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CLIL4U Pre-Course Unit 3 - Pronunciation


CLIL teachers who are are not language specialists are sometimes unsure about the correctness of their pronunciation of the new language. There are several things you can do to build confidence.

(Dictionaries show syllable stress by a marker before the stressed syllable: /dɛfɪˈnɪʃən/).

One practical and helpful rule for pronunciation is that prefixes and suffixes are not stressed. In the first sentence of this text, we know that ‘specialist’ (Ooo) and ‘correctness’ (oOo) are nouns because of their suffixes. We also know that these syllables will be unstressed.

In a similar way, the suffixes which we use to make the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives are unstressed, for example new, newer (Oo), newest (Oo).

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After reading the Focus, you will be able to practise the language point by doing a series of exercises. 

This Unit forms part of a language course designedto help teachers refreshtheir English language skills.

It was developed as part of the EU Project ‘CLIL4U’, and is intended as preparation for the main CLIL4U course onTeaching through CLIL.

To follow the language course, click on the CLIL4U Pre-Course Homepage button below.

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