Focus on Pronunciation 2 (with 2 Student Audio CDs)

Focus on Pronunciation 2 (with 2 Student Audio CDs)

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Focus on Pronunciation 2 gives intermediate students the tools, tips, and techniques to help them speak English clearly and accurately. The variety of activities and accessible style makes learning fun. A five-part structure allows focused practice in individual sound areas: Vowels; Consonants; Syllables and Stress in Words; Rhythms; and Intonation.



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Clear explanations and diagrams make the text easy to use.
Engaging activities, including games and high-interest listening and speaking tasks, guide students from controlled practice to communicative interaction.
Self-study material and audio CDs offer students a wealth of practice outside the classroom.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 188 x 248.9 x 15.2mm | 385.56g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130978779
  • 9780130978776

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"Focus on Pronunciation 2" gives intermediate students the tools, tips, and techniques to help them speak English clearly and accurately. The variety of activities and accessible style makes learning fun. A five-part structure allows focused practice in individual sound areas: Vowels; Consonants; Syllables and Stress in Words; Rhythms; and Intonation. FeaturesClear explanations and diagrams make the text easy to use. Engaging activities, including games and high-interest listening and speaking tasks, guide students from controlled practice to communicative interaction. Self-study material and audio CDs offer students a wealth of practice outside the classroom.
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Table of contents

Introduction



PART 1 VOWELS



Unit 1 Vowel overview



Unit 2 [ iy ] sheep and [ I ] ship

Related Units: 1, 3, 22, 26



Unit 3 [ ey ] late, [ ? ] let, and [ I ] lit

Related Units: 1, 2, 4, 7, 22, 26



Unit 4 [ ae ] black and [ ? ] red

Related Units: 1, 3, 7, 33



Unit 5 [Y] cup

Related Units: 1, 6, 7, 22, 26-31, 33, 34, 35



Unit 6 [ Q ] cop and [Y] cup

Related Units: 1, 5, 7, 8, 22, 26-31, 33, 34, 35



Unit 7 Review: [ [ ] net, [ ae] Nat, [ Y] nut, and [ Q ] not

Related Units: 1, 3-6, 9, 26, 30, 31, 36, 37



Unit 8 [ r ] after vowels

Related Units: 1, 11, 20, 33, 34



Unit 9 [ ow ] boat, [ Q ] pot, and [ T ] bought

Related Units: 1, 6, 7, 22, 26



Unit 10 [ uw ] food and [ ? ] book

Related Units: 1, 9, 15, 22, 26



PART 2 CONSONANTS



Unit 11 Consonant overview



Unit 12 Beginning and final consonants

Related Units: 11, 13, 19, 24, 25, 26



Unit 13 Past tense endings

Related Units: 11, 12, 19, 25, 26, 30, 31



Unit 14 "TH" sounds: [ ] thanks and [ d ] that

Related Units: 11, 12, 19, 24, 25



Unit 15 [ p ] pie, [ b ] buy, [ f ] fine, [ v ] vine, and [ w ] wine

Related Units: 11, 12, 24, 25



Unit 16 [ s ] seven and [ z ] zero

Related Units: 11, 12, 17, 19, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 36



Unit 17 [ ? ] shoe and [ ? ] television

Related Units: 11, 12, 17, 22, 24, 25, 30, 36



Unit 18 [ ] chicken and [ ] jacket

Related Units: 11, 12, 17, 22, 24, 25, 30, 36



Unit 19 "S" endings: plurals, present tense, and possessives

Related Units: 11-17, 25, 26



Unit 20 [ r ] right and [ l ] light

Related Units: 8, 11, 12, 24, 25, 31



Unit 21 [ m ] mouse, [ n ] nose, and [ K ] sing

Related Units: 11, 12, 24, 25, 31



Unit 22 [ y ] yet and [ ] jet;

Consonant clusters with [y] regular

Related Units: 1, 11, 12, 18, 24, 25, 31



Unit 23 [ h ] hat; Reduction of "H" words

Related Units: 11, 12, 30, 31, 34



Unit 24 Beginning consonant clusters

Related Units: 11, 12, 14-17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 31



Unit 25 Final consonant clusters; Joining final consonants to the next word

Related Units: 11-21, 24, 31, 32, 36, 37



PART 3 STRESS IN WORDS



Unit 26 Stress in words: overview



Unit 27 Stressed syllables; Vowel length; Vowel reduction

Related Units: 1, 5, 11, 13, 19, 26, 28-35



Unit 28 Parts of speech; Suffixes; Numbers

Related Units: 26, 27, 29



Unit 29 Compounds; Noun-verb pairs

Related Units: 16, 26, 27, 28



PART 4 RHYTHM AND INTONATION



Unit 30 Rhythm and intonation: overview



Unit 31 Content and function words;

Thought groups

Related Units: 26-30, 32, 33, 34, 35



Unit 32 Highlighting important words

Related Units: 30, 31, 36, 37



Unit 33 Reduced words: bacon `n eggs

Related Units: 4, 5, 26-31, 34



Unit 34 Contractions and reductions of verbs

Related Units: 5, 19, 23, 26, 27, 30-32, 36, 37



Unit 35 Rhythm patterns of prepositions and particles

Related Units: 5, 12, 25, 27, 30-34



Unit 36 Rising intonation; Falling intonation

Related Units: 7, 16, 18, 24-26, 29, 30, 32, 34, 37



Unit 37 Intonation: expressing feelings and attitudes

Related Units: 7, 16, 25, 30, 32, 34, 36



Unit exercise answers



Appendix I: for team 1 players

Appendix II: for team 2 players
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