Pronunciation exercises for learners of American English, printable worksheets in PDF, handouts, teacher tips for class pronunciation activities.
I made this website for the wonderful students who participated in my "Pronunciation Clubs" at United International College in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China, where the students are taking all of their college courses in English. I hope you continue to practice pronunciation using the many practice materials we worked on in our classes.
Now that I have returned to the United States, I hope this page of websites will help you to continue working on pronunciation of American English.
Pinyin table with the four tones in Mandarin Chinese combining initial consonants and final vowels.
Common problems between American English and the Chinese language that helped me focus on several specific problem areas. Judy pronounces words and provides a sentence for each of the American English vowel sounds. Listen and Repeat Machine for daily practice to improve your intonation, rhythm and pronunciation. Train your accent - script and audio of less formal American English (under "LESSONS" - left side of page). Scenari-Aid created by Grant Meredith, funded by Telematics Trust, Australia and housed on the University of Ballarat web site provides opportunities to practice English in various speaking situations.
Review of Forms of English is a word document explaining some of the reduced forms you will hear in American English speaking.


Michelle Henry's Pronunciation page 1 and Pronunciation page 2 are filled with many good links to freely-available activities and exercises to improve pronunciation of English. English Club: Pronunciation is a very good site with many resources that will help with English pronunciation. Pocket English Idioms provides an alphabetical dictionary with keywords in the idiom and a sentence illustrating the idiom.
Make you own custom worksheets with consonant digraphs.  Fun Fonix worksheet makers have spelling worksheets, read and choose worksheets, word bank worksheets, spell and write worksheets, bingo, and more! You are free to use any resource from this site as an end user and MES grants you a free End User License. I was privileged to work with approximately 100 students who attended three different hour-long clubs held twice a week for five weeks.
Two pieces of equipment that might help you are 1) a small mirror to watch your pronunciation, and 2) a device that helps you listen to what you are saying.
Use the following websites to practice American English pronunciation on your own or with your friends who were part of my clubs. Nice audio that helped me understand some of the pronunciation differences combining Mandarin Chinese and American English!
Choose American English - shows an animation with audio how each sound is produced by itself.
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Many also took advantage of the 28 half-hour individual or small group sessions scheduled each week.
Although we did learn several new vocabulary words, we did not focus on building vocabulary or on reading, writing, or understanding, skills that are all very important parts of learning another language. Puts each sound into a word beginning, middle and end positions with a person demonstrating how the sound looks on the lips and sounds. You may not save, redistribute, copy, modify, transfer, transmit, repackage, charge for or sell any of the materials from this site. Fun Fonix reserves the right to terminate or make changes to this agreement for any reason and without notice. Watch your mouth as you say each sound, comparing how you are saying the sound with how American speakers say the sound. You can make one of the listening devices by going to a shop where they sell plumbing (PCV) pipe. Have them cut a piece of pipe about three inches long and buy two elbow joints that have the same size opening as the pipe to attach to each end.



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