In Clear Pronunciation 2 (Speech), students learn to put the sounds of English together in natural speech. This program helps them recognise and accurately produce word stress, sentence stress, consonant clusters, connected speech and intonation. By the end of the program, learners have a comprehensive understanding of the key features of English pronunciation.
Clear Pronunciation 2 is suitable for Intermediate to Advanced students who want to improve the suprasegmental, speech-level aspects of their pronunciation – both receptive and productive – and to gain in confidence.
Intermediate to Advanced
First, a teacher clearly explains and illustrates each topic in a series of videos. Learners then listen to audio clips, identify the target pronunciation feature and practise repeating it. The integrated Recorder enables users to record their voice and assess their pronunciation against a native speaker. If they want to, they can save their recordings as MP3 files, and monitor their progress over time.
Thus far the activities are very controlled. But Clear Pronunciation differs from other programs by exposing learners to the target elements of pronunciation in real-life speech. For example, learners watch a video about the 2012 Olympics and a tourism documentary, a song, and a series of 32 unscripted interviews.
Clear Pronunciation includes a wide range of speakers: male and female; young and middle-aged; English, Scottish, Australian, New Zealand, North American, Chinese, Indian. Learners are therefore exposed to the variety of accents they should expect to encounter in real life.
This program is ideal both for classwork and as a self-study resource. Enjoyable, interactive and challenging, Clear Pronunciation 2 is the perfect tool for helping your learners to recognise and produce the features of natural speech in English.
See also: Clear Pronunciation 1 (Sounds)
Network versions require Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Online versions are hosted by Clarity
There is a choice of licence types: network or online. The main difference is how students will access the learning resources.
The network version is installed within your institution and can be accessed by students only on computers within the centre.
Find out more on how the network licence works
The online version is available to students from any computer with access to the Internet. Students simply go to the site and log in. If you are using Results Manager (Learner Tracking licence), their scores will be kept on a central database which you, as a teacher, can similarly access from any computer connected to the Internet.
Find out more on how the online licence works
If you plan to use the program solely within the institution, you should choose the network version; if you would like to integrate the resource into post-class or homework activities, you need the online version.