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miércoles, 19 de febrero de 2014

Exam Hangover

Hi guys,

After all these days doing, correcting, discussing and complaining about exams, it's high time all of us start thinking about how to improve our exam results. 

Let's start with pronunciation!

I've been surfing the Net. Obviously there's a great deal of good stuff but as I had to opt for something to involve you all in your own autonomous learning, here's a link to 50 Difficult Words to Pronounce. You can listen to the words, you have an example and you can repeat it as many times as you want, trying to utter it as accurately as possible.

Source: malayaIamteacher.com

If you want to improve your oral skills, you should be aware of the difficulty of producing some sounds and the need to know how to pronounce them in different words in order to understand what is said to you and be understood in your turn. Then we need to know which part of that word should receive the heaviest emphasis because stress can change the meaning of phrases, sentences and questions with terrible results in the process of communication. Finally, you mustn't forget that intonation is clearly important as well.

Well, I really hope you find it useful and start practising straight away.

Leave your comments if you found it helpful or not.

2 comentarios:

  1. I´ve just done the exercise and I´ve found it quite a lot useful. I know I must practise, practise and practise if I want to improve my English. Although English sounds are really difficult, at least for me.
    Well, I won´t give up, I´ll continue trying it.

  2. That's the attitude, Isabel. Keep on trying!