- Listen to first language English speakers, whether it’s on the radio, on a podcast, a movie or in a coffee shop. Notice how different words are pronounced and where the stresses are.
- Break words down into sounds. Words are made up of syllables or parts and by breaking it down into smaller sounds longer words become much easier to pronounce.
- Unlike some languages, English doesn’t use accents to show where the stresses are in words you have to learn them. The way you stress a word in a sentence can sometimes change the meaning or emphasis of that sentence so take care.
- Listen to yourself speaking and practice with someone. Cambly lessons are great for this because you can playback the lesson and listen to yourself. Practice with your teacher by having them read an article and then you read it. Notice the difference in the way that you pronounce words and the way your tutor does.
Author: Amanda Settle, Cambly Tutor
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