Pronunciation Against Animal Cruelty
Pronunciation Against Animal Cruelty: The article I’m using in this lesson was written by Olivia Solon for Wired.com in February 2012 but little has changed since then. Her article titled, Food Project Proposes Matrix Style Vertical Chicken Farms, or the Headless Chicken Solution, outlines the current poultry production practices in the UK (and around the world for that matter) and that of a, not so far off futuristic alternative “farming” method, conceptualized by André Ford at the Centre for Unconscious Farming. Both methods, equally horrific.
Finally, no alternatives have been proposed to these methods, but instead it’s been left open for class discussion because what is absolutely clear is that a change to our current food production system has to occur.
To the student:
If you are a student studying English as a second or third language you could use this lesson on your own but I think in this case it is better to work with a teacher who is a native speaker, as the subtle differences in the pronunciation and the lack of a model would make it a ‘bit’ difficult.
This lesson takes between 60 and 90 minutes depending on how much of each resource you use.
To the teacher:
This lesson covers two of the most widely mispronounced sets of phonemes in the English language.
Once you have finished the lesson, you will need to go back again and again to reinforce what has been taught in the lesson and you should have your students identifying the sounds in future lessons whenever the opportunity arises.
This takes between 60 and 90 minutes depending on how much of each resource you use.
You can download the pdf and resources here below. The power point is a detailed outline of how to best carry out the class.