SinEb, wk9, November 28th, 2014

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • Start thinking about your essay topic.

Next class: Decmber 5th. Presentation on “How to create languages in tribes”, and a presentation by Ms. Isoda, Kamada and Miyamoto.

NB: the makeup class for cancelled week 6 will be on January 10th, not December 13th or 20th.

Today’s class

  • Presentation by Ms. Nishihara, Okada and Shono  on “Phonetics: English pronunciation that is hard for Japanese speakers”.
  • Scottish accent: listen to the song “I’m on my way” sung by the Scottish group “The Proclaimers” (and used in the soundtrack of the movie “Shrek”).
    • how do Scots pronounce the “ay” (ɛɪ ) sound of standard English, as in “way” and “today”?
    • how do Scots pronounce the “igh” (ɒɪ) sound of standard English, as in “right”?
    • how do Scots pronounce the “ow”  (ɒʊ) sound of standard English, as in “town” and “down”?
  • Which English sounds are difficult for Japanese speakers to make? Why?

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