English Pronunciation Practice

Even if no one is listening, you must practice pronunciation. Record your speaking and listen to your English pronunciation.  Use the online dictionary to check your pronunciation practice.

 

How to improve your English pronunciation?

  1. LISTEN to native speakers pronounce words and phrases.
  2. Learn to speak English with clear pronunciation. 
  3. Learn the stress of new words
  4. Learn the importance of syllables.
  5. Practice the sounds you find difficult.
  6. Practice speaking loud and clear.
  7. Record and check your English pronunciation
  8. Take Kevin’s Pronunciation English Class

 

Consonant Pronunciation Practice

A fun exercise to practice pronunciation is to use English tongue twisters. Tongue twisters are excellent for pronunciation practice. Record yourself and check your English pronunciation with native speakers or online resources. The objective is to say the tongue twisters as fast as possible with clear English pronunciation and without any mistakes.

Betty Botter bought some butter. But she said the butter’s bitter. If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter will make my batter better. So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.

truly rural, truly rural, truly rural, truly rural

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy.

She sells sea shells by the seashore. If she sells shells on the seashore, I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

While we were walking, we were watching window washers wash Washington’s windows with warm washing water.

 

Vowel Pronunciation Practice

Practice pronunciation of the different vowel sounds. Record yourself and check your English pronunciation with native speakers or online resources. The objective is to say a phone number but replace the matching word for each number. Try and practice pronunciation as fast and clear as possible without any mistakes.

1. Study the words in the table. If you do not know the English pronunciation, find the correct pronunciation in a dictionary, online, or ask a native speaker.

2. Write down your phone number. Example: 5789635412

3. Say your phone number but use the matching words instead of numbers.

4. Repeat this exercise and try to speak faster.

5. Use another phone number and repeat the exercise.

Example:

Using phone number, 5789635412, you would say “flute (5) -foot (7) -fault (8)- fest (9) -fate (6)-fist (3) -flute (5) -front (4)-feet (1) -flight (2)”

Table A

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

fact

feet

flight

fist

front

flute

fate

foot

fault

fest

IMPORTANT FACT: You should have an English phonetic dictionary as your reference for pronunciation. Learn the international phonetic alphabet (IPA) and use the dictionary.

 

 

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