Do you feel embarrassed when you speak English because you feel that your pronunciation is bad or maybe you are simply afraid to make grammar mistakes when you speak? Not to worry, let’s look into how to learn English the right and easy way.
Tips to help you practice English pronunciation
- Listen to other native English speakers, try to repeat the speech you hear. Pay attention to the way English speakers pronounce words, listen to the tone and the rhythm of the English language.
- Slow down your speech. If you speak too quickly, it can make it more difficult for native English speakers to understand you.
- Practice speaking English with native English speakers and record yourself when you speak. This will help you to become more aware of the common mistakes you are making.
- Practice reading aloud in English every day.
- Take care when you pronounce the endings of words. Often these can be left out by some speakers of other languages.
The first English lesson should deal with pronunciation. When you don’t do pronunciation first, you have to do something else than pronunciation. And then whatever you do and if it involves speaking, then bad pronunciation habits are formed. If you don’t know how to pronounce and yet you pronounce your own way at the beginning of your learning, then you are building your habits in the wrong way. Learning words without pronunciation on the first lesson is damaging. There are two possibilities that are recommended: (1) learn pronunciation from the beginning and speak from the beginning, (2) learn without pronunciation, but do not speak (you will start speaking at a later stage – after learning pronunciation).
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