Better English Pronunciation for Communication A Practical Course for Students of English Wang Guizhen Faculty of English Language & Culture Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Types of Linking. Mark the linking a lot of work as soon as possible the dog outside I have quite enough.
Better English Pronunciation for CommunicationA Practical Course for Students of EnglishWang GuizhenFaculty of English Language & CultureGuangdong University of Foreign Studies
Reading aloud –First, identify words that are stressed. Pay special attention to the linking.
It’s natural for people to eat when they’re hungry. But people eat for other reasons, too. Do you ever eat because you’re with friends and everyone else is eating? Do you ever eat because you feel tired, or because you are under stress? Many people do. People often eat to feel better. When people eat to feel better, they don’t eat just anything. They want specific kinds of food. They want food that helps them relax. They want comfort food.
What is comfort food? For most people, it’s food that is easy to prepare. It is often soft, so it is easy to eat. Eating it gives people a warm feeling. Sometimes it is a type of food that people loved as children. Maybe they used to eat it at specific times or places. Maybe it is food their mother used to make. Comfort food makes people feel “Somebody’s taking care of me.”
Yes. People eat to feel better. But more often, they eat comfort foods when they already feel happy. They eat them to celebrate or reward themselves.
Student A = a Chinese student;
Student B = a teacher from Britain
Take turns to be Student A, who is going to make various requests which are listed on a card. Student B, who plays the role of the teacher, will give appropriate responses according to what is listed on his/her card. Try to speak fluently and naturally.
Student Astarts the conversation.
Student A makes various requests .
Student B gives appropriate responses….
Rhythm of English Speech
Listen for stressRhythmRhythm (2)Stressed syllables
Reading aloud sentences:–First, identify words that are stressed. Pay special attention to the rhythmic patterns of the sentences.
A Myth – a Cultural Story
(D = David G = Gloria) sentences:
D: Are you going shopping this afternoon?
G: Yes, I am. Do you need anything?
D: Well, do you think you could buy me some stamps?
G: Hm, I’m going to the book shop … I don’t know if I’ll
have time to get to the post office.
D: But it’s very near, isn’t it?
G: Oh well… all right then. What kind of stamps do you
want, and how many?
D: Ten please, at eighty-fen. Thanks.
G: It’s okay.
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Pronunciation in communication: Making requests/appointments