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Along with other Excercises like shadowing, will reading passages out improve my English pronounction?
Aug 15, 2016 9:06 AM
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Reading out loud to an English-speaker may help your pronunciation, because that person can correct your errors.  When talking about reading to yourself though, typically, I'd say no.  You could read a passage 50 times, and if you don't pronounce "through" like "thru," or "cough" like "coff" or place the proper accent in words (like "recommEnd" or "fInally"), reading out loud to yourself would not be all that helpful for your pronunciation.  You would just be repeating and growing accustomed to those same errors.

However, there are websites that can help with this.  Try http://forvo.com  This way, when you read to yourself, if you come across a word that you don't know how to pronounce, you can hear from a native speaker how it should be pronounced.

August 15, 2016
Wow http://forvo.com seems to be interesting. I will definitely use this. Thanks for letting me know such a website. I completely agree with your point. I was to ask if reading along with other exercises help pronunciation or not.  I certainly wouldn't take reading as the complete training for voice and accent. Thanks for your attention Ashely. :)
August 15, 2016
Kharthik
Language Skills
English, Tamil
Learning Language
English