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Secondary - Pronunciation - Whole class listening

Uploaded by Graham Stanley, British Council Barcelona (Spain)


A videoclip from a pronunciation lesson. The focus was on similar sounding words, and the teacher used a number of tongue twisters from a website. In the clip, you can see two learners at the board choosing when to listen to the tongue twisters, then the learners practise saying them and the teacher highlights some of the sounds. 



Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: Spanish

Age range: 12+

Language level: A2 - Lower Intermediate

Educational context: Secondary Education

IWB Features: Sound

Teaching methods: Whole class instruction

Language area: Pronunciation

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

"I wanted to see with this lesson how the IWB could be used to help learners with pronuniciation and I was happy with how it went. The learners found the activity fun to do, and I think they ended up having an appreciation of the difference between vowel sounds that was highlighted by the tongue twister." 

"I think using the IWB like this added value - I could easily integrate the website into the lesson and what I wanted to highlight could be annotated without a problem."

Learner comments

"The class today was fun and I think our pronunciation will be better if we do more of this kind of thing."

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