Sounds of English

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2007

A wonderful collection of materials by Sharon Widmayer and Holly Gray, Sounds of English not only helps ESL learners sound more like native speakers; it is also a great source of advice for teachers.


• One whole section devoted to describing how to pronounce specific sounds in English, fully illustrated with pictures, audio recordings and video clips

• Another section dealing with word stress and containing specific rules for stressing compound nouns, noun+noun compounds, phrasal verbs and homographs

• An impressive number of exercises and activities in the form of printable handouts and worksheets, ready for classroom use

• Handouts and tips sections for pronunciation teachers, with a collection of TESOL presentations given by the authors of the site and detailed instructions on how to organize motivating games in pronunciation classes

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