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Top 15 uses of phonemic chart

I have been teaching English in Vietnam since 2008 but just a few times I have used phonemic chart in classroom. For some reasons, Vietnamese learners find it very difficult to comprehend, unnecessary to be learned, and its use in classroom results in a boring lesson.

Here are 15 uses of the phonemic chart:

Phonemic chart used with individual sounds

Phonemic chart used with words

Phonemic chart used with connecting speech

Phonemic chart used in general

Having a phonemic chart in every classroom will probably help students to get familiar with it. As a teacher, you can highlight the sounds (e.g. color in) that are particularly difficult for your students. You or your students can make posters for individual sounds containing keywords with pictures, mouth diagrams, hints on making the sound, etc.


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