Some people are worried about the phonetics in the exam, there is no reason for that. You just have to do some revision of a few posts, including question number 1 of our first exam on line.
If you have any doubts on how to pronounce a word check a monolingual online dictionary, as the one I showed you in class.
I did it for you so you can see how to pronounce tongue and see the IPA transcription.
Anyway, here follows some more practice for next week. The last day you asked me what mother tongue was. Now that you know that we are going to try some tongue twisters, it is excellent pronunciation paractice ane it can be fun too.
I have included some tongue twisters in your mother tongue, Catalan or Spanish.
Tongue twisters are a word or sequence of words difficult to pronounce, especially rapidly, because of alliteration or a slight variation of consonant sounds. “She sells seashells by the seashore”
There are tongue twisters in every language
She sells sea shells by the seashore.
La pícara pájara pica la típica jícara; a la típica jícara, pica la pícara pájara.
Vaig al bosc i busco vesc i visc del vesc que busco al bosc.
Look for 3 more examples of tongue twisters in these web pages:
Homework: Thursday 18th
Write them in your notebook and learn them by heart. Look for some images to illustrate them.You can also make drawings yourself. We’ll publish the nicest ones.
Phonetics and pronunciation practice
We are learning to pronounce English sounds that are a bit difficult for us. Tongue twisters are a fun way to learn!
Try the following tongue twister where you will find sounds we practised during English lessons:
/ ʌ / / æ / /ɛə/
A big black bug bit a big black bear and made the big
black bear bleed blood
black bug /blæk b ʌ g/
/b læk bɛər/