All Pronunciation articles

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    Pronunciation matters: Integrating pronunciation into your teaching

    In this article, Adrian Tennant looks at when you should teach pronunciation and how you can integrate it into your lesson, with a number of practical ideas and activities given as inspiration.

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    Pronunciation Matters: Prescriptive or descriptive?

    The terms prescriptive and descriptive are well known with reference to the teaching of grammar. However, in this article they are used in regards to the teaching of pronunciation. Here, Adrian Tennant looks at a number of issues surrounding the ways in which pronunciation is dealt with in ...

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    Pronunciation matters: Using the phonemic chart

    This article looks at different ways of using the phonemic chart with your students. It presents reasons why it is useful for students to know the phonemic alphabet, and gives a few practical ideas to help teachers use the phonemic chart in their lessons. 

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    Pronunciation matters: Sound reasons for teaching pronunciation

    Why is it important to teach pronunciation?  What are some of the key areas of pronunciation? In this article, Adrian Tennant will be answering these questions as well as giving a few practical ideas to help teachers get started. 

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    Onestop Phonics: Three-letter sounds - ick and - ing

    This comprehensive lesson on the three-letter sounds - ick and - ing  contains a flashcard, a downloadable podcast, PDF worksheets and teaching notes by Rachel Finnie.

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    Onestop Phonics: Hard and soft th

    This comprehensive lesson on the hard and soft 'th' sounds contains a flashcard, a downloadable podcast, PDF worksheets and teaching notes by Rachel Finnie.

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    Onestop Phonics: ch / sh sounds, final er

    This comprehensive lesson on the ‘ch’, ‘sh’ and final ‘er’ sounds contains a flashcard, a downloadable podcast, PDF worksheets and teaching notes by Rachel Finnie.

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    Onestop Phonics: Controlled a and controlled o

    This comprehensive lesson on using controlled a and controlled o contains a flashcard, a downloadable podcast, PDF worksheets and teaching notes by Rachel Finnie.

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    A Scandal in Bohemia: Chapter 2

    In Chapter 2, Holmes agrees to help the King, whose past has come back to haunt him.

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    Sherlock: The Second Stain: Chapters 6 & 7

    In the final chapters, Holmes visits Hope’s house and the scene of the crime.

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    Interactive phonemic chart: American English

    Adrian Underhill's Interactive phonemic chart! This excellent teaching tool can be downloaded (see links below) and played full-screen and gives clear audio examples of the phoneme set for American English.

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    Sherlock: The Norwood Builder: Chapter 3

    In Chapter 3, Holmes is confused after visiting McFarlane’s parents and Oldacre’s house in Norwood. Then, a telegram arrives from Inspector Lestrade, and Holmes and Watson hurry back to the scene of the crime, where fresh evidence makes both detectives believe they are right. What does Holmes know that Lestrade doesn’t?

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    Tourism in Thailand: Upper intermediate

    Students are given the chance to critically assess the difference between advertising and reality in the tourist industry.

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    Tourism in Thailand: Intermediate

    Students are given the chance to critically assess the difference between advertising and reality in the tourist industry.

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    Sherlock: The Norwood Builder: Chapter 2

    In Chapter 2, Inspector Lestrade arrests McFarlane in Holmes’s apartment, but Holmes asks the inspector to let McFarlane speak before they take him away. Lestrade gives him just half an hour to tell his side of the story.

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    Macmillan Life Skills: Networking – The office party

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students take part in a role-play which prompts them to gossip with colleagues and network with the president of the company developing the following life skills: networking, active listening and building confidence.

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    Beyond: Knowledge: Learning

    In this lesson, students complete a questionnaire to find out about their learning style, work in groups to write suggestions on how to improve their learning and discover the history of encyclopaedias.

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    The Importance of Being Earnest: Part 6

    The audio and activities for the sixth part of this upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. In Part 6, the Worthing house receives another guest from London, this time Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen. Merriman the servant announces her arrival to Cecily. How will the women in ...

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    The Importance of Being Earnest: Part 5

    The audio and activities for the fifth part of this upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. In Part 5, Jack expresses his anger at Algernon’s arrival to the country house by telling him to leave. Algernon, in love with Cecily, wants to spend more time ...

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    The Importance of Being Earnest: Part 4

    The audio and activities for the fourth part of this upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. In Part 4, we meet Cecily, Jack’s young ward, and her governess, Miss Prism, at Jack’s country house. Cecily receives an unexpected visitor whom she is very pleased to ...