Liberal Arts: English-Pronunciation

Liberal Arts: English-Pronunciation


  • IPA C o n s o n a n t s, from

  • " The following table displays and describes the different IPA consonants. Click on a symbol to hear an audio clip. (Note: The audio clips may not play well in the media bar of Internet Explorer. Use another player or download the links to disk.)"

    Reading 3 English alphabet names sounds, vowels & consonants - Don't forget Reading 4

    "This video gives people learning English a chance to learn the English alphabet. The names of the letters are given and their sounds. Then vowels are given - finally consonants. If you are learning English and wish to write to Jack Barnett and exchange letters with him then either write in the comments or write to which will get to him too. He is happy to correct your English written stuff or just chat.
    best wishes Jack Barnett
    You may care to try "Reading English speaking 100 most popular words" by Jack Barnett "


  • IPA Consonants an Affricates, from

  • "IPA Study guide. Vocals by Dr. Kathleen Cleary. video by Dan Foley "
  • Vowels: consonants, from

  • "There are 24 consonants in the English language. This video is from, the efl/esl site for learners and teachers of English. "

    Lets Start Smart Alphabet & Letter Sounds Consonant B to H

    "Visit to purchase the Lets Start Smart CD/DVD Consonant B to H-Entertaining educational music for children. Learning phonics, building vocabulary and reading skills. "

    Lesson 4b - L - English Pronunciation

    "Topic: /l/ in the middle position. Level: All levels, though some vocabulary in the explanations and exercises will challenge beginners. "

    Voiced Consonant Sound 01

    "A video from the BBC which shows us how to produce this voiced consonant sound. "

    Voiceless Consonant Sound 01

    "A video from the BBC which shows us how to produce this voiceless consonant sound. "


    Long Vowels

    "Lesson in Phonemes, Long Vowels: Overview "
    Short Vowels, from

    ESL EnglishMeeting Lesson- Pronunciation 2

    "EnglishMeeting video with Dave Sconda.
    This pronunciation video focuses on a vowel sound at the beginning and middle of words, along with sentences(as in fat, back, etc.)..."

    ee vs. Ih, Long vs. short vowel. See in Context:, from
    IPA VOWELS, from


  • Decoding Multisyllabic Words By Wiley Blevins | March 2005 (

  • "What Is a Syllable? A First Lesson
    Early syllabication instruction should begin by providing explicit, multisensory lessons on the concept of a syllable. The following is a sample lesson:
    1. Distribute small mirrors to students, or have them find a partner to watch as he or she pronounces words.
    2. Have students say aloud a series of words of varying lengths as they look in the mirror. Tell them to count the number of times their mouths open when saying the word. This is the number of syllables in the word. An alternative is to have the students cup their jaw and count the number of times it drops when saying the word. This is also a way to count the number of syllables..."

    First Grade Home School Reading Lessons : Syllable Reading Lessons

    "Have you decided to home school your child? Learn how to teach syllable reading lessons for home schooled first graders in this free education video. "

  • A Vowel Sound in Every Syllable Song for Teaching Syllable Recognition by Jennifer Fixman (
  • Intonation

    Lesson 10a - INTONATION - English Pronunciation

    "PART ONE of a lesson in FOUR parts. Topic: Falling and Rising Intonation. Part ONE explains what intonation is in general and presents the first intonation pattern: falling intonation. Levels: intermediate to advanced. "

    Word Stress

    Lesson 6a - WORD STRESS - English Pronunciation

    "Topic: Word Stress. This is a lesson in four parts. In this first segment I explain what word stress is and why it's important. Levels: All levels. "
    Lesson 6b - WORD STRESS - English Pronunciation

    "This is PART TWO of four parts. Topic: Word Stress. In this segment I explain syllable separation and how to learn the placement of word stress. The main exercise of this lesson begins: How to pronounce the 50 states and capitals of the USA. Level: All levels, though the vocabulary and rate of speech in the interviews with native speakers will challenge beginners. "

    Lesson 9a - ADVANCED STRESS PATTERNS - English Pronunciation

    "PART ONE of a lesson in THREE parts. Topic: Stress in phrases and sentences. Part A reviews rhythmic patterns from Lesson 8 by testing the learner's ability to predict the patterns in new texts. Level: advanced. "

    Individual Sounds

    Lesson 1a - "TH" - English Pronunciation

    "FREE online pronunciation lesson with a native speaker. Lesson 1a topic: unvoiced "th". All levels"

    Tongue Twisters

    Fun English Practice - Tongue Twister II

    " ESL English Pronunciation Lesson with a qualified native English teacher. Practising Tongue twisters are a great way to help you to pronounce difficult sounds.
    Follow the steps below to improve your pronunciation:
    1. Read the tongue twister so you are familiar with the words.
    2. Then look at the parts of speech in the sentence.
    3. Now practice saying the words slowly and clearly.
    4. Repeat them again a little faster
    5. Now say them as fast as you can!
    6. Take a video of yourself saying this tongue twister and post it.
    Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.
    The butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter
    And made her batter bitter.
    But a bit of better butter
    Makes batter better.
    So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter,
    Making Betty Botter's bitter batter better.

    How do you know if you are saying it correctly? Post a video and get some feedback. "


  • Phonetics: The Sounds of English & Spanish, from

  • *referred by Rob F. (12/12/08)

    Recommended Resources


  • Speaking and Pronunciation: discussions and interactive exercises, from
  • Books

  • Handling Words 1: How to Read & Spell Those Long Hard Words, by Rebecca Super (Cambridge Adult Education)

    Price: US$ 7.67


    How to Get Ready for Kindergarden : Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) Words: Ready for Kindergarten

    "Use CVC words to help your child become a better learner and prepare him or her for kindergarten in this free how to video clip. "


  • Howjsay, a Free online dictionary with Instant Sound
  • Classroom "Live" Samples

    Session 2 | 21F.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation

    "Lecture 19: Stress in Compounds (cont.); Sentence Stress and Rhythm.
    View the complete course at: License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
    More information at
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