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Voice & accent 1

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Voice & accent 1

  1. 1. Voice & Accent Neutralization
  2. 2. The sound made by the vibration of vocal folds.
  3. 3. Accent is the Distinctive manner of oral expression. In other way accent is the way of speaking a particular language.
  4. 4. Punjabi Person South Indian person Bengali Person Eastern People Hindi Language
  5. 5. SAME IS WITH ENGLISH. ENGLISH IS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE AND CAN BE SPOKEN IN DIFFERENT WAY.
  6. 6. WHAT IS NEUTRALIZED ACCENT?
  7. 8. WHY DO WE LEARN NEUTRALIZED ACCENT?
  8. 9. WE LEARN NEUTRALIZED ACCENT TO ENSURE SMOOTHER AND FASTER COMMUNICATION WITH THE FOREIGN PEOPLE.
  9. 10. ALPHABET Alphabet is a group of letters starting from A ending with Z.
  10. 11. ALPHABET IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS <ul><ul><li>Consonants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vowels </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. 24 Consonant Sounds 20 Vowel Sounds (12 vowels & 8 Diphthongs)
  12. 14. Unvoiced Sounds Voiced Sounds /p/ path /b/ bath /t/ time /d/ dime /k/ came /g/game /f/ fan /v/ van /th/ think /th/them /s/ price z/prize /sh/shoe /zh/usual /ch/chin /dj/gin
  13. 15. <ul><li>The ‘P’ sound (Practice Exercise) </li></ul><ul><li>Peter had a problem with his project </li></ul><ul><li>Pickles are more expensive than peas. </li></ul><ul><li>My parents made the payment for Patricia’s picnic. </li></ul><ul><li>Politicians are publicizing the polished policemen’s </li></ul><ul><li>work. </li></ul><ul><li>The patient ran in panic for no particular reason </li></ul>
  14. 16. The ‘P’ sound This is an unvoiced aspirated sound. It is pronounced like ‘ph’ with distinct breath coming out. Example : Problem - Phraablem Past - Phaest Promise- Phraamis
  15. 17. The ‘K’ sound This is an aspirated sound. It has to be pronounced like ‘kh’ with a puff of air thrown out: Examples: Color- Khalar Contribute- Khantribute Customer- Khustomer
  16. 18. Practice Exercise (emphasize on ‘k’ sound’) I was coming back home after my coaching classes. On my way I saw a cute girl clinging and cringing on the branch of a tree. She was crying at the top of her voice. I called out for her and asked her to calm down. She requested me to help her come down the tree. I feared that my clothes will get soiled. But I somehow gathered the courage to climb the tree. Just when I was a little short of clutching her arm, my leg slipped and I came crashing down the road. The cream color of my collar became black and I got a cut on my right knee. I quickly contained my anxiety and made quick steps towards the cocoon of my home.
  17. 19. <ul><li>Voiced ‘TH’ Sound </li></ul><ul><li>This sound is created by placing the tongue behind your teeth touching the upper palate of your mouth. </li></ul><ul><li>The voiced ‘th’ usually occurs in function words or pronouns and words that end with ‘the’. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>This That These The They </li></ul><ul><li>Father Brother Mother </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Unvoiced ‘TH’ Sound </li></ul><ul><li>The unvoiced ‘TH’ sound is created by placing your tongue </li></ul><ul><li>between your lips and releasing the air through the slit. </li></ul><ul><li>The unvoiced ‘TH’ sound usually occurs in content words </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Thin Something With Thousand </li></ul><ul><li>Both South North Thank </li></ul>
  19. 21. Exercise: Practice these words: Third Without Theatre Fourth Author Thought Fifth Nothing Thursday Eighth Thirsty Three Eleventh Theme Thelma Twelfth Month Dorothy Thirteenth Birthday Elizabeth Twentieth Through Samantha
  20. 22. The ‘V’ Sound This is a voiced sound. To produce the ‘v’ sound allow your upper teeth to rest on your lower lip and push the sound through the slit. Bite the lower lip and feel the vibration. Examples: Verify, Discover, Voice
  21. 23. Practice Exercise Read these words with the correct ‘v’ sound. Valid Divide Above Invest Victim Heavy Love Velocity Video Save Leave Vegetables Vote Valentine Festival Vanessa Vinegar Vast Virtue Vice Evoke Arrive Victor Visit
  22. 24. <ul><li>The ‘W’ sound </li></ul><ul><li>This is a voiced sound. To produce the ‘w’ sound, make your lips rounded and the tongue drawn back as in the position of ‘u’. Your lips should form a soft circle. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Wedding </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday </li></ul>
  23. 25. Practice Exercise Read out these words with the correct ‘w sound. Twenty Wish Sandwich Sweet One Winter Weather Wait Water Wave Wallet Watch Walnut Wine Weed Weigh Weave Wander Wonder Walk Wash Wane Weep Win Weight Wise Railway Swim
  24. 26. PRACTICE PARAGRAPH FOR ‘W’ Whether the weather is good. Whether the weather is bad. Whether the weather is cool. Whether the weather is hot. We will enjoy the weather. Whatever the weather be.
  25. 27. How will you pronounce these words? Very Wary Verse Worse Wheel Veal West Vest Vie Whale While Vile
  26. 28. <ul><li>The Ch sound </li></ul><ul><li>This is an unvoiced aspirated sound: </li></ul><ul><li>Church </li></ul><ul><li>Cherish </li></ul><ul><li>Chant </li></ul><ul><li>Chamber </li></ul>
  27. 29. <ul><li>The Ch sound </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie chose the chilly chicken </li></ul><ul><li>Chitra chanced to sit on the Chiming chair. </li></ul><ul><li>Cherry cheered the charming champion. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the cheese before you eat. </li></ul><ul><li>Channel of the chimney was charred. </li></ul>
  28. 30. <ul><li>The dj Sound </li></ul><ul><li>This is a voiced sound </li></ul><ul><li>Gin </li></ul><ul><li>Ginger </li></ul>
  29. 31. The sh Sound This is a voiced sound. Produce the ‘sh’ sound by pursing your lips in an oval shape resting your upper teeth straight on your lower teeth and blowing the air through the slit between the teeth.
  30. 32. <ul><li>The sh sound </li></ul><ul><li>Shell </li></ul><ul><li>She </li></ul><ul><li>Shoot </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>The sh sound </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Exercise: </li></ul><ul><li>Chef, Champagne </li></ul><ul><li>Musician ,Ancient </li></ul><ul><li>Tension, Pension </li></ul><ul><li>Russia, Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Sanction, Section </li></ul>
  32. 34. <ul><li>The S Sound </li></ul><ul><li>The S sound is a voiced sound produced by placing the tongue towards the upper ridge of your teeth and passing the air through the slit </li></ul><ul><li>Swim </li></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul><ul><li>Start </li></ul>
  33. 35. <ul><li>The S Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Sally Silly Smoke Sam </li></ul><ul><li>Sells Straws Subway Street </li></ul><ul><li>Station Sandy Study Strong </li></ul><ul><li>Straight Stammer String </li></ul>
  34. 36. <ul><li>The Zh sound </li></ul><ul><li>This sound is produced in the same ways as sh. The only difference is that of a strong vibration in the throat: </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasure Measure Treasure </li></ul><ul><li>Seizure Leisure Azure </li></ul>
  35. 37. The Z sound This is a voiced sound. It is produced by placing your tongue between the upper ridge of your teeth and gives a buzzing effect: Zebra, Zeal, Zoo, Zip, Zest
  36. 38. <ul><li>The Z sound </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Exercise: </li></ul><ul><li>Zulu Amaze Graze Crazy </li></ul><ul><li>Blaze Cozy Doze Accuse </li></ul><ul><li>Maze Glaze Praise Daze </li></ul><ul><li>Ease Faze Freeze Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Lizard Jazzy Lazy Busy </li></ul><ul><li>Zoology Prize Booze Maize </li></ul>
  37. 39. are uninterrupted flow of air coming out from the. Vowels are emotions and expressions. a, e, i, o, u, are the vowel letters. As we know there are 20 vowel sounds. Out of those vowel sounds, 7 are the basic sounds on which we should concentrate. These are: ah, aw, oh, oo, ay, ee, i
  38. 40. ah….aw….oh….oo….ay….ee….i…..
  39. 41. CECILY BERRY EXERCISE FOR EXERCISING MOUTH MUSCLES OOKHT OHKHT AWKHT AHKHT AYKHT EEKHT OOGD OHGD AWGD AHGD AYGD EEGD OOPT OHPT AWPT AHPT AYPT EEPT OOBD OHBD AWBD AHBD AYBD EEBD OOMD OHMD AWMD AHMD AYMD EEMD OOND OHND AWND AHND AYND EEND OOLT OHLT AWLT AHLT AYLT EELT OOLD OHLD AWLD AHLD AYLD EELD OOLZ OHLZ AWLZ AHLZ AYLZ EELZ OOTHT OHTHT AWTHT AHTHT AYTHT EETHT OOTHD OHTHD AWTHD AHTHD AYTHD EETHD OOST OHST AWST AHST AYST EEST OOSTS OHSTS AWSTS AHSTS AYSTS EESTS OOZD OHZD AWZD AHZD AYZD EEZD OOFT OHFT AWFT AHFT AYFT EEFT OOFTS OHFTS AWFTS AHFTS AYFTS EEFTS OOVD OHVD AWVD AHVD AYVD EEVD OOKST OHKST AWKST AHKST AYKST EEKST OOTTH OHTTH AWTTH AHTTH AYTTH EETTH
  40. 42. AH AW OH OO AY EE I MARK MAUL MOAN MOON MANE MEAN MINE PART PAUL POLE POOL PAIN PEEP PIE TAR TALL TOLL TOOL TAKE TEETH TIE LARK LAWN LOAD LOO LAKE LEAK LIE SAAB SAW SNOW SOON SANE SEEN SIGN BAR BORN BONE BOON BAIL BEEN BILE TART TAUGHT TOE TOOL TAIL TEAL TILE FAR FALL FOE FOOL FAIL FEEL FILE GUARD GOD GOAD GOON GAIL GEEK GUY HARD HALL HOLE HOOP HAIL HEAT HI NASTY NOT NO NOON NAIL NEAT NIGHT CAR COST COAT COOL CAKE KEEP KITE
  41. 43. <ul><li>Hello, I am……. </li></ul><ul><li>I am learning Accent neutralization at ORION. English is tough stuff but I am sure I can master it as soon as possible. The more I practice the better I shall be and soon I will be very good at English pronunciation. It will be a pleasure to receive this treasure. So let us just take a chill pill and enjoy the classes. Don’t you think so? </li></ul>

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