By Lisa Mojsin M.A.
This mixture ebook and audio educational application is designed to decrease the accents of guys and girls who communicate English as their moment language. it's going to support them converse regular American English with readability, self belief, and accuracy. particular routines be aware of vowel sounds, difficult consonants resembling V, W, B, TH, and the yank R, hire right syllable tension, hyperlink phrases for smoother speech circulate, use universal observe contractions corresponding to will not rather than won't, and extra. extra issues that frequently confuse ESL scholars also are mentioned and defined. They comprise distinguishing among informal and formal speech, homophones (for example, they're and there), spotting phrases with silent letters (comb, receipt, and others), and heading off embarrassing pronunciation errors, comparable to blending up celebration and potty. scholars are familiarized with many abnormal English spelling ideas and exceptions, and are proven how such irregularities can give a contribution to pronunciation blunders. a local language advisor references difficult accessory problems with thirteen diverse language backgrounds. right lip and tongue positions for all sounds are mentioned intimately. Enclosed with the e-book are 4 compact discs that use female and male voices to teach right American-style pronunciation.
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I fried it in oil. ( 4. a. Is the heater on? b. No, I turned it off. ( 5. a. When did you paint the room? b. I painted it last week. Practice Dialogues CD 2 Track 58 The Job Interview Listen to the -ed endings of the past tense verbs and try to determine which of the three possible sounds you hear: /d/, /t/, or /Id/. In the first part of the job interview, each of the -ed verbs is followed by a word that starts with a vowel. Make sure you are linking these two words. ( Interviewer: Tell me about some of your experiences as a university student.
CD 1 Track 82 Sentence Pairs for Practice /ɑ/ 1. You have a good lock. 2. Where is that cop? 3. I shot it. 4. He’s a big boss. 5. This is Don. /ɘ/ You have good luck. Where is that cup? I shut it. It’s a big bus. This is done. CD 1 Track 83 The American /ɔ/ Sound In American English the /ɔ/ sound as in caught and all is very similar to the /ɑ/ sound as in want or hot. In fact, these two sounds, /ɔ/ and /ɑ/, are so similar in many parts of the United States, that some language experts even claim that they are the same sound.
CD 2 Track 4 Comparing /u/ and /yu/ Certain words that contain the letter u are sometimes pronounced differently in other English accents. For example, some British speakers often add an extra /y/ sound before the /u/. Students who studied British English in their native countries are often surprised to learn that Americans say “Tooz-day” (for Tuesday) instead of the British t+youz-day. Similarly, you may have learned to say “t+you+n” (for tune) rather than “toon” as Americans do. CD 2 Track 5 Words for Practice Here are some common words spelled with the letter u and pronounced as oo rather than as you.