At the initial stage of learning English a lot of attention, in my opinion, should be given to pronunciation. It is not necessary, this aspect postponed. It is better to do it right once.
How to master English pronunciation
This difficult process is closely linked with the knowledge of the transcription of the English language with which you can read in the article «Transcription in English» on our website. It is no secret that the sounds in the English language are not pronounced as in Russian. They either differ or do not have analogues. Transcription in this matter is simply irreplaceable. The habit of some students to write English pronunciation Russian letters — an unforgivable mistake. Truly English pronunciation using the Russian writing, do not pass. But «foreign» accent will remain with you forever.
So, you’ve mastered the pronunciation symbols, and even read some literature on theoretical phonetics, but it does not move space. The pronunciation of the English language is necessary to hear a reading, it is impossible to master. In teaching the pronunciation of the English language must be active listening, that is, you must listened loud utterance of words and phrases. These exercises not only help the development of sound, but also help in solving one of the main problems in the study of foreign languages - the fear of speaking. The solution to this problem in the early stages of learning English is very important.
One of the best assistants in teaching English pronunciation will patter. They not only help hone pronunciation, but also improve diction. For example, tongue twisters will be essential when developing such complex for students of English sounds as [θ] and [ð].
- The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
- If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I would not thought so much.
Read out loud patter should be gradually increasing the tempo. Repeat tongue twisters every day.
Also do not forget the important role of stress and intonation.
It is also useful to record your voice to compare with the pronunciation of the carrier. This will help you not only to hear their own mistakes, and correct them.
The pronunciation of the English language is not as difficult as it seems at first glance.
To master the pronunciation of the English language as quickly as possible, it is necessary as much as possible to listen to the English language every day, whether it’s news, songs or movies. And, of course, do not forget to practice.