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Listening Maze

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Words such as 'hard' and 'heart' are distinguished by the final consonant being voiced or devoiced (but note that the vowel sound is affected, so that it is longer before the voiced consonant eg in 'hard').

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.

Pronunciation Journey

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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.

The Word Blender

ELT Materials: The Word Blender

This is an activity to raise students' awareness of the way words are modified in connected speech. In particular, it focuses on the way consonant sounds are linked, elided or assimilated.

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