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FONETIC PROBLEM



noemilima
Argentina

FONETIC PROBLEM
 

How can improve some fonetic problems? : Im training as an English teacher and I want to be better at this point . Does a quick method exist ??

12 Mar 2010      



len.len
Poland


Hi Noemilima

I can reccomend you quite a decent coursebook to practise phonetics

author: Ann Baker Sheep or Ship (new edition)
intermediate level

http://books.google.pl/books?id=ZC-kByfEiDQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Ann+Baker+ship+or+sheep&source=bl&ots=kVv4tZSqIa&sig=N2T1eRhmPFTGMhzHRvMbQ66_mo8&hl=pl&ei=NqGaS_j2NpGImgOpuaCoDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCEQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=&f=false

In my opinion, nothing improves photenics and phonemic awareness better than recording short texts.

You just need sombody qualified who may check your recorded mp3.

Best wishes!



12 Mar 2010     



marwashehab
Egypt

Thank you len.len , it will be very useful to me too.

12 Mar 2010     



jennybohmes
Argentina

Have you seen this? You can practise phonetics. 

12 Mar 2010     



lshorton99
China

God - I hated phonetics on my DELTA!

I suggest a good advanced learner s dictionary as a starting point. Also, I laminated the phonemic chart and put it everywhere in my flat - even the toilet! I also made little cards with terminology and examples on to revise - I colour coded and everything!

12 Mar 2010     



jennybohmes
Argentina

http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/# sorry I forgot to paste the site he hehe its friday you know..

12 Mar 2010     



len.len
Poland

I think that it is also worth considering your L1 when you think about phonetics.
I mean learners tend to make mistakes because they tranfer L1 phonetics to English.

For example, Polish people have tendency to final devoicing.
So they often say  dog =/dok/, not /dog/
they say /swimink/ instead of /swimin/

We have also only one /i/ sound in Polish, so Ls tend to pronounce:
e.g sick=seek identically, not bothering if there s short or long /i/ sound.


Think of your own language, try to point differences. This should also help. Building up awareness is a big step forward :)

13 Mar 2010     



aliciapc
Uruguay

Thanks  a  lot  jennybohmes !

13 Mar 2010     



teachertonyinchina
China

Jolly Phonics covers all sounds, by far the best books and DVDs I have ever seen and used.

13 Mar 2010     



jennybohmes
Argentina

I have more info. if you are interested send me a pm.

13 Mar 2010     



blunderbuster
Germany

I am working on something it that area. Stay posted ;o) I had to take a phonetics exam at university and I have to say I like it. Check my phonetic alphabet ball dice game also, it would be a starting point.

Regards

13 Mar 2010     

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