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Title: English Pronunciation for Communication A Practical Course for Students of English By Wang Guizhen Faculty of English Language


1
English Pronunciation for CommunicationA
Practical Course for Students of EnglishByWang
GuizhenFaculty of English Language
CultureGuangdong University of Foreign Studies
2
Objectives of the Course
  • This course is intended to help the students
    to improve their English pronunciation, including
    such elements as
  • 1) the correct pronunciation of individual
  • phonemes and words in English 2) the
    rhythmic patterns of the English language 3)
    patterns and functions of English intonation,
  • so that the students will be able to
    communicate more effectively with good
    pronunciation and intonation.

3
What are we going to learn in this course?So,
what are we going to learn in this course?
  • ????????
  • ????
  • ????????Unit 1??Listening Exercise 1 ??????????

4
Course content
  • 1. English phonemes correct discrimination and
    pronunciation
  • 2. Stress of English words and sentences basic
    rules and functions
  • 3. English rhythmic patterns basic features and
    functions
  • 4. English intonation structures, functions
    and use

5
Textbook
  • ??????
  • An English Pronunciation Course
  • ??? ??
  • ???????
  • 2000

6
  • Reference books
  • Cruttenden, A., Gimsons Pronunciation of
    English, Edward Arnold Limited Foreign Language
    Teaching and Research Press, 2001
  • 2. Gimson, A.C., An Introduction to Pronunciation
    of English, London Arhold, 1970.
  • 3. OConnor, J. D. Better English Pronunciation,
    Cambridge University Press, 1967

7
Assessment
  • Written Exam (30) Discrimination of phonemes
    and the meaning of sentences, marking of the
    prominence and intonation of sentences.
  • 2. Oral Exam (70) Reading of short passages
    and dialogues, oral interview, etc.

8
English
  • West Germanic language
  • About 325 million native speakers
  • Britain, 56 million
  • the USA, 232 million
  • Canada, 24 million
  • Australia New Zealand 17 million
  • The sole official language in more than two dozen
    countries
  • The most important language of commerce The most
    widely learned second language

9
Elements of good English pronunciation
  • to pronounce correctly the individual speech
    sounds of English
  • to pronounce correctly the speech sounds in their
    combinations in isolated words as well as in
    sentences
  • to speak fluently with correct rhythm, including
    the correct placement of stresses and pauses and
    the transition of sounds according to the context
  • to speak with appropriate intonation according to
    the context

10
Syllable Stressed Syllable
  • What is a syllable?
  • A word part and the basic unit of English rhythm
  • What is a stressed syllable?
  • ba NAAAA na
  • Syllable 1 Syllable 2
    Syllable 3
  • (short) (long) (short)

11
Stressed Syllables Unstressed Syllables
  • Stressed syllables are strong syllables.
  • Unstressed syllables are weak syllables.
  • Stressed syllables
  • are long
  • have a pitch change
  • have full vowel sounds.
  • Unstressed syllables
  • are short
  • often have a reduced vowel sound.

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Listen to the following words and underline the
primary stress of each word.?????????????????
?????Unit 1??Listening Exercise 3 ??????????
  • 1.  blueprint
  • 2.  driveway
  • 3.  motorboat
  • 4.  textbook
  • 5.  beefsteak
  • 6.  notebook
  • 7.  greenhouse
  • 8.  forestfire
  • 9.  football
  • 10.    paperback

14
Thank you.
gzwang_at_mail.gdufs.edu.cn
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