IPA Practice


Public Speaking/Bathke ______________________ IPA: Public Speaking and You Name: Date: ____________ Marking the Script: Using the International Phonetic Alphabet Task 1



) Translate the following sentence into IPA.

Task 2: (Practice)

Working with a partner, select another sentence and translate into IPA. Place both sentences (neatly) on the poster.

Task 3: (Homework)

One way of discovering your natural and unique voice is to figure out how you pronounce certain words. To accomplish this task, you should use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to translate any text you will be presenting. In order to practice translate, let’s look at a text with which we are all familiar—Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. Somehow, it was hotter then. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum. A day was twenty four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with. Eventhough Maycomb had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself.

Bathke/Public Speaking The Voice: Public Speaking and You Name: ______________________ Date: ____________ Task:

Listen to the following recording of Ira Glass’

This American Life.

Using the chart below, record at least THREE strengths and THREE weaknesses about his voice. Strengths Weaknesses