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Amélioration de la prononciation: Initiation à l'alphabet phonétique du français

Book SC84-1/9000-2000F $5.95 No longer available for purchase
Cassette SC84-1/9000-5000F $11.95 No longer available for purchase

Written by the Public Service Commission of Canada.
Published by Canadian Government Publishing, 1991.


A practical work tool for learning on your own.

Do you know that the most useful tool for learning good pronunciation is the dictionary? Provided of course that the dictionary gives a phonetic transcription of words. Difficult to learn the phonetic alphabet? Not really. So easy, in fact, that it does not require an instructor. Initiation à l'alphabet phonétique du français is a self-instruction tool and takes no more than ten hours of work. Something that is truly worth the effort and can be used a lifetime.

International Alphabet:
Some sounds are spelled in many different ways. The sound [o] has 30 spellings and is found in such words as do, beau, haut, trop, tôt, croc, travaux. It is represented by a single phonetic symbol. The International Phonetic Association symbols are used throughout the book. Use of the phonetic alphabet simplifies the learning of pronunciation, promotes learning rhythm and is an effective solution to the problems of interference between written and oral language. In 15 exercises you can master a practical work tool that will save you time.

  • three general discovery exercises
  • six perception exercises to associate sounds with symbols
  • four discrimination exercises presented in an increasing order of difficulty
  • two exercises for reading sentences written in the phonetic alphabet
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