本文主要讲的是“最小对”的练习的讨论，正如本作业前几段所指出的，对于中国学生来说，/i/的发音可能要长得多。例如，学生可能会因为辅音问题而把live发成leave。在这一点上，当推荐给学生，它可能是有益的。这些可以添加到每一个教训，像这一个。可以使用手势技巧，例如，对于要教学生的每个单词，可以使用哑剧和手势技巧，使他们通过移动嘴唇来理解如何发音(Underhill, a .，2005)。本篇论文代写价格文章由英国论文时Essay Times教育网整理，供大家参考阅读。
The second exercise termed the “minimal pairs“ is discussed below. As identified in the previous paragraphs of this assignment, for Chinese students /i/ is probably going to be pronounced in a much longer fashion. For example, the student might end up pronouncing live as leave because of the issues with consonants. At this point when recommendations are made to the students it could be helpful. These could be added for every lesson like this one too. Gesture technique could be used, like for instance for every word to be taught to student, a mime and gesture technique could be used in order to make them understanding how to pronounce by moving lips (Underhill, A.,2005).
For the sound /i/ for instance some gestures could be used and student focus will be on the lip position (Underhill, 2005). For example, the teacher can say “cheeks” and “chicks” silently. While doing so the teacher needs to use the finger to shows the right length. A suggestion that could be made for the last section is for the teacher to create learning groups. Learners would enjoy learning as group works. They would be able to work with the teacher as they hand out their work sheets. Work sheets will have their selection of minimal pair and sentences in it (Nation & Newton, 2009). For example, the teacher can teach differences in the case of words such as leaking! (licking!) (Baker, 2006).
The learners can be made to write their names on the top of the sheets. Once they write their names they will draw a circle. One word in the minimal pair will have the circle drawn around it and the teacher will then call one learner by name and the student selected will state a sentence with the pair that they circled. As the student repeat the sentences based on the pair they selected, the teacher would be able to evaluate their statement and the pair they have circles (Nation, & Newton, 2009). Chinese learners would be helped by this activity as they would be able to learn differences in vowel usages and durations and this could help them to identify their own errors in perceptions.