Pronunciation Class Week 3
Start up • Attendance • Name Plates (please make, take, & bring back) • Pink receipts • Who has a computer username & password already? • Books– Please bring $24next Saturday (or during the week if you have class).
Practice, Practice, Practice • Were you able to do any practicing this week? • How did you practice? (listening to the phonemes, with a mirror, English Central, etc.) • Did it help? Whyor why not? • If you want to practice online, where can you practice?
Review /ɪ/ /i:/
Let’s play with rubber bands! ‘Short’ ‘Long’ kip mill lip pitch still sin keep meal leap peach steal seen ‘Short’ ‘Long’ • bit • itch • fill • hid • hill • hit • ill • beat • each • feel • heed • he‘ll • heat • eel
Same Vowel, Different Length ‘Long’ bead speed sees seed peed heed ‘Short’ • beat • speak • seek • seat • peat • heap
So, why the difference? Voiceless Consonants b d g z Voiced Consonants • p • t • k • s
Compare /ɪ/ and /ɜ/ /ɪ/ /ɜ/ miss pick rid till spill bitter mess peck red tell spell better /ɪ/ /ɜ/ • bill • fill • lift • disk • pin • tin • bell • fell • left • desk • pen • ten
Mirrors beat speak heal leap leaf beater bit spit hill lip lift bitter bet speck hell let left better
/i:/, /I/, or /ɜ/? Listen and write down the vowel you hear. beat /i:/ bead /i:/ bet /ɜ/ pitch /I/ peach /i:/ lip /I/ tin /I/ ten /ɜ/
Work with English Central Get a microphone & plug it into your computer. Log in to the computer (or ask Kristi to log you in). Double-click on Google Chrome. Type http://kweis.wikispaces.com into Google Chrome. Click on Pronunciation Class on the left side of the page. Click on the English Central link. Practice Pronunciation (videos with /ɪ/, /i:/, and /ɜ/).
Diagnostic Pronunciation Test Go to http://kweis.wikispaces.com. Click on Pronunciation Class on the left. Click on the Audio Dropboxbox under Week 3. Type your name. Record yourself reading the Pronunciation Diagnostic paragraph.
Homework Listen closely to the native speakers you hear this week. Write down at least 3 times when you listened for the vowel sounds we heard in class. Make notes of any differences you heard. Go to Kristi’s site http://kweis.wikispaces.com to review and practice on EnglishCentral.com. Bring money for your book.