Spanish Speakers' English Pronunciation Errors
BACK TO : RESCOL PRONUNCIATION - Page 1 (Updated on 12/03/2013) Pages complémentaires : Facts :It's official: Nike rhymes with spiky - and you're saying all these wrong too - with VIDEOS "From Audi and Adidas to Porsche and Yves Saint Laurent, here's a quick and easy guide to how you should be saying corporate brand names." (theguardian.com) The 'conTROversy' over changing pronunciation "To language purists they might grate, but new ways of pronouncing words are spreading in Britain thanks to the influence of US culture." (telegraph.co.uk) Suggestions :Say the Phrase - with audio British English Pronunciation "The site offers a brief daily pronunciation lesson based on phrases, rather than single words, to develop fluent and accurate connected speech." (saythephrase.co.uk) Padlet - Pronunciation - Podcast - By Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles) (fr.padlet.com) 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) Games : Songs :12 songs to practice the pronunciation of -ED endings (luizotaviobarros.com) Spelling words or abbreviations in SONGSTHE ELECTRIC COMPANY: Music Man 'th' (YouTube) "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 Songs for phonology FOLK SONGS WITH HIGH FREQUENCY OF PHONEMES BY LEVEL (01-20 are VOWEL SOUNDS and 21-44 are CONSONANT SOUNDS) (btinternet.com) Phonics "abc" Song!!! (genkienglish.net) Pronouncing dictionaries / Language laboratories :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) Pronunciation Animations Sounds - Stress - Intonation - Phonemic chart (cambridge.org) LOECSEN - Vocabulaire et expressions avec animations et prononciation (loecsen.com) Ship or Sheep - Listen. "Perfect your English pronunciation with Minimal Pair Practice" (fonetiks.org) 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 : I love Lucy English Pronunciation (YouTube) Video: I Love Lucy - Pronouncing 'ough' in English + COMMENT + TEST YOURSELF + ALSO SEE + Related articles (englishblog.com) English Pronunciation - Secrets of English Pronunciation (YouTube) + Worksheets created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen): How to Pronounce UK Place Names - Anglophenia Ep 23 (YouTube) How to speak like an American - a video "Watch the session of Talk2US and get tips and information on how to pronounce words like Americans." (learningenglish.voanews.com)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.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) My American accent (YouTube) Harry and Paul: Football Manager "Harry and Paul do a hilarious parody on the international diversity of English football." (YouTube)Singing in the Rain - I can't stand him & moses supposes - with tongue twisters (YouTube) Pronunciation tips - with VIDEOS + Posters with examples (phonetics) (BBC) The Rain in Spain - Alan Jay Lerner (esl-lounge.com) : "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain! I think she's got it! I think she's got it!" - the VIDEO : My Fair Lady `The Rain In Spain` (You Tube) Learning English pronounciation Take courage!!! (You Tube) Posters : see Posters (Phonétique) Vowel Sounds - posters (oup.com) Cartoons : Elecution Class (cartoonstock.com) Accent training :See Accents et Dialectes and VIDEOSHow to Speak Cockney - Anglophenia Ep 36 "Have a butcher's at this video with your china plates. Not sure what this means? Learn how to speak Cockney rhyming slang with Anglophenia's Kate Arnell... "It’s not 100 percent known how cockney rhyming slang — the replacement of a common word with a rhyming phrase — came about, but it’s typically thought that the tricky word play was a type of code amongst groups of people in 19th century London who wanted to speak to each other without others being able to understand (for instance, street merchants who were haggling with customers). The “tricky” part is, in almost all cases, the omission of the secondary rhyming word, making the origin and meaning of the phrase unknown." (YouTube) Learn the Cockney accent with Jason Statham "*Ok... We couldn't afford Jason Statham, so we got what we could afford! Learn aspects of the Cockney accent and even take a little test at the end! This is part 9 in our "Learn the British accent" series!" (YouTube) North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns (aschmann.net) "Rich Aschmann, a linguist, created a huge map of North America describing the boundaries and differences between various dialects of the English language. Keep scrolling down at the link, and you can find Aschmann’s extensive listing of audio examples of many of these dialects." (neatorama.com) Choose a city and learn to talk like the locals. (slanguage.com) 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." Authentic American Pronunciation (evaeaston.com) Listening + Quizzes Intonation :Despicable Me 2: Intonation Practice - a lesson "Inspired by The British Council definitions of intonation. This activity is for the teachers to boost and foster the teaching of intonation in their lessons..." (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)Pronunciation Animations Sounds - Stress - Intonation - Phonemic chart (cambridge.org) 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) Emphasis : 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)
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