Author Archives: Adrian Underhill

The Story of Sounds: Episode 24: Discovering the vowel /ɑː/

The Story of Sounds: Episode 24: Discovering the vowel /ɑː/ You can think of a vowel sound as the result of the shape of the tongue coupled with the resonant space in the mouth created by lip shape and tongue/jaw … Continue reading

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Sound Foundations: Teacher Training Videos update

Here is an update of links to my new 3-Minute pronunciation video series, other recent teacher training videos, articles and resources including the Sounds App and The Interactive Phonemic Chart (British and American English versions) 1.. The first 17 of … Continue reading

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The Story of Sounds: Episode 23: Discovering the vowel /ʌ/ part 2

You can think of a vowel as the result of a certain position of the tongue, jaw and lips. You can also think of a vowel sound as the result of a shape (of the tongue) and a resonant space … Continue reading

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The Story of Sounds: Episode 22: Discovering the vowel /ʌ/ part 1

In the previous 21 episodes of the Story of Sounds we have explored 24 consonants and 8 monophthong vowels. I have tried to tell their stories from the inside, not offering the external technical descriptions you might find in a … Continue reading

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Videos from Feb 21st Accentuate Conference, London

Videos from Saturday’s Conference “Accentuate: Bringing pronunciation to the fore” can be viewed at the links below. The conference was put on jointly by IATEFL Pronunciation SIG and NATECLA, at the British Council in London. Click here for the link to … Continue reading

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Accentuate: Bringing pronunciation to the fore – Live-streamed Conference 21 February 2015

The British Council is live-streaming the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG-NATECLA London conference, direct from the British Council London Accentuate: Bringing pronunciation to the fore 21 February 2015, 10.00 – 16.30 GMT With plenary speakers: David Crystal and Ben Crystal, and Adrian Underhill  … Continue reading

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Visual impairment and using the pron chart

To followers of this blog: A true story to start the year… Here is a very special post which tells a story. It starts last September when Laila, who lives and works in Spain, meets her new class. This follows … Continue reading

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Teacher Training Workshop with Adrian Underhill

Using the ‘Pron Chart': a complete workout  London: Saturday 17th January 2015. Manchester: Saturday 31st January. 2015. A few places still available We will explore the chart, how to present it and use it to integrate pron with other language … Continue reading

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Teacher Training Workshop with Adrian Underhill

Using the ‘Pron Chart': a complete workout London: Saturday 17th January 2015 Manchester: Saturday 31st January. 2015 A few places still available We will explore the chart, how to present it and use it to integrate pron with other language … Continue reading

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Webinar: Teaching Difficult Sounds

On 13/11/2014 I will give a webinar in the Macmillan Education Online Conference This is a one week online conference with many different speakers each day. Click here for the programme and to book your place. Teaching Difficult Sounds Description … Continue reading

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