Introduction - pronunciation and spelling

French Starter Pack
CONTENTS:
Introduction
1 Greetings
2 How are you?
3 What's your name?
Famous people
4 Alphabet
5 Family
6 Numbers 1-12
7 Ages
8 Brothers & sisters
9 Pets
10 Colours
11 Months
12 Numbers 13 - 31
13 Birthdays
14 LDays of the week
15 Today's date
16 Weather
17 Christmas
Consolidation and assessment

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IPA (International Phonetic Aphabet)

FOR TEACHERS
The IPA was invented as a set of standard international symbols for writing down sounds, so that it could be possible to show in writing how to pronounce any language in the world.

The Early Start Teacher's manuals use just a few of its symbols - see example, right.

You will also find the IPA used some reference dictionaries as a guide to pronunciation.

You can find the whole phonetic alphabet on the website of the Association that develops and maintains how IPA is used:

http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/

http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/ipachart.html
- for the complete phonetic alphabet.

Introducing IPA
In the Teacher's Manual: the symbol for thge 'an' sound in 'France' can be checked against the pronunciation of other words.
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