Not so easy, was it? English pronunciation is, in part, so tricky because English spelling is not phonetic. In a phonetic alphabet, each letter will only represent one sound, and each sound will only be represented by one letter. In English, this is certainly not the case! Other teachers are always asking me for good resources to teach pronunciation, so here's a list of websites along with their descriptions. Many of these sites are good for both language teachers and language learners.
Yes, you see, people, especially students english phonics every morning and have probably recited lots of beautiful passages, but they don't have the intention to use what they have learned so far to write. So they can never write good English and we speak everyday to ourselves, "Practice makes perfect." But how many people have really done it seriously? If you need and wish to learn English writing, you should not abuse your blind intention.
Now when children start to learn english grammar tenses as a second language they usually learn it very early. In Asia that usually means while they are still at kindergarten. Then at school they bring in the phonics in grade 5 when the children are 10 to 11 years old. Which is a good time to start the serious learning of English.
IPA stands for the International international phonetic alphabet chart, a standardized system of phonetic notation that uses symbols to represent the sounds of spoken languages. Theoretically, there is a symbol for every sound that exists in world languages spoken today. When you learn to read this alphabet, you can pronounce words written in IPA, no matter what the language, with the correct accent. It's not as much magic as really hard work. York University has IPA charts up online that link the symbols to sound files, as does the University of Victoria. IPA is an excellent teaching tool when it comes to mastering accents, and it's used often by voice and speech coaches to help students break down foreign sounds.
There are countless programs, series', and books that teach young students how to read music and relate it to their instrument, and all of them are based upon practice practice practice. There are some work books out there now that have students write notes as well as say, but they all depend on the same thing: memorization. Memorization is overwhelming to a child or an adult when you sit down in front of the piano and there are over 85 keys! How in the world is someone supposed to figure out all these notes! Luckily for us that have music experience we've organized all phonemic symbols the notes into groups octaves triads etc. But how do we go about teaching these? That's where Read Music Notes With Ease comes in handy.
I asked Neelamani's brother and daughters to organize a meeting with the youngsters. My wife Girija and I met a few days ago with 14 of them at Neelamani's small but well-appointed apartment. We asked them to recount their own experiences with Neelu Uncle (as they called him) and how they had benefited from his classes.
Synonyms Some dictionaries list synonyms or words with similar meanings such phonetic alphabet sounds as big large giant and huge You can also find synonyms in a separate reference book called a thesaurus.