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      Find out more about rhythm, word stress, connected speech and much more in the articles below.

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      Integrating pronunciation into classroom activities

      Pronunciation work has traditionally taken a secondary role in language teaching to work on grammar and more recently lexis.

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      Global English and the teaching of pronunciation

      The emergence of so many different kinds (or 'varieties') of international English has caused a number of linguists to question the use of native speaker pronunciation models in the teaching of English.

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      Pronunciation - the poor relation?

      The point I want to make is that pronunciation teaching has been neglected and that we have all lost out through this. 

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      Teaching the schwa

      If you only learn or teach one phoneme, make sure it's the most common English sound - the schwa.

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      Rhythm

      Rhythm is both a feature of and product of the phonological structure of English. 

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      Developing pronunciation through songs

      Like us, you might already use songs in class, and find that your students enjoy them. But have you considered choosing songs specifically to work on pronunciation?

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      Intonation

      Intonation is crucial for communication. It's also a largely unconscious mechanism, and as such, a complex aspect of pronunciation.

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      Connected speech 2

      An advanced student of mine speaks both clearly and usually correctly, but can often sound over formal and at times stilted.

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      Developing pronunciation through songs

      Like us, you might already use songs in class, and find that your students enjoy them. But have you considered choosing songs specifically to work on pronunciation?

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      Connected speech

      Teaching pronunciation used to involve little more than identifying and practising the sounds of which a language is composed, that is to say, its phonemes.

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      Teaching the schwa

      If you only learn or teach one phoneme, make sure it's the most common English sound - the schwa.

      3.640625

      Pronunciation - the poor relation?

      The point I want to make is that pronunciation teaching has been neglected and that we have all lost out through this. 

      3.65605

      Rhythm

      Rhythm is both a feature of and product of the phonological structure of English. 

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      Connected speech

      Teaching pronunciation used to involve little more than identifying and practising the sounds of which a language is composed, that is to say, its phonemes.

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      Connected speech 2

      An advanced student of mine speaks both clearly and usually correctly, but can often sound over formal and at times stilted.

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      Developing pronunciation through songs

      Like us, you might already use songs in class, and find that your students enjoy them. But have you considered choosing songs specifically to work on pronunciation?

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      English sentence stress

      Sentence stress is a difficult area to work on for learners and teachers alike.

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      Global English and the teaching of pronunciation

      The emergence of so many different kinds (or 'varieties') of international English has caused a number of linguists to question the use of native speaker pronunciation models in the teaching of English.

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      Amit Phoenix
      India

      Pronunciation is not a thing to be learnt from book only, though they are exact source for good...
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      madhaviP
      India

      Please help me to improve my pronunciation.............I want to speak correct English

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      SSevinge
      Azerbaijan

      I support you greatly as intonation is important in dialogues very much. But it is necessary in...
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