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American English pronunciation


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American English pronunciation

  1. 1. /R/ AND /H/<br />AIMING BRAZILIAN LEARNERS<br />By teachers claudia m e paula b<br />March 2011<br />American English Pronunciation<br />
  2. 2. Brazilians never lose hope<br />Brazilians never lose rope<br />Think about it<br />
  3. 3. Hellen is wearing a hat.<br />Rita is wearing a rat.<br />Think about it<br />
  4. 4. That is a strange habit.<br />That is a strange rabbit.<br />Think about it<br />
  5. 5. COMPARE<br />PORTUGUESE<br />Humor<br />Helicóptero<br />Herói<br />Horrível<br />ENGLISH<br />Humor<br />Helicopter<br />Hero<br />Horrible<br />
  6. 6. Our aim is compare the pronunciation of pronounced /h/, leaving out of this presentation words such as:<br />Honest; honor; heir; hour<br />Because initial h in portuguese is silent.<br />Pronounced /h/ only<br />
  7. 7. Close your nose and breathe out: /h.../. That’s the /h/ sound <br />
  8. 8. Repeat these sentences<br />The happy hippie had horrible hair.<br />The inhabitant of New Hampshire had never had ham and eggs before.<br />There’s a horrid haunted house on the hill.<br />In Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen. (My Fair Lady) <br />
  9. 9. The /r/<br />“The /r/ in English is pronounced like in some places in the countryside of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, for example. Say portaaberta very slowly like people from these places. Can you feel your tongue curving backwards? Now use the same sound to say ar... Keep the /r/ and say ar...rose, That’s the English /r/. “ Godoy, p.08.<br />
  10. 10. Repeat these pairs of words contrasting /h/ and /r/. <br />home – Rome <br />hose – rose <br />hat – rat <br />hole – role <br />habit – rabbit <br />hair – rare<br />hate – rate <br /> head – red <br /> hear – rear <br /> height – right <br /> hide – ride <br /> hope – rope<br />
  11. 11. ROLLAND<br />HOLLIE<br />FUN TIME- Meet our friends:<br />
  12. 12. Let´s play.<br />Rolland lives in Rome.<br />Rolland has a_____<br />Rolland drinks____<br />Rolland never eats__<br />Rolland likes to___<br />Rolland is a _____<br />Rolland has_____<br />Rolland has never__<br />Hollie lives in Hawaii.<br />Hollie has a_______<br />Hollie drinks______<br />Hollie never eats__<br />Hollie likes to__<br />Hollie is a ______<br />Hollie has______<br />Hollie has never___<br />
  13. 13. Possible answers<br />Rolland lives in Rome.<br />Rolland has a Rolls Royce<br />Rolland drinks rum.<br />Rolland never eats rice.<br />Rolland likes to run.<br />Rolland is a realtor.<br />Rolland has read many books.<br />Rolland has never robbed a bank.<br />Hollie lives in Hawaii.<br />Hollie has a house.<br />Hollie drinks hot tea.<br />Hollie never eats ham.<br />Hollie likes to have lunch out.<br />Hollie is a housewife.<br />Hollie has had 5 cars.<br />Hollie has never heard of social networks.<br />
  14. 14. REFERENCES<br />GODOY et all, EnglishPronunciation for Brazilians – TheSoundsofAmericanEnglishSonia M. Baccari de Godoy, Cris Gontowand Marcello Marcelino Disal Editora, 2006, 288 pages.<br />Google images- 2011.<br />My Fair Lady (1964) Audrey Hepburn (Actor), Rex Harrison (Actor), George Cukor (Director) | Rated: G | Format: DVD<br />