Pronunciation has 3 main sections:
- Ask a CILL teacher for the Oxford Listening Test. This is a test of your ability to tell the difference between sounds. If you cant hear the difference, its very difficult to learn how to pronounce the difference. Make a checklist of your pronunciation problems.
- Make a one-minute recording of yourself reading something, doing a presentation or discussing something in a seminar. Bring the tape and the text to a CILL teacher, who will give you advice on what you need to improve. Make a checklist of things to study from this advice.
2) Decide what areas of pronunciation to study:
- Use your checklist to choose a pronunciation area to study, for example, some individual sounds, stress in words and sentences, or intonation. Listen to the model pronunciation on the tapes or in the computer programs. Copy the model. When you think you can pronounce it correctly, check with a CILL teacher.
- You can also study the pronunciation of words that you read in your daily life, for example in your course books. Use the Longman Interactive CD-ROM dictionary to look up a word and hear and see the pronunciation. Listen to the model pronunciation in the computer program. Copy the model. When you think you can pronounce it correctly, check with a CILL teacher.
How to Test Yourself
Do Step 1. again, using either the second Oxford Listening Test, or by making another one-minute recording of your speaking. Give your checklist and both the old and new recording or test to a CILL teacher for comments.
Books (on the Pronunciation shelf, with audio tapes)
Computer Programs(in the pronunciation section of the main menu)
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Last updated on: Thursday, September 07, 2006.