Clear Speech Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in American English

ISBN-10: 0521543541
ISBN-13: 9780521543545
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
Authors: Judy B. Gilbert
List price: $33.00
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Description: A revised and expanded version of the highly successful and innovative pronunciation text for intermediate to high-intermediate students of North American English. The Clear Speech, Third Edition, Student's Book provides learners with visual  More...

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2004
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 192
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

A revised and expanded version of the highly successful and innovative pronunciation text for intermediate to high-intermediate students of North American English. The Clear Speech, Third Edition, Student's Book provides learners with visual representations of important pronunciation features, such as voicing and syllable length. It features a reordered table of contents, a greater emphasis on listening recognition, and more coverage of vowel sounds. It also contains a Student Audio CD, so students can practice many of the exercises on their own.

Acknowledgments
To the student
To the teacher
Clear listening test
Clear speaking test
Rhythm: number of syllables
Sounds
Stops and continuants
More stops and continuants: grammar
Rhythm: stops and syllable length
Sounds: Voicing
Concentrating on sibilants
Rhythm: voicing and syllable length
Words
Stress: vowel length
Stress: vowel clarity
Word stress patterns
Sentences
Basic Emphasis Pattern: content words
Basic Emphasis Pattern: structure words
Conversation
Focus 1 : pitch patterns used for emphasis
Focus 2: emphasizing structure words
Intonation: pitch direction of questions
Intonation: thought groups (1)
Intonation: thought groups (2)
App. A Vowels
App. B Additional work on consonants
App. C Student's own dictation

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