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I take it you already know of tough and bough and cough and dough... Others may stumble, but not you, on hiccough, thorough, slough, and through. Well done! And now you wish, perhaps, to learn of less familiar traps? Beware of heard, a dreadful word that looks like beard and sounds like bird. And dead: it's said like bed, not bead; for goodness' sake, don't call it deed! Watch out for meat and great and threat, they rhyme with suite and straight and debt. A moth is not
Speak to me only with thine eyes and I will hear every word you say. Unique in a mix of sounds and intonation, an accent can be an aural delight to the listener. Often he or she will stare at the speaker quizzically, and in some cases smile and even comment with something such as, "What an interesting accent you have!" What is really going on in that exchange considering the speaker and listener have their own unique accents? Every person has a specific speech pattern within the first language, based on how and where the language was acquired; and it's usually part of regional, cultural, and p
In my job teaching the American accent, I advise and coach many people who were born in India but now work in the US. Thousands of Indian born professionals living in the US have amazing technology, engineering and medical skills. American companies value their professionalism, knowledge and work ethic.
Because Arabic is a Semitic language, it differs significantly from English, which has a European language base. Native Arabic speakers may have a particularly difficult time with the aspects of English which do not exist in Arabic.
Learning phonics is time consuming but it is something your child has to do to be able to read properly. Phonics are the foundation of reading and without them your child will have problems when learning to read. On the internet and in the bookshops there are many ways to learn to read.
Pronunciation is an integrated and integral part of second/foreign language learning since it directly affects learners’ communicative competence as well as performance to a substantial extent. Notwithstanding, the teaching of EFL pronunciation has received varied treatment from having no room in the synthetic syllabus and the grammar-translation method to being the cardinal focus in the situational syllabus and the audio-lingual method in which emphasis is