Students can understand the pronunciation rules of liaison.
Students will be able to distinguish the differences of pronunciation.
Students are more interested in learning pronunciation.
Key and difficult points:
How to master the liaison rules.
How to foster the interest in pronunciation learning.
Step 1: Warming-up
2. Let students enjoy a poem and then answer the question “What makes the poem so beautiful?”. The poem is like this:
What language is thine? O sky?
The language of eternal question.
What language is thy? O sea?
The language of eternal silence.
Ask students to answer the question. Then tell them that not only the beautiful scene created in the poem makes it so wonderful, but also the intonation and pronunciation make it beautiful. And lead in the topic.
Step 2: Presentation
1. Read the passage for the students, while reading, students must listen to the pronunciation of the words carefully and after listening they should tell me the main idea of it.
2. Invite students to share what they find and explain the structure and pronunciation rules for them.
3. Make a conclusion: liaison happens when “the final consonant meets an initial vowel”.
Step 3: Practice
1. Invite students to read the passage, tell them that when they are reading, they should apply what we just learned in it. And the give them some positive evaluations.
2. Find out more words that can be read together like “stand up” and “all in all”.
Step 4: Production
Ask students to do a dubbing for the video that has no sound in groups of four and encourage students to be active and to do the dubbing more real by using liaison.. 5 minutes are given . Then invite some groups to share their performance.
Step 5: Summary and Homework
Summary: invite a student to be a little teacher and summarize today’s lesson.
Homework: ask students to find more liaison rules through internet.
1. What is the most difficult part in this lesson?
There are five parts in this lesson, and I think the most difficult part is the presentation part.
Firstly, pronunciation is difficult for students to learn because there are some terminologies that they don’t know. Meanwhile, students still have some pronunciation problem,s they cannot pronounce some words clearly like /p/ and /t/. so it is difficult for students to learn liaison. In addition, it is also a tough task for the teacher to explain the liaison rule in a simple way. But I overcome these difficulties by dividing into several activities.
2. Please tell me about the teaching aims.
There are three teaching aims in this lesson:
First, knowledge aim is that students can understand the pronunciation rules of liaison..
Second, ability aim is that students will be able to distinguish the difference of pronunciation..
Third, emotional aim is that students are more interested in learning pronunciation..
The above aims are believed to be achieved through various activities during the class.