9780131115965

English Pronunciation Made Simple (with 2 Audio CDs)

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    9780131115965

  • ISBN10:

    0131115960

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-14
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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Summary

With a friendly writing style and abundant illustrations, Pronunciation Made Simple(formerly English Pronunciation for International Students) helps students understand and achieve the pronunciation patterns of native English speakers. Appropriate for both classroom use and self-study, this confidence-building text motivates students to practice their skills outside the classroom.

Table of Contents

About the Authors vi
Preface vii
To the Student ix
Part 1: Vowels
Pronouncing the Vowels of American English
3(4)
[i] as in me, tea, and bee and [I] as in it and pin
7(8)
[el] as in ate, game, and they
15(4)
[ε] as in egg, pet, and head
19(4)
[æ] as in at, fat, and happy
23(4)
[a] as in arm, hot, and father
27(5)
Contrast and Review of [el], [ε], [æ], and [a]
32(2)
[u] as in you, too, and rule and [U] as in cook and put
34(10)
[Λ] as in up, but, and come
44(4)
[OU] as in oh, no, and boat
48(4)
[c] as in all, caught, and boss
52(4)
Contrast and Review of [Λ], [OU], [c], and [a]
56(2)
[e] as in a, upon, and soda
58(4)
[e] as in turn, first, and serve and [e] as in father and actor
62(7)
[aU] as in out, house, and cow
69(4)
[aI] as in I, my, and pie
73(4)
[cI] as in oil, noise, and boy
77(6)
Part 2: Stress, Rhythm, and Intonation
Introducing Stress, Rhythm, and Intonation
83(1)
Stress Within the Word
84(7)
Stress Within the Sentence
91(5)
Rhythm
96(9)
Intonation
105(10)
Part 3: Consonants
Pronouncing the Consonants of American English
115(3)
[s] as in sit, basket, and kiss and [z] as in zoo, busy, and buzz
118(10)
[t] as in top, return, and cat
128(4)
[d] as in day, ladder, and bed
132(4)
[θ] as in think, bathtub, and mouth
136(3)
[ð] as in the, father, and smooth
139(4)
Contrast and Review of [s], [z], [t], [d], [θ], and [ð]
143(1)
[∫] as in shoe, nation, and wish and [t∫] as in chair, teacher, and witch
144(11)
Contrast and Review of [s], [∫], [t], and [t∫]
155(1)
[3] as in measure, vision, and rouge
156(4)
[d3] as in jam, magic, and age and [j] as in you and yes
160(10)
Contrast and Review of [t∫], [d3], and [j]
170(1)
Additional Contrasts
171(2)
[p] as in pay, apple, and stop
173(3)
[b] as in boy, rabbit, and tub
176(4)
[f] as in fun, office, and if
180(3)
[v] as in very, over, and save
183(4)
[h] as in hat and behind
187(4)
[w] as in we and away
191(4)
[I] as in lamp, yellow, and pool
195(5)
[r] as in red, marry, and far
200(5)
Contrast and Review of [l] and [r]
205(5)
[k] as in cake, car, and book
210(4)
[g] as in go, begin, and egg
214(4)
[m] as in me and swim
218(3)
[n] as in no and run
221(3)
[n] as in sing
224(3)
Contrast and Review of [m], [n], and [n]
227(4)
Pronouncing Final Consonant Sounds
231(5)
Pronouncing Consonant Clusters
236(6)
Pronouncing Past Tense Verbs
242(6)
Pronouncing Plurals, Third-Person Verbs, Possessives, and Contractions
248(8)
Appendices
Appendix I To the Teacher
256(1)
Breaking the Ice
256(1)
Hearing the Sounds
257(1)
Accent Analysis
257(1)
Accent Analysis Sentences: Vowels
258(3)
Accent Analysis Sentences: Consonants
261(5)
Using the Manual for Classroom Instruction
266(1)
Additional Communicative Practice Activities
267(2)
Additional Auditory Discrimination Practice Activities
269(2)
Appendix II Check Yourself Answer Key
271

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