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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 230 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 230 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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/ɔ/ Pronunciation

/ɔ/ Pronunciation

Anastasiia
  You can use this list to practice the /ɔ/ pronunciation sounds, or as a list of words to be careful when pronouncing. There is a list of word phrases that vary only by one having th ...
1 Views 3,169 BegElem
Confusing Words - Part 17

Confusing Words - Part 17

  This worksheet no. 17 is to practice confusing words in a fun way to learn or review your vocabulary. There are 10 pages, 40 exercises, and over 160 sentences (homophones, phrasal verbs, ...
1 Views 3,373 Pre-IntInt
International Phonetic Alphabet With Expressions

International Phonetic Alphabet With Expressions

  This resource shows each of the 44 International phonetic alphabet symbols with phrases or sentences illustrating each example. It can help to practice speaking each IPA symbol as it's u ...
1 Views 4,089 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
International Phonetic Alphabet Symbols With Example Words

International Phonetic Alphabet Symbols With Example Words

  This resource shows each of the 44 International Phonetic Alphabet symbols with phrases or sentences illustrating each example. It can help to practice speaking each IPA symbol used in E ...
1 Views 2,223 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Confusing Words - Part 16

Confusing Words - Part 16

    This worksheet is to practice some of the more confusing English words. It's a fun way to learn or review vocabulary. There are 9 pages, 40 exercises, and more than 160 sentences ...
1 Views 5,562 IntAdv
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Homophones

Homophones

    This is a seven-page worksheet to practise or revise homophones. There are eight exercises (Correct the mistakes, Correct the letter, Rewrite the sentences, Match the words, Word ...
1 Views 5,423 ElemInt
Confusing Words – Part 15

Confusing Words – Part 15

  This worksheet No. 15 is a fun way to practise confusing words and learn or review the vocabulary. There are 10 pages, 40 exercises and more than 160 sentences (homophones, phrasal verbs ...
1 Views 5,380 IntAdv
Confusing Words – Part 14

Confusing Words – Part 14

  This is worksheet has nine pages and more than 40 exercises to practice confusing words such as homophones, phrasal verbs, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc. Easy to use, it's s ...
1 Views 5,542 IntAdv
Confusing Words Worksheet

Confusing Words Worksheet

  This worksheet helps students practice confusing words. There are 10 pages, with more than 40 exercises including homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc. In alphabetical ...
1 Views 10,928 Int
Confusing Words

Confusing Words

There are ten pages and more than 40 exercises covering homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc., in this worksheet designed for practicing confusing words. Suitable for differe ...
1 Views 9,456 IntAdv
Halloween Homophones Lesson – ESL Spelling and Writing Worksheet

Halloween Homophones Lesson – ESL Spelling and Writing Worksheet

Jennifer Thompson
  This ESL Spelling and Writing Halloween worksheet is a lesson on homophones and homonyms and teaches students the difference between which, witch, and -wich. It follows a short animated ...
1 Views 12,581 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Sam Smith, Fire on Fire

Song Worksheet: Sam Smith, Fire on Fire

Tatiana Rivadeneira
  This short worksheet is for elementary and pre-intermediate students to help them recognize the present and past simple tenses. It includes words that might sound alike or can be confusi ...
1 Views 7,551 ElemPre-Int
Swan Song by Dua Lipa

Swan Song by Dua Lipa

BusyTeacher Contributor
  Students listen to the video of Swan Song by Dua Lipa, work on their listening skills and examine the importance of speaking their minds. This worksheet includes a variety of activities ...
1 Views 12,682 ElemPre-Int
TESOL Lesson Plan – Teaching Soft and Hard /th/ Sounds

TESOL Lesson Plan – Teaching Soft and Hard /th/ Sounds

James Fuller
  This lesson is designed for students who are ACTFL Intermediate Low to High level whose L1 is Spanish. The lesson addresses the differences between the soft and hard /th/ sounds in Engli ...
1 Views 8,800 Int
Power Point Song – My Girl By Temptations

Power Point Song – My Girl By Temptations

  Using songs is an effective way to teach student English. The short worksheet is to help students develop listening comprehension, vocabulary and grammar rules. It contains three defined ...
1 Views 6,783 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words

Confusing Words

  This worksheet has nine pages with more than 40 exercises on confusing words, such as homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, and nouns vs. verbs, etc. It is suitable for different levels of s ...
1 Views 10,591 IntAdv
Power Point Song – More Than Words By Extreme

Power Point Song – More Than Words By Extreme

  There are multiple way of practicing English by using songs – from listening comprehension to grammar rules. Students listen to the song and complete the three defined activities t ...
1 Views 5,110 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words

Confusing Words

  Containing nine pages and more than 40 exercises, this resource helps students practice confusing words including homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, and nouns vs. verbs. It is suitable fo ...
1 Views 8,387 Pre-IntInt
Song – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Song – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

  Use the song ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head’ by BJ Thomas to teach students listening comprehension and grammar rules. There are three defined activities to practice homo ...
1 Views 6,814 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words

Confusing Words

kristine44
  This is worksheet has 10 pages with 40 exercises to practise confusing words, such as homophones, verbs vs. adjectives and nouns vs. It’s suitable for different levels. The words ...
1 Views 8,025 Pre-IntInt
Confusing Words

Confusing Words

  This worksheet consists of ten pages with more than 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc...) to practise on confusing words.  In alphabetica ...
1 Views 7,766 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing words – Part 9

Confusing words – Part 9

  This worksheet to practise confusing words has 40 exercises. For different levels, it includes homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, all in alphabetical order, with contents ...
1 Views 6,250 Pre-IntIntAdv
Rhymes Match

Rhymes Match

Helen Close
  Learn how to pronounce rhyming words when the spelling is different by matching lists of rhyming words to their pronunciation. Students need to listen carefully to hear the correct match ...
1 Views 12,502 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words Practice - Part 5

Confusing Words Practice - Part 5

kristine44
This is worksheet is to practice on confusing words. There are 8 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…) total, but you can break them up into shorte ...
1 Views 21,177 Pre-IntInt
Confusing words - part 7

Confusing words - part 7

This is worksheet no. seven to practise on confusing words. 10 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc... Different levels. In alphabetical order, with content ...
1 Views 14,621 Pre-IntIntAdv

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