English Lab Syllabus

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1. Introduction to English Phonetics: Organs of Speech: the respiratory, articulatory and phonatory systems


2. Sounds of English: Phonemic sounds, Introduction to International Phonetic Alphabet, Classification and description of English phonetic sounds; Minimal pairs; The syllable


3. Word Stress: Primary stress, Secondary stress, Functional stress, Rules of word stress


4. Aspects of Connected Speech: Strong forms, Weak forms, Contracted forms, Elision


5. Rhythm and Intonation: Introduction of rhythm and Intonation; Major patterns of intonation In English with their semantic implications; Difficulties of Indians speakers with stress and intonation

6. Use of Dictionary and Thesaurus: Advantages of using a dictionary and a thesaurus, Effective use of a dictionary and a thesaurus 

7. Speaking Activities: JAM, Picture perception 

8. Listening Activities: Activities based on listening 

9. PowerPoint Presentations: General topics 

Suggested Reading: 

1. E. Suresh Kumar. A Handbook for English Language Laboratories (with CD). Revised edition, Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd. 2014 

2 T. Balasubramanian. A Text book of English Phonetics for Indian Students. Macmillan, 2008. 

3. Edgar Thorpe. Winning at Interviews. Pearson Education, 2006. 

4. J. Sethi et al., A Practical Course in English Pronunciation (with CD). Prentice Hall of India, 2005. 

5. Hari Mohan Prasad. How to Prepare for Group Discussions and Interviews. Tata McGraw Hill, 2006.