EFL Teacher Resources


Here are some links to free S4 material:

A Wall Chart to download showing all the 46 sounds of English in S4 phonetics.

Wall Chart
This can be printed out at A4 size and used a “bingo card” on which each sound is circled when the student can say it until all are circled.
 Or printed out at A3 size for the classroom wall.


A copy sheet to download of all the 46 sounds of English in S4 phonetics.
Copysheet image

This can be printed out at A4 size and used in the classroom.




iBook S4 English Sounds by Ben Piscopo with video clips showing how to say all the sounds of English.

Ben's book

 
iBook The Aged Aged Man a poem by Lewis Caroll the author of Alice in Wonderland transcribed into S4 phonetic text by Simon Vickers.

Cover page of book
This poem is a parody by Lewis Carroll of "Resolution and Independence" by William Wordsworth. Its full text in conventional spelling and information about its background can be found in Wikipedia. Carroll’s choice of words and rhyme is masterly. And the theme of not listening to other people’s problems, until they mention something that interests the listener directly, is a bittersweet and powerful one.
If English is not your native language and you would like to improve your pronunciation of the sounds of English and your flow of speech, read the phonetic text until your delivery is smooth and accurate. This text can also be profitably used in a teaching situation

Free 139-page iBook Social English Live by Ken Wilson showing how to introduce yourself and get chatting in English, for EFL teachers and students.

One page of the book
One of the most important things for the student of English to know is what to say on encountering a native speaker. Confidently saying the right thing at the right moment is the way to make a good first impression, and it is first impressions that are the ones that are remembered. The questions and answers that are exchanged in meeting and greeting are basically ritualised: they need to be learnt.
This book covers introductions, visiting people`s homes, small talk, going out in the evening and socialising at work.
This new version of Social English by Ken Wilson is written in S4 phonetic text so that the learner knows not only what to say but also how to pronounce it. The dialogues correspond to British English, hence the crown symbol on the pages.


Here are some links to paid S4 material:

iBook Teach English Pronunciation

One of the main difficulties in learning English is pronunciation.
This book gives the EFL teacher all the information needed to get it right.
All the sounds used in standard American and British English are covered, using Simplified Standard Sound Symbols (S4) to present them. Four audio clip examples are given for each sound. Click the link for more.


iBook Nursery Rhymes in S4 - Volume 1

This book is designed to help young children learn the sounds of the English language, from the outset.
An adult can read to a child from the iBook, or play the recordings of the nursery rhymes, showing how the phonetic text corresponds to speech. The goals are:
to familiarize the child with sounds of English, showing the phonetic text as the rhyme unfolds, to learn the nursery rhymes by heart. The conventional spelling of the rhyme can be displayed by pressing the ABC button.
All the rhymes are narrated in British pronunciation.


iBook Classic Nursery Rhymes for Chinese speakers

The best way to learn English is to begin by pronouncing the sounds correctly from the start. This book will enable your child to do so. It contains twenty five traditional short rhymes  with an audio recording, an attractive picture, a phonetic transcription, the traditional spelling and a Chinese translation for each. Read them to your child, show the transcription and listen to the audio recording. The next stage is to learn the rhymes by heart. Give your child a head start!
學習英語首要因素是從一開始就要學習正確的發音。本書包含25首耳熟能詳的童謠,通過音頻、圖片和音標去引導你的孩子如何去發音,同時包 括中英譯文對照,方便家長們閱讀和引導孩子。通過對本書學習一段時間後,童謠便深深地印在孩子們的腦海中,從而掌握正確的發音。


iBook Learn English Pronunciation (for Chinese speakers)

Learn all the sounds of standard American and British English with this ibook containing four audio clip examples for each of them


iBook Learn English Pronunciation (for Spanish speakers)

Learn all the sounds of standard American and British English with this ibook containing four audio clip examples for each of them


iBook Learn English Pronunciation (for French speakers)

Learn all the sounds of standard American and British English with this ibook containing four audio clip examples for each of them



Every EFL teacher needs to consciously know the sounds of standard American and British speech
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