Thursday, June 23, 2005

EFL - Crisp Otter

Via a link on Jiri's site - Penang's a beautiful place, isn't it? - I came across a help page for Chinese students wanting to improve their English. I was especially taken by the consonant clusters section:

To help them pronounce -gs (eg. dogs)
dog zone > dog's own > dogs

For -sp and -sps (eg. crisps)
Chris Potter > crisp otter > crisp > crisp salad > crisps

Some humour's completely wasted on learners, isn't it??

There are also some delightful ideas there for practising English rhythm through rhymes.
(Including a cute little rhythmic poem by A. A. Milne, entitled Disobedience.)

No comments: