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BBI 2423 Speaking Accurately Portfolio

WEEK

TASKS

Choose 20 words used in your field of study. These words must

Task
Completio
n Deadline
9 - 15 Mar

contain two or more syllables.

2015

Stress

Transcribe each word using IPA, separating the syllables and


indicating its stress.
Make an audio recording of yourself reading the words aloud. Use
the link to the online dictionary below to evaluate your own
pronunciation.
https://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/
Write your response to the following questions:
a) What do you think of your pronunciation?
b) Did you notice any improvement in your pronunciation?
c) How has this activity helped you?
*Attach your video recording when you submit your response.
Speaking Accurately Portfolio (15%)
This is an individual assignment where students complete weekly tasks on speaking accuracy.
The tasks are to be submitted on weekly basis starting from Week 1 Week 10.
Answers:
20 words that contain two or more syllables
Words

Stress

Phonetic symbols

Beside

beside

/bsd/

Demand

demand

/dmnd/

Pencil

pencil

/pnsl/

Balloon

balloon

/blun/

Lovely

lovely

/lvli/

Moment

moment

/mm()nt/

Virus

virus

/vrs/

Effective Date: 17th of February 2014 (Sem 2, 13/14)

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Computer

computer

/kmpjut/

Possible

possible

/psb()l/

Independent

independent

/ndpnd()nt/

Summer

summer

/sm/

Compete

compete

/kmpit/

Medium

medium

/midm/

Recycle

recycle

/risk()l/

Optional

optional

/p()n()l/

Relationship

relationship

/rle()np/

City

city

/sti/

Sentence

sentence

/snt()ns/

Limit

limit

/lmt/

Energy

energy

/ndi/

( a ) I think my pronunciation still not achieve a certain level that is consider excellent enough. It
was very challenging to read one syllable words for me. Now I have to master one syllable
words first before I can start to improve my pronunciation on two or more syllable words. Two
syllable words include stress that I think is very hard for me to pronounce it correctly sometimes.
( b) To be honest, I personally think that my pronunciation had improved from the second activity
last time. This is because I already knew all the pronunciation of phonetic symbols. I can
pronounce words more accurately compared to my second task.
( c ) This activity had indeed helped me a lot to improve my pronunciation. Before I took
BBI2423, I never learn phonetic symbols before. So from the first lesson onwards, I felt more
stress than other people that knows this. I have to strive hard to improve myself by pronouncing
the words every day for me to be familiar with. This activity can improve my pronunciation I
guess.

Effective Date: 17th of February 2014 (Sem 2, 13/14)

BBI 2423 Speaking Accurately Portfolio

Effective Date: 17th of February 2014 (Sem 2, 13/14)