Synopses & Reviews
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.
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