ROLE OF MANUALS IN TEACHING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION AND LEXIS OF FUTURE EFL TEACHERS
The article reveals possible types of lexical and pronunciation practice activities and tasks at higher education. The analysis of the activities was conducted on the basis of compulsory practical English courses at Faculty of Foreign Languages of Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University. The article also explicates the significance of the use of educators’ practical manuals for teaching English pronunciation and lexis at higher education. It proves that teaching manuals help to adapt the main information from the course books according to the needs and abilities of future EFL teachers. It depicts that most of the analysed activities and tasks can be divided into groups due to the development of productive (speaking and writing) and receptive (listening and reading) skills. It points out that lexis and pronunciation are the main bases of any communication. The study claims that the pronunciation tasks can be divided as the following: articulation gymnastics, development of listening skills, formation of pronunciation skills. The lexis activities and tasks may cover the following route map of the lesson: pre-text, text and post text tasks. Nevertheless, lexis does not comprise only the information on the use of the essential vocabulary; the grammar aspects of language should be taken into account.
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