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The teaching of intonation and stress can help students sound more natural an understand the entire meaning of statements in English. Intonation is the pattern of rises and falls over an entiire sentence. English speakers often use a rise/fall pattern for general statements and straight forward questions. For questions that need a response or to indicate that the speaker has not finished we often use a fall/rise pattern. Sometimes for short statements of agreement we use a flat intonation. Which syllable of a word receives the stress is word specific but there are some general guidelines concerning the type of word and number of syllables. To practice intonation and stress teachers can use the chanting of nonsense syllables, gestures of the hand, or use the board to indicate intonation with up and down arrows and stresses with symbols or underlining. Teaching students how to use the international phonemic alphabet can be helpful because it allows them to use the pronunciation guide in the dictionary. In the English language we have two types of syllables, voiced and unvoiced (vocal chord used or not). We label our consonants by which parts of the mouth are used and what type of air motion is used. To teach pronunciation teachers can overemphasize their own mouths and pronunciation as well as using diagrams, peer dictation, and tongue twisters. Personally I'm very lucky in that I teach Spanish speakers who have a very similar phonology to English. My main problems are getting students to pronounce 'i' not like 'ee', getting students comfortable starting words with an 's', and "th" because teeth is not quite the same as teet.