EFL / ESL Teaching Tip: Pronunciation Go Fish

A fun game to try!

Rennert New York TESOL Center | TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification

This week’s video features, Meghan Killeen, a teacher who works with me at Rennert. She is sharing a fun minimal pairs activity called Pronunciation Go Fish. She gets the cards for the game from a book called Pronunciation Card Games, but you can easily make your own. Here are the steps:

1. Meghan does this activity in 3 groups of 3 (she has 9 students), but you could also do it as a full class activity or with larger groups. The first step is to figure out how many sets of cards you need to make for each group to have a ‘deck’. The cards for this game are based on minimal pairs. You can easily create your own cards based on the problem sounds of your class. Some examples of common minimal pair sets would be sheep and ship or heel and hill. You want to make sure that…

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