How to improve your pronunciation!

How to improve your pronunciation:
1. Learn the International Phonetic Alphabet and check the phonetics of new words you learn. It will show you how to pronounce the word correctly without the help of a teacher or native speaker. The website www.tophonetics.com is great for checking British and American pronunciation. 2. Watch English speakers’ mouths and lips to see the correct position when pronouncing certain words. Check www.forvo.com to hear different native speakers saying words and expressions in a natural way. 3. Check your tongue position. Pronunciation errors will often be due to incorrect tongue position. Don’t be afraid to ask your teacher or a native speaker what they’re doing with their tongue when they pronounce a certain word. Your teacher may use a Sound Articulation Diagram to demonstrate correct tongue placement. 4. While listening, notice which syllable is stressed in a word. Phonetics can also help you identify this. For example, in the word Biology (baɪˈɒləʤi) the stress is on the second syllable. It is shown by a vertical line before the stressed syllable. 5. Practise shadowing or repeating after an English speaker. Do this with small chunks of language and record yourself to listen back and compare with the original. Try to identify which words/phrases you're pronouncing incorrectly. 6. People with the same first language will often make the same pronunciation mistakes. Research to find out the typical English pronunciation errors made by people who speak your first language so you can discover areas to work on.

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Hi! I'm Sarah. I'm a qualified and experienced (9 years) English language teacher and native English-speaker. I offer: - FREE Grammar and Writing Level Test - FREE Speaking Level Test - FREE Needs Analysis - One-to-one, tailor-made lessons to suit your specific language needs. You can choose to focus on: - General English - Business English - Exam Preparation (IELTS, Cambridge, Trinity & TIE) - Grammar - Vocabulary - Topics - Conversation - Pronunciation - Listening - Reading - Writing My Experience: I've got 9 years' experience teaching English and 3 years' experience in Academic Management and e-Learning Coordination. I've been teaching English in an EAQUALS-accredited English Language School based in Dublin, Ireland since 2011. When I first started teaching, I taught in schools in Bilbao and Murcia, Spain from 2010-2011. My Qualifications: I've got a BA in Economics and Geography from University College Dublin, Ireland and a Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELT) accredited by the Irish Department of Education Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS). My teaching style: I aim to create a positive learning environment in my classes and make sure my students feel comfortable and happy while being challenged. My lessons are student-focussed and I always try to connect what I'm teaching to my students' everyday life. I am a very friendly and patient teacher and encourage students to speak as much as possible in class, even if they think they're making mistakes. If you don't use it, you'll lose it! I look forward to meeting you! : )
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Hi! I'm Sarah. I'm a qualified and experienced (9 years) English language teacher and native English-speaker. I offer: - FREE Grammar and Writing Level Test - FREE Speaking Level Test - FREE Needs Analysis - One-to-one, tailor-made lessons to suit your specific language needs. You can choose to focus on: - General English - Business English - Exam Preparation (IELTS, Cambridge, Trinity & TIE) - Grammar - Vocabulary - Topics - Conversation - Pronunciation - Listening - Reading - Writing My Experience: I've got 9 years' experience teaching English and 3 years' experience in Academic Management and e-Learning Coordination. I've been teaching English in an EAQUALS-accredited English Language School based in Dublin, Ireland since 2011. When I first started teaching, I taught in schools in Bilbao and Murcia, Spain from 2010-2011. My Qualifications: I've got a BA in Economics and Geography from University College Dublin, Ireland and a Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELT) accredited by the Irish Department of Education Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS). My teaching style: I aim to create a positive learning environment in my classes and make sure my students feel comfortable and happy while being challenged. My lessons are student-focussed and I always try to connect what I'm teaching to my students' everyday life. I am a very friendly and patient teacher and encourage students to speak as much as possible in class, even if they think they're making mistakes. If you don't use it, you'll lose it! I look forward to meeting you! : )
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