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Sound matters

A series of pronunciation activities by Adrian Tennant. Each lesson plan focuses on the distinction between two or three problematic phonemes and includes teacher's notes, a student worksheet and a podcast.

Sound matters lesson plans

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 1

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan

    This lesson by Adrian Tennant focuses on the distinction between the long and short 'i' sound, marking the difference in words like 'ship' and 'sheep'.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 2

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    This lesson in the series by Adrian Tennant focuses on the distinction between the two phonemes at the beginning of the words 'yet' and 'jet'.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 3

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan

    This lesson in the series by Adrian Tennant focuses on the distinction between the sounds 'n' and 'ng' in words like 'ran' and 'rang'.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 4

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    This lesson in the series by Adrian Tennant focuses on the distinction between the phonemes marking the two vowels sounds in the words 'shot' and 'shout'.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 5

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    The fifth lesson in this series by Adrian Tennant focuses on the distinction between the sounds 's', 'sh' and 'ch' in words like 'seat', 'sheet' and 'cheat'.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 6

    Author: Adrian Tennant Staff Room

    The sixth lesson in this series by Adrian Tennant focuses on the distinction between the phonemes /v/ and /w/.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 7

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    This lesson in the series by Adrian Tennant focuses on the distinction between the long and short 'u' sound, marking the difference in words like 'pull' and 'pool'.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 8

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    This lesson in the series by Adrian Tennant focuses on the distinction between the phonemes marking the two vowels sounds in the words 'ball' and 'bowl'.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 9

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    This lesson in the series by Adrian Tennant focuses on the distinction between the phonemes marking the two vowels sounds in the words 'cat' and 'cut'.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 10

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    Adrian Tennant offers a variety of activities designed to help students practise word stress.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 11

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    This lesson plan by Adrian Tennant focuses on the differences in word stress in nouns and verbs and gives a variety of practice activities for students.

  • Pronunciation activities: Part 12

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    This lesson plan by Adrian Tennant focuses on homophones and homographs from the perspective of pronunciation and gives a variety of practice activities for students.

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