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Effective Communication and Soft Skills Development

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Effective Communication and Soft Skills Development

  1. 1. Effective Communication & Soft Skills Development “A must-attend experience for you.”
  2. 2. • What is accent? • It is the distinctive manner of oral expression. • In other way accent is the way of speaking a particular language. • What is neutralized accent? • It is the accent which can be understandable by each individual and is free from MTI.
  3. 3. • There are 26 letters in English. • 24 consonant sounds • 20 vowel sounds (12 vowels and 8 diphthongs)
  4. 4. The P sound • This is an unvoiced aspirated sound. • It is pronounced like “ph” with distinct breath coming out. • Example: • Problem – Phraablem • Past - Phaest
  5. 5. The k sound • This is an aspirated sound. It has to be pronounced like “kh” with a puff of air thrown out. • Examples: • Color – Khalar • Contribute – Khantribute • Customer - Khustomer
  6. 6. Practice Exercise
  7. 7. Voiced “TH” sound • This sound is created by placing the tongue behind your teeth touching the upper palate of your mouth. • The voiced “th” usually occurs in function words or pronouns and words that end with “the.” • Examples: this, that, the, these, they, father, brother, mother, and so on.
  8. 8. Unvoiced “TH” Sound • The unvoiced “TH” sound is created by placing your tongue between your lips and releasing the air through the slit. • The unvoiced “TH” sound usually occurs in content words. • Examples: Thin, with, something, thank, north, south, both, thousand, and so on.
  9. 9. Practice these words
  10. 10. The “V” sound • This is a voiced sound. • To produce the “v” sound allow your upper teeth to rest on your lower lip and push the sound through the slit. • Bite the lower lip and feel the vibration. • Examples: verify, discover, voice…
  11. 11. Practice these words.
  12. 12. The “w” Sound • This is a voiced sound. • To produce the “w” sound, make your lips rounded and the tongue drawn back as in the position of “u.” • Your lips should form a soft circle. • Examples: Work, wedding, Wednesday..
  13. 13. Practice these words
  14. 14. How will you pronounce these words? Very Wary Verse Worse Wheel Veal West Vest Vie Whale While Vile
  15. 15. The “Ch” sound This is an unvoiced aspirated sound: 1.Church 2.Cherish 3.Chant 4.Chamber
  16. 16. Practice these words
  17. 17. The “Dj” sound • This is a voiced sound. • Gin • Ginger
  18. 18. The “Sh” sound • This is a voiced sound. • Produce the ‘sh’ sound by pressing your lips in an oval shape, resting your upper teeth straight on your lower teeth and blowing the air through the slit between the teeth. • Examples: Shell, she, shoot, English…
  19. 19. Practice these words
  20. 20. The “S” sound • The ‘s’ sound is a voiced sound produced by placing the tongue towards the upper ridge of your teeth and passing the air through the slit. • Example: swim, state, start, smoke, strong…
  21. 21. The “zh” sound • This sound is produced in the same ways as ‘sh.’ The only difference is that of a strong vibration in the throat. • Example: Pleasure, measure, treasure, leisure, seizure, azure,…
  22. 22. The “Z” sound • This is a voiced sound. • It is produced by placing your tongue between the upper ridge of your teeth and gives a buzzing effect. • Examples: Zebra, zeal, zoo, zip, zest,…
  23. 23. Practice these words
  24. 24. VOWELS • Vowels are uninterrupted flow of air coming out. • We know that these are 20 vowel sounds, but out of these, 7 sounds are basic and we shall concentrate on those: • Ah, aw, oh, ay, ee, i.
  25. 25. Practice vowel sounds
  26. 26. More practice
  27. 27. More practice

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