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some tips about pronunciation

there is many articles and tips about pronunciation, but below are some tips about pronunciation that you may not know. Pay attention to the movements of the mouth and lips. You shake your lips and mouth as you say something. It is the movement of your mouth and lips that affects your pronunciation.

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The first step in correcting mouth movements is to pay attention to them. To do this, you can hold a mirror in front of you and look carefully at your mouth.

Take a closer look at the actors’ mouths while watching the film. Can you imitate these movements and say the same thing?

Another way that can help you in general, is to watch the many videos that are available on the Internet and their job is to train you to pronounce English words correctly.

Pay attention to the movements of your tongue.

The main difference between the “r” and “l” sounds is the location of your tongue. To pronounce the “R” sound, there must be a slight distance between the tip of the tongue and the roof of your mouth, while in the pronunciation of “L”, the tongue sticks to the back of the upper teeth.

For the correct pronunciation of each English phoneme, a simple internet search reveals what the position of the tongue and teeth should be in order for that particular sound to be pronounced correctly. Especially for sounds like / Ɵ / which in some languages ​​do not have an exact equivalent.

“Crush” words into small sounds.

Fragmenting words and trying to identify each vowel within it not only makes it easier for you to pronounce it correctly, but is also a way to learn English phonetics.

Pay attention to the stress of words.

If you are learning English, you probably know that this does not mean stress, anxiety and worry, but parts of words that are usually pronounced louder and harder.

It is amazing to know that stress in English pronunciation is not extra work at all and even inaccuracy in it may change the meaning of the sentence!

Take the word Present, for example. If you put stress on the first part of the word (Present), the Native listener will understand the meaning of “gift” or “right now”, and if you say (Present) what he / she will understand is giving a speech or presenting something in front of others.

Do not worry! In any case, keeping these rules is very time consuming and almost impossible. Instead, divert your thinking to good things, such as listening to podcasts, watching movies, and attending free discussion classes.

Sometimes pronounce some sounds louder.

One of the things I sometimes do in class is pay homage to the Queen of England for language learners! There is definitely some humor and exaggeration in this work and the aim is to acquaint the learners with the differences.

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