Online Pronunciation Guides and Practice Activities
- Word stress in English, including rules, practice and a quiz
- Sentence stress in English, including rules, listening activities and a quiz
- Word linking in English, including consonant to vowel and vowel to vowel
- Pronouncing “the” in English – “the” or “thee”?
- Tongue twisters in English focusing on minimal pairs and difficult sounds
- Okanagan University College – listening and pronunciation practice activities for minimal pairs in English
- English is stress-timed language – focus on intonation and stress
- Telephone skills: including key vocabulary and phrases for making appointments, ordering pizza, taking a message, etc.
- Key vocabulary and phrases for conversation starters and making small talk at bus stops, parties, offices, etc.
Pronunciation/Phonology: For students
- Accent Reduction
This website helps students focus on accent reduction so they can communicate with confidence, clarity and accuracy.
- Better Accent Tutor
This website provides audio-visual feedback of students’ stress, intonation and rhythm patterns. It includes an on-line workbook as well as over 300 utterances by native speakers against which students can compare their own pronunciation. A demonstration unit is offered on the website free of charge.
- Centre for Independent Language Learning
This website includes sound clips to help students improve their pronunciation.
- The Phonetic Chart
An interactive phonemic chart where students can click to hear the English sounds.
- Sounds of English
- Word Stress in English
This website focuses specifically on word-stress in English.
- 20 Pronunciation lessons to help you:
understand the systematic differences between English and Cantonese pronunciation; monitor your own speech and become aware of ways in which you can improve the intelligibility of your own spoken English; become aware of the rhythm of English in contrast to that of Chinese; use stress (strong and weak syllables) appropriately in both words and sentences; make use of transcription in dictionaries. Each lesson introduces an aspect of English pronunciation and many include short tasks for practice. You can expect to finish a lesson in 15 minutes
- Authentic American Pronunciation
a list of words that students can listen to in order to determine the correct pronunciation. real player is needed.
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