Voice-Setting Phonology by Sarn Rich
- lesson plan 2
Introduction - Pronunciation Establish
aims and purpose.
that we are going to look at ways to improve English pronunciation,
and at the end of the class will discuss which approaches
were enjoyable and/or useful.
tch-stds 2 mins
Stage 1 - 5 languages 1st impressions (Activity 2 in Part
(Material 1 - tape) stds listen and identify 5 languages spoken
stds listen again, and identify distinguishing features. Discuss
in pairs and whole class.
stds-stds, tch-stds 5 mins
Stage 2 - Questionnaire (Adapted from Activity 1)
stds consider list of 4 questions (Material 2), then discuss
in pairs, then whole class.
std, stds-stds,tch-stds 7 mins
Stage 3 - Spanish in an English accent Noticing (Activity
stds write short biographies in Spanish (on model of Material
3), then read them to each other in an English accent.
Discuss distinguishing features of an English accent.
tch-stds 6 mins
Stage 4 - Bilingual minimal pairs (Adapted from Activity
the board write:
Read out one of each pair, stds identify the language.
In pairs stds read each others' words from lists (Material
4) and identify the language.
Discuss differences between words' pronunciation.
std-std 6 mins
Stage 5 - Mouth shape (Activity 8, then 13)
(Material 5) with sound turned down. Identify and language
spoken from clues in mouth shape and movement.
Stage 6 - Body language and voice-setting Communication
Tape as before, then with sound.
stds decide the relationship between the speakers.
Stage 7 - Shadow reading Imitation (9 adapted for video,
to a version of 10)
as before with sound. Shadow reading the dialogue, the sound
gradually diminishing until the Ls can dub the original.
Stage 8 - (depending
on time)Words with feeling Communication
(Adapted from Activity 15)
say 'typical' English words and phrases (from stage 2) in
the manner of particular emotions (Material 6)
Other Ls identify the emotion.
stds-std 4 mins
Stage 9 - Dialogues with feeling (Activity 16)
pairs stds invent a context for a dialogue time) (Material
7) and act it out.
Other learners identify the context.
10 - Feedback
about approaches looked at in today's lesson.
std-std, tch-stds 6 mins
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