Online Learning Practical English Starter
Pronunciation Practice A2+ and above is designed to be used as a supplement to Practical English 7. The course uses speech recognition software to allow learners to practice their pronunciation of key words and phrases from Practical English 7, and to improve their overall accuracy with intonation and specific phonemes.

About Pronunciation Practice

Pronunciation Practice offers an efficient way for students to improve their pronunciation skills. When used alongside Practical English 7 it provides useful supplementary practice of the words and phrases students will encounter in each course.

Pronunciation Practice It is recommended that once a student has completed a lesson in Practical English 7, they should do the correlating pronunciation practice lesson. This will use the key language and phrases that have already been practiced, and provide both consolidation and extended speaking practice.

Speech Recognition Technology

Lessons in Pronunciation Practice are kept short, and are easy to use. They follow a basic ‘study and test’ structure which can be completed in approx. 5 minutes, and repeated as required.

At the start of each lesson, students are presented with a set number of words and phrases, either in definition or illustrated format. They are able to listen to language in context, and hear the appropriate intonation and pronunciation. Students then move into the test phase where they can use the record and playback function to practice their own pronunciation. After each attempt, the speech recognition software will compare their recording with the models, and provide an overall score along with an indication of words that are problematic.

  • 107 short pronunciation lessons at A2 level and above covering a wide range of everyday topics. Language that is clearly linked to the lesson aims of Practical English 7.
  • Study sections that present everyday words and sentences for focused listening practice.
  • A record and playback function for students to compare their pronunciation with language models.
  • Speech recognition technology that identifies problem areas, and allows students to check their accuracy.

Lessons follow a simple, yet systematic Study and Test cycle with a focus on specific words and phrases.

Each lesson is kept short allowing students to complete the material at pace, and when they have time.

  • Words and phrases are presented in context - either through illustration or dictionary format.
  • Students are given the opportunity to practice the model multiple times through a record and playback function.
  • The scoring mechanism shows students how well they did overall, and their areas for improvement.
  • Speech recognition technology tracks their input, and helps them visualise intonation.