1. Problems in pronunciation; 2. How the speech organs work in English; 3. The consonants of English; 4. Consonant sequences; 5. The vowels of English; 6. Words in company; 7. Intonation; 8. Conversation passages for practice. [JR]
1. Articulation of English sounds with exercises; 1.1. Classification of vowels; 1.2. Short and long vowels; 1.3. Short vowels in unstressed syllables; 1.4. English diphthongs; 1.5. Stop (plosive) constants; 1.6. Nasal constants; 1.7. Fricative constants; 1.8. The English lateral constant; 1.9. Affricate constants; 1.10. Non-syllabic vowels (semivowels); 2. Stress, rhythm and intonation of the English sentence; 2.1. Elements of sentence phonetics; 2.2. Sentence stress; 2.3. Grammatical considerations and sentence stress; 1.4. Rhytmic consideration and sentence stress; 1.5. Emphasis and sentence stress; 1.6. Strong and weak forms; 1.7. Word-linking and pauses; 1.8. Rhythm of the English sentence; 1.9. Introductions; 1.10. The principal tunes and their applications; 1.11. Tune three, falling-rising; 1.12. Emphatic tunes; 3. Exercises. [JR]
The best-selling English Pronunciation in Use is a comprehensive reference and practice book suitable for self-study or classroom work. Sixty easy-to-use units cover all aspects of pronunciation, including individual sounds, word stress, connected speech and intonation. Each unit is supported by audio material in range of accents, available on audio CD or cassette. An additional reference section offers a glossary of specialized terms, help with the pronunciation of numbers and geographical names and fun exercises on phonemic symbols and minimal pairs. The CD-ROM provides a wide variety of additional interactive activities to reinforce the pronunciation covered in the book, as well as tests, progress checks, games and animated diagrams of the mouth showing learners how to produce individual sounds. Students can also record themselves and compare their pronunciation with one of the many models provided.
1. Death; 2. Nudity; 3. Politycally incorrect jokes; 4. Taboo conversation topics; 5. It should be banned!; 6. Not my type; 7. Sex for sale; 8. Swearing; 9. Torture; 10. Sexual harassment; 11. Bribery and corruption; 12. Designer babies; 13. Children who kill; 14. Gays and jobs; 15. Animal rights; 16. Marriage - for better or for worse; 17. Nobody needs a gun; 18. The sale of human organs; 19. AIDS; 20. Teeling lies; 21. Abortion; 22. National stereotypes; 23. Cheating on your partner; 24. Are you happy with your body?; 25. Immigration and racism; 26. Changing sex; 27. Is this news; 28. The right to die; 29. Old enough to be her grandfather!; 30. Big Brother is watching!; 31. Anxiety and depression; 32. Gay families; 33. Begging; 34. Compensation culture; 35. Sport and money; 36. Vanity; 37. Legalising drugs; 38. Turning the other cheek; 39. The death penalty; 40. Addictions. [JR]