Did you know that the way you pronounce words can really make a difference in how people understand you, or even if they want to talk with you? Practice difficult words with us today! Other people can become tired of trying to understand what you are trying to say if you are not pronouncing words correctly.
Mispronouncing Words Can Be Dangerous!
It could be very dangerous if you don’t pronounce words correctly. There is a story about a young person who died because his bungee jumping instructor didn’t speak English very well. The young man thought his instructor said “Now jump,” but the instructor was saying “No jump.” The instructor should have used correct grammar and pronunciation and said, “Don’t jump.” His pronunciation of “No jump” sounded like “Now jump,” so the young man jumped without having his safety harness fastened correctly.
This is a horrible example of why correct pronunciation and grammar are so important to good communication. Failure to communicate can cause many different problems. I want to help you learn to communicate clearly, learn correct pronunciation, and feel confident speaking English.
Learn 23 Commonly Mispronounced Words
Today, our teacher Diane is going to show you some words that are commonly mispronounced. This will be a great lesson for you if you are at the intermediate level, but no matter what level you are, it will help you to practice difficult words with us!
Hi, I’m Diane, one of the teachers here at Go Natural English! Most of us have mispronounced words, even in our own language. I know that learning how to pronounce words is a second language can be difficult, but with practice, you can succeed.
23 Commonly Mispronounced Words to Practice
Here are 23 words that I still have trouble pronouncing from time to time. Don’t focus too much on the meaning of the words. The goal for today is to improve your pronunciation. Later, if you like, you can look up the words you don’t know. Even if you’ve never seen the word before, say it out loud. With practice, will become easier to read words that you’ve never been taught.
Starting at 5:56 in the video, I’m going to say these 23 words. Pause the video and repeat the word after me.
How Did You Do?
How did you do? After you saw the first word, did you actually listen to the video and pronounce it out loud? I really encourage you to practice this list of words again and again. I even had to do a little practice myself for this video, so don’t feel bad if you don’t get it right on the first try!
Also, check out this video on how to pronounce common Internet and IT words correctly. Keep trying, and you’ll begin to notice a difference in your pronunciation skills! Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you in the next video!
Practice the English Accent That Works Best for You
Gabby here, and thanks to Diane for that great video. It’s really good to learn with different teachers – both native speakers and English speakers from different places. All English speakers tend to have slightly different ways of saying things. There are different ways to pronounce vocabulary words. It all depends on where we are from – what U.S. state, region, or other English speaking country. You’ll find the way to practice that works best for you and where you live.
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