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Here are my favorite minimal pairs activities.
Hand all the pieces of paper out to your students. Now read words from your list of minimal pair words. This activity is active listening and perception. As a teacher, you get good feedback.
You can make sure every student is participating, and you can easily see which students are catching on. If a student is hesitating and looking around before putting their pieces of paper up, you know they need a little bit more practice.
The goal is for every student to hold up the correct piece of paper as quickly as possible. Pronunciation Journey Pronunciation Journey is a game that almost every one of my pronunciation classes has loved. This page has the instructions and worksheet needed to play it.
You might want to make some modifications to the worksheet. You can either create your own in Word or otherwise modify the pdf your computer. What I usually do is simple: Then you have a journey worksheet that can be used for any list of minimal pairs, rather than just the ones on the page.
To help yourself as a teacher, you can make up a list of different word combinations taken from your minimal pair lists that lead to different cities. If you get a good list together, you can give it to a student and have them call the words and lead the class.
I really encourage pronunciation teachers to try this game out. It can take 2 minutes or 20 with different minimal pairs, different callers, etc.
I use it several times throughout the semester when I teach pronunciation and students never get bored of it.
Choral Repetition Once your students have practiced enough passive perception, they can move on to some controlled production. Choral repetition is a super common way of teaching pronunciation: The teacher says a word, and everyone in class repeats it. The Pronunciation Pairs textbook has great minimal pairs with corresponding pictures so students can look at their book as they read, connecting the visual, sound, and writing.
You could also have a Ship or Sheep webpage up on an overhead connected to the computer — same idea. Smartphones Depending on the demographics of your class, many of your students might have smartphones.
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