Publisher description for Clear speech : pronunciation and listening comprehension in North American English : student's book / Judy B. Gilbert.


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Counter This second edition of Clear Speech is a revised and expanded version of a highly successful and innovative pronunciation course for intermediate and advanced students of English. As in the first edition, the emphasis is on the 'musical' aspects of English: rhythm, stress, and intonation. New features of the second edition include: * More practice material * Pair practice, allowing more time for speaking and enabling students to receive immediate practical feedback * Presentation of sounds within the context of speech patterns, to aid recognition of grammar cues and enhance listening comprehension * Reorganisation of teaching points, making the interrelationship between the various aspects of pronunciation more obvious. Students learn how to use rhythm, stress, and intonation to provide 'navigational guides' for the listener. The emphasis on the relationship between speaking and listening comprehension makes this text uniquely helpful. The Teacher's Resource Book contains invaluable, creative ideas for presenting the teaching points, as well as theoretical support. In addition it contains detailed procedures, additional activities, and answers and quizzes. The Cassettes contain material from many of the exercises as well as the Clear Listening Test. Clear Speech is suitable as a classroom text, for laboratory use, and for self-study.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English language Textbooks for foreign speakers, English language United States Pronunciation, Listening