Practise English Pronunciation with Luke
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Practise English Pronunciation with Luke

A 2 hour video program in 12 lessons for all nationalities in easy English.
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Created by Luke Zimmermann
Last updated 5/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • speak English very clearly so everyone can understand them.
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Requirements
  • Students should have basic English vocabulary and grammar.
Description

In this 2 hour pronunciation course you will learn all the English sounds. You will learn how to say difficult sounds, like “th”, “l” and “r” and all vowels. The sounds are explained with hand movements and close-ups so you can copy them easily. Then we will  practise together.

At the end of this course, you will have much better English pronunciation and native speakers will understand you easily. In fact, you will speak like a native speaker yourself. 

You will also hear many, sometimes funny, real-life stories about other people who had difficulties with pronunciation. This will help you to not make the same mistakes. 

You will enjoy the great teaching and do lots of practice!

Contents

Introduction

Lesson

1.  

All English sounds - the phonetic chart

2.  

Learning pronunciation

3.  

a. sick and thick

b. day and they

/s/ and /θ/

/d/ and /ð/

4.  

lice and rice

/l/ and /r/

5.  

bed and bad

/e/ and /æ/

6.  

cat and cut

/æ/ and /ʌ/

7.  

walk and work

/ɔː/ and /ɜː/

8.  

Stress and schwa

/ə/

9.  

copy and coffee

/p/ and /f/  

10.

best and vest

/b/ and /v/

11.

letter and later

/e/ and /eɪ/

12.

fill and feel

/ɪ/ and /iː/

Answers


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students of English at elementary to intermediate levels.
  • This course is also for English language teachers who would like to improve their teaching of pronunciation of all the difficult English sounds.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:48:21
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Lesson 1 All English sounds
1 Lecture 11:40

Before you start a lesson, print the lesson worksheet so you can do the exercises. When you finished the lesson, open the ANSWERS sheet and check your answers. 

Contents

Introduction

Lesson

1.  

All English sounds - the phonetic chart

2.  

Learning pronunciation

3.  

a. sick and thick

b. day and they

/s/ and /θ/

/d/ and /ð/

4.  

lice and rice

/l/ and /r/

5.  

bed and bad

/e/ and /æ/

6.  

cat and cut

/æ/ and /ʌ/

7.  

walk and work

/ɔː/ and /ɜː/

8.  

Stress and schwa

/ə/

9.  

copy and coffee

/p/ and /f/  

10.

best and vest

/b/ and /v/

11.

letter and later

/e/ and /eɪ/

12.

fill and feel

/ɪ/ and /iː/



Preview 11:40
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Lesson 2 Learning pronunciation
1 Lecture 04:47

You will learn why pronunciation is difficult, how to learn new sounds and how to practise.

Lesson 2 Learning pronunciation
04:47
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Lesson 3 Sick and thick, day and they
1 Lecture 12:00

You will learn how to pronounce words with 'th', for example 'think', birthday', 'mother'. This is one of the most difficult sounds for most nationalities.

Preview 12:00
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Lesson 4 Lice and rice
1 Lecture 09:59

You will learn to make the difference between with 'r' and 'l'. You will practise how to say words like 'rice'/'lice', 'long'/'wrong', 'light'/'right', and so on. This is important for Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Thais and everybody from South-East Asia.

Lesson 4 Lice and rice
09:59
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Lesson 5 Bed and bad
1 Lecture 07:42

You will learn how say the different vowel sounds 'e' and 'a' as in 'bed' and 'bad', 'said' and 'sad', 'dead' and 'dad'. This is difficult for all nationalities from Asia, Europe and South America.

Lesson 5 Bed and bad
07:42
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Lesson 6 Cat and cut
1 Lecture 05:47

You will learn how to make the different sounds 'a' and 'u' as in 'cat' and 'cut', 'bag' and 'bug', 'ankle' and 'uncle'. This is important for all nationalities in Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Lesson 6 Cat and cut
05:47
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Lesson 7 Walk and work
1 Lecture 10:07

You will learn the difference between words like 'walk' and 'work', 'short' and 'shirt', 'bored' and 'bird'. This lesson is important for students from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and other Asian countries including the Middle East.

Lesson 7 Walk and work
10:07
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Lesson 8 Stress and schwa
1 Lecture 11:08

You will learn how say the schwa, the most usual sound in English. So this is also the most important sound to learn for all nationalities from Asia, Europe and South America.

Lesson 8 Stress and schwa
11:08
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Lesson 9 Copy and coffee
1 Lecture 07:47

You will learn how to say words with 'p' and 'f' like 'copy' and 'coffee', 'pull' and 'full', 'past' and 'fast'. This is a very important lesson for Koreans, Japanese, Thais and other South East Asians.

Lesson 9 Copy and coffee
07:47
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Lesson 10 Best and vest
1 Lecture 07:52

You will learn how to say words with 'b' and 'v' like 'best' and 'vest', 'berry' and 'very'. This is a very important lesson for Spanish, Korean and other South East Asian students.

Lesson 10 Best and vest
07:52
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About the Instructor
Luke Zimmermann
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English language teacher and teacher trainer

Luke Zimmermann is a linguist and has been involved in TESOL since 1985 as a teacher and teacher trainer. He has worked in Japan, Australia and in the United Arab Emirates. He presents in a style that is down-to-earth, practical and humorous.

Some comments:

“The teachers viewed the video and the verdict was that it was excellent”

                                                University of Southern Queensland

“I have used Luke’s way of teaching pronunciation for many years and have found it very effective – especially the use of hands to explain sounds.”     

Hanne Sharpe. ESL teacher Denmark and Australia

“I am 64 and now learning English.  The video explains the difficult sounds like ‘th’, so I can understand.  And I can study by myself.”

                   Sjors Penning, New immigrant from the Netherlands

“Now I can say ‘lice’ and ‘rice’, ‘past’ and ‘fast’ and ‘think’ clearly.  People understand me much better.”                     James Chan, Korea

“Luke’s video will help you in learning English, and they are not boring, not at all; it’s full of stories, advice and easy English that everyone can understand.”                               Fatima Ahmed, United Arab Emirates