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Clear Speech: Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English ( Paperback ),9780521543545

Clear Speech: Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English ( Paperback )



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Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English This is a revised and expanded version of the highly successful and innovative pronunciation text for intermediate to high-intermediate students of North American English. The Clear Speech, Third Edition, Student's Book provides learners with visual representations of important pronunciation features, such as voicing and syllable length. It features a reordered table of contents, a greater emphasis on listening recognition, and more coverage of vowel sounds. It also contains a Student Audio CD, so students can practice many of the exercises on their own.

Table of Contents

To the student
To the teacher
Clear listening test
Clear speaking test
Rhythm: number of syllablesp. 1
Stops and continuantsp. 8
More stops and continuants: grammarp. 16
Rhythm: stops and syllable lengthp. 25
Sounds: Voicingp. 31
Concentrating on sibilantsp. 37
Rhythm: voicing and syllable lengthp. 45
Stress: vowel lengthp. 54
Stress: vowel clarityp. 58
Word stress patternsp. 63
Basic Emphasis Pattern: content wordsp. 72
Basic Emphasis Pattern: structure wordsp. 77
Focus 1 : pitch patterns used for emphasisp. 86
Focus 2: emphasizing structure wordsp. 94
Intonation: pitch direction of questionsp. 103
Intonation: thought groups (1)p. 108
Intonation: thought groups (2)p. 113
App. A Vowelsp. 118
App. B Additional work on consonantsp. 124
App. C Student's own dictationp. 132
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