You and your students might already enjoy reading and listening to poetry in your own language and perhaps in English too. Poems are, after all, authentic texts.
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Pronunciation work has traditionally taken a secondary role in language teaching to work on grammar and more recently lexis.
I often see the Sound Foundations chart (you can see it below) in classrooms, and teachers using it to bring pronunciation into the central arena of language work.
If you only learn or teach one phoneme, make sure it's the most common English sound - the schwa.
This article is in three parts. The first part has already looked at what a speaker needs to be able to do to use spoken English as an effective form of communication.
This article looks at what a speaker needs to be able to do in order to use spoken English as an effective form of communication.
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?
Intonation is crucial for communication. It's also a largely unconscious mechanism, and as such, a complex aspect of pronunciation.
An advanced student of mine speaks both clearly and usually correctly, but can often sound over formal and at times stilted.