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intermediate level Chinese learning English class

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  • English in Global communicationChina: More people wanting to learn English than Native English Speakers in the WorldThe language is Evovling

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  • Pronunciation Class 1
  • Class OutlineGetting to Know your fellow Students How English is Evolving Common Speaking Errors Alphabet Phonetic Alphabet How to Pronounce “The” Western Culture Game Home work
  • Meeting Your Fellow StudentsEach student will Introduce themselves with the following• Chinese and English Name• Hobbies• What is your goal for studying English?• Another interesting/personal fact about yourself
  • How English is Evolving•English in Globalcommunication•China: Morepeople wanting tolearn English thanNative EnglishSpeakers in theWorld•The language isChanging Everyday
  • Common Speaking ErrorsDo Not Make These Sounds• Ahhhhh• Eemg• Ehhh• Hum hum
  • Do Not Add An “A” to WordsThe Word is :PleaseGoodJustAnd ANot :Please”a”Good”a”Just”a”And”a”
  • Don’t Say •Much much •You know•You know what I’m saying •Like “a”
  • Lets Practice• Have a conversation• Every time that an Error that has just been talked about is made, make a mark on a piece of paper• Try not to get any marks• Have a conversation with your teacher and classmates, in pairs and small groups• Switch after partners after a certain amount of time
  • New Errors• What were other common mistakes people made• Lets write those on the board• Lets Play again and try to make lets errors
  • Alphabet• Many Students that haveStudied for years still haveTrouble with pronouncingCurtain letters• For Example“w” your lips are close together in a kissing shape“l” your tongue starts at the roof of your mouth and falls down
  • Making Sure• Lets now go through the Alphabet and make sure every letter is pronounced correctly• Look for proper tongue placement• Look for proper lip placement• Listen for clarity
  • Phonetic Alphabet A Alpha B Bravo C Charlie D Delta E Echo F Foxtrot G Golf H Hotel
  • Phonetic AlphabetContinue Q QuebecI India R RomeoJ Juliet S SierraK Kilo T TangoL Lima U UniformM Mike V VictorN November W WhiskyO Oscar X X-rayP Papa Y Yankee Z Zulu
  • Example• When speaking on the telephone, it is sometimes useful to spell a word using English Phonetic Spelling. To spell "Club", for example, you would say: "C for Charlie, L for Lima, U for Uniform, B for Bravo."
  • Practice• It is very easy to learn English Phonetic• Start by spelling your name,• then your company or address.• remember that there are several groups of words that go together: * Dances: Foxtrot, Tango * Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet * Mens first names: Charlie, Mike, Oscar, Victor * Cities: Lima, Quebec
  • How to Pronounce “The”• Normally, we pronounce "the" with a short sound (like "thuh"). But when "the" comes before a vowel sound, we pronounce it as a long "thee".
  • Vowel SoundVowel Written Spoken• A apple thee apple• E the egg thee egg• I the ice-cream thee ice-cream• O the orange thee orange• U the ugli fruit thee ugli fruit
  • The Sound• It is important to understand that it is what we say that matters, not what we write. It is the sound that matters, not the letter used in writing a word
  • Sound Examples• the house consonant (h) thuh house consonant sound• the hour consonant (h) thee our vowel sound• the university vowel (u) thuh youniversity consonant sound• the umbrella vowel (u) thee umbrella vowel sound
  • Emphatic the• When we wish to place emphasis on a particular word, we can use "emphatic the" [thee], whether or not the word begins with a consonant or vowel sound. For example:• A: I saw the [thuh] President yesterday.• B: What! The [thee] President of the United States?
  • Western CultureSports
  • Sports• What sports are popular• Who are the famous athletes• The differences in Sports between China and the West• Professional Athletes and the media » Open discussion
  • GameTwo Truths and One Lie
  • Rules• Each person says three sentences• Two Sentence are true about themselves• One Sentence is a lie about themselves• Everyone else can ask the person questions to try to help them guess which sentence is the lie
  • Example• I am 105 years old• I like sports• I like to readThe first is the lie (don’t make it so obvious)
  • Homework• Review Class• Watch or listen to something in English• Bring in questions concerning anything that was not understood.