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Each unit has 3 audio files.

Pronunciation is a skill that uses muscles. Skills are improved with repetitive practice. Here is that practice.

Each activity requires that each student ask about 70 questions using similar sounding word, such as light and right.

They must also listen to and discern 70 pairs of similar sounding words.



This is for all English students, from middle school to adult

Most Koreans and Asians have trouble with certain sounds of English because they do not have those sounds in the their own language. For example:

Here are 18 information-gap, pair-activities for common EFL topics

For example, when you're covering the FOOD unit in your class, use the FOOD unit here to improve pronunciation.

Vocabulary will also be improved because the answer words are topic words such as: brunch, buffet, crispy, vegetarian.


Is it easy to improve pronunciation?

No. It's hard. Very hard. And every year it gets harder.

Pronunciation is not an intellectual activity.

It is a muscular activity that requires repetitive practice.


How repetitive?

Each activity requires each student to ask about 70 questions which require precise pronunciation: Did you say bat or beat?


Each activity takes about 30 minutes. The games gradually get more difficult, but students improve so the time remains about the same.

CONTENTS

1       Family

2       Hobbies

3       Personality

4       Food

5       Movies

6       School

7       Shopping

8       Special Days

9       Health

10       Vacations

11       Sports

12       Technology

13       College Majors

14       Dating

15       Weekends

16       Jobs

17       Countries

18       States

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Instructions

Native speakers can pronounce themselves (and improve their pronunciation) and Koreans can use the audio file.

1A pronounces the word sets on the top of the page. 1B does the coordinate words. 1C does the answer vocabulary.

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Audi files