Tips for Pronunciation

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Re: Tips for Pronunciation

Postby DmitryL » Sat May 19, 2012 8:04 pm

The first post claims that 'threw' and 'through' are pronounced identically... I wonder is it really so? Could anybody confirm?

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Re: Tips for Pronunciation

Postby Josef » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:06 am

DmitryL wrote:The first post claims that 'threw' and 'through' are pronounced identically... I wonder is it really so? Could anybody confirm?

Yes, I confirm. The word "threw" (past tense of "throw") sounds the same as "through".
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Re: Tips for Pronunciation

Postby TrietLe » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:11 am

I'm teaching English (primarily speaking and listening) to over 40 students in my hometown.

And here are 2 things I've learnt:

1. Tongue Twisters are extremely effective.

The majority of my students struggled with pronunciation.

So I taught them the correct pronuciation followed by many tongue twisters.

Due to the rigorous use of a specific sound in a typical tongue twisters,
students remember the pronunciation almost perfectly.

Thus, after a practice, words with similar pronunciation are no longer
problems for them.

2. Tongue Twisters are fun:

Students love it and I think most of us do.
It's fun to read, listen and play with.

So, I think training with tongue twisters is a wonderful to upgrade your pronunciation while
having some great fun.
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