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Pronunciation - sometimes known as “pro-nuhn-see-EY-shuhn” - is one of the simplest ESL topics to explain, at least in theory; and also one of the hardest for students to get exactly right. As you know, there’s a big gap between grammatical fluency and native-sounding speech - and even long before that, in ESL levels one and two, it’s crucial to make sure students pronounce their vocabulary words in ways that’ll be easily understandable to native speakers. But sometimes, they just can’t seem to hear the difference between their pronunciation and yours - which can be a tough barrier to break through.

Depending on the level of your class, you might take any of a number of different approaches when teaching pronunciation. You might pause the lesson when a student’s pronunciation is wrong, and repeat the word with him or her until it sounds better. You might ask your students to work through lists of commonly mispronounced words, saying each one carefully. If you’ve got a large class, you might pair your students up, and have them repeat certain tricky words back-and-forth to each other. Or you might do all these things, and more.

Whatever your approach, BusyTeacher.org has 229 pronunciation worksheets to back you up. No matter what level your students are, what theme you want to use in your lesson, or what kinds of pronunciation exercises you want to organize, we’ve got worksheets to fit the bill. When you step into your classroom with BusyTeacher.org pronunciation worksheets, you’ll know you’re ready to get an engaging, challenging exercise started - even if you’ve had to prepare in a hurry at the last minute. (Hey, it happens, right?)

The 229 pronunciation worksheets here on BusyTeacher.org draw inspiration from every topic imaginable - from basic vocabulary and grammar to popular songs and movies. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a simple on-paper exercise, a light-hearted activity, or a high-energy game - somewhere in our collection you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.

In fact, we guarantee that your students will like any worksheet you choose. Why? Because every worksheet here on BusyTeacher.org was created and tested in the classrooms of real ESL teachers just like you. All our worksheets are available thanks to the contributions of our worldwide community of teachers - and it’s a community that we’d love you to join, too. If you’ve got a worksheet that’s worked well in your classroom, just click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page to share it with ESL teachers around the globe.

Not sure which worksheet to choose? No problem! Just choose from one of our top ten most popular pronunciation worksheets - or browse through the collection in thumbnail view, so you can see a snapshot of each worksheet before you download it. Once you’ve found some worksheets you like, just grab ‘em, print’ em, and put ‘em to use. They’re all completely free to modify and share as you see fit.

It’s all waiting - so take a look, and print out any worksheets that catch your eye. They’ll be winners in your classroom - we guarantee it!

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The Sound [Au] as in 'How'

The Sound [Au] as in 'How'

Use this worksheet to help your students with the pronunciation of diphthongs, especially the one found in "how". Use the first part for reading and repeating words in isolation or in pairs. Use t ...
6 Views 8,260 All
Minimal Pairs Bingo

Minimal Pairs Bingo

Lisa Mann
This is a bingo game to give students practice in differentiating between the short e and short i sounds (as in desk and disk). It can be modified to practice any sounds you are working on. Ss fil ...
3 Views 7,699 BegElemPre-Int
All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

Elena
The worksheet contains 46 symbols of the English phonetics - consonants, vowels and stress symbol. The sounds are given with the examples of words. The flashcards can be easily printable and used ...
4 Views 21,111 BegElemPre-Int
English Worksheet - Using the Correct Homophone (3)

English Worksheet - Using the Correct Homophone (3)

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. I’ve had the flu since Monday. The birds flew to their nests. Students read the sentences and choose the c ...
7 Views 21,091 Elem
English Worksheet - Using the Correct Homophone (2)

English Worksheet - Using the Correct Homophone (2)

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Tom straightened the knot on his tie. Please be careful not to break this vase. Students read the sentences and ...
4 Views 10,530 Elem
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Listening: Pronunciation for Portuguese Speakers

Listening: Pronunciation for Portuguese Speakers

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This is a simple listening activity addressed to Brazilian learners, but of course it can be applied to all students. I adapted this activity from a book, called Take Over, by Denise Santos. The a ...
3 Views 5,542 BegElem
Using the Correct Homophone 1

Using the Correct Homophone 1

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose the correct homophone to complete each sentence. There are s ...
3 Views 15,206 ElemPre-Int
Homophones

Homophones

Martha
This worksheet will help you review the most common homophones. It could be good for a G3 or G4 student. It includes a word search, matching activity, and two questions that will help you reinfoce ...
1 Views 12,722 Elem
English Consonant Sounds

English Consonant Sounds

Cut the mobile phone. Have your students stand up and ask other students for their mobile numbers. They have to use English consonant sounds to say their mobile numbers. 
4 Views 11,318 Elem
Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons (Non-violence Day)

Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons (Non-violence Day)

María del Mar Rioboó
This worksheet works with pronunciation and vocabulary about non-violence. It also has some general comprehension questions. Students first listen to the song, then group the words with the s ...
5 Views 19,023 Int
Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions by Queen Bingo

Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions by Queen Bingo

BusyTeacher Contributor
The teacher will ask students to read the words, and then, choose 9 to put into the bingo card. While listening to the song, check if it was chosen the right ones. If the student chose 3 words in ...
8 Views 20,330 All
Song Worksheet: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 (Bingo)

Song Worksheet: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 (Bingo)

BusyTeacher Contributor
The teacher will ask students to read the words, and then, choose 9 to put into the bingo card. While listening to the song, check if it was chosen the right ones. If the student choses 3 words in ...
4 Views 12,971 All
English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers

English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers

I have taught several students whose first language is Spanish, and this worksheet is one I have designed to help them practise some of the sounds in English that they seem to find most challengin ...
13 Views 24,614 All
Song Worksheet: No Good in Goodbye by the Script

Song Worksheet: No Good in Goodbye by the Script

graziella.vannorden
This popular song has a lot of rhyme words like many other songs, but on top of that is has clever lyrics that play with similar sounds so it is very useful to practice phonetic speech and maybe p ...
4 Views 10,691 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Pronunciation Game - Matching Homophones

Pronunciation Game - Matching Homophones

Miriam
Entertaining game with matching words with different spelling but same sound. Can be used as a game or a pronunciation lesson. Plus you can create a vocabulary lesson with the new words in the lis ...
24 Views 34,250 ElemPre-IntInt
Pronunciation/ Short and Long Vowels

Pronunciation/ Short and Long Vowels

This is a worksheet for practicing short and long vowels. It includes two activities. First, the students are asked to find the stress in some words. Next, they are asked to use their dictionaries ...
6 Views 25,688 Elem
Song Worksheet: Hallelujah by Rufus Wainright

Song Worksheet: Hallelujah by Rufus Wainright

Mirna Sol Iedro
This worksheet is great to work on minimal pairs and to practise the sounds /ɔː/ /ɑː/ /ɪ / /uː/ and /əʊ/. It also includes a short matching synonym activit ...
5 Views 12,017 IntAdv
Tongue Twisters for Young Students

Tongue Twisters for Young Students

Mrs. B
Tongue twisters easy enough for second grade ESL students to read, with pictorial support! I read Fox in Socks to my class, then we practiced these tongue twisters. They worked with a partner, a ...
16 Views 49,563 ElemPre-IntInt
Write a Tongue Twister with the Letter L

Write a Tongue Twister with the Letter L

Mrs. B
Organizer that helps younger students write their own tongue twisters-- I made it for my second grade ESL students. It would be best used after teaching tongue twisters for practice enunciating w ...
5 Views 17,079 ElemPre-Int
Homophones and Homonyms

Homophones and Homonyms

It is prepared by one of my students and it is really funny and enjoyable. As she presents her subject through cartoons and pictures, it becomes more understandable and easy to grasp the differenc ...
16 Views 33,029 Adv
Movie Worksheet: How to Pronounce UK Place Names - Anglophenia Ep 23

Movie Worksheet: How to Pronounce UK Place Names - Anglophenia Ep 23

This is a game-like worksheet for students to work on phonetics. Watch the video, listen to how different places in the UK are pronounced and then try to match them with their pronunciation. Suita ...
2 Views 13,430 AdvExam
Pronunciation Training

Pronunciation Training

Here is a list of some short and simple words with transcriptions to check the knowledge of English pronunciation rules. Ask your students to match the word and the transcription. You can use this ...
10 Views 24,177 BegElem
Hard and Soft G

Hard and Soft G

The letter g can make spelling tricky. When g meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard e.g. gap. When g meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft e.g. gym. Write words beginning with a hard 'g' sound under t ...
9 Views 13,729 Elem
Hard and Soft C

Hard and Soft C

When c meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard e.g. cap. When c meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft e.g. city. Students are asked to write words beginning with a hard 'c' sound under the carrot, and w ...
5 Views 10,884 Elem
Phonetics; Read the Joke

Phonetics; Read the Joke

This is a worksheet for practicing English phonetics. It contains a joke and the students are asked to transcribe it. Put the students into pairs and give them the instructions. The first pair who ...
4 Views 13,199 Pre-Int

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