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Clear Speech from the Start Student's Book with Audio CD: Basic Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English

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Publisher Comments:

Clear Speech from the Start offers a unique and creative approach to improving the pronunciation and listening comprehension of beginning ESL/EFL students. Like its higher-level counterpart,Clear Speech this new text concentrates on teaching students to recognize and produce those features that will make an important difference in their ability to understand speakers of English and be understood by them. These features include speech sounds that carry specific grammatical meaning, such as the plural -s and the past tense -ed ending, as well as vowel length, syllable rhythm, word linking, stress, and intonation. The text uses an innovative graphics-based approach specifically designed for beginning students. Each feature is clearly described with a graphic icon that communicates in a visual mode, so that complicated descriptions of sound features are unnecessary and instructions can be kept to a minimum.

Synopsis:

Clear Speech from the Start is designed to give beginning students immediate help in mastering the crucial elements of English pronunciation. The audio program for this course is available both on audio cassettes and audio CDs. It includes a broad selection of exercises recorded by a variety of speakers in natural-sounding speech.

Synopsis:

This new text is designed to give beginning students immediate help in mastering the crucial elements of North American English pronunciation. Like Clear Speech, Clear Speech from the Start concentrates on topics, such as rhythm and intonation, linking, and sounds as grammar cues, that will make the biggest difference in students' ability to communicate with others. The audio program for the book is available both on audio cassettes and audio CDs. It includes a broad selection of exercises recorded by a variety of speakers in natural-sounding speech.

Synopsis:

'Basic pronunciation and listening comprehension in North American English.\n

'

Synopsis:

Clear Speech from the Start gives beginning students immediate help in mastering the crucial elements of English pronunciation.

Synopsis:

Clear Speech from the Start gives beginning students immediate help in mastering the crucial elements of English pronunciation. Stressing basic pronunciation and listening comprehension in North American English, Clear Speech from the Start concentrates on features that will have the most significant impact on a student's ability to understand and communicate with others. These features include rhythm, stress, intonation, and speech sounds that carry specific grammatical meaning. The text presents these features through kinesthetic exercises and visual and auditory modeling, thus making them accessible even to beginners. Each Student's Book comes with a student Audio CD that contains roughly one third of the exercises included in the class audio program.

Synopsis:

This text concentrates on topics such as rhythm, intonation and sounds as grammar cues, which together make the biggest difference in students' ability to understand and communicate. The Student's Book now includes an Audio CD, so students can practice many of the exercises in the book on their own.

Table of Contents

'1 The Alphabet and Vowels; 2 The Two Vowel Rule; 3 Syllables; 4 The One Vowel Rule, Linking with N; 5 Strong Syllables, Linking with M; 6 Weak Syllables, Linking Vowels; 7 The Most Important Word; 8 Stop Sound T/D and Continuing Sound S/Z, Linking with T/D and S/Z; 9 Final Sounds D and L, Linking with L; 10 Final Sounds L and LD, Linking with All the Stop Sounds;11 Final Sounds T/D and R, Linking with R;12 Continuing Sounds and Stop Sounds + S/Z, Linking with S/Z;13 Numbers, Checking and Correcting Mistakes;14 Final Sounds N, L, ND, and LD, Linking with N, L, ND, and LD;15 Final Sounds S, TH, and T, Linking with TH; 16 Review; Appendix: Unit Quizzes\n

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521637374
Subtitle:
Basic Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English
Author:
Gilbert, Judy B.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Public Speaking
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Speech
Subject:
Phonetics & Phonics
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Subject:
Listening
Subject:
English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers.
Subject:
English language -- Spoken English -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Subject:
English language -- Pronunciation -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Subject:
Listening -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Edition Description:
1 Paperback book, 1 Audio CD
Series:
Clear Speech
Series Volume:
106-843
Publication Date:
20050221
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
ELT/ESL: intended for use in teaching English as a
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
142
Dimensions:
10.03x7.99x.37 in. .66 lbs.

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Clear Speech from the Start Student's Book with Audio CD: Basic Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English
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Product details 142 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521637374 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Clear Speech from the Start is designed to give beginning students immediate help in mastering the crucial elements of English pronunciation. The audio program for this course is available both on audio cassettes and audio CDs. It includes a broad selection of exercises recorded by a variety of speakers in natural-sounding speech.
"Synopsis" by , This new text is designed to give beginning students immediate help in mastering the crucial elements of North American English pronunciation. Like Clear Speech, Clear Speech from the Start concentrates on topics, such as rhythm and intonation, linking, and sounds as grammar cues, that will make the biggest difference in students' ability to communicate with others. The audio program for the book is available both on audio cassettes and audio CDs. It includes a broad selection of exercises recorded by a variety of speakers in natural-sounding speech.
"Synopsis" by , 'Basic pronunciation and listening comprehension in North American English.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , Clear Speech from the Start gives beginning students immediate help in mastering the crucial elements of English pronunciation.
"Synopsis" by , Clear Speech from the Start gives beginning students immediate help in mastering the crucial elements of English pronunciation. Stressing basic pronunciation and listening comprehension in North American English, Clear Speech from the Start concentrates on features that will have the most significant impact on a student's ability to understand and communicate with others. These features include rhythm, stress, intonation, and speech sounds that carry specific grammatical meaning. The text presents these features through kinesthetic exercises and visual and auditory modeling, thus making them accessible even to beginners. Each Student's Book comes with a student Audio CD that contains roughly one third of the exercises included in the class audio program.
"Synopsis" by , This text concentrates on topics such as rhythm, intonation and sounds as grammar cues, which together make the biggest difference in students' ability to understand and communicate. The Student's Book now includes an Audio CD, so students can practice many of the exercises in the book on their own.
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