Sounds Great 1: Low Intermediate Pronunciation for Speakers of English

  • AUTHOR: Beverly Beisbier
  • ISBN-13: 9780838439647 
  • 172 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©1994     Published
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About The Product

SOUNDS GREAT teaches learners to discover, recognize, and use American English word stress, sentence stress, intonation patterns, and high-frequency vowels and consonants. The many guided conversations, pair and small group practices, information gap activities, peer interviews, and short oral reports invite students to enjoy improving their command of spoken English.


  • Units progress from controlled practice to communicative activities.
  • Individual, pair, and group work.
  • Inductive approach gives learners the opportunity to discover pronunciation rules and patterns.
  • Awareness building drills and ear training exercises for word and sentence stress, intonation and troublesome consonants and vowels.
  • Activities for recognition and discovery of pronunciation and spelling rules with student generated rule writing.
  • Emphasis on word and sentence stress and intonation as foundations for intelligible speech.
  • Structures and vocabulary accessible to learners at the high beginning level.
  • A wide variety of topics and activity types to stimulate student interest in and enjoyment of pronunciation and speaking.

About the Contributor

  • Beverly Beisbier

Table of Contents

1. The Vowel "e"
2. The Vowel "i"
3. Word Stress: Two Syllable Patterns
4. Word Stress: Predictable Three Syllable Patterns
5. Sentence Stress, Unstress, and Rhythm
6. Sentence Stress, Rhythm Groups, and Linking
7. Rising/Falling Intonation
8. Rising Intonation
9. The Consonants
10. The Consonants
11. The Consonants
12. The Consonants
13. The Consonants
14. The Consonants


Teacher Components

  • Sounds Great 1: Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0838442722 | ISBN-13: 9780838442722)