Learning English Pronunciation Dawn1


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  1. 1. How to Improve Your Pronunciation<br />By Dawn<br />Skype English School<br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  2. 2. How To Improve Your Pronunciation<br />Pronouncing every word correctly leads to poor pronunciation! <br />Good pronunciation comes from stressing the right words - this is because English is a time-stressed language. <br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  3. 3. Here’s How<br />Learn the following rules concerning pronunciation. <br />English is considered a stressed language while many other languages are considered syllabic. <br />In other languages, such as French or Italian, each syllable receives equal importance (there is stress, but each syllable has its own length). <br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  4. 4. http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />English pronunciation focuses on specific stressed words while quickly gliding over the other, non-stressed, words. <br />Stressed words are considered content words: Nouns e.g. kitchen, Peter - (most) principle verbs e.g. visit, construct - Adjectives e.g. beautiful, interesting - Adverbs e.g. often, carefully <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  5. 5. http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Non-stressed words are considered function words: Determiners e.g. the, a - Auxiliary verbs e.g. am, were - Prepositions e.g. before, of - Conjunctions e.g. but, and - Pronouns e.g. they, she .<br />These types of words we do NOT emphasise, rather we quickly flow over them.<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  6. 6. Let’s Practice<br />Read the following sentence aloud: <br />The beautiful Mountain appeared transfixed in the distance. <br />Read the following sentence aloud: <br />He can come on Sundays as long as he doesn&apos;t have to do any homework in the evening. <br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  7. 7. Explanation<br />Notice that the first sentence actually takes about the same time to speak well! <br />Even though the second sentence is approximately 30% longer than the first, the sentences take the same time to speak. This is because there are 5 stressed words in each sentence. <br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  8. 8. More Practice<br />Read these sentences out loud:<br />Yesterday, I had to go to the meeting and give a presentation on a new proposal.<br />Where is the nearest train station located?<br />When I go on vacation I would like to travel to North America to see the Rocky Mountains.<br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  9. 9. Let’s go back to the previous sentences and we will name the stressed words.<br />Now let’s read the sentences one more time while stressing the appropriate words.<br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  10. 10. Final Tips About Word Stress in the English Language<br />By focusing on stressed words, non-stressed words and syllables take on their more muted nature. <br />When listening to native speakers, focus on how those speakers stress certain words and begin to copy this. <br />By remembering the discussed tips on Word Stress, you will be surprised at how quickly your pronunciation improves! <br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  11. 11. How to Improve Your Pronunciation<br />By Dawn<br />Skype English School<br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />