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E-01.02 Recognize, Pronounce & Contrast Simple Vowel Sounds in Words for Things

E-01.02 Recognize, Pronounce & Contrast Simple Vowel Sounds in Words for Things

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Sections 1.A to 1.D (Simple Vowels) of Part One-1: Talk About Things, of Pronunciation Practice (Before Speaking) pages 9-13 + 2 Answer Key Pages

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Who It’s For: High-Beginning to Intermediate Developers of Oral-Language Skills Wanting a Quick Summary of Simple Vowel Sounds & Spellings in Names of Things  

Why It’s Useful: Shorter than Part One-1 of Beginners’ Before Speaking with Pronunciation Principles, these Pronunciation Practice sections are titled “Recognize Simple Vowel Sounds,” “Say Words with Simple Vowel Sounds,” “Contrast Simple Vowel Sounds,” and “Say & Spell Simple-Vowel Vocabulary.”  A Mouth Diagram and three efficient Sidebars supply the pedagogy. Grid-Like Activities, some with illustrations,  provide practice.  Checking responses to those of an Answer Key helps with accuracy.

What You’ll Do: 

[1]  Page 9 (re-)introduces beginners to a 1.A “Mouth Diagram” with labels like “Front / Middle / Back,”  “Open / Closed Lips, “ “Tooth Ridge / Palate / Tongue,” and so on.  It can be used right away for both receptive and active sound-discrimination in seven  sounds: / Ï= ², E= Ç, I= Ñ, A = Ú, ¿ = ô, O = Ú, U= oo /.

[2] Along with reminders of how the lips form vowel sounds—and their typical spellings—in 1.B text users get illustrated word examples to repeat and enunciate clearly. With the (almost) minimal groups and pairs of sentences of 1.C, they interact in recognizing, producing, and writing letters for the sounds (including in occurrences before /r/).  Section 1.D provides more practice in correlating spellings of 9 Simple-Vowel Sounds to their clear pronunciation in words.   

[3] If it helps in Pronunciation instruction and improvement, download and use corresponding excerpted, attached pages from the Answer Key & Audioscript for Pronunciation Practice (Before Speaking).  Also, for Oral Skills practice with Vocabulary & Grammar that correlates with PrPr (BeSp), consider Download 01.03, which offers Before Speaking Part One-1.  

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