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Pronunciation is a great challenge to any language learner, but it can be great fun too. Here are a number of good websites that allow you to study and practice pronunciation in the privacy of your own home.

 

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How to improve:

 

1. Study the sounds of British or American English. On these pages, you can:

Listen to and repeat sounds.

Watch videos of how sounds are pronounced.

Test your ears by listening to the difference between similar sounds.

Learn phonetic symbols. 

 

2. Learn about word and sentence stress - the key to speaking clearly.

 

3. Be aware of the irregular relationship between spelling and sound.

 

4. Study connected speech (more advanced) to help you sound more natural.

 

5. Use your new skills in your speaking practice. 

 

6. Listen!

Learn pronunciation by listening, and improve your listening by studying pronunciation. Pay attention to the sound of English as you listen, and learn to connect sound with text. For this reason, the Listen and Read section is particularly recommended.

 

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