I told one of my one-to-one students recently that she has a Turkish accent and she was really embarrassed. I had to reassure her that her pronunciation is good and that I can understand everything she says!
Also, I see so many people on my Facebook page saying things like “I want to speak like a native speaker!” or “I want to have a British accent!” But why?! What’s wrong with having a non-native accent?
One thing that’s difficult about learning English is that words are often not spelt the way they sound, or they aren’t pronounced how they look. Today’s post is going to focus on words which contain silent letters.
I often have students tell me they want to get rid of their accent and speak like a native speaker. Clear pronunciation is definitely important for effective communication but let’s think about whether it is realistic or even necessary to sound like a native.
Do you want to improve your pronunciation? In this post, I'll give you some tips and suggestions. You can also find advice about some useful apps and websites.
In my last post, I said that the spelling and pronunciation of English can seem crazy, especially to learners from other countries. I this post, I'm going to show you one of the craziest and most difficult things: words with -ough.
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