6 Tips For Improve Your English Pronunciation
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Record and compare yourself
You can record yourself with a camera because it’s important to see how you speak, not only hear it. You don’t need to download any programme to record yourself. Mobile and computers devices have built – in video recorders. Then, you can compare your recording to someone else saying the same words or sounds. Another way to improve English accent is to find a video of your favorite part from a movie, choose one or two sentences and record yourself trying to match the tone and pronunciation of the video. Then you can compare and see what you did differently, and try again.
Notice how your mouth and tongue move
When you speak, you move your mouth. Moving your mouth affects the pronunciation of a word. The best way to correcting it is to notice it and pay attention.
You can use a mirror. This is the simplest way to see what your mouth is doing while you talk. You can watch other people and notice the shape their mouth make when they talk.
In addition when you speak, you move your tongue to make sounds. To improve your English pronunciation, it’s a good idea to notice what your tongue is doing.
Some difficult sounds are the letters “L” and “R,” and the sound “TH.” Pronouncing them correctly is all in the tongue! If you can’t figure out all of these, try asking someone. You can ask them to say a word with that sound, then tell you where they put their tongue. They probably never thought about it before either!
Practice with a person (friend)
Practice makes perfect you. It’s easier to practice with a friend. Practicing with a friend, will make you a person who has best pronunciation. You can learn new things from each other. In addition, it will be fun.
Break words down into sounds
Words are made up of syllables or parts. You can turn words into parts and you can make them easier to pronounce. You can leave a space or draw a line between each syllable (every syllable should have at least one vowel: a, e, i, o, u, y).
Add stress to sounds and words
English is a stressed language. Some words and sounds are more important than other words. In a word spoken out loud, you will see the words and syllables of the word highlighted or important. For example, the word “comfortable” is pronounced with a stress at the letter ‘O’, so it sounds like this: “COM-for-tab-le.”
Sometimes the place where you emphasize can change the meaning of the word. For example the word is “record”. Its meaning varies according to its pronunciation. It has “save” and “document” meanings. The most English speakers don’t know the rules, they just say what “sounds right.” With enough practice, you can get what sounds right too. Sentences have stresses too. some words are more important. They said with more clarity and strength than the rest of the sentence. Keep practicing by reading out loud, having conversations and listening well to where others when they speak.
Learn to listen.
Firstly, you’ll need to learn how to listen. It can be difficult to distinguish when listening to some sounds. If you can hear the difference, it can be easier to speak the difference. There are many excellent videos, songs and audio guides on English pronunciations that you can use to improve and to get you started in learning to listen. It gives us a lot that listen to foreign songs, watch series, etc. The better you understand words, the better you pronounce them.