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Vowel Perception Test: e vs. ae

Here are the files for the front mid and low vowel perception test. These are the vowels you hear in words such as ‘bet’ and ‘bat.’ Be sure to listen to the test in a quiet area where you are not going to be distracted. Instructions: Complete (a) the consent form and (b) the language contact questionnaire. Save (c) […]

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Verbless Sentences

Many everyday sentences don’t contain a verb. Such cases are commonly referred to as nominal sentences or tenseless sentences, while the occurrence is called nonverbal predication. Nonverbal predication simply indicates that whatever comes after the subject doesn’t have a verb. English is a great host of nonverbal predication, particularly in expressions, small talk, and responses […]

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Minimal Pairs: /l/ vs /r/

Rice or lice? These minimal pairs help practice the difference, targeting the sounds while having fun with pronunciation. Print the activity sheet below for greatly interactive lessons. If you don’t have a pdf reader, go here for the latest version from Adobe. What to do Download and print the handout. Illustrate the difference between the […]

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Minimal Pairs: /s/ vs /ʃ/

Sip or ship? These minimal pairs help practice the difference, targeting the sounds while having fun with pronunciation. Print the activity sheet below for greatly interactive lessons. If you don’t have a pdf reader, go here for the latest version from Adobe. What to do Download and print the handout. Illustrate the difference between the […]

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