The first is to get the learners to read the text silently or in groups and make sure that they have understood. This is fundamental if they are going to read the text well, and they need to do it first - they can’t concentrate on meaning and pronunciation at the same time. The second thing is I often get them to mark the text, highlighting stressed syllables in words, pauses and other features of connected speech. I find this makes the reading easier for them and much more natural for a listener.
By Paul Kaye