listening and pronunciation - Global Approach 2016

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(practical demonstration with follow up exercises and teaching tips)
  • The relationship between listening and articulation
  • VOCAL VINCENT – a rapid, kinesthetic way of learning vowel sounds
  • Short and long vowel sounds
  • Diphthongs
  • Voiced and voiceless consonants in initial and final positions
  • The influence in final positions on vowel length and pronunciation
  • Individual word stress; the placing of syllable stress in long words
  • Strong and weak forms
  • Contraction
  • Assimilation
  • Concatenation
  • Key word (functional) stress and the effect on rhythm and intonation in continuous speech
  • Pronunciation of letters of the alphabet
  • The relationship between spelling patterns and pronunciation
  • Fixed rhythms
  • Words commonly mispronounced
  • The effects of first language interference and how to deal with it
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