Summary of 《英該點講》(Proper English Pronunciation) Episodes

In this TV serial programme project launched by SCOLAR (Standing Committee on Language Education and Research) of the Hong Kong Government, I was the ‘proper pronunciation ambassador’. The TV programme was produced by, and aired on, ViuTV (June 29 – Aug 17, 2017),  The TV programme aimed to draw the attention of the general public in Hong Kong to certain tricky issues in the pronunciation of English. 

Summary of 《英該點講(Proper English Pronunciation) Episodes

Episode 1: Pronunciation of Past tense marker

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LehnhSJRgb8

Episode 2: word stress (e.g., triangle, rectangle)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ct2g2q9E4o&feature=youtu.be

Episode 3: Silent letters (e.g. Beckham; shepherd)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWWmVy3w8HA

Episode 4: /ei/ and /u:/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDoKxZO8ffo&feature=youtu.be

Episode 5: /i/ vs /i:/ and schwa in unstressed syllables

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KttqUjGd1-E

Episode 6: wrongly inserted sounds (eg., ‘guidiance’ for ‘guidance’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8EspoqzFNs

Episode 7: ‘th’ sounds in English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUC77_3rpUo

Episode 8: Pronunciation of special place names

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF3dPx1mjf0

 

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Webpage on SCOLAR website: http://www.language-education.com/chi/properEnglishpronunciation.asp

 

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