English Class Activities – Pronunciation Drill

Our dynamic dot stickers and progress charts can be used by English Teachers as a method of tracking progress and awarding merit to students learning English as a second language.

Class Type: English Pronunciation – Listening & Speaking

Class size: up to 20

Teaching Aids Required:  Dynamic Dots and Progress Charts for each student


  • Write on the board the target pronunciation for the lesson and a set of similar sounding words, giving each one of them coordinates, for example:
1 2
A lat rat
B lice rice
C lack rack
D lest rest
E load road
  • Let students know you are going to give them a listening and speaking drill which will be judged by you and the rest of the class.  By the end of the lesson you should have them mastering these pron sets.
  • Demonstrate the pronunciation of each pair and the L/R concept in this example.
Listening Test 1:
  • Start the first listening test.  Randomly read out 1 or 2 going from A to E.  Have students write down what they hear.
  • Make sure to note down yourself which one you have said.
  • Ask students to swap papers and check answers with the person next to them.
Listening/Speaking Test 2:
  • Putting the winner(s) from the listening test on the spot, let’s say John got 5/5, ask John to stand up and read out randomly the same list.  Have other students write down what they can hear John saying.
  • As the teacher, you should also write down what you can hear.
  • Have John reveal the answers (usually quite funny) and let the class discuss whether it was Johns wrong pronunciation or the other students bad listening that caused any discrepancies.
Listening/Speaking Test 3:
  • Depending on how students are doing with this set of pronunciation pairs.  Have students form groups of 2 and perform this same test on each other.
  • Walk around the class and make sure students are pronunciating correctly.
  • If you find that a student has mastered the pron set, place a dynamic dot sticker on their progress chart for that pronunciation set.
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