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How to Teach Vowel Number 11 / 3: /

Vowel number 11 is the last long vowel sound of the twelve monophthongs or pure vowels / 3:/. You can read about how to teach all the other long sounds on our blog 3: cannot be found in most Nigerian languages, hence it is quite difficult for non-native speakers to produce. In Nigeria, many English speakers simply replace the sound with what is most convenient for them. /e/ that is… Read More »How to Teach Vowel Number 11 / 3: /

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How to Teach the Long u Sound

The long u sound is the ninth in the list of vowels of the English Sound System. Like /ɔ:/, we produce this sound with rounded lips. Also, it is a universal sound just like all the other long sounds we have previously discussed on our blog. You can check through our previous blogs to learn about the long e, a, and the/ɔ:/ sounds. In Nigeria, all the major dialects have… Read More »How to Teach the Long u Sound

ERI English Broadcast 8/11/2019

Today on ERI English Broadcast… Diction Class Do you know how to talk about one item in a pair? Is it “One leg of my shoes or half pair of my shoes, when talking about one of the two that make a pair?” Watch Diction Class to find out.     African Values What are the benefits of accepting corrections? Watch:   Reading Platform Learn what to do before reading… Read More »ERI English Broadcast 8/11/2019

ERI English Broadcast 7/11/19

On ERI English Broadcast today… Words of the Week Do you know how to say the days of the week? Some people have difficulty saying Wednesday and Saturday. Get to know the days of the week and more on Words of the Week. Diction Class Join us in the Diction class as we learn how to say loud and faint parts of words(stress).     And on  Stories that Teach… Read More »ERI English Broadcast 7/11/19

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How to teach the long /ɔ:/ sound

The /ɔ:/ sound is one of the symbols of the International Phonetics Association’s (IPA). It is the seventh sound in the list of vowels or the English Sound System. It is produced with rounded lips.  Like the long ‘e’, and /a:/ it is a universal sound. In Nigeria, all the major dialects have the vowel, so it is not a difficult sound for Nigerians to articulate. Each time you say… Read More »How to teach the long /ɔ:/ sound

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How to teach the long ‘a’ sound

The long ‘a’ is the fifth sound in the International Phonetics Association’s (IPA) list of vowels. When you look at the vowel quadrilateral, it is a back open sound. Like the long ‘e’, /a:/ is a universal sound. In Nigeria, all the major dialects have the vowel, so it is not a difficult sound for Nigerians to articulate. If you have ever visited a dentist, then you said /a:/. Also,… Read More »How to teach the long ‘a’ sound

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How to teach the long ‘e’ sound /i:/

The long ‘e’ /i:/ sound is the first sound in the International Phonetics Association’s (IPA) list of vowel sounds. When you look at the vowel quadrilateral, it is the first sound you see. We could describe the long ‘e’ sound as a universal sound. In Nigeria, all the major dialects have the sound, so it is not a difficult sound for Nigerians to articulate. The only difference that can be… Read More »How to teach the long ‘e’ sound /i:/

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Developing the Body of your Speech

In our previous post, we talked about how to make your introduction effective, now we will discuss how to develop the content or body of your speech The body of your speech contains the principal ideas that support the topic you have chosen. Each idea should be presented in a paragraph. This enables your audience to follow your line of thought without being confused. If your introduction is the usher… Read More »Developing the Body of your Speech

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Diction Avenue Celebrates World Teacher’s Day

In celebration of World Teacher’s Day, October 5, 2019, Diction Avenue is giving individuals an opportunity to celebrate outstanding teachers. Do you know a teacher that has touched your life? Say something nice about your teacher and it will be featured on the next episode of Diction Avenue. The top ten posts will go live on the Avenue.