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Correct Pronunciation of English Words

Correct Pronunciation of English Words

Pronunciation…

Pronunciation is the first and foremost aspect of English language that people notice while speaking English.It is the most important language skill. Practice is the only way to learn correct pronunciation of English words.

A quiz about the English Pronunciation

1. Are son and sun pronounced the same way?
Yes
No
2. Does basic have an s or z sound?
s
z
3. Does school rhyme with fool?
Yes
No
4. Does cheese have an s or z sound?
s
z
5. Does any rhyme with penny or nanny?
penny
Nanny
6. Does of have an f sound or a v sound?
f
v
7. Does low rhyme with throw?
Yes
No
8. Are row and raw pronounced the same way?
Yes
No
9. Does food rhyme with good?
Yes
No
10. Are roll and role pronounced the same way?
Yes
No

Difference in Pronunciations

Different kinds of English have different pronunciation.

For example, the pronunciation or the accent of British English is different than from the pronunciation of American English.

British Pronunciation

British pronunciation is non-rhotic, which means that the letter r is usually “silent”, unless it is followed by a vowel.

This is how it works:

In words like car, tower, inform and first, r is silent (as r is not followed by a vowel)
In words like red, foreign, print, r is pronounced (as r is followed by a vowel)
R is also pronounced at the end of a word, if the next word starts with a vowel, for example: number eight, far away.

Short Vowel Sounds in British English

ayh Examples: kit, bid, hymn, minute
oh Examples: foot, put, good
ah Examples: mud, love, blood
aah Examples: trap, stamp, back
aw Examples: lot, odd, wash
uh (very common sound in English) Examples: the, of, that
eyh Examples: dress, head, bed
Long Vowel Sounds in British English
eee Examples: fleece, sea, machine
ooo Examples: goose, two, blue
aaa Examples: father, start, hard
ow Examples: thought, north, war
auu Examples: nurse, learn, refer

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