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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.

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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 8,058 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 6,085 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing words - part 5

Confusing words - part 5

kristine44
This is worksheet no. five to practise on confusing words. 8 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…). Different levels. In alphabetical order, with c ...
1 Views 4,021 Pre-IntInt
Homonyms Crossword

Homonyms Crossword

Ruth Pardiñas
An activity that allows upper-intermediate and advanced learners to revise some general vocabulary. The clues are definitions of the words needed to complete the crossword, all of which have homo ...
1 Views 4,457 Adv
IPA Flashcards PPT

IPA Flashcards PPT

These IPA flashcard powerpoint slides can help students learn & review the international phonetic alphabet. There are three sample words and their phonetic spellings for each sound/symbol, th ...
1 Views 16,689 All
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Confusing Words - Part 6

Confusing Words - Part 6

kristine44
This is worksheet number six to practise on confusing words. 10 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…). Different levels. In alphabetical order, wit ...
1 Views 20,694 Pre-IntInt
Confusing Words - Part 4

Confusing Words - Part 4

kristine44
This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice on confusing words. Homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. nouns etc... 10 pages, in alphabetical order, with contents and answer KEY. A few ...
1 Views 22,185 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words - Part 3 Worksheet

Confusing Words - Part 3 Worksheet

kristine44
This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice on confusing words. Homophones, homonyms, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. nouns etc... 9 pages, in alphabetical order, with contents and answer KE ...
1 Views 20,761 ElemPre-Int
Poetry Worksheet - Writing Rhyming Lines

Poetry Worksheet - Writing Rhyming Lines

M. Crowe
This is a creative writing prompt to help English as a Second Language students practice rhyming words, with a minor emphasis on poetry rhythm. Familiar words with multiple familiar words as rhyme ...
1 Views 16,315 Elem
Pronouns and Homophones Worksheet

Pronouns and Homophones Worksheet

El-Sayed Ramadan
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Some examples of homophone pairs include read/reed, write/right, and their/there. Some pronouns and pronoun/verb ...
1 Views 30,843 Pre-IntInt
How To Speak To Be Understood - A Funny Conversation Activity

How To Speak To Be Understood - A Funny Conversation Activity

Sylwia
An amusing idea of how to practice intonation and communication. The students are asked to put the missing punctuation marks, make dialogues according to some specific clues, use their imagination ...
1 Views 90,003 Pre-IntInt
Confusing Words - Parts 2

Confusing Words - Parts 2

kristine44
This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice on confusing words. Homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. nouns, etc. 10 pages, in alphabetical order, with contents and answer KEY. Some exa ...
1 Views 33,885 ElemPre-Int
Homophones Game - Cards with Pairs

Homophones Game - Cards with Pairs

Ruth Pardiñas
This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones, and it can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using ...
2 Views 27,554 All
Confusing Words - Part 1

Confusing Words - Part 1

kristine44
This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice confusing words. Homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. nouns etc... 8 pages in alphabetical order, with contents and answer KEY. Some example ...
2 Views 42,838 ElemPre-Int
The Spoken Essay: Structure and Persuasion in Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech

The Spoken Essay: Structure and Persuasion in Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech

Todd Davis
FDR's request to Congress to declare war on Japan in retaliation for the attack on America is historic and iconic, as much for the structure of the speech as for the gravity of the attack itself. ...
1 Views 18,735 IntAdv
Homophone Pairs Game

Homophone Pairs Game

This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones. It can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using dif ...
7 Views 34,932 All
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 ...
7 Views 23,210 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 30,199 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 ...
5 Views 61,953 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 ...
8 Views 47,078 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 ...
5 Views 23,873 Elem
Listening: Pronunciation for Portuguese Speakers

Listening: Pronunciation for Portuguese Speakers

, , Pronunciation
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 ...
5 Views 15,017 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 31,711 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 ...
2 Views 25,083 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 20,099 Elem

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