In this video clip from "My Fair Lady" Professor Higgins teaches Eliza how to pronounce the "h" correctly. What a curious machine he uses! And what a clever way to do it! Pronouncing "ha, ha, ha" is all there is to it! (Taken from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJr9SSJKkII#t=110. Click the image to watch the video. Enjoy! :-)
The movie My Fair Lady (1964), starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison as Elisa Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins, was a huge success five decades ago and is a classic.
Here's one of its most famous songs that has all to do with the English language and pronunciation.
Enjoy! I do, every time I watch it. :-)
The video embedded below speaks for itself! Enjoy!!! :-)
(Taken from http://bit.ly/1lo0Cik)
Rooted incorrect pronunciation can generate incomprehensibility at the worst of times. Take a look at a "humorous" example of a tragic situation - a tragicomedy - where not even the context seems to save the situation. [Taken from slide 11 of my APPI 20015 Conference presentation titled Making a Difference... in Pronunciation.]
The above video was cropped. Here's the original video.
Teresa Almeida d'Eça
Retired EFL teacher. Teacher trainer in Web 2.0 tools. Member of the Webheads in Action community of practice. Member of the "Radical English" Teachers group.