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How do you train your pronunciation? I'm interested in practical tips. How do you train your pronunciation, what resources or maybe exercises do you use?
Aug 5, 2016 11:13 AM
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Practice on Skype
August 5, 2016

You need to work with a native speaker who can give you feedback.  Learners don't often realise that they are mispronouncing words.

After you've identified the problem words, it helps a lot to group those words with other words that have a similar sound. For example, a typical learner problem is pronouncing want and won't (will not) the same way, whereas they sound clearly different to native speakers. So you find other words that have a similar vowel as in want, and another group of words that have a similar vowel as in won't.

You can look up "minimal pairs" to find out more.

I was taught early on in my Turkish learning to aim for the main stress in longer words and phrases. This also helped me with Russian words and I use it with my students in English class.

August 5, 2016
You can listen to English Podcasts. They are authentic material nd really fun.visit the website BBC learning English .com
August 5, 2016
I found enlightening a book (with audio material) on mastering a certain English accent, covering all the sounds, stresses, pretty neato.
August 5, 2016


Sometimes  I repeat after hearing the vocabulary. Let's say that I'm watching a movie or any related, I try to repeat it  and imitate it. I also write and speak at the same time, which is very helpful. Another  way could be   recording myself.

August 5, 2016
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