Pronunciation as a Listening Skill: understanding connected speech

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 13:00
20th TESOL Arabia International Conference
Dubai, UAE
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Thank you for coming to my talk on Pronunciation as a Listening Skill. As a follow up, I'd like to provide links to all the material mentioned in the session. First of all, the authentic listening about Facebook comes from Unit 50 of this book. You can also hear it again in this recording of the session. The 'Doctor Doctor' consonant-vowel linking joke is here, complete with a video. You can find the various mistranscription funnies like 'Watch or address?' for 'Watch or a dress?' in Mark's Pronunciation Blog. The connected speech game including 'Sal tum pepper' is here, and the Grace and Paul poem concerning reduced pronouns is here, complete with an audio recording. The mistranscribed song 'Yes, today' is here. And finally, the front of the handout is below, as is the -ed = /t/ maze and answer key. Read an article on this topic here. Go ahead and leave a comment - you know you want to!

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Dear Mark, I am writing to you because I am extremely interested in your talk on understanding connected speech to develop students listening sub-skills but alas I will not be able to attend as I am based in London. I have two questions that I would like to ask. The first is: Will you be recording and uploading the talk on youtube? And the second is: when you publish the activities on your website, will they include the accompanying notes? I ask this as I can't find the notes to some of your and Annie's materials. I look forward to hreaing from you. Kind regards, John Batty
Mark Hancock's picture

Dear John I suggest you look at this page for material and a soundcloud recording of a very similar presentation I did at IATEFL:

Dear Mark, this lecture was awesome. I really become interested in pronunciation and such things. I'm going to work on this more. Thank you for sharing this and thank for you fabulous presentation. I wish there were the video of your lecture. hope to see you again, Hamide
Mark Hancock's picture

Thanks Hamide! I'm very happy that you enjoyed it!

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