Barbora (barush) wrote in linguaphiles,

Dental fricatives in English

I have a phonetics class focused solely on pronunciation in English (none of us are native speakers). My friend and I have a presentation on dental fricatives next week, which sounds pretty straightforward, but the teacher told us not to focus on the theory so much and make it 'original' and 'interactive'. Basically, she told us to think of some activities to involve the whole class somehow. So far, people have been brining sentences for us to read out loud during their presentations, so that's probably not too original, according to her.

However, I have a hard time thinking of any activity to practice the pronunciation of dental fricatives other than reading/repeating words. So I guess I wanted to ask if anyone has any experience with something like this and could  offer some tips? It doesn't really have to be focused on phonetics, some games that can be played in class would be great too, we'd change it to fit the topic.

Thanks for any help!
Tags: english, phonetics


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