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PRONUNCIATION - Page 1


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Facts - Suggestions - Games - Songs -
Pronouncing dictionaries / Language laboratories -
VIDEOS
- Posters - Cartoons -
Accent training
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Intonation - Emphasis - Reduction - The sounds -
Minimal pairs
- Heteronyms / Homographs -
Tonic accent
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Phrasal stress - Sentence stress -
'Chunking'
- Thought groups -
Poems and Rhyme Phrases
- HISTORY

(Updated on 12/03/2013)

 


Pages complémentaires :

'Spelling words or abbreviations in SONGS'

PHONETIQUE - Prononciation (page vocabulaire: sites-ressources) -
COMPREHENSION ORALE
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CONVERSATIONS -
Homophones
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Paires - Preterit simple - Tongue twisters
Sons / Bruitages / Videos / Animations FLASH - VIDEO -
MOVIES / ANIMATIONS -
Théâtre (activités) -
EVALUATION

Dictionnaires - 'Pronouncing dictionaries'

 

 

Facts :

 

 

Suggestions :

  • Learning Technologies for EFL : listening, speaking & phonetics (dl.dropbox.com)

  • ANGLAIS : PHONÉTIQUE, PHONOLOGIE ET PRONONCIATION - Lots of LINKS
    (u-picardie.fr)

  • Beautiful vowels
    "Eunoia is the shortest word in English containing all five vowels - and it means "beautiful thinking". It is also the title of Canadian poet Christian Bok's book of fiction in which each chapter uses only one vowel.
    Mr Bok believes his book proves that each vowel has its own personality, and demonstrates the flexibility of the English language."
    + extracts from each chapter.

    (BBC)

 

  • 137 suggestions d'activités interactives pour travailler la prononciation/compréhension
    1. Les phonèmes
    2. Le mot isolé
    3. L'énoncé complexe / 'Suprasegmental utterance'
    4. L'intonation
    5. La mémoire immédiate et l'anticipation
    6. La compréhension globale
    7. Les symboles phonétiques
    (Yvan BAPTISTE - Ac. Montpellier)
  • ESL Pronunciation Work Page
    "Listen to native speakers, some with different American accents and dialects, and hear examples of the topics ...:
    Word Stress - Emphasis - Intonation - Phrasal Stress - Reduction - Consonants - Thought Groups (Phrasing) - Linking - Vowels "

    (e-pron.com)

 

 

Games :

  • Razorlight. America
    "As you watch the video read the lyrics, then do the activities.
    Match the words with the same phonetic sound."

    Matching - Flashcards (Java / non-Java) - Concentration - Word Search
    Activities created by: Renée Maufroid

 

Songs :

 

  • "Skidaddle" by Buck Howdy.
    "
    Listen to this fun song and practise pronunciation.
    "Skiddadle" is a slang word and means "to move along in a hurried manner"
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

 

 

Pronouncing dictionaries / Language laboratories :

  • How do you pronounce English words and use them?
    - A video-based pronunciation dictionary and usage examples API

    "Learners are able to not just look up an English word and hear an audio pronunciation like typical dictionaries but actually watch tagged and time-stamped videos showing real speakers in real situations using the word in context.
    Videos are tagged to allow learners to jump around to these specific moments.
    Hence, beyond providing extra pronunciation samples, the videos can add visual and cultural context."

    (embedplus.com)
  • FORVO - All the words in the world. Pronounced by native speakers.
    (fr.forvo.com)
  • INOGOLO

    Pronunciation Guide to the Names of People, Places, and Stuff
    "The site contains a searchable database of names with both phonetic and audio pronunciations in English."

    (inogolo.com)

  • Perfect Pronunciation + interactive exercises
    (Merriam-Webster's LearnersDictionary.com)
  • Oddcast TTS Demo - Text-to-Speech
    Tapez un ou des mots et vous les entendrez!
    (oddcast.com)

 

  • 8 in 1 English Dictionary
    Permet de trouver des mots associés à un même thème
    ou bien qui ont le même son.
    - avec phonétique et son

    (dotnet.englishelearning.com)

 

  • howjsay.com
    An English Pronouncing Dictionary with Instant Sound
    "There are currently 112623 entries in the dictionary."
  • Globish - enregistrements de 1500 mots (yvanbaptiste)
  • The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary (to download) - (speech.cs.cmu.edu)
    This website is temporarily unavailable. Try again!

 

  • Learn English
    "a free, on-line, educational resource for ESL and EFL students to learn English words.
    The flash site incorporates 40 topics, along with over 1,500 English words and phrases.
    When you click on a word or phrase you can hear it spoken.
    The high quality audio was created in a sound studio."

    (learn-english.co.il)
  • ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION (UCL DEPT OF PHONETICS & LINGUISTICS)
    (Click on CATEGORIES)
    Affixes - Connected speech features - Intonation - Miscellaneous - Names - Quizzes - Spelling to sound - Stress -
    Vowels - Weak forms - Word endings
  • Vocabulary: Words and Phrases - Listen to the pronunciation! (eslgold.net)

 

  • Ship or Sheep - Listen.
    "Perfect your English pronunciation with Minimal Pair Practice"
    (fonetiks.org)

 

 

  • Turn on your speakers - TEACHIONARY (cassandra.sprex.com)
    - a way to quickly learn BASIC VOCABULARY :
    Time / Language / People / Numbers / Nature / Places / Food / The Mind / Body Care / Things / Physics / Work / Play / School / Religion / Music / Word Set Names

 

  • Alphabet (avec son) - (literacycenter.net)
    Colours (avec son) - (literacycenter.net)
    Numbers (avec son) - (literacycenter.net)
    Shapes (avec son) - (literacycenter.net)

 

  • Learn English - Pronunciation Guide (learnenglish.de) :
    Buildings - Clothes - Eating at Home - Eating Out - Food -
    Rooms : The Kitchen / The Bathroom / The Bedroom / The Living Room
    - Shopping
  • Humour (macabre) - prononciation (2 leçons) - (americakokki.com)

 

  • fonetiks.org - The online language laboratory (avec différents accents) - (fonetiks.org)
    "The world's most visited pronunciation practice website · All 230 pages now completely free online
    · Over 40 native speakers · ESL + 9 languages · Instant sound · Click on a flag to open a dictionary"

 

VIDEOS :

  • How do you pronounce English words and use them?
    - A video-based pronunciation dictionary and usage examples API

    "Learners are able to not just look up an English word and hear an audio pronunciation like typical dictionaries but actually watch tagged and time-stamped videos showing real speakers in real situations using the word in context.
    Videos are tagged to allow learners to jump around to these specific moments.
    Hence, beyond providing extra pronunciation samples, the videos can add visual and cultural context."

    (embedplus.com)

  • Scottish Elevator - Voice Recognition - ELEVEN !
    "The 2 Guys Cant Get The Voice Recognition Thing In The Elevator To Work." 

    (YouTube)

 

You can watch the VIDEO on YouTube too.

  • 21 Accents
    "Amy Walker does a little tour of 21 accents in 2 1/2 minutes.
    From the UK and Ireland to Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, France, Australia, New Zealand, and around North America."  

    (YouTube)
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - UPDATED
    "Ella and Louis take turns on George and Ira Gershwin's "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" backed by the Oscar Peterson Quartet from 1957."

    (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS :
    "You say eether and I say eyether,
    You say neether and I say nyther;
    Eether, eyether, neether, nyther,
    Let's call the whole thing off!
    You like potato and I like potahto,
    You like tomato and I like tomahto;
    Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto!
    Let's call the whole thing off!"

    (phrases.org.uk)

 

 

 

 

  • ESL Video Lessons for kid Beginners
    "See pictures move and hear them read, also see them spelt . Teach your kids English using these interactive ESL videos There are ESL lessons on Clothes, Toys, Zoo animals,
    Birthday & numbers, farm animals, transportation, weather, vegetables, colors, and more."

    (english-4kids.com)

 

  • English Pronunciation/Listening from New Okanagan College (international.ouc.bc.ca) :
    Movies / Videos / Lessons / Dictations / Minimal Pairs / Tongue Twisters...

 

Posters :

 

 

Cartoons :

 

  • - UPDATED

 

 

Accent training :

 

  • Speak English like a native!
    "Learn how to speak English like someone from the USA or from Yorkshire, in the north of England."

    - with the script
    + "Read an interview with Helen Mirren about how she prepared to play the Queen."
    (BBC)
  • Listen to English Accents from Around the world (world-english)
    "You can listen to a dialogue or a poem being read by different native speaker from assorted English speaking countries.
    This list will include speakers from various locations in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, USA, Canada, and the West Indies (Jamaica). While you listen you can also read what the speaker is saying...
    And at the same time increasing your knowledge of English literature."

 

 

  • Speech accent archive (avec transcription phonétique) - (classweb.gmu.edu)
    "This site examines the accented speech of speakers from many different language backgrounds reading the same sample paragraph.
    Currently, we have obtained 415 speech samples."
    - with an
    accent atlas :
    "Click on a region to examine representative speakers from that area."

 

 

 

Intonation :

 

  • Intonation
    Patterns - Listen & Practice - Related Topics - More Information
    "Intonation is the music of the language. In English, we use tone to signal emotion, questioning, and parts of the sentence among many other things. It's important to recognize the meaning behind the tones used in everyday speech, and to be able to use them so that there are no misunderstandings between the speaker and the listener. It is generally true that mistakes in pronunciation of sounds can be overlooked, but mistakes in intonation make a lasting impression."
    (e-pron.com)
  • Pitch height
    "One factor which influences the perception of prosody is the differences in the pitch height of syllables within an utterance..."

    (eptotd.btinternet.co.uk)

  • INTONATION - Interactive exercises (Ac. Montpellier)
    "S'agit-il d'une affirmation, d'une interrogation, d'une négation ou d'une exclamation?

     

 

Emphasis :

  • Emphasis
    Patterns - Listen & Practice - Related Topics - More Information
    "Emphasis is used to show extra emotion in our speech. By giving extra stress to different words in an English sentence, we can actually change the meaning of the sentence. To do this, we give them emphasis with an even higher tone, a longer stressed syllable, and louder sound than a normally-stressed word."
    (e-pron.com)

 

 

Reduction :

  • Reduction
    Patterns - Listen & Practice - Related Topics - More Information
    "In each sentence in English, there are words that are more stressed than others, and in each word with more than one syllable, there is one syllable that is more stressed as well. The other words and syllables are made less important by using reduction. This means that they are shorter, quieter, and lower in pitch (tone) than the stressed words and syllables..."
    (e-pron.com)