The following is taken from a past Teaching
This week we're looking at a few common
sound problems. You need to match up the sound problem,
the technique for helping learners with this & the
nationality that this refers to (among others).
As the text newsletter doesn't take the
phonemic script we have used /../ for sounds where we
can, & '...' where the sound is represented alphabetically.
For answers to the task, click the link
at the end.
Technique for helping
|1. /b/ & /v/
as in 'Thank you bery much'
|a. Std says /u:/ & then the schwa, then put
them together with /w/
|2. /s/ & 'th' as in 'I sink you're wrong'
||b. Get the std to bit the bottom lip – her
|3. /r/ & /l/ as in 'He's got a yerrow yorry'
||c. Std holds a paper in front of the mouth, says
/b/ but blows so that the paper moves.
|4. /s/ & /es/ as in 'I come from Espain'
||d. Std isolates 'sh', isolates /t/, reverse this
/t/ + 'sh' = 'ch'
|5. /v/ & /w/ as in 'Ve vill valk & vin'
||e. Std puts her finger on the alveolar ridge, touches
the finger nail with the tip of the tongue & then
replaces the finger with the tongue.
|6. /b/ & /p/ as in 'A biece of baber'
|f. Spanish speakers find it difficult to start the
word with /s/ Move your hand & student says the
/s/ sound all the time until you stop. Then make the
hand movements shorter & shorter until they are
just coming out with the /s/
|7. 'Sh' & 'ch' as in 'She goes to schurch on
||g. Std says /i:/ , & then the schwa, then puts
them together for /j/
|8. /j/ & 'y' as in 'Have jou seen him'
||h. Std puts teeth almost together, blow out &
teacher shows position of the tongue.
|9. /s/ & 'sh' as in 'He travels
||i. Std puts her finger across her lips & then
wets finger with tongue.
||ix. French & Spanish