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UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION
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UNDERSTANDING EVERYDAY AUSTRALIAN
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SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
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Understanding English Pronunciation - Contents

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Understanding English Pronunciation

Boyer Educational Resources have developed an excellent, highly comprehensive English pronunciation resource for learning English pronunciation.

Understanding English Pronunciation has an easy-to-follow format which presents the features of English pronunciation that are important for everyday communication in English. This a very popular book for students learning English and English teachers.

Understanding English Pronunciation is suitable for adolescents and adults, as it presents learning activities and exercises through a variety of interesting topics. Each unit examines and provides practice with a particular feature such as word stress, stress within sentences, pausing, linking and intonation for assisting you with learning English pronunciation.

Understanding English Pronunciation is recommended for private study (as the answers to all exercises are included) or as a class course book for learning English pronunciation through analysis and practice.

Using Understanding English Pronunciation, with its accompanying audio recording, you will:

  • learn ways to overcome listening and pronunciation problems
  • hear and practise the pronunciation of new words
  • learn to hear the difference between the individual sounds of English in context
  • hear extended stretches of speech which demonstrate features of spoken language
  • examine the link between English spelling and pronunciation
  • learn to use your dictionary for independent study
  • feel increasing confidence as your listening and speaking skills improve.
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Contents - Understanding English Pronunciation

Pages

About this book       Important note to students       Glossary of pronunciation terms
Unit 1 - Introduction to English Pronunciation6 - 11
Sounds and Symbols7
Using a dictionary8
Listening Test10
Unit 2 - Language Study12 - 21
Distinguishing syllables20
Contractions19
Unit 3 - Introduction to English Pronunciation22 - 34
Word Stress26
Stress within utterances27
Unit 4 - City Living35 - 46
Intonation as feedback35
Prominent words45
Unit 5 - National Parks47 - 57
Pronunciation of 'ed' endings49
Intonation for ‘checking’ & ‘telling’53
Progress Check one58
Unit 6 - Books and Computers59 - 66
Connected speech, word linking63
Unit 7 - Health and Happiness67 - 76
Pronouncing 'c' as /s/ or /k/75
Connected speech, sound deletion 76
Unit 8 - Medical Miracles77 - 85
Consonant clusters, silent letters83
Unit 9 - Festivals & Celebrations87 - 95
Word stress - revision 89
Moving word stress93
Unit 10 - Time and Change96 - 105
Connected speech – revision104
Unit 11 - The World of Sport106 - 115
Word stress - revision 107
Intonation and pausing112
Review of /3:/and /a:/115
Unit 12 - Options and Goals116 - 125
Pausing and ‘thought groups’119
Concluding Progress Check126
Answers to Exercises128
Phonemic Chart of English Sounds154

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Spelling and Pronunciation for
English Language Learners ( SPELL)

This resource uses interesting and varied activities as a basis for the introduction, practice and revision of English spelling conventions.

The material is suitable for adolescent and adult learners of English from an intermediate level upwards and presents learning activities and exercises through a variety of interesting formats.

It is recommended for self-access study (as the answers to all exercises are included) or as supplementary material for classroom use. The material can also be used as a companion workbook to 'Understanding English Pronunciation - an integrated practice course'.

Using this practice book you will:

  • See the patterns of English spelling.
  • See the link between English spelling and pronunciation.
  • Learn how to use your dictionary effectively.
  • Find the activities and exercises practical, informative and enjoyable.
  • Expand your vocabulary of frequently used English words
  • Learn the variation in British and American spelling where applicable.
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SPELL Contents

Pages

Part One - Introduction
Introduction to the spelling and pronunciation of English2
How your dictionary can help you3
Understanding syllables4
Spelling and syllables5
Glossary of spelling and pronunciation terms6

Part Two - Spelling patterns - Vowels
The vowel letters and sounds of English7 - 38

Part Three - Spelling patterns - Consonants
The consonant letters and sounds of English39 - 58

Part Four - Spelling in Context
59 - 69
Homophones60 - 63
Pronouns -pronunciation and spelling64
Find the spelling mistakes (proof-reading activities)65 - 68
'Silent' syllables69
A final note69

Part Five - Answers
Answers to exercises70 - 85

Part Six - Spelling Lists
Student's spelling reference lists86 - 95

Part Seven - Reference pages
List of irregular verbs96
List of common American and British spelling variations97
Phonemic Chart of English Sounds98

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CD 1   0:00   Unit 1   Understanding English Pronunciation
CD 1   0:46   Unit 1   Unit One – Introduction to English Pronunciation
CD 1   3:02   Unit 1   Part 2 - Exercise 2A
CD 1   3:27   Unit 1   Part 2 - Exercise 2C
CD 1   3:46   Unit 1   Part 3 - Listening Test - Exercise 1
CD 1   5:04   Unit 1   Listening Test - Exercise 2
CD 1   5:31   Unit 1   Listening Test - Exercise 3
CD 1   6:13   Unit 1   Listening Test - Exercise 4

CD 1   0:00   Unit 2   Unit Two – Language Study - Preliminary Listening
CD 1   0:34   Unit 2   1A Listen as you read the text about Language Study.
CD 1   2:30   Unit 2   1B Listen and Check your answers to 1B
CD 1   3:32   Unit 2   2A Listen to the underlined vowel sound in the following words.
CD 1   4:14   Unit 2   2B Listen to the following examples
CD 1   4:45   Unit 2   2C Listen and decide how many syllables each word contains.
CD 1   5:29   Unit 2   3A Listen to the extended text on Language Study.
CD 1   9:08   Unit 2   3B Listen and check your answers to 3B.
CD 1  10:14  Unit 2   Part 6 Listen to the Language Study text again.
CD 1  12:14  Unit 2   7A - Listen and complete the questions.
CD 1  12:47  Unit 2   7B - Listen and tick the sentence, a) or b), that you hear.
CD 1  13:42  Unit 2   8A Listen to the way the pronunciation of words .......

CD 1   0:00   Unit 3   Unit Three – Other Cultures - Preliminary Listening
CD 1   0:47   Unit 3   1A Listen as you read the text about Other Cultures.
CD 1   1:52   Unit 3   1B Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 1   2:40   Unit 3   2A Listen to the following words. Each word has two syllables.
CD 1   3:13   Unit 3   2B Listen to the following two-syllable words.
CD 1   3:50   Unit 3   2D Listening Exercise 1
CD 1   4:17   Unit 3   2D Listening Exercise 2
CD 1   4:49   Unit 3   2D Listening Exercise 3
CD 1   5:16   Unit 3   2D Listening Exercise 4
CD 1   5:32   Unit 3   2D Listening Exercise 5
CD 1   5:52   Unit 3   2D Listening Exercise 6
CD 1   6:11   Unit 3   3A Listen to the extended text on 'Other Cultures'.
CD 1   8:19   Unit 3   3B Listen and check your answers for 3B.
CD 1   9:08   Unit 3   Part 6 Listen to the Other Cultures text again.
CD 1  10:00  Unit 3   Part 9 Pronouncing the letters 'th' correctly.
CD 1  10:53  Unit 3   9B Listen to the pronunciation of the letters ‘th’ .........
CD 1  11:22  Unit 3   9C Listen to the underlined consonant sounds.
CD 1  11:54  Unit 3   9D Listen and tick the sentence, a) or b), that you hear.

CD 1   0:00   Unit 4   Unit 4 – City Living Preliminary Listening
CD 1   0:41   Unit 4   1A Listen as you read the text about City Living.
CD 1   2:27   Unit 4   1B Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 1   4:01   Unit 4   2A Listen to the following words from the text.
CD 1   4:48   Unit 4   3A Listen to the extended text on 'City Living'.
CD 1   8:53   Unit 4   Part 6 Listen to the City Living text again.
CD 1  10:18   Unit 4   7A Listen to someone asking questions about city living.
CD 1  10:44   Unit 4   7D Listen to the explanation and examples.
CD 1  11:25   Unit 4   7E Listen and tick the sentence a) or b) that you hear.
CD 1  12:24   Unit 4   8A Listen to the English pronunciation of the following places.
CD 1  12:56   Unit 4   8C Listen to the conversation in which friends are talking ........
CD 1  13:32   Unit 4   9A Listen to the following sentences.

CD 2   0:00   Unit 5   Unit 5 – National Parks - Preliminary Listening
CD 2   0:37   Unit 5   1A Listen as you read the text about 'National Parks'.
CD 2   2:09   Unit 5   1B Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 2   3:11   Unit 5   2A Listen to the underlined vowel sound in the following words.
CD 2   3:43   Unit 5   2B Listen to the following words ending with ‘ed’.
CD 2   4:24   Unit 5   3A Listen to the extended text on National Parks.
CD 2   7:31   Unit 5   3B Listen and check your answers to 3B.
CD 2   8:26   Unit 5   Part 6 - Listen to the text about National Parks again.
CD 2  10:00  Unit 5   7A Listen to the conversation between friends about national parks.
CD 2  11:00  Unit 5   7C Listen and tick the sentence a) or b) that you hear.
CD 2  11:47  Unit 5   9A Listen to the consonant sounds in contrast
CD 2  12:15  Unit 5   9C Listen and tick the sentence you hear, a) or b).
CD 2  12:35  Unit 5   Exercise 3. Listen to the following utterances and write .........

CD 2   0:00   Unit 6   Unit 6 Books and Computers - Preliminary Listening
CD 2   0:37   Unit 6   1A Listen as you read the text about Books and Computers.
CD 2   2:00   Unit 6   1B Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 2   2:57   Unit 6   2A Listen to the underlined vowel sound in the following words.
CD 2   3:31   Unit 6   2B Listen to the linking of words in the first sentence .........
CD 2   3:49   Unit 6   3A Listen to the extended text on Books and Computers.
CD 2   6:12   Unit 6   3B Listen and check your answers to 3B.
CD 2   7:03   Unit 6   4A Listen and compare the pronunciation of the following words.
CD 2   7:19   Unit 6   Part 6-Listen to the Books & Computers text again.
CD 2   9:14   Unit 6   7A Listen to someone asking questions relating to Books and .....
CD 2   9:44   Unit 6   7C Exercise 1 - Listen to the linking in the following question.
CD 2   9:58   Unit 6   7C Exercise 2 - Listen to the following examples.
CD 2  10:20  Unit 6   7D Listen to the following sentences and number the sentences ....

CD 2   0:00   Unit 7   Unit 7 Health and Happiness - Preliminary Listening.
CD 2   0:37   Unit 7   1B - Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 2   3:24   Unit 7   2C Listen to the example.
CD 2   4:37   Unit 7   Part 6 - Listen to the Health and Happiness text again.
CD 2   9:48   Unit 7   7A Listen to the linking sound between the following words.
CD 2  10:03  Unit 7   7B Listen to the linking sound between the following words.
CD 2  10:20  Unit 7   7C - Listen to the following conversation between a doctor and ...
CD 2  11:44  Unit 7   7D Listen to the sentences and tick the sentence, a) or b) .....
CD 2  12:30  Unit 7   Part 8 - Pronunciation of the letter 'c'. 1A Listen to ......
CD 2  13:05  Unit 7   8C Listen to the conversation.

CD 2   0:00   Unit 8   Unit 8 Medical Miracles - Preliminary Listening
CD 2   0:36   Unit 8   1A - Listen as you read the text about Medical Miracles
CD 2   2:24   Unit 8   1B - Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 2   3:29   Unit 8   2A Listen to the following words from the text.
CD 2   4:04   Unit 8   3A Listen to the extended text about Medical Miracles.
CD 2   6:43   Unit 8   3B Listen and check your answers to 3B.
CD 2   7:43   Unit 8   Part 6 - Listen to the Medical Miracles text again.
CD 2   8:50   Unit 8   7A Listen to friends talking about medical miracles.
CD 2   9:31   Unit 8   7B Exercise 1 - Listen to the following words and underline ...
CD 2   9:57   Unit 8   7B Exercise 2 - Listen to the consonant clusters at the end ...
CD 2  10:29  Unit 8   7B Exercise 3 - Listen to the final syllable in the ...........
CD 2  10:50  Unit 8   7C - Listen to the following words and draw a line through ....
CD 2  11:21  Unit 8   7D Listen and tick the sentence, a) or b) that you hear.
CD 2  12:11  Unit 8   8A - Listen to the consonant sounds in contrast.
CD 2  12:41  Unit 8   Progress Check Two - 1A Listen to the following pairs of words.
CD 2  13:45  Unit 8   1B Listen and tick the sentence, a) or b) that you hear.
CD 2  14:15  Unit 8   1C - Listen to the underlined vowel sounds in the following words.
CD 2  15:14  Unit 8   1D Listen and tick the sentence that you hear.

CD 3   0:00   Unit 9   Unit 9 - Festivals and Celebrations CD 3   0:37   Unit 9   1A – Listen as you read the text about Festivals and Celebrations.
CD 3   1:51   Unit 9   1B Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 3   2:39   Unit 9   2A Listen to the words from the text.
CD 3   3:16   Unit 9   3A Listen to the extended text on Festivals and Celebrations.
CD 3   5:40   Unit 9   3B Listen and check your answers to 3B.
CD 3   6:44   Unit 9   Part 6 – Listen to the Festivals and Celebrations text again.
CD 3   8:00   Unit 9   7A Listen to someone asking questions about cultural celebrations.
CD 3   8:36   Unit 9   7C Listen to the following words, and underline the syllable ....
CD 3   9:06   Unit 9   7E Listen and check your answers.
CD 3  10:11  Unit 9   7F Listen and tick the sentence, a) or b), that you hear.
CD 3  11:12  Unit 9   8A Listen to the consonant sounds in contrast.
CD 3  11:39  Unit 9   8B Listen and repeat the following words from the Festivals .....
CD 3  12:03  Unit 9   8C Listen and tick the sentence, a) or b), that you hear ........

CD 3   0:00   Unit 10   Unit 10 - Time and Change - Preliminary Listening.
CD 3   0:39   Unit 10   1A - Listen as you read the text about Time and Change.
CD 3   2:04   Unit 10   1B Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 3   3:05   Unit 10   2A Listen to the underlined vowel sound in the following words.
CD 3   3:39   Unit 10   2B Listen to the questions. Mark where sounds are deleted .....
CD 3   4:32   Unit 10   3A Listen to the extended text on Time and Change.
CD 3   7:20   Unit 10   3B Listen and check your answers to 3B.
CD 3   8:18   Unit 10   4A Listen to the following words from the text.
CD 3   8:51   Unit 10   5A Listen to following words.
CD 3   9:05   Unit 10   5B Check your answers as you listen
CD 3   9:59   Unit 10   Part 6 - Listen to the text about Time and Change again.
CD 3  11:26  Unit 10   7A Listen to a conversation between friends, Mike and Kay
CD 3  12:05  Unit 10   7C Listen and tick the sentence, a) or b), that you hear.
CD 3  12:49  Unit 10   8A Listen and check your answers.

CD 3   0:00   Unit 11   Unit 11 – The World of Sport - Preliminary Listening.
CD 3   0:38   Unit 11   1A – Listen as you read the text about The World of Sport.
CD 3   2:16   Unit 11   1B Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 3   3:15   Unit 11   2A Listen to the following words from the text.
CD 3   3:43   Unit 11   2B Listen to the ‘s’ ending in the following words.
CD 3   4:45   Unit 11   2C Listen and add the following words to the correct column above.
CD 3   5:09   Unit 11   3A Listen to the extended text on The World of Sport.
CD 3   7:32   Unit 11   3B Listen and check your answers to 3B.
CD 3   8:19   Unit 11   Part 6 - Listen to the text about The World of Sport again.
CD 3   9:52   Unit 11   7A Listen to the examples.
CD 3  10:08  Unit 11   7B Listen to the following questions. Mark the intonation .........
CD 3  10:29  Unit 11   7C Listen to the example.
CD 3  10:41  Unit 11   7D Listen to the conversation between friends at work.
CD 3  11:59  Unit 11   7E Listen and tick the sentence, a) or b), that you hear.
CD 3  12:46  Unit 11   Review – Long Vowel Sounds.
CD 3  13:23  Unit 11   1B Listen and tick the sentence that you hear.

CD 3   0:00   Unit 12   Unit 12 Options and Goals - Preliminary Listening.
CD 3   0:36   Unit 12   1A Listen as you read the text about Option and Goals.
CD 3   2:17   Unit 12   1B Listen and check your answers to 1B.
CD 3   3:01   Unit 12   2A Listen to the underlined vowel sound in the following words.
CD 3   3:31   Unit 12  3A Listen to the extended text on Options and Goals.
CD 3   7:20   Unit 12   3B Listen and check your answers to 3B.
CD 3   8:12   Unit 12   Part 6 - Listen to the text about Options and Goals again.
CD 3   9:35   Unit 12  7A - Listen to the conversation between friends.
CD 3  10:41  Unit 12   7B - Listen to the English pronunciation of the following place ...
CD 3  11:11  Unit 12   7E - Listen and tick the sentence, a) or b), that you hear.
CD 3  12:02  Unit 12   Concluding Progress Check - Listening Test - Exercise 1
CD 3  13:21  Unit 12   Listening Test - Exercise 2
CD 3  13:49  Unit 12   Listening Test - Exercise 3
CD 3  14:30  Unit 12   Listening Test – Exercise 4

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