Pronunciation Lesson Plan

Topics: Phoneme, Phonology, Christmas Pages: 3 (733 words) Published: November 4, 2011
We will teach the students the differences between the “e” and “ae” phonemes by using the minimal pairs: /ae/ /e/
bad bed
ban Ben
dad dead
man men
gas guess
cattle kettle
marry merry

We’ll start our lesson by asking the students how they are and how their weekends were. We will say: “Good afternoon my dear students. How are you today? Did you sleep well? I couldn’t sleep well. I had a bad sleep yesterday because my naughty children jumped on my bed in the middle of the night! “ Then while I am showing the differences between them with pictures and my gestures, I will repeat the minimal pairs slowly at least 2 times. After I explain the differences between these two phonemes, I will use the words in meaningful sentences. For example: “The witch is bad” “This is my bed” “My mother will ban smoking in our house” “His name is Ben” “He is the child’s dad” “The pink bunny is dead” “There is a man in the picture” “There are 2 men in the picture” “My car needs some gas” “I guess you are listening to me” “Old McDonald has cattle” “He gave me a ketle” “Hayri wants to marry Hayriye” “I wish you a merry Christmas”

The students will repeat after us chorally, in groups and then individually. EXERCISES
1) We will make two groups of the phonemes. /e/ phoneme will be A and /ae/ phoneme will be B. First we will read loudly only the group A and then only...
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