5 May 2015

Pronunciation - exercises & trivia

Exercises by HancockMcDonald
Pronunciation Journey (hit vs. heat)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A330_w435sg

Apostrophe S Maze (pronunciation of the 's endings)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8jje2whjNU
Melon Maze - stress exercise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAvFwNHlz6o


Exercises by UnPolish your English available on Quizlet
Quizlet - UnPolished spelling vs. pron
https://quizlet.com/_1f5fcx
Quizlet - UnPolished vowels
https://quizlet.com/_130qtk
Quizlet - UnPolished diphthongs
https://quizlet.com/_130qxb
Quizlet - UnPolished consonants
https://quizlet.com/_130rby
Quizlet - UnPolished 125 misprons
https://quizlet.com/_clc3e
Quizlet - UnPolished 128 mis-stresses
https://quizlet.com/_12bkvm
Quizlet - UnPolished U
https://quizlet.com/_d9xlr
Quizlet - UnPolished IT
https://quizlet.com/_s386z

Exercises by UnPolish your English available on Memrise
UnPolish on Memrise
http://www.memrise.com/user/UnPolish/courses/learning/

How to pronounce the regular verb endings -ed/-d?
Think about 'laughed', 'loved' and 'waited' - would you pronounce the endings as /t/, /d/ or /ɪd/ ?
Practice quiz 1
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1413_gramchallenge26/page2.shtml
Practice quiz 2 (listening - correct or wrong?)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1413_gramchallenge26/page3.shtml
Follow up - Use the grammar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1413_gramchallenge26/page4.shtml
BBC Learning English Pronunciation tips - voiced vs. voiceless
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/features/voicing/

Pronunciation fun stuff varia
Pron cartoons
http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/p/pronunciations.asp
Pron jokes (some cultural background required to decipher them)
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/16795-my-wife-went-to-the-west-indies-
Ever considered a pillow in the shape of a schwa?
http://phonetic-blog.blogspot.com/2011/03/pillow-talk.html
An-Illustrated-Guide-To-Pronouncing-Food-Names-From-Various-Cultures

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:53 am

    There's a mistake in: ɑːˈkənsɔː
    https://quizlet.com/85913601/unpolished-spelling-vs-pron-flash-cards/

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    Replies
    1. Hi Anonymous! Thanks for spotting that! Stress moved :)
      (I did it with the help of an automatic transcriber. Need to triple-check in the future.)
      :)

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