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    Hello,

    I am asking for people's ideas on pronunciation lessons. My students want to improve their spoken English to sound more native. Any ideas on techniques and activities would be good.

    Any help is great.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teachenglish1 View Post
    Hello,

    I am asking for people's ideas on pronunciation lessons. My students want to improve their spoken English to sound more native. Any ideas on techniques and activities would be good.

    Any help is great.

    Thanks.
    Your student hail from which countries and what is their mother tongue?
    Accordingly you can design strategies to tackle their issues on pronunciation.

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    Study the diphthongs and the simple vowels, as well as the semi-vowels, and play games with words nearly sounding alike.

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    Default Re: Lesson ideas to improve pronunciation...

    listening to english songs is a great way on working on pronunciation.
    good luck!

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    Hi there

    If your class is not an examination-oriented one, then you could have some fun in giving them poems, tongue twisters and songs. However, this should only be done once your students are able to articulate phonemes quite well. Drilling them on minimal pairs is one of the activities that you could do in class. Voice projection and shaping the mouth correctly is equally important. This is because, unlike Japanese or Mandarin, the English language requires a lot of lip movements.

    Good luck

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