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Welcome to the Pronunciation section of EnglishClub, where you'll find lessons and resources on the way we pronounce or say words in English, many with audio so you can listen.
Pronunciation refers to the way in which we make the sound of words...
Glossary of words and expressions used when talking about pronunciation
Always remember that English is not "phonetic". That means that we do not always say a word the same way that we spell it.
Click to hear each symbol and sample word. The symbols on this chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech.
The symbols on this chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech.
Listen to how we say the letters of the alphabet; and learn how to pronounce them correctly.
The secret key to English pronunciation! Many languages don't use word stress but English does, and so must you! With Quiz
Like word stress, sentence stress is a fundamental part of the English language. Your English pronunciation will improve immediately if you start using sentence stress!
Linking is important in English. When we say a sentence, we join or "link" many of the words.
Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. For example: hour/our or to/too/two
When speaking on the telephone, it is sometimes useful to spell a word using English Phonetic Spelling.
Words that vary by a single sound, for example Improve your pronunciation with MyEC
Join the Audio Speaking Group on MyEnglishClub and practise reciting our weekly podcasts. Teachers and advanced learners will give you pronunciation tips aided by the interactive phonemic chart. cat/cut, or fly/fry
Table of contractions for the verbs be, have and will, with homophones and pronunciation tips
How do we pronounce the -ed in words like worked, played, divided? Learn to pronounce -ed here.
How do we know when to say "the" or "thee"?
How do we know when to use the indefinite article a or an?
What is Catherine Fanshawe talking about in this strange poem? And why is this riddle in the EnglishClub pronunciation section?
Tongue-twisters are phrases that "twist your tongue". These English tongue-twisters are very difficult to say, even for native English speakers!