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English pronunciation

  1. 1. English Pronunciation of Vowel Sounds
  2. 2. How do you make English vowelsounds?
  3. 3. All English vowel sounds are VOICED• That means if you take your handand place it on your throat, you will feelvibrations as you say each vowelsound (we use our voice). Let’s feel: // / // / // /
  4. 4. The air and the sound flow out of our mouths when we say vowels Theyre not blocked or obstructed in any way// / // / // / // / // / // / // / // /
  5. 5. English Pronunciation of Vowel SoundsPosition: Lip position; Tongue Position; Vowel Length (long or short); Tense – Relaxed
  6. 6. English Pronunciation of Vowel SoundsLip Position: Our lip can be rounded – /O / Our lip can be spread – /O/ Our lip can be relaxed – /O/
  7. 7. English Pronunciation of Vowel SoundsTongue Position: Our tongue can be high inside our mouth – / / or it can be low – / / or it can be somewhere in the midle – /o/
  8. 8. English Pronunciation of Vowel SoundsVowel Length:Vowels are long or short Some vowels are very short – /S/ Sit and some vowels are longer – /a/ See
  9. 9. English Pronunciation of Vowel SoundsTense versus Relaxed:Some vowels are more tense than others // / – More tense // / – More relaxed
  10. 10. How many vowel sounds arethere in English?Notall books and dictionary present thesame number of vowel sound.In this class I’ll present 17 vowel sounds. Let’s Start...
  11. 11. English Pronunciation of Vowel Sounds
  12. 12. Where’s my mouth more closed, and where is it more open? // n/ /aa/ // /more closed more closed // / /u/ // / // / // / // / // n/ // n/ // / // / // / // /more open // / // / more open
  13. 13. English Pronunciation of Vowel SoundsExercises – Answer the questions:1. Say “gat” and “get”Wich vowel sound is longer The “a” in “gat” - /geɪt/ The “e” in “get” - /get/
  14. 14. English Pronunciation of Vowel Sounds2. Say “spun” and “spoon”Wich vowel sound is longer The “u” in “spun” - /spʌn/ The “oo” in “spoon” - /spu:n/
  15. 15. English Pronunciation of Vowel Sounds3. Say “choose” and “cheeseWich vowel sound makes you roundyour lips (like in a circle)The “oo” in “choose” - /tʃu:z/The “ee” in “cheese ” - /tʃi:z/
  16. 16. English Pronunciation of Vowel Sounds4. Say “father” and “further”Wich vowel sound makes you openyour mouth more?d.The “a” in “father” - /fɑ:ðər/e.The “ur” in “further” - /fɝ:ðɚ/
  17. 17. English Pronunciation of Vowel Sounds4. Say “hey” and “hoe”Wich vowel sound makes you back of your tongue rise higher? The “ey” in “hey” - /heɪ/ The “oe” in “hoe” - /hoʊ/
  18. 18. Referências BibliográficasSILVEIRA, Rosane; ZIMMER, Márcia C.;ALVES, Ubiratã Kickhöfel. Pronunciationinstruction for Brasilians: Student’s book.Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.

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