For this week's lesson, it's another pronunciation lesson, focusing on the /ʒ/ phoneme. This sound is often confused with others by learners, and getting its pronunciation right can make a real difference to how you are understood by native speakers.
This lesson follows the same format as previous ones on pronunciation. It begins with a presentation on how to correctly form the sound, examples of how it can be used correctly, and how it differs to other similar sounds. Following this presentation, there are a number of practice activities for students to work alone and in pairs so that by the time the lesson is over, we hope that their speaking will be a tiny bit clearer.
Remember, pronunciation activities can be easily included in other speaking and listening lessons, as part of a strategy to raise standards of communication. Have you seen the Fluency activities which were released as Weekly Lessons a few months ago? And also check out this week's newsletter for ideas on which lessons could go well with lessons about pronunciation.
Have fun teaching
The EF Class Team