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Building Blocks 2 Perfect pronuciation

Building Blocks 2 Perfect pronuciation

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One of the problems in English as a second language is pronunciation. I feel that being able to look at a word and pronouncing it is very important. This book attempts to address the issue.
One of the problems in English as a second language is pronunciation. I feel that being able to look at a word and pronouncing it is very important. This book attempts to address the issue.

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BUILDING BLOCKS

Book 2

PERFECT PRONUCIATION

Get Higher Scores on Exams! Improve your English! Learn English Easier! Learn English Faster! BY Thomas A. Dyer

This is one reason why American students’ English scores began to decline in the early 1960s. So………………. In the early 1960’s the practice of intensive word learning stopped in favor of the current “whole word” method used today. many parents and teachers frustrated at the lack of English proficiency began to revive the Word Building methods. Most teachers today do not even know that it existed. In the year 2000. Many parents of both Native speakers and Chinese families started teaching at home these skills because of the low English scores. are one of the forgotten methods of learning English. how can you as an English learner keep up? The secret to learning new words and pronouncing them is by reading their sounds. you don’t speak in class or on the street? Do you want to improve you spoken English? Do you want to look at a word and be able to say it? Pronunciation is the building block of good English! Did you know that in the 1880’s students were required to be able to look at a word and pronounce it? They were able to do this because they could see the sounds that make up English words. In American schools. teachers taught Phonograms and Phonics. .INTRODUCTION Do you get frustrated because you do not know how to pronounce a word? Do you hate sounding bad when speaking to Foreigners? Are you shy and because you feel your English is poor.

It is made up of letters (patterns). These can have 71 patterns or letter combinations to make the sounds. The English language uses 42-48 pure sounds. . the English language has over 2 million words. Why do we want use them? We could just memorize words. Would that be a valuable skill? Would you like this skill? Would you get higher scores in your oral English classes? Get a better job or opportunity. Would you like to speak more fluent English? That is the reason for this book Inside this book are just the facts. However. So.PHONOGRAMS AND PHONICS What is a PHONOGRAM? A PHONOGRAM is a picture of a sound. what if we could look a word and the word would tell us how it sounds. would take a long time Nevertheless. however we add more characters to change the sound of a word and its meaning. It could be one or up to four letters. In English. the INFORMATION you need to look at a word and know how to pronounce it. (71 PHONOGRAMS) Chinese characters use about 250 radicals to modify a character.

000. Try to pronounce the word by doing this first. Then pronounce them together. Almost 80% of English follows this system and it can be used to pronounce a large portion of the over 2. The Orton Phonogram system. Book 1 Word Building Book 3 Context is the KEY Book 4 Can you Remember it? .000 possible words in English. This is a useful skill to have when taking oral English tests (IELTS. TOFEL) or when reading aloud. This is Book 2 of a series of four small books.) It is in 2 parts. (Words from from other languages make up 20-30% of English) HOW TO USE THIS BOOK.Speed up your pronunciation to blend the sounds. Pronounce each one slowly and separately. After a short time. Then check yourself against the dictionary.There is a system. In the early part of the 19th century English was analyzed and broken down into 71 PHONOGRAMS. Part 2 is Sounds to PHONOGRAM. Find the PHONOGRAMS. IT is not a dictionary. (You should have one when using this book. When looking at a new/unknown word you should look at its parts. Each the books shows a building block of English. This is called “sounding out” a word. Part 1 is PHONOGRAM to sounds. you will get confidence and not need the dictionary any more.

. To make the Future Study the Past.From a Single Brick Grows a Nation.

This is why we sound out words to find the one that feels and sounds right. (yes.Part 1: PHONOGRAMS to SOUNDS There are 71 Phonograms that can be further broken down to make 118 total PHONOGRAMS for English. Feels right. A very important trick) Number 1 PHONOGRAM a SOUND short ‘a’ long ‘a’ The ‘ah’ The ‘aw’ the ‘k’ The ‘s’ the ‘d’ the ‘f’ the ‘g’ The ‘j’ the the the the ‘ah’ long ‘o’ long ‘oo’ ‘aw’ Example at tape want talk cat cent dig fast good gentle odd over do cost sit as quit big end even head it silent radio 2 c 3 4 5 d f g 6 o 7 s the ‘s’ the ‘z’ the ‘kw’ the ‘b’ the sort ‘e’ The long ‘e’ the ‘h’ the short ‘i’ the long ‘i’ the long ‘e’ 8 9 10 qu b e 11 12 h i . Some PHONOGRAMS make more than one sound.

Number 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 PHONOGRAM j k l m n p r t u SOUND the ‘j’ the ‘k’ the ‘l’ the ‘m’ the ‘n’ the ‘p’ the ‘r’ the ‘t’ the the the the short ‘u’ long ‘u’ long ‘oo’ short ‘oo’ Example just kind let met nice pet round tent up music true put vase love wet box yippee myth by baby zero her 22 v the ‘v’ the ‘v’ the ‘w’ the ‘ks’ the the the the ‘y’ short ‘i’ long ‘i’ long ‘e’ 23 24 25 w x y 26 27 z er the ‘z’ the er of her 28 29 ur ir the er of nurse the ir of first nurse first .

Number 30 31 32 PHONOGRAM wor ear sh SOUND the er of work the er of early the ‘sh Example work early shut push friendship feet thin – this may fail cow low out four you touch saw sauce 33 34 35 36 37 ee th ay ai ow the long ‘e’ the ‘th’ – ‘th’ the long 2 letter ‘a’ the long 2 letter ‘a’ the ‘ow’ the long ‘o’ the ‘ow’ the long ‘o’ the long ‘oo’ The short ‘u’ the ‘aw’ the ‘aw’ not at the end the long ‘oo’ the long ‘u’ the long ‘oo’ the long ‘u’ the ‘oy’ the ‘oy’ not at the end 38 ou 39 40 aw au 41 ew grew few neutral feud toy join 42 eu 43 44 oy oi .

Number 45 PHONOGRAM oo SOUND long ‘oo’ short ‘oo’ long ‘o’ the ‘ch’ the ‘k’ the ‘sh’ the ‘ng’ the long ‘e’ the short ‘e’ the long ‘a’ the ‘ar’ the 2 letter ‘k’ the ‘ed’ the ‘d’ the ‘t’ the ‘or’ the ‘hw’ the long ‘oo’ the long ‘i’ the short ‘i’ the long ‘o’ of boat the long ‘a’ the long ‘e’ the long ‘a’ the long ‘e’ the 4 letter long ‘a’ the 3 letter long ‘i’ Example 46 ch check echo chef ring eat head break card pack graded loved mixed for when fruit guide build boat they valley veil ceiling weigh high 47 48 ng ea 49 50 51 ar ck ed 52 53 54 or wh ui 55 56 oa ey 57 ei 58 59 eigh igh .

Number 60 PHONOGRAM ie SOUND the long ‘e’ the long ‘i’ the 2 letter ‘n’ the 2 letter ‘n’ Example field lie know gnaw reign write phonogram badge toe 61 62 kn gn 63 64 65 66 wr ph dge oe the 2 letter ‘r’ the 2 letter ‘f’ the 3 letter ‘j’ the long ‘o’ of toe the 3 letter ‘ch’ the tall letter ‘sh’ the ‘sh’ the ‘zh’ the short letter ‘sh’ the the the the the the long ‘o’ long ‘oo’ ‘uf’ ‘off’ ‘aw’ ‘ow’ 67 68 69 tch ti si catch nation session vision special though through rough cough thought bough 70 71 ci ough .

.Conversation is the KEY to prosperity.

This is to start you looking at the words as pieces and parts instead of a block of text.PART 2: SOUNDS TO PHONOGRAMS We will use words instead of the normal IPA (International Phonics) methods you are used to. Sound Sound Sound Name the short ‘a’ the the the the the the the long long long long long long long ‘a’ ‘a’ ‘a’ ‘a’ ‘a’ ‘a’ ‘a’ PHONOGRAMS a a ay ai eigh ey ea ei a o o a aw au ough b c ch ck qu c s d ed e ea Examples at cape pay pail eight they break veil want odd cost all paw cause thought bear cat school back mosquito cent sat dog loved bed bread Sound the ‘ah’ the ‘ah’ the the the the the ‘aw‘ ‘aw‘ ‘aw‘ ‘aw‘ ‘aw’ Sound Sound Sound the ‘b’ the the the the ‘k’ ‘k’ ‘k’ ‘k’ Sound the ‘s’ the ‘s’ the ‘d’ the ‘d’ the short ‘e’ the short ‘e’ Sound Sound . The examples will help you pronounce the PHONOGRAM and sound.

Sound Sound Name the the the the the the the the long long long long long long long long ‘e’ ‘e’ ‘e’ ‘e’ ‘e’ ‘e’ ‘e’ ‘e’ PHONOGRAMS e ei ea ee ey y i ie f ph g gh j dge g h i y ui i ie igh y ui uy l m n kn gn pn Examples be conceit meat feet key lady radio prairie far phone gate ghost jug badge charge hat hit myth build find pie sigh my guide guy leg man no know gnat pneumonia Sound the ‘f’ the ‘f’ the ‘g’ the ‘g’ the ‘j’ the ‘j’ the ‘j’ the ‘h’ the short ‘i’ the short ‘i’ the short ‘i’ the the the the the the long long long long long long ‘i’ ‘i’ ‘i’ ‘i’ ‘i’ ‘i’ Sound Sound Sound Sound Sound Sound Sound Sound the ‘l’ the ‘m’ the the the the ‘n’ ‘n’ ‘n’ ‘n’ .

Sound Sound Name the the the the the the the the the the the the the the the long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long ‘o’ ‘o’ ‘o’ ‘o’ ‘o’ ‘o’ ‘o’ ‘oo’ ‘oo’ ‘oo’ ‘oo’ ‘oo’ ‘oo’ ‘oo’ ‘oo’ PHONOGRAMS o oo ow ou ough oa oe oo o ew ue ui ough ou eu p qu r wr rh t ed u ou u ew eu u oo v w Examples no floor row four though boat toe food do dew due fruit through you neutral pan quiet rose wrap rhythm tab fixed fuss country music few feud put foot vase wet Sound Sound Sound Sound the ‘p’ the ‘kw’ the ‘r’ the ‘r’ the ‘r’ the ‘t’ the ‘t’ the short ‘u’ the short ‘u’ the long ‘u’ the long ‘u’ the long ‘u’ the short ‘oo’ the short ‘oo’ the ‘v’ the ‘w’ Sound Sound Sound Sound Sound Sound .

Sound Sound Sound Sound Name the ‘ks’ the ‘y’ the ‘z’ the ‘z the ‘z’ the the the the the ‘er’ ‘er’ ‘er’ ‘er’ ‘er’ PHONOGRAMS x y z s x er ur ir or ear ar or sh ch ti si ci ce ch tch th th ng ow ou ough oy oi si wh Examples box yard zoo as xylophone mothers hurry first word learning car order shut chic nation session special ocean charge batch thin this ring cow bounty bough boy coin vision when Sound Sound Sound Sound the ‘ar’ the ‘or” the the the the the the ‘sh’ ‘sh’ ‘sh’ ‘sh’ ‘sh’ ‘sh’ Sound the ‘ch’ the ‘ch’ the ‘th’ the ‘th’ the ‘ng’ the ‘ow’ the ‘ow’ the ‘ow’ the the the the ’oy’ ‘oy’ ’zh’ ‘hw’ Sound Sound Sound Sound Sound Sound Sound .

IF YOU Can SEE IT! THEN YOU CAN SAY IT! IF YOU Can HEAR IT! THEN YOU CAN WRITE IT! .

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