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ESL professionals are welcome to print out and copy these resources in their classes.  They are for non-profit educational use only.  If you use them, please drop Holly a line telling us how you used them and any comments you might have.  

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  • Pronunciation Cards (for Pronunciation Partners game)--this set is for vowels and final consonants.  Download all three parts and print them out.  (These are formatted to fit Avery 5388 perforated index cards.  36 cards total.) This game can be played in small groups.  The point of the game is to collect as many sets of 4 as possible.  The student with the most sets of 4 at the end of the game wins.  

  • Pronunciation Bingo--a great way for students to practice hearing and saying minimal pairs

  • Mixers--print out the sheet, separate the words, and hand them out to students as they come into class.  Tell them to find their partners.  Great warm-up or grouping activity.

  • Pronunciation Pyramids--a syllable game.  Have students compete to build syllable pyramids.  The teacher gives a topic (clothing, objects in the classroom, animals, food, etc.) and students race to build a pyramid. (One syllable word at the top, the a 2-syllable word, 3-syllable word, etc.) 

  • Lights, Camera, Action--an Internet-based listening, speaking, and writing activity using movie trailers

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