Pronunciation Journey

Levels: 
A2 upwards
Teaching point: 
Pronunciation: unstressed final syllables
Activity: 
distinguishing similar sounding words
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Brazilian learners often fail to make a clear distinction between pairs of words such as tax-taxi. This is because in their own language, unstressed final syllables are often so reduced that they are almost inaudible, and they transfer this to English. Here is a pronunciation game designed to raise their awareness of this. It is based on a game in "Pronunciation Games". Thanks to Ricardo Sili for pointing out the importance of the tax-taxi problem.

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