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Lesson Plans for English Pronunciation for ESL / EFL Classes

Free English pronunciation lesson plans for beginning, intermediate and advanced level of English learning in ESL EFL classes focusing on Phonetics, IPA and correct sentence pronunciation.

ESL Intonation - Stress Types
ESL intonation help with a guide to the four basic types of sentence stress including information about tonic stress and intonation units.

The Bell Game
Children's ESL game to help associate and reinforce written and spoken words that have been introduced during lessons.

Read and Rhyme
Children's ESL game to help associate and reinforce written and spoken words that rhyme and have been introduced during lessons.

Accent Neutralization - Accent Reduction
A look at accent neutralization / reduction which strives to help proficient English speakers speak with a more North American or British accent.

English Pronunciation Exercises
The following series of pronunciation exercises combines words beginning with the same diphthong or vowel sound followed by similar vowel sounds. Voiced and voiceless consonants are paired by sounds.

English: Stress - Timed Language I
Pre-intermediate to upper intermediate level lesson focusing on improving pronunciation by awareness raising and practice of stress-timing in spoken English.

English: Stress - Timed Language II
Awareness raising followed by practical application exercises including: function or content word recognition exercise, sentence stress analysis for spoken practice.

English: Stress - Timed Language III
Comparison of unnaturally and naturally spoken English by looking at the tendency of some students to pronounce every word correctly. Listening and Oral repetition exercise developing student ears' sensitivity to the rhythmic quality of English.

English: Stress - Timed Language
Pre-intermediate to upper intermediate level lesson focusing on improving pronunciation by awareness raising and practice of stress-timing in spoken English.

IPA Transcription Lesson
Advanced level lesson focusing on developing skills of IPA transcription which can lead to a better understanding of how English pronunciation changes in connected speech.

Pronunciation Lesson: IPA Symbol Card Game
Knowing the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) can be a great way of improving pronunciation skills. Help your class learn by using these IPA symbol cards.

Pronunciation Lesson: Minimal Pairs
Practicing minimal pairs can help students localize the often minute differences in pronunciation between one word and another. Try this lesson to help raise students' awareness to these "minimal" differences.

Pronunciation Lesson: More Minimal Pairs
This minimal pairs lesson focuses on four lists of some the more difficult changes in vowel sounds. This exercise is followed up by some listening comprehension and pair work.

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