Module 9 Assignments

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The Phonology of English and the Phonemic Script

Describe a pronunciation problem you had in learning a foreign language. How did you overcome that difficulty? What did your teacher do to help you with pronunciation?

Explain why the English alphabet alone is not a very good guide to the pronunciation of English. Give examples (beyond what you may have seen here).

What are some of the advantages of using the Phonetic Chart in class to help your students with their pronunciation problems?

Describe a specific student/teacher interaction in which it would be used.

When I learnt French I had quite a few pronunciation problems. I would listen to how the teacher would pronounce a word and try to copy the teacher. Practice made
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I would then ask the students to get into teams and each team is given 10 words on cards they can stick on to the posters with a correct symbols and with a time limit of course. I would check how many they got correct and I would use the words they are familiar with or words I want the class to revise. The class can end up with a colourful wall display rather than a dull phonemic chart.

Teaching Stress and Intonation Patterns in English

Where does the primary stress fall on the following words: government, happy, enthusiastic, personal, personnel, radio, building, parade, lamp, basement, ballgame, tremendous, boring, yellow, paper

Look at the following sentences. Explain whether the intonation is rising or falling at the end of the sentence.
Who is he?
Is she here?
You´re going aren´t you?
You aren´t going are you?
Why did you do it?
That´s so nice of you!
Tim said that?

Government happy enthusiastic personal personnel radio building parade lamp basement ballgame tremendous boring yellow paper

When people talk to us intonation is an important part in understanding their thoughts and how to express our own thoughts when we have a conversation with one another. Using intonation we can know the attitude of the person and how they feel about what they are saying. Normally there is a rising intonation for a question. Most questions expecting a yes-no answer use rising intonation. Information questions such as (what, who, why where,


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