A straightforward primer on the theory and teaching of pronunciation, this text offers detailed analysis and teaching techniques for vowels, consonants, stress and intonation, and the features of fluent speech. An enclosed Audio CD provides spoken examples of the material in the text.
The second edition includes updates and insights on current research and pedagogical practice that have developed over the last decade. This new edition of Teaching Pronunciation - undoubtedly the gold standard for pronunciation methodology texts - has been revised to reflect recent research into the sound system of North American English, as well as new practices in pronunciation pedagogy. Audio CDs with additional examples are now packaged with the book.
""Tips for Teaching Pronunciation""shows English language teachers how to teach the North American sound system. This practical reference book provides practical tips, clear explanations, diagrams, and sample classroom activities. Each chapter covers one of the five main areas of pronunciation -- vowels, consonants, stress, rhythm, and intonation. The companion audio CD in the text provides listening material for select activities. Features: What the teacher should know sections set the scene with pedagogical research. Concrete tips provide practical classroom suggestions for teaching vowels, consonants, stress, rhythm, and intonation. Sections on Specific Features in each chapter cover common pronunciation problems that teachers find challenging. Sample activities for Specific Feature exemplify how to implement the tips. Practical suggestions show how to integrate pronunciation with other skill areas. Clear diagrams demonstrate how to articulate vowels and consonants. Extensive descriptions help teachers prepare for pronunciation problems common to specific languages groups. Photocopiable diagnostic test and handouts can be used in class with minimal preparation. Audio CD provides listening material for select activities. The Tips for Teaching series covers topics of practical classroom-centered interest for English language teachers. Written in clearly comprehensible terms, each book offers soundly conceived practical approaches to classroom instruction that are firmly grounded in current pedagogical research. See also: "Tips for Teaching with CALL: Practical Approaches to Computer-Assisted Language Learning"
Cool English is a 6-level contemporary version of Join In. It is organized in lesson plans for each class session. These lesson plans give suggestions on different ways of exploiting the activities, plus extra ideas and materials. It includes clear and concise instructions with step-by-step explanations which simplify lesson-planning for the teacher. The guide is interleaved with the Pupil's Book and contains all the tape scripts. The 2 Audio CDs for the teacher contain all the songs and the recordings from the Pupil's Book, as well as the listening tests. The Tests CD contains pdfs of assessment tests for this level.
The best-selling English Pronunciation in Use is a comprehensive reference and practice book suitable for self-study or classroom work. Sixty easy-to-use units cover all aspects of pronunciation, including individual sounds, word stress, connected speech and intonation. Each unit is supported by audio material in a range of accents. An additional reference section offers a glossary of specialized terms, help with the pronunciation of numbers and geographical names, and fun exercises on phonemic symbols and minimal pairs. The CD-ROM provides a wide variety of additional interactive activities to reinforce the pronunciation covered in the book, as well as tests, progress checks, games and animated diagrams of the mouth showing learners how to produce individual sounds.
American MORE! is a four-level course from a highly respected author team that's bursting with features for lower secondary students. Each level of American MORE! contains 80-90 hours of class material. With dedicated reading, culture, grammar, vocabulary, skills and cross-curricular learning sections, plus a wide range of flexible components, you really do get more with American MORE! The Teacher's Book contains warm-up activities, detailed guidance on how to get the best out of the course, answer keys and 'Extra' idea sections for fast finishers.
A complete basic course in English phonetics and phonology which combines academic material with practical exercises, both written and recorded. Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, this course has established itself as the most practical, comprehensive text in the field and become widely used in many parts of the world in universities and other institutions of higher education. It is used by both native and non-native speakers alike, and is suitable for those training to teach English as well as those studying the language at an advanced level. This new edition takes into account recent developments in the teaching of phonology. It includes updated references, fuller coverage of intonation, and a new chapter on different varieties of English with illustrative recorded material. English Phonetics and Phonology bridges the gap between simple pronunciation handbooks and technical phonetics and phonology textbooks. It presents the basic factual material and crucial theoretical issues in a practical and readable way. At the end of each chapter there are notes giving information on further reading, discussion of the more challenging issues, written exercises and, where appropriate, suggestions for teachers. In addition the audio CDs include recorded exercises for every chapter which are particularly helpful for non-native speakers. A full answer key is available at the back of the book. Additional exercises and other supporting material are available online.