Level B1

White Christmas

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Have fun in class and raise awareness of how pronunciation affects listening at word level and across words. Find the teacher's notes and worksheet pdf below, plus a video/karaoke of the song, and an audio-only mp3.

Wrong Lyrics 3

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This is a fun awareness-raising activity based on a video - see below. There is also an audio-only version available to download. See also Yes, today and Hay chewed.

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.

Wrong Lyrics 2

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This is a fun awareness-raising activity based on a video - see below. There is also an audio-only version available to download.

Wrong Lyrics 1

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This is a fun awareness-raising activity matching correct and misheard song lyrics based on a video - see below. There is also an audio-only version available to download.

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.

What Happened?!

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Let your class get creative with funny pictures from the internet. This is a story-telling activity based on pictures from the internet. You will need to either print the pictures or project them in class. You may use the example pictures provided here or else find your own.

Watery World

ELT Materials: Watery World Quiz

The general knowledge quiz will get your students listening intently for 10 minutes. The ten questions contain plenty of repetition and redundancy to help students get there in the end, even if they miss a bit along the way. Read it aloud yourself or use the mp3 provided.

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