franca and about pronunciation as a listening skill. Read the transcript on the PDF below. Listen to the talk about pronunciation for listening here.

ELT Pronunciation for Spanish speakers (Collection)

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TESOL Spain Newsletter
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Mark Hancock and Victor Pavón wrote these articles under the title 'Pronzone' for the TESOL Spain newsletter.

Pronunciation as a Listening Skill

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Doctor, doctor - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/doctor-doctor
Pronunciation is not only about the mouth, but also the ears. And, with English being a global language, the ears must learn to be flexible in order to make sense of all those varieties of spoken English out there. This article is about helping learners to deal with this variety.

Priorities in pronunciation teaching

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Speak Out 2009
In this article, guest author Ricardo Sili suggests what teachers should prioritize when teaching English pronunciation to Brazilian speakers. The article first appeared in the IATEFL pron-sig newsletter Speak Out.

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