SILENT LETTERS with and without mnemonics

Catapulpi 2015-08-26 11:04:55

This is a silent letter pronunciation worksheet. Remembering to NOT pronounce some letters can be very hard to do.
It is for advanced and adult students, with lots of written and grammar skills, but can easily be adapted for your students' levels.
The first pages are using the silence of butterfly wings as a tool for remembering the different silent letters. There are butterflies all over the worksheet.
In the past, I have found that just by saying "remember the butterflies" my students connect to their memories and it is easier for them to recall the right pronunciation.
For those of you that do not use mnemonic tecniques in your class, I have included a "straight" version in the last pages of this upload. They are the same as the first, but without the butterflies. Just print what you need.
As for the vocabulary columns, the pronunciation is based on Spanish students, so you may want to change that to fit your students' particular language of origin.
This is a worksheet that requires the teacher's full attention, as he/she must listen and correct pronunciation.

This downloadable worksheet is recommended for business/professional students, high school students and adults at Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1) and Proficient (C2) level. It can be used for honing your groups' Listening and Speaking skills.
Copyright License: This file is licensed by Catapulpi under the iSLCollective Copyright License

Upload date: 2015-08-26 11:04:55

Author: Catapulpi

from Spain

Hello!!! I've been teaching English as a second language to adult Spaniards for the past 25 years. I also teach Spanish to English speaking ex-pats.

My main focus is on conversational skills. My English worksheets are phonetically geared towards Spanish students.

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