a - 2 Initial Sounds
A short video to prompt learning the 'a' phoneme and the A grapheme.  Words that start with the letter a are shown on slides along with pictures to match the words as narrator says the words.

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Two Vowels Together - Long Vowel Sounds
An animated cartoon rap video. Reviews the vowels.  Then shares the rule, "Two vowels together. The second goes walking and the first one does the talking."  Several examples are shown.   (2:44)
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Long Vowel Sounds - My Breakfast Reading Program
This simple video focuses on the long vowel sounds.  Each of the five vowels are shown on one screen with a corresponding picture (i.e. "e" and "peach"). The video practices long vowel sounds by pointing to the letter and saying the letter's sound. The sounds are practiced several times in random order. (1:00)
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Short Vowel Sounds - My Breakfast Reading Program
This simple video focuses on the short vowel sounds. It shows each of the five vowels on one screen with a corresponding picture (i.e. "a" and "cat"). An arrow points to each letter then the narrator says the short vowel sound. The vowels are practiced several times in the video in random order. (1:00)
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Watch &bLearn: Letters and Sounds
A video clip that shows a kindergarten grade bilingual class learning new vocabulary. (5:17)
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Learn to Read-Short Vowel Sounds

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed.  In this video she shows how to teach or learn the short vowels.  These are easy ways to learn the short vowel sound.  She teaches how the short vowel sounds are on our body.  Video is of good quality and the ideas are very handy for teachers and adults.


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Egg Carton Beginning Sounds Game
This lesson demonstrates a game using an egg carton. A letter is written inside each spot in the egg carton. The students shake the carton until a chip inside lands on a letter. Then they must make the sound of the letter and name a word beginning with the letter's sound. (1:55)
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How to Teach Irregular Vowel Sounds
To teach irregular vowel sounds, think of several words with the
vowel sound, teach the words as sight words, and create a word bank with irregular vowel sounds. Have students work on irregular vowels
repeatedly with ideas from a writing instructor and former classroom
teacher.

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v - Initial Sounds
This short clip introduces a selection of images to kick start learning the v phoneme and V grapheme.   Slides are shown of words beginning with the letter v.

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j - Phase 3- Initial Sounds
Introducing the j phoneme and the J grapheme.  Slides showing words beginning with the J along with a picture to go with the word.

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Hard and Soft Sounds of the Letter "G"
This is a short animated cartoon video that explains the hard and soft sounds of the letter "g" through singing and display of words on the screen. (0:51)
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Letter Sounds D Words - Free-Reading
This video is a lesson that focuses on the sound of letter D. The teacher practices the sound of D and asks the students to generate various words that begin with letter D. He makes a list of the words on chart paper. (2:44)
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The Letter C and its two Sounds - Hard and Soft C
A teacher illustrates the hard and soft C sounds with various words, with help from images, an animated dog, etc. Professionally produced, part of an ABCtheKey.com series of videos. A song to help students remember when to use the soft "C" sound. (3:50)
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Letter Sounds Letter B
This video lesson focuses on the sound of letter B. The teacher writes upper and lower case letter B's on chart paper and gives opportunities to practice the sound of B. Then, the teacher asks the students to generate a list of words that begin with letter B. (2:59)
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Bird Sounds from the Lyre Bird
David Attenborough presents the amazing Lyre Bird, which mimics the calls of other birds - and chainsaws and camera shutters; in this video clip from The Life of Birds. This clever creature is one of the most impressive and funny in nature, with unbelievable sounds to match the beautiful pictures.  The Lyre can immitate sounds from over 20 different species as well as other sounds in his environment (like a car alarm). 
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How to Teach Vowel Sounds to Kindergartners
How to Teach Vowel Sounds to Kindergartners. Part of the series: Early Education Teaching Tips. Teaching vowel sounds to kindergartners involves associating the sound to a word that begins with the vowel, reinforcing the letter with an action and teaching the short vowel sounds before the long vowels. (2:13)
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1.3 Attending to sounds

From the earlier sections, you will appreciate that the auditory system is able to separate different, superimposed sounds on the basis of their different source directions. This makes it possible to attend to any one sound without confusion, and we have the sensation of moving our ‘listening attention’ to focus on the desired sound. For example, as I write this I can listen to the quiet hum of the computer in front of me, or swing my attention to the bird song outside the window to
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1.2 Disentangling sounds

If you are still feeling aggrieved about the shortcomings of evolution, then you might take heart from the remarkable way in which the auditory system has evolved so as to avoid a serious potential problem. Unlike our eyes, our ears cannot be directed so as to avoid registering material that we wish to ignore; whatever sounds are present in the environment, we must inevitably be exposed to them. In a busy setting such as a party we are swamped by simultaneous sounds – people in different pa
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SCRIBE : spoken corpus of British English
The online resource SCRIBE - Spoken Corpus of British English provides information on a pilot project that 'investigated the construction of a corpus of spoken British English'. The project ran in the academic year 1989/90 and was funded by the UK Department of Trade and Industry and the UK Science and Engineering Research Council. Research was facilitated by the partnership between the University College London, Cambridge University, Edinburgh University, the Speech Research Unit, and the Natio
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Lower Intermediate Lesson S3 #17 - Did You Come Here Just to Give Me a Hard Time in Spanish?
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! You knew that when you came to this Spanish bar, it wasn’t going to be easy to find a seat. Luckily, you could speak Spanish and win the coveted spot near the bar. Now, it is simply a matter of using your Spanish to win the attention of the attractive stranger [...]
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