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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

New Speaking-Hearing Exercise

I continue to develop new exercises for students to practice their IPA skills. This one may be too challenging, I fear! It's a listening exercise. Please try it out. Print out the file at
http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/introducing_the_ipa/speaking-hearing_comp.pdf then listen to the two audio files, and try to put the transcriptions in the right order for what is said. Version two is MUCH more challenging.


The audio for these (which can be done by pairs of students in class, btw) is at:
http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/introducing_the_ipa/audio/speaking-hearing.mp3

and

http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/introducing_the_ipa/audio/speaking-hearing_2.mp3

The second version is much more difficult. I'm fearful that it is just way too challenging... but we'll see what you think. I like to remember that students can listen to these several times to "check their work" which I think makes it more valuable practice.

I'd love your feedback on the exercise!

Eric