GuruEAP

Academic English not only for Indonesians
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Phonemic Chart

Click phonemes to hear examples! (more…)

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Scissor

Indonesian flag Indonesian students of English are lucky in that the sounds of their language are quite close to the sounds of English. However, here is a song that focuses on two pronunciation features that are rare in Bahasa Indonesia: (more…)

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Minimal pairs /s/ , /ʃ/

In minimal pair activity we listen to the difference between Sue and ‘shoe’, and maybe learn how to say “Sue’s shoe!” (more…)

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Minimal pairs /e/ , /eɪ/

Comparing the short /e/, and the diphthong /eɪ/. Click or touch the sound you hear! (more…)

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Minimal pairs /e/ , /æ/

In this activity we practice recognising the short ‘a’ and the short ‘e’ in minimal pairs. Click or touch the sound you hear! (more…)

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Minimal pairs /ɪ/ , /i:/

Q:What did the bean say to the bin?
A: How’ve you been?
In this activity we practice recognising short and long ‘i’ sounds in minimal pairs. Click or touch the sound you hear! (more…)

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Minimal pairs practice

A minimal pair is two words that sound the same except for one sound. Can you recognise which of two words is being spoken? Have a go! (more…)

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Phonemic Bingo!

A little game to let you practice listening to and producing the sounds of English! (more…)

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College colleagues

I’m very busy during the week, but at weekends I go out with my colleges.

Indonesian flag This was something I overheard someone say, although I sometimes see the same error in writing. Mostly it’s a pronunciation problem that influences written form. (more…)

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Lemon Squeezy

Another song from @GuruEAP – this time to practice the words ‘easy‘ and ‘difficult‘. See also this earlier post for further practice of these not-so-easy items! (more…)