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1 Lets Pronounce English Non- native pronunciation of English Introduction TH Ch SHB & P

2 Introduction Overcome Common Pronunciation Problems: There are three problems with pronunciation that ESL students in China and other countries often have: problems pronouncing groups of consonants, problems pronouncing certain vowels, and problems with the rhythm of English.

3 Non- native pronunciation of English Non-native pronunciations of English result from the common linguistic phenomenon in which non-native users of any language tend to carry the intonation, phonological processes, and pronunciation rules from their mother tongue into their English speech. They may also create innovative pronunciations for English sounds not found in the speaker's first language.

4 What is wrong in pronouncing TH sound? There are two TH sounds, one hard and one soft. Many students pronounce the hard TH like Z and the soft TH like S. This is not too bad, but can sometimes make language hard to understand. With both Z and S, you use both your upper teeth and lower teeth to produce sound. With TH, just use your tongue in place of your lower teeth.

5 How you pronounce TH sound correctly? There are actually two different "th" sounds in English, but they are very similar. Both "th" sounds are made putting your tongue between your teeth so that the tip of your tongue is touching the tips of your top teeth. Now you can make a "th" sound by blowing are through your teeth.

6 Using a mirror You can check to see if you are doing it correctly by using a mirror. You should be able to see your tongue when you say words such as "this", "the", and "that". If cannot see your tongue, yo u may be putting your tongue behind your top teeth instead of touching the tips of your top teeth

7 Lets practice TH Beginning MiddleEnd ThanksMethodMouth

8 Pronouncing CH The "ch" sound like in "chip" is a combination of /t/ as in tip and sh like in ship To make this sound, put your tongue on the roof of your mouth, right behind your teeth, then move your tongue back behind your teeth until you are making the "sh sound.

9 Lets practice CH Beginning MiddleEnd ChairMatureChurch

10 Pronouncing SH The consonant sound in "ship" is made by putting your teeth together, with your top teeth in from of your back teeth, and putting your tongue in the middle of your mouth, scrunched up towards the back of your mouth

11 SH sound When we make a "sh" sound, we do not use our voice; the sound is quiet. Put your hand on your throat and make the sound in "ship". You should not feel any movement in your throat.

12 Lets practice SH Beginning MiddleEnd Shy optionBritish

13 Pronouncing /B/ & /p/ sounds The consonant sounds in "bat" and "pat" are both made by putting our two lips together and then opening them to release a small puff of air.

14 What is the difference between them? The difference is not what we do with our mouths, but what we do with our voice. When we make a /p/ sound, we do not use our voice; the sound is quiet. Put your hand on your throat and make the sound /p/. You should not feel any movement in your throat.

15 /b/ sound when we make a /b/ sound, we do use our voice. Put your hand on your throat and make the /b/ sound. Can you feel the vibrations? put your hand in front of your mouth and make the /b/ sound (the voiced sound). Feel only a little puff of air.

16 Lets practice /b/ Beginning MiddleEnd BasketCamberedLamb

17 /P/ sound /p/(the voiceless sound) makes a bigger puff of air. Put your hand in front of your mouth and make the /p/ sound. Feel the big puff of air.

18 Lets practice /p/ Beginning MiddleEnd ProfessorCompareCup

19 The End


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