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Studying pronunciation is a waste of time.

Postby TalkingPoint » Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:54 pm

Studying pronunciation is a waste of time.
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Postby birrel » Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:56 pm

Hi all,

I wonder which pronunciation we have to study. There are too many forms of pronunciation - Australian, American, the RP pronunciation, etc.. -and I don't know what to choose. So I think that some times to stusy pronunciation is a waste of time.

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Postby member » Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:48 pm

I am agree. I am working with english speakers and is very dificult to get what people are saying.

Mariam Nakhla

Pronunciation waste time.

Postby Mariam Nakhla » Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:46 am

Pronunciation is not waste of time. I am substitute teacher, I have accent so I have problem with kids. Sometime they do not understand me and I feel bad. I took a course about Odium and pronunciation but it take time to see how you progress. : :roll:

rjcglass

pronunciation

Postby rjcglass » Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:53 am

Sorry guys, but pronunciation is super important. I have had so many students who know grammer well, have a good vocabulary, but have horrible pronunciation, so what good is knowing English if you cant pronounce it? English pronunciation is very difficult, but very necessary if you are trying to make someone understand you.

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Re: pronunciation

Postby member » Mon Sep 22, 2003 5:48 pm

rjcglass wrote:Sorry guys, but pronunciation is super important. I have had so many students who know grammer well, have a good vocabulary, but have horrible pronunciation, so what good is knowing English if you cant pronounce it? English pronunciation is very difficult, but very necessary if you are trying to make someone understand you.
Are you confusing intonation with pronunciation? The music is probably more important than the lyrics so let´s get some good harmony first and then fit in the words. Sts. need to learn the patterns through hand clapping and feet stamping, knuckle banging etc. :lol:

birrell

Re: pronunciation

Postby birrell » Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:55 am

rjcglass wrote:Sorry guys, but pronunciation is super important. I have had so many students who know grammer well, have a good vocabulary, but have horrible pronunciation, so what good is knowing English if you cant pronounce it? English pronunciation is very difficult, but very necessary if you are trying to make someone understand you.


Which pronunciation? The American pronunciation or the Estuary English pronunciation?

inna

i think it is

Postby inna » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:54 am



i think studyng the correct pronunciation of any lanaguage is badly needed specially the english language.
i am teaching english in thailand for more that 2 yrs now and i realize how important correct grammar and pronunciation is.... so in short it is not a waste of time.. ITS WORTH DOING GUYS.. so come on join me learn correct pronunciation with fun

what it not worth studying is tha accent ex. american.. british aussie.. as long as we understand each other..

cheers..

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Re: pronunciation

Postby vivina » Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:56 pm

birrell wrote:
rjcglass wrote:Sorry guys, but pronunciation is super important. I have had so many students who know grammer well, have a good vocabulary, but have horrible pronunciation, so what good is knowing English if you cant pronounce it? English pronunciation is very difficult, but very necessary if you are trying to make someone understand you.


Which pronunciation? The American pronunciation or the Estuary English pronunciation?


I'm agree with you i keep working in my pronuciation....

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Re: i think it is

Postby vivina » Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:59 pm

inna wrote:


i think studyng the correct pronunciation of any lanaguage is badly needed specially the english language.
i am teaching english in thailand for more that 2 yrs now and i realize how important correct grammar and pronunciation is.... so in short it is not a waste of time.. ITS WORTH DOING GUYS.. so come on join me learn correct pronunciation with fun

what it not worth studying is tha accent ex. american.. british aussie.. as long as we understand each other..

cheers..


I got your message i m interesting to improve my english

aghast

Re: Pronunciation waste time.

Postby aghast » Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:23 am

Mariam Nakhla wrote:Pronunciation is not waste of time. I am substitute teacher, I have accent so I have problem with kids. Sometime they do not understand me and I feel bad. I took a course about Odium and pronunciation but it take time to see how you progress. : :roll:


Maybe you should also take a few more lessons in English grammar too?

Guest

Postby Guest » Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:14 am

pronunciation is very important . if you don't pronunce the word correctly be sure the receiver will missunderstand you .I am talking about the RP pronunciation. the british one. I would be greatful if I find an other teacher to discuss this topic this is my email ( ziouzioua@yahoo.co.uk ) :?:

Mr.x

Re: pronunciation

Postby Mr.x » Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:38 pm

birrell wrote:
rjcglass wrote:Sorry guys, but pronunciation is super important. I have had so many students who know grammer well, have a good vocabulary, but have horrible pronunciation, so what good is knowing English if you cant pronounce it? English pronunciation is very difficult, but very necessary if you are trying to make someone understand you.


Which pronunciation? The American pronunciation or the Estuary English pronunciation?
:D

Lynne

Pronunciation

Postby Lynne » Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:19 am

I cannot believe that some people think pronunciation is not important, of course if you just spend your life on the message boards....

Face to face in the real world however, it isn't just what you say, but how you say it. People won't want to talk to you if they can't understand you, it's just too tiring. This doesn't mean that we all have to talk like the Queen of England though, as long as people can understand you that's fine. :wink:

And if you don't believe me listen to that famous 'Pronunciation poem', then you will realise just how important it is.

Pronunciation Please

costadina

pronounciation

Postby costadina » Mon Oct 20, 2003 3:47 pm

[iIs pronounciaton important? I'll say! Has anyone ever tried to listen to someone mispronounce words. I have students whose pronounciation is so bad even if I have the text in front of me I can't understand what they are saying. If supposedly we learn a language in order to communicate in it, what good does it do to not be able to speak clearly. It doesn't matter what accent you have as long as you speak clearly, otherwise noone will understand you. :!: ][/i]

xingjing

Re: Pronunciation waste time?i do not think so.

Postby xingjing » Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:27 am

Mariam Nakhla wrote:Pronunciation is not waste of time. I am substitute teacher, I have accent so I have problem with kids. Sometime they do not understand me and I feel bad. I took a course about Odium and pronunciation but it take time to see how you progress. : :roll:






i am a chinese and i like your opinions.are you an american?

xingjing

Re: Pronunciation

Postby xingjing » Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:31 am

[quote="Lynne"]I cannot believe that some people think pronunciation is not important, of course if you just spend your life on the message boards....

Face to face in the real world however, it isn't just what you say, but how you say it. People won't want to talk to you if they can't understand you, it's just too tiring. This doesn't mean that we all have to talk like the Queen of England though, as long as people can understand you that's fine. :wink:

And if you don't believe me listen to that famous 'Pronunciation poem', then you will realise just how important it is.

can i make a friend with you ?

Guest

Postby Guest » Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:29 am

Studying pronunciation is a waste of time :evil: :P :arrow:

sothy

Re: pronunciation

Postby sothy » Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:17 am

birrell wrote:
rjcglass wrote:Sorry guys, but pronunciation is super important. I have had so many students who know grammer well, have a good vocabulary, but have horrible pronunciation, so what good is knowing English if you cant pronounce it? English pronunciation is very difficult, but very necessary if you are trying to make someone understand you.


Which pronunciation? The American pronunciation or the Estuary English pronunciation?
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