The Definitive Guide to Tongue Twisters Practice to Improve Pronunciation

The Definitive Guide to Tongue Twisters Practice to Improve Pronunciation

It’s common to be embarrassed when it comes to the pronunciation of words in a language you’ve been struggling with. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, you can greatly improve your English pronunciation in 15 easy steps.

The 15 Essential Pronunciation Tips

1) Make sure you know how to pronounce every sound– There are 39 common sounds in English but it’s recommended you know them all.

2) Have an instructor teach you how to pronounce sounds– They can tell you which, if any, unvoiced consonant sounds need voicing and where your tongue should be placed on the roof of your mouth for proper pronunciation.

3) Practice with several different consonants– Start with some words that use k, t, f. They’re more difficult than b, d, g because they don’t produce friction when they collide with the air.

4) Make sure you know the difference between sounds– Some people confuse the d and t sounds. Know the difference and you’ll be well on your way to improving your pronunciation.

5) Think about how you would say words in a native speaker’s mouth– The sound of words in a native speaker’s mouth is much more relaxed than the sound of the same word in your mouth.

6) Practice words that you find hard– Say a word over and over until it sounds right.

7) Say words slowly– The slower you say a word the more comfortable it will feel. You’ll also be able to notice more of the sounds that make up the word.

8) Learn to speak clearly– Speaking clearly is more important than being understood. People often misunderstand what you say because they can’t hear you clearly. If you’re unsure about what you’re saying, it’s better to pause than to continue speaking unclearly.

9) Learn to pronounce vowels properly– You should pronounce all the vowels of a word, not just the front ones. You’ll sound more natural and will be understood better.

10) Learn to pronounce words that sound the same– This can help you to pronounce words correctly. You can tell if two words sound the same by saying them slowly and pronouncing them the same way.

11) Learn to pronounce words that sound the same but are spelled differently– The spelling of words is sometimes different but the pronunciation is the same. Practice words that sound the same but are spelled differently.

12) Use a dictionary to look up unfamiliar words– This is an important skill for any English speaker.

13) Learn how to practice in front of a mirror– This will help you to be aware of your speech and how you’re saying words.

14) Use the letter Q– This is a letter that has many different sounds. You’ll use it in the words queue, query, and queue.

15) Think about how to improve your pronunciation– Do you need to practice pronouncing vowels? Do you need to practice repeating sounds? Think about what you need to work on and then practice that sound over and over.

You can use this as a guide for improving your pronunciation.

3 thoughts on “The Definitive Guide to Tongue Twisters Practice to Improve Pronunciation”

  1. Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “Love is made in heaven and consummated on earth.” by John Lyly.

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