What are English pronunciation exercises?

What are English pronunciation exercises?

These English pronunciation exercises teach students how to place their tongues when they speak syllables. For example, the /th/ sound puts the tip of the tongue in between your teeth. Whereas, the /s/ sound keeps the tongue behind the teeth.

What does Onkwehonwe mean?

I n the Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) language Onkwehonwe translates to ‘the original or first people’. The traditional way of the Onkwehonwe (people of the Six Nations, also called Haudenosaunee) is to live in harmony with Mother Earth. Living in this good way requires a balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Why kanatawakhon for adult immersion?

At the time Kanatawakhon was (and still is) an instructor at the University of Western Ontario. OK began using this root-word dictionary as the basis of teaching the language in its first adult immersion program in 1999. Over the next ten years, OK developed and refined a curriculum to enable students to become highly proficient speakers.

How to teach pronunciation in a classroom?

And there’s a variety of ways how to teach pronunciation in a classroom setting. For example, you can adapt these English pronunciation exercises into “repeat after me”, in pairs or listening to the teacher. No matter which way you decide to teach, these English pronunciation exercises provide an excellent starting point.

What is the smallest unit of pronunciation?

A syllable is the smallest unit of pronunciation. (The word “water” has two syllables. The word “inferno” has three.) Stressing the wrong syllable in a word can cause misunderstandings because people think you are saying a different word. Native speakers always stress certain words within sentences.

How important is pronunciation for English language learners?

If you’re a native-English speaker, one of your greatest natural assets to English Language Learners is your pronunciation. Without a doubt, teaching the sounds of English is one skill you can bring to your classroom.

How can i Improve my English pronunciation?

Improving your English pronunciation is hard. But you can make it easier by focusing on only one pronunciation skill at a time. That’s why the exercises are organized into five chapters. Focus on one chapter at a time so you don’t feel overwhelmed. There are a lot of exercises on this page.