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Tips for Pronunciation

Postby Pirate » Sun May 23, 2004 11:26 pm

Hello everyone,

This is one part of the series "Tips for learning English". The series is today created in the sake of collecting and assembling tips which come from English learners. Post your own tips which really work :!: Other members can learn from them, and if necessary we could discuss :idea:

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English Pronunciation lessons: http://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/
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Enjoy pronouncing

Postby Pirate » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:56 pm

When the English tongue we speak
Why is break not rhymed with weak?
Won’t you tell me why it’s true
We say sew, but also few?
And the maker of a verse
Cannot rhyme his horse with worse?
Beard is not the same as heard,
Cord is different from word,
Cow is cow but low is low,
Shoe is never rhymed with foe,
Think of hose and dose and lose,
And think of goose and yet of choose,
Think of comb and tomb and bomb,
Doll and roll and home and some,
And since pay is rhymed with say,
Why not paid with said I pray?
Think of blood and food and good;
Mould is not pronounced like could,
Why is it done but gone and lone
Is there any reason known?
To sum it up, it seems to me
That sounds and letters don’t agree.

This poem is very good, hope U like it like I do :) . So just practise :idea:
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Postby Dixie » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:22 pm

Very good!

I had another one, and harder. But I lost it, unfortunately! :D
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Postby fionaa » Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:14 am

Thanks for your sharing!It is very clear and good tips for students.I really can't pronouce well sometimes.
Some long speelling words are very difficult to pronouce.
I have to practise more form it!I must learn from it as to improve my english speaking.
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Postby Pirate » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:24 pm

Let's have a look at the basic pronunciation:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/help/phonetics.htm
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Postby crazyoddygal » Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:24 pm

thank you for all the tips. my own experience is to imagine the pose of your mouth, your tongue, your throat, etc. b4 speaking the word out loud. i think it's the best tips for the English learners. i've been applying this tip for a long time, and now people say that my pronunciation is not bad :">
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interesting

Postby Ordina_Lavender » Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:23 am

Hmm it's interesting.I'll pactise it. Sometimes we also could listen to the television especially English News, watching english movie or sing an english song.This could be the basic steps of learning pronunciation.

We also could sing a song.From the simple level to the hardest one.

"Twinkle twinke little stars, how i wonder what you are.."

"When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more

Like a flower bending in the breeze
Bend with me, sway with ease
When we dance you have a way with me
Stay with me, sway with me"

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Postby Pirate » Sun Apr 03, 2005 5:26 pm

How about tounge-twisters? I think they are useful and give us more fun to learn.

A classic one: She sells the sea-shells by the sea shore. If she sells the sea-shells, show me the sea-shells she sells.
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Postby GiddyGad » Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:32 am

pirate wrote:How about tongue-twisters? I think they are useful and give us more fun to learn.

A classic one: She sells the sea-shells by the sea shore. If she sells the sea-shells, show me the sea-shells she sells.


Tongue-twisters are good for warming up and most welcome at the very beginning of each class - much like short and rather simple songs from 'Children's favorite songs' you may find on the Holywood site:

It ain't gonna rain no more no more,
It ain't gonna rain no more,
How in the heck
Can I wash my neck
If it ain't gonna rain no more.

...and the like.

Songs are as well a good way to round up classes though...
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