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English pronunciation test
While most of you non-native speakers of English speak English quite well, there is always room for improvement (of course, the same could be said for every person for any subject, but that is another matter). To that end, I'd like to offer you a poem. Once you've learned to correctly pronounce every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. If you find it tough going, do not despair, you are not alone: Multi-national personnel at North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters near Paris found English to be an easy language ... until they tried to pronounce it. To help them discard an array of accents, the verses below were devised. After trying them, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months at hard labor to reading six lines aloud. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain.

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God, who is Gawd, who is Gad Is “God” a name? The original text indicates the word for our Creator is Elohim or Yahweh (Jehovah, depending on the pronunciation). Those in the middle east still keep the “el” or “al” sounds as the word for the Creator. Where did the English word “God” come from? Songs and Activities for English Language Learners Create New Song Lyrics in 4 Easy Steps: Step 1: Choose a song that is easy to sing and copy the lyrics from the Internet. Step 2: Students listen to the song while reading the lyrics. Step 3: Working individually, in small groups, or as a class, students personalize the lyrics to fit their own experiences, replacing some words in the song with new words, or replacing an entire verse with a new verse. Table of contents (With last update date) Cover Foreword (August 13, 2009)

All Languages Same Words Different Meanings Between Various Languages Return to the ALL LANGUAGES ArchiveForward to the Current ALL LANGUAGES Discussion jeffFriday 13th of August 2004 08:46:43 PMSame Words Different Meanings: I just learned that in Thai Language, the word for "UGLY" is pronounced "Key-day". Interestingly, in Japanese, Key-day spelled kirai in romanji, means "BEAUTIFUL". I find it interesting how the same word can have such different meanings across various languages. Another one I remember is that "Jin-Jin" in Japanese means "Penis", but in Italian, it means "Cheers".

Important Infrequently Used Words To Know Paul V. Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) Minimal Pairs /əʊ/ and /ɔ:/ Below are lists of words that vary only by one having the sound /əʊ/ and the other the sound /ɔ:/. You can use this to practise the sounds or as a list of words to be careful to pronounce properly. The sound of /əʊ/ (as in "O", "oh" and "owe") is a diphthong, meaning two vowel sounds blended into one. Top 100 Inspirational Quotes Inspirational Quotes by Henry David Thoreau 1. A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. 2. None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. 3.

Open Resources for English Language Teaching (ORELT) Portal As you are aware, English words containing more than one syllable have fixed stress patterns. Module 1 — Better Listening contains an activity on words of two syllables that are pronounced differently when used as a noun, adjective or verb. The difference in pronunciation is simply a matter of stressing a different syllable (e.g., PRE-sent, pronounced /lpre - zǝnt/, is a noun whereas pre-SENT is a verb and is pronounced as /pri - lzent/). To be intelligible to the listener — that is, to ensure that people understand the speaker clearly when speaking in English — we must pronounce English words with the appropriate stress. In this activity, students will learn to recognise and use appropriate stress patterns when they speak in English.

Animal Rights Quotes, Sayings about Animal Welfare, Cruelty, Compassion Related Quotes Animals Civil Disobedience Integrity Vegetarianism Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. A poem about pronunciation The poem below is called "The Chaos" and was written by G. Nolst Trenite, a.k.a. Charivarius (1870-1946). See: it aloud:Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. How to Be In The Moment Consciously vs. Mentally We hear a lot about ‘being in the moment’ and enjoying the NOW, but what does this actually mean? It seems as though there is a difference between understanding any given concept at the mind level versus truly putting it into practice at the level of being. So I thought why not simplify it all and run through some tips on how to achieve this? When it comes to “being in the moment.”

Practice for Vowel Contrast This material can be used as additional phonetic exercises for practicing contrasting vowels in short words and phrases. (You can listen to similar words in Listening for Vowel Contrast (AmE) in the section Phonetics.) Этот материал можно использовать как дополнительные фонетические упражнения на контрастные гласные звуки в коротких словах и фразах. (Вы можете прослушать похожие слова в материале для прослушивания Listening for Vowel Contrast (AmE) в разделе Phonetics.) Contrasting monophthongs (simple vowels) Western Esoteric Texts Sacred-texts home Neopaganism GrimoiresBuy CD-ROM Buy Esoteric and Occult Books This page indexes resources at this site in the Western Esoteric tradition. There is much more related to this topic at this site, listed below. The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, translated by John Everard [1650] The Virgin of the World of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, translated by Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland [1885] The Isiac Tablet of Cardinal Bembo by W.

The Spelling Society [Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society, 1994/2 pp27-30 later designated J17] Introduced by Chris Upward A number of readers have been urging republication of The Chaos, the well-known versified catalogue of English spelling irregularities.

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