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  • 1.HOW TO TEACH SOMESOUNDS IN ENGLISH? Strategies to teach pronunciation

2. Sound: //1. The teacher tells students a very short story.Kathy is a young woman who was going to move a newapartment. She needed some help so she asked her friends: Theo and Thelma. The move goes well. And, what happened at theend??? 3. 2. The teacher shows students what happened at the end of the story in a sentence. Kathy thanked both Theo and Thelmafor everything.3. Students realize the sentences is a little bit difficult to pronounce because there is a strange sound for them. 4. 4. The teacher explains the sound: // = TH5. In order to practice this sound, the teacher show students three words: LENGTH WIDTH DEPTH6. Then, the teacher shows a lunchbox andindicate: 5. 7. The teacher shows a city map. Students can see streets, avenues, places, and people who are there.Hathawaytheather Arthur North Avenue7 5Smith kathybakery 6T 4 T TH3T H H Dr.RThayer H iayD Cy nth n wao rtoTheoTh Thackery park South Avenue 6. 8. The teacher gives some examples to make the exercise. Where does Kathy live? She lives on North Avenue. Who lives close to Kathy? Theo.9. The students work with the partner for a short time. 7. 10. Finally, the teacher shows the sentence (the end of the story which the teacher read in the beginning of the class) Kathy thanked both Theo and Thelmafor everything.11.The students can read this sentence easily because they were practicing the sound TH in several contexts. 8. Sounds: /s/ - / /1. The teacher shows these two pictures.2. The teacher asks students: What sound does the snake?What sound does the snake? SsssssssssssssssssSsssssssssssssssss What are Laurel and Hardy doing?What are Laurel and Hardy doing? They are saying: shhhhhhThey are saying: shhhhhh 9. 3. The teacher explains the sounds with someexamples.4. Then, the teacher shows a flipchart with manywords in a box using the sounds: /s/ - / /.SHE CLASH SEE SHELLSUITSHOOTSHIP SEA CLASS SIP SELLBLUSHSEATCRASH SHEET SHOP SOMESHIFTSANDFISHSERIOUS STONE PUBLISHSTEP FLASH SYSTEM BRUSHSAYSTUFFFRESH 10. 5. Two students go to the board. Each student has aflyswatter.6. One student of the class says one word of thebox. The students who are in front of the board puthis flyswatter on the word quickly and say the wordaloud. The student who put the flyswatter first winsthe game. 11. Sounds: /s/ - /z/1. The teacher shows the following pictures.2. The teacher asks students: What sound does the snake? SsssssssssssssssssWhat sound does the bee?Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 12. 3. The teacher explains what the difference betweenthese two sounds is. The teacher gives someexamples.4. Then, the students make a circle to start a game.5. The teacher explains the game: The Blightedphone. 13. 6. The teacher has a piece of paper with manywords. The teacher tells a student one word (anyof them) in his ear.Words:seek, zeal, sack, zoom, sun, buzz, surf, zap, soup, peace, hers , gas, bus, nurse,juice, lose7. Each student passes the word, (the student hasto pronounce well in order not to blight the phone),and the last student tells the word aloud. (Thestudent who starts the game changes in order thatall students participate).