About Clear Pronunciation

Learn to speak English clearly, with this course in two stages, sounds and speech.

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Key features

Learn to speak clearly! The English language is made up of 43 different sounds. Master them through videos, audio clips and 250 activities. In part 1 Sounds learn to recognise and produce vowels, consonants and diphthongs accurately, and to discriminate between them. Then move on to part 2 Speech where you can  learn to put the sounds of English together in natural speech.

  • Videos shows how to make each sound
  • Record and compare function
  • Download a sound chart
  • Detailed animations
  • Learn the IPA
  • Real life examples
  • Certificate at the end.

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More Information

You can take your pick of voices with a range to choose from male and female; young and middle-aged; English, Scottish, Australian, New Zealand, North American, Chinese, Indian... learners are exposed to a real-life variety of accents.
There is a logical progression from Clear Pronunciation 1 (Sounds) where students learn individual sounds to Clear Pronunciation 2 (Speech)  where they put those sounds together in clear, natural-sounding speech.

Sounds

  • Minimal pairs. Each of the 25 units in the program contrasts two sounds, for example head/had, there/dare, hair/hear.
  • Sounds in isolation. The first screen presents each sound independently and in the context of individual words — in initial, middle and final position.
  • Sounds in context. The second activity presents the sound in sentences for learners to listen to and repeat. They move on to a discrimination exercise.
  • Real-world pronunciation. Learners then meet the target sounds in a real-world context: someone describing a photograph, a nursery rhyme or the repeated diphthong in movie titles (Trading Places, Snakes on a Plane).

Speech

  • Learning objectives. First, a teacher clearly explains and illustrates each topic in a series of videos.
  • Audio input. Learners then listen to audio clips, identify the target pronunciation feature, recognise it and practise repeating it.
  • Sounds in context. Learners are exposed to the target elements of pronunciation in real-life speech such as a tourism documentary or a song.
  • Unscripted interviews. Finally learners watch unscripted interviews, which highlight the target pronunciation element, and practise answering the questions themselves.
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