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This activity is a free sample from  PronPack 4: Pronunciation Poems.

Teaching Objective: To familiarize students with the pronunciation of –ed endings and linking in connected speech.

The Parasol

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This song is based on a painting by Francisco de Goya in the Prado Museum in Madrid. The lyric refers to Goya as 'he', the girl in the painting as 'you' and the singer himself as 'I'. It speculates as to why the boy stands holding the parasol for the girl.

The Kid you Need

The kid you need - a fun rap activity

This is a fun rap activity for young learners, focusing on the vocabulary of odd jobs which kids might do. It will help them to retain vocabulary, practice pronunciation, and get a bit of movement into the classroom.

Pron Journey hit v heat

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Use this game and video to practice the difference between the vowel sounds in hit v heat. Full instructions in the PDF download below!

Doctor, doctor

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Watch the video for a brief explanation of this pronunciation point. Download the jpeg image. Ask your students to work in pairs and read it aloud. Explain that it is written wrongly and ask them to work out what it should say.

Internet Quiz

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Here is a short quiz, ideal as a fun warmer or finisher, on the topic of the internet. Find the audio and script below. For a harder quiz, try Watery World.

Sentence Search

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This is a pronunciation game focusing on sentence stress patterns. In particular, it aims to raise awareness that pronouns and possessives are not normally stressed. If your students stress them my mistake, the listener will look for a contrastive meaning.

Turn Words

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Many learners want to pronounce the vowel sound in learn, bird, word, nurse differently, according to the vowel spelling. But in fact, all these words share the same vowel sound. Here's a game designed to raise their awareness of this sound and its spellings.

What's New?

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A pairwork activity in which students and their partners describe their pictures and find the differences. The pictures are so designed as to contextualize and elicit the present perfect tense, such as 'I've failed my exam'.

Head or Heart?

ELT Materials: Head or Heart?

In this personality test, students choose the option which best represents their attitude in various situations. From this, they 'discover' whether they are driven more by rationality or emotion.


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