Sounds of english

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slides from The Sounds of English session delivered to a CELTA class

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Sounds of english

  1. 1. The Sounds of English
  2. 2. What do you know?• How many letters are there in English?• How many sounds are there?• What’s the difference between a vowel and a consonant?• What’s the most common vowel sound in English?• What’s the difference between the sound /I/ in pin and /ai/ in pine?• What sound do the following have in common: does, zoo, noise?• What sound do these three words have in common: first, surf, earns?• True or false? /SeikspI@ r@Ut m@kbeT/• True or false? /nju: jO:k Iz In teks@s/
  3. 3. How many sounds?• cat • 3• horse • 3• judge • 3• cow • 2• chemist • 6• sing • 3• business • 6• knowledge • 5• fox • 4
  4. 4. /m /kA:/ /fe /plA:n /SrInet/ tS/ t/ k/ met car fetch plant shrink/sI /fINg@ /j /T3:tI /nekN@/ / et/ / st/singer finger yet thirty next /b /b@U/ /be /tel@f /b@n aU @/ @Un/ a:n@ / /bow (v) bow (n) bear telephone banana /dZU:s /we /SIkA: /bais b@rI/ D@/ g@U/ @k@l
  5. 5. What do you know?• How many letters are there in English?• How many sounds are there?• What’s the difference between a vowel and a consonant?• What’s the most common vowel sound in English?• What’s the difference between the sound /I/ in pin and /ai/ in pine?• What sound do the following have in common: does, zoo, noise?• What sound do these three words have in common: first, surf, earns?• True or false? /SeikspI@ r@Ut m@kbeT/• True or false? /nju: jO:k Iz In teks@s/

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