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To drill or not to drill?

To drill or not to drill? This question is raised by teacher Traci Dailey (while attending the Trinity College Teacher Training Diploma). I’ve been looking a lot at different ways of integrating pronunciation into my classes.  One method I’ve been using a...

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Assimilation or elision?

Assimilation or elision? This is the question is raised by teacher Regina Cardenes (studying for the Trinity College Diploma) I’m hoping to get help with regards to the difference between assimilation and elision. I know that assimilation is when a sound at the end of...

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Speech impairment and pronunciation

Speech impairment and pronunciation – A question asked by teacher Judy Rose (studying for the Trinity College Diploma) How far would the teacher’s role extend with pronunciation when teaching a student with a speech impairment? I have noticed that one of...

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How to make the vowel /ɒ/

How to make the sounds of English: Episode 26 How to make the vowel /ɒ/. Example words containing /ɒ/: stop, hot, pop, cross, foreign, lobby, knowledge To explore how to make the vowel /ɒ/ first try this general setting for /ɒ/ The lips are rounded though not as...

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I have been a teacher and trainer for many years and was director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until 1999. Now I work as an international ELT consultant and trainer, doing a variety of things like running training courses in various countries, writing articles, working with Macmillan Books for Teachers, speaking at conferences and also school consultancy. If you’re interested in working with me, please get in touch…

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