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Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation (2nd Edition): English Pronunciation Paperback – 9 Mar 2005


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education; 2 edition (9 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405064102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405064101
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.4 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 181,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Miss A. H. Goodall on 7 Feb. 2012
Sound Foundations by Adrian Underhill is an absolute must-have. The name says it all.

I seem to be in the minority in that I absolutely love teaching pronunciation, and it's mainly thanks to this book, which has a very holistic approach. Pronunciation is not intellectual and abstract, it's the physical aspect of language, involving the breath, muscles and so on. It's actually very practical and great fun...students and teachers alike seem to fear it, but there is no need to, as this book will show you. It becomes a pleasure to teach and learn once you grasp the essential simplicity of it, and it's very motivating for students as they can enjoy instant results...they, like you, will be excited by how quickly you progress.

Underhill's phonemic chart is definitive - it's so intuitive, being based on mouth shapes and tongue placement. Move along the chart in any direction and you can FEEL the subtle shifts in your mouth. There's a plan in the book for a first lesson with the chart.

In Sound Foundations you make a natural progression from sounds to words to connected speech. It's a book that restores you, the teacher, to your rightful place as a learner with a wealth of discovery activities which you can immediately share with your students, adapted or not as you see fit. The beauty of it is in this humanistic dynamic, which sets you and your students off on a journey of exploration and discovery. Soon they'll be involved in the process of finding their own English voice - not through drills, mimicking and repetition but rather through awareness, experimentation and curiosity.

Highly recommended, then! ;)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By IP Lucas on 12 Dec. 2007
This is an essential resource book to have for any type of English language training. It contains a CD, with clear IP pronunciation examples. I have found it particularly useful to learn the IP phonemic script, strong forms and weak forms, connected speech etc. It contains the essential information that I needed to learn and complete my TESOL teaching course. It can be a little technical at times, but has an easy quick index reference guide at the back which refers to any particular area of phonology you are looking for.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By hj101010 on 13 Oct. 2010
the book is very useful if you're doing a TESOL course.
an essential book for Phonology. it comes with a CD for sound pronunciation activity.
i recommend it.

delivery with amazon was very prompt, i received it a few days(tueday) after ordering it(on friday).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mau on 24 Dec. 2012
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I started teaching a couple of months ago, and like everyone new in the field i am trying to make the most out of the vast quantity of resourses from the internet. But as expected although there are a loads of materials on the internet, the catch is to find the good ones. Ever since i come acros Adrian Underhill's video on youtube, i knew i found one of the best, and needn't look any further. Now that i did buy his book, i realised that he is simply the best, in teaching pronunciation. Then again, this is just my opinion and it may be subjective, but for the money u pay, u will get a lot. Keep keen!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lau108 on 2 Oct. 2011
I had the chance this summer to meet the author, and he was great. I thought that learning phonics and the english pronunciation was unable for me, I've tried for years and nothing stays in my head. This book has some clear ideas and exercices, for teacher and also for students.
If you have any doubt buy it, it's great and it also has a CD
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