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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.

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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 2,591 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 10,927 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 7,814 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 7,740 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 11,673 ElemPre-Int
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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 9,820 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 16,367 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 14,814 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 16,273 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 36,620 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 31,914 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 15,862 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 ...
4 Views 9,237 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 21,455 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 17,659 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 15,817 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 23,740 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 23,882 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 15,842 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 ...
14 Views 31,519 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 13,169 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 ...
27 Views 40,877 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 30,401 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 14,735 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 ...
17 Views 63,084 ElemPre-IntInt

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