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I take it you already know of tough and bough and cough and dough... Others may stumble, but not you, on hiccough, thorough, slough, and through. Well done! And now you wish, perhaps, to learn of less familiar traps? Beware of heard, a dreadful word that looks like beard and sounds like bird. And dead: it's said like bed, not bead; for goodness' sake, don't call it deed! Watch out for meat and great and threat, they rhyme with suite and straight and debt. A moth is not
What Is Phonics? To put it simply, phonics is the method of teaching children to read, which focuses on the individual sounds of letters, or groups of letters, and blending them together. A word is broken down and sounded out (decoded), and then blended together to reveal what the word says. Advantages Of Phonics • Many words can be taught at one time in a phonic family. Here's an example of a phonic family: words that end with "at" like rat, cat, sat, etc. • Phoni
It is important to incorporate Language Systems (Lexis or vocabulary, Grammar, Function and Phonology) in order to deliver a balanced and comprehensive English course. When analyzing a particular language item, we could simply look at the individual words (vocabulary or lexis). We could also consider how these individual words interact with each other (grammar or syntax).
Many people think that good pronunciation means pronouncing every word distinctly and clearly but this is not always the case. In spoken English the words within a sentence do not always sound the same as when you say them individually. That's because English speakers link words together in phrases and sentences.
Many years ago, a presenter at an ESL conference I attended began his stimulating, and very memorable, presentation with a ten minute mini lesson in . . . Thai! The audience of ESL teachers, syllabus planners and curriculum designers was stunned, but the point was effectively made: Learning correct pronunciation and intonation in a foreign language is not as simple as ESL teachers seem to think!
Learning phonics is time consuming but it is something your child has to do to be able to read properly. Phonics are the foundation of reading and without them your child will have problems when learning to read. On the internet and in the bookshops there are many ways to learn to read.