Victor Borges - Phonetic Punctuation

TeacherDianaRenke 2018-07-18 04:00:43

A performer called Victor Borge, came up with this as a comedy routine, but its use as a teaching aid should not be overlooked.

The basic idea is, for every punctuation mark, full stop, comma etc, you make a funny noise that mimics the shape, so full stop is a short sound, like a beat boxed bass drum! A comma on the other hand would be like a creaky door quickly opening – you get the idea.

Be creative and think of your own or better still, get the students to come up with their own or just watch Victor Borge in action on Youtube and copy his sounds. Doing it this way may be a bit noisy but if you get the students to make the shape in the air, it is reinforcing learning –and fun too!

This downloadable handout is best suited for at Elementary (A1) and Pre-intermediate (A2) level. It is great for practising Punctuation in English, and is useful for developing your groups' Listening skills. It is focused on the vocabulary topic of Love, romance, dating.
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Upload date: 2018-07-18 04:00:43

Author: TeacherDianaRenke

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TeacherDianaRenke is from/lives in South Africa and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2016-11-14 15:36:59. TeacherDianaRenke last logged in on 2022-10-06 14:10:39, and has shared 48 resources on iSLCollective so far.

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