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SOUNDS FUN! ROBIN WALKER Buenos Aires September 2013


SOUNDS FUN Mr Mapache

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SOUNDS FUN Priorities for Young Learners

•  Consonants •  Vowels & diphthongs •  Word stress •  Sentence stress •  Rhythm •  Intonation 3

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SOUNDS FUN Priorities for Young Learners

•  Consonants = top priority •  Vowels & diphthongs = focus on length •  Word stress = important for NSs •  Sentence stress = top priority •  Rhythm = not so important (focus on stress) •  Intonation = not important 4

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SOUNDS FUN Consonant & vowels sounds

BINGO tall five night how

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all

right nine brown

like call white


SOUNDS FUN Consonant & vowels sounds Level 0: Level 1: Level 2: Level 3: Level 4: Level 5:

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cat bat help pet got not start farm seek three all wall name white like walk ? ? ?

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SOUNDS FUN Consonant & vowels sounds Level 0: Level 1: Level 2: Level 3: Level 4:

cat bat help pet got not start farm seek three all wall name white like walk see/sea meet/meat sun/son like/likes dance/danced apple/apples bus/buses where/when thin/thinner Level 5: they/day three/tree ten/then saw/shore wash/watch is/it’s 7

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SOUNDS FUN Consonant & vowels sounds

‘Polish’ basketball

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SOUNDS FUN Word stress

a) Awareness building

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roberTO

pauLA

picaSO

buenos aiRES

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SOUNDS FUN Word stress

b) Practice i) Strange animals OOdawa / ooDAwa / oodaWA inGObila / ingoBILa / ingobiLA

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SOUNDS FUN Word stress

b) Practice ii) Foreign names

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SOUNDS FUN Word stress

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visual

board

books


SOUNDS FUN Sentence stress

I love teaching English! I LOVE teaching English! I love teaching ENGLISH! I love TEACHING English! I love teaching English! 13

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SOUNDS FUN Sentence stress

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I’m from SPAIN.

Can you DO it?

Trafalgar SQUARE.

How OLD are you?

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SOUNDS FUN Sentence stress

Can you do it? Does she like me? How much are they? I’m from Spain. Trafalgar Square. What time is it?

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Can I help you? Dad’s at work. How old are you? Paul’s in France. She went to Wales. The fifth of May.


SOUNDS FUN Sentence stress

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I’m from SPAIN. Dad’s at WORK. Paul’s in FRANCE.

Can you DO it? Can I HELP you? Does she LIKE me?

Trafalgar SQUARE. The fifth of MAY. She went to WALES.

How OLD are you? How MUCH are they? What TIME is it?

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SOUNDS FUN Patience – lots of patience! ! Child

!... y es que tendremos que ir tempan... tempañisss... ! (pauses to check on the pronunciation) ! !tempaniiismo, si vamos a llegar para...! Mother !Tempranísimo.! Child !Trempanisimo.! Mother !Temprano. Temprano. (Intonation flat) ! Child !Trempano. Si vamos a ir...!

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SOUNDS FUN Patience – lots of patience! Child !Trempano. Si vamos a ir...! Mother !TemPRAno. PRAno.! Child !Trem...! Mother !Tem. TEM.! Child !Tem.! Mother !Praaano.! Child !Praano. – (pause) – Temprano. ! (pause as child returns to original line of conversation)! !Tendremos que ir tempano si vamos a llegar para...! 18

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SOUNDS FUN!

ROBIN WALKER robin@englishglobalcom.com


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http://www.apiba.org.ar/images/Sounds%20Fun.pdf

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