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How to Improve Spoken American English - Sound like a Native Speaker

How to Improve Spoken American English - Sound like a Native Speaker

How to Teach Old Ears New Tricks “Hi! I'm Gabe. What's your name?” “Seung-heon. Uh-oh. “Sorry, I missed that. “Seung-heon.” This is bad. “Sung-hon?” “Seung-heon. I hate it when this happens. When we decide to do something rash like learn a foreign language, however, we run into difficulties. Why We Can't Learn Like Kids Most of us English speakers can't tell the difference between Seung, Seong and Sung now, but back when we were babies we could. Some of the best data on this phenomenon come from studies of Japanese adults learning to hear the difference between r and l. When you were a baby, you learned to tell rocks from locks by listening to lots of auditory input. The researchers then tried something new. Many studies have subsequently confirmed that feedback is an essential ingredient in training our brain to hear new sounds, and when we can hear new sounds, we naturally start to produce them more accurately. Teaching the /r/–/l/ Discrimination to Japanese Adults: Behavioral and Neural Aspects.

¿Cómo practico ejercicios de lectura para mejorar la pronunciación y dicción en inglés? Además de tus trabajos de inglés en el aula, puedes practicar pronunciación por ti misma leyendo en voz alta en un laboratorio de tu escuela o en tu casa. Una mejor pronunciación hará que los nativos te entiendan más claramente. Debido a que el habla y el oído trabajan juntos, encontrarás que a a medida que tu pronunciación mejora, tu comprensión también lo hace. Eso te da más de una razón para aprender a usar la lectura en voz alta para mejorar tu inglés oral. Nivel de dificultad: Moderadamente fácil Necesitarás Libros de pronunciación con CD Poemas o CD o "Cantos de Jazz" con CD Libros en inglés con CD Libros de lectura en inglés Lista completaMinimizar 1 Escucha y lee en voz alta usando los ejercicios de pronunciación de los textos. Consejos y advertencias Practica los trabalenguas y otros ejercicios de pronunciación de los sitios de Internet como "Mary things", listados en Recursos. No dejes de leer... comentarios

Pronunciation Teaching: 11 quick multi-sensory techniques - Evolutions In this post I’d like to start a list/discussion of useful pronunciation teaching techniques. One of my favorite teachers-who-write, over at The Other Things Matter, inspired by another one at The Breathy Vowel, tweeted the following: Inspired by @breathyvowel tomorrow I start my weekly pron class. #SteppingOutofMyComfortZone — Kevin Stein (@kevchanwow) April 25, 2013 Then later he mentioned something about cellphones and progress in the pronunciation area. And that’s the problem with most of what’s out there — a great deal of it isn’t that different from “listen and repeat”. Before we get started, finally, let’s remember that anybody with a smartphone brings a mirror to class everyday… opportunities abound! update: the videos of segmental techniques posted here in response to reader comments were filmed during a CBI pronunciation workshop with pre-service and in-service teachers for whom English is a 2nd language. Pronunciation: Segmentals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Aprende inglés viendo series | Aprende inglés viendo tus series favoritas de televisión Feel the beat: how rhythm shapes the way we use and understand language Do you feel the rhythm? Or a French rythme, Spanish ritmo, Swedish rytm, Russian ритм (ritm) or Japanese rizumu? Is there a difference? For millennia we have been singing, dancing, clapping, drumming and talking to a beat. An extensive 2010 Oxford University study comparing a series of rhythm algorithm measurements for English, French, Greek, Russian and Mandarin found – “surprisingly”, as the study itself expressed – that none of these languages could be separated, and that languages do not have dramatically different rhythms. A world of stress, a matter of meter Languages use rhythms composed of syllables that are variously stressed and unstressed, all in a variety of patterns that, though discernible and often complex under analysis, we mostly use unconsciously. A mother’s heartbeat may be the first rhythm most of us hear. Stress patterns occur in everyday speech and songs, not merely high forms of literature. The benefits of rhythm Rhythm perception

Lil Wayne ft. Bruno Mars - Mirror (letra y traducción al español) With everything happening today You don't know whether you're coming or going But you think that you're on your way Lifeline dumped on the mirror, don't blow it Look at me when I'm talking to you You looking at me, but I'm looking through you I see the blood in your eyes I see the love in disguise I see the pain hidden in your pride I see you're not satisfied And I don't see nobody else I see myself I'm looking at the Mirror on the wall Here we are again Through my rise and fall You've been my only friend You told me that they can understand the man I am So why are we here Talking to each other again? I see the truth in your lies I see nobody by your side But I'm with you when you're all alone And you correct me when I'm looking wrong I see the guilt beneath the shame I see your soul through your windowpane I see the scars that remain I see Wayne I'm looking at the

IPA transcription systems for English John Wells, University College London1. Introduction: the IPA. 2. Pronunciations in dictionaries. 3. Consonants. 4. Stress. 5. Lastly we have the diphthongs. Sounds of Speech The PronPack Sound Chart – PronPack What is the Sound Chart for?The PronPack Sound Chart is primarily a reference tool and several versions are now available in the Resources to accompany the Pronpack books. Teachers may print a copy as large as possible to put on the classroom wall. Orientation The PronPack Sound Chart is intended to help you and the class find your way around the sounds of English. Comparison The PronPack Sound Chart graphically represents relationships between the sounds, showing those that are comparable with one another and those which are very different. I designed this chart while teaching pronunciation classes at a language school in the North West of England. Most teachers of English will have come across a sound chart at some point, but few realise how arbitrary they are. At every stage in the creation of a chart, the author will have made decisions which could equally well have been otherwise. Related

Practica tu pronunciación inglesa online Ispikit, la herramienta que califica tu pronunciación inglesa online. Ispikit es un recurso para que docentes y alumnos puedan calificar la pronunciación que tienen del idioma inglés online, contrastándola con modelos de hablantes nativos de inglés británico y americano. Utiliza una tecnología de reconocimiento de voz que compara la pronunciación de nuestras grabaciones de audio con la de los hablantes nativos, y arroja una calificación de entre 0 y 100 que nos muestra cuánto se parece la pronunciación en inglés del audio grabado a la de un hablante nativo, lo que permite practicar online hasta que dicha pronunciación vaya progresando y siendo lo más similar posible a la de los modelos propuestos. Cuenta con una aplicación web, una para móvil y una de escritorio, con lo cual la práctica de la pronunciación está asegurada desde cualquier lugar. Su app para móvil funciona con Android y está disponible en Google Play.

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