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Pronunciation site - articulation

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Edited by Patrick Andrews, Thursday, 1 Mar 2018, 11:48

I have just come across this intriguing site.  It enables the viewer to not only hear the sounds but includes a video of how the sound is made.  It seems useful for learners but I wonder how easy or otherwise it is for the to transfer the video to their own production in practice.

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More on English as a medium of instruction

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Edited by Patrick Andrews, Monday, 29 Aug 2016, 12:43

In the previous posting, I referred to teaching a group of teachers who are preparing to teach through English.  In today's class, there was an interesting incident that made me think about prioritisiation in terms of pronunciation and lexis.  One student used the word still but it sounded to me very similar to steel.  After some clarification, we established the meaning intended but we discussed whether it might often be best for him to avoid the word still and use synonyms like static or stationary.

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