Aural Discrimination /a: / and /ↄ:/ Primary 4 (Basic 4) Term 3 Week 4 English Speech Work

 

ENGLISH STUDIES

SPEECH WORK

THIRD TERM

WEEK 4

PRIMARY 4

 

TOPIC: AURAL DISCRIMINATION /a: / and /ↄ:/ 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. distinguish between the sounds /a: / in Chop and sound /ↄ:/ in bird , /a/ in bag and /a:/ in shop.

2. recognize the sounds in words.

3. draw the contrast between sounds when they use the words and

4. make simple correct sentences to bring out the meaning.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Course book.

2. Any suitable book on English phonetics.

3. Tape recorder with speech cassettes.

 

METHOD OF TEACHING

Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.

 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSON

AURAL DISCRIMINATION /a:/ and /ↄ:/ 

This is the long version of /æ/. Pronounce this sound the way you pronounce ah. It is present in words such as pass, staff, cart, heart, car, laugh, clerk, sergeant, calm, ah etc.

 

The /ɔː/ sound is the long version of the /ɒ/ sound. This sound is pronounced ‘or’. Some examples of words with this sound are broad, soar, roar, before, brought, four, saw, war, salt etc.

Source – Tammys English Blog – Oral English: Easy Ways To Pronounce, The 24 English Consonants And 20 English Vowels

 

AURAL DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN /a:/ and /ↄ:/ 

1. Chop      shop

2. Catch     cash

3.  Very       ferry

4. Have       half

5. Heart      hot

6. Last        lost

7. Part        pot

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Writes out the words and the sounds symbols.

Pupil’s Activities – Practice the new vowel and consonant sounds and in word context.

3. Pronounce the sounds.

Pupil’s Activities – Repeat after the teacher.

4. Drills the pupils on the sound distinctions in the words.

Pupil’s Activities – Write the words and the sound symbols in their note books.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Teacher asks pupils to, 

1. distinguish between the sounds /a:/ and /ↄ:/

2. draw contrast between the sounds correctly.

3. make 3 simple correct sentences to bring out the meaning.

 

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