Improve Your English Pronunciation and Learn Over 500 Commonly Mispronounced Words


Author: Jakub Marian

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492192855

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 122

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Did you know that "colonel" is pronounced the same as "kernel"? Most learners pronounce hundreds of words incorrectly during some stage of their "career" as English speakers. This book contains the following: A detailed explanation of over 300 words that most learners pronounce wrong, and a list of more than 500 commonly mispronounced words overall Common error patterns in English pronunciation More than one hundred English heteronyms (words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently) Basics of the International Phonetic Alphabet and English phonology

Most Common Mistakes in English

An English Learner's Guide


Author: Jakub Marian

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502304636

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 130

View: 2862

Did you know that the plural of "sheep" is "sheep" (not "sheeps")? Some mistakes in English are incredibly common, even among advanced learners: irregular plurals, using "have done" instead of "did", incorrect prepositions ("arrive to" instead of "arrive at"), placing commas where they shouldn't be and omitting them when they are necessary... This book will teach you how to avoid some of the most common grammar and vocabulary mistakes English learners make. If you are interested in the most common pronunciation mistakes, the author of the book has written a separate book on the topic entitled Improve your English pronunciation and learn over 500 commonly mispronounced words.

Spoken English



Author: Jacqueline Melvin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533149626


Page: 138

View: 8038

Spoken English - International Edition (There is also an Italian edition of the same book). About the book The book deals with commonly mispronounced words among non native speakers. Its main purpose is to focus on the difficulties learners have in speaking English and understanding the spoken language. Speaking and listening skills both go hand in hand so in order to speak well, the learner has first of all to improve his/her listening skills by becoming phonetically aware of how words are pronounced. The fact is, there are many difficulties due to English not being a phonetic language. It is thereby important to recognise the English sound system patterns. The book focuses on high frequency mispronounced words among foreign learners. By improving your oral and listening skills you can become more communicative and, what's more, you can begin to speak with less of a foreign accent. English is not a phonetic language. For this reason the book is dedicated to pronunciation and the study of the phonemic script and how to use it. If you are unfamiliar with phonemes then it is a good idea to begin to become aware of how important they are to achieving accuracy in the spoken language. This phonetic "language" has been devised for non natives to aid with pronunciation. One of the most fascinating and elusive aspects in learning English is the phonetics. "To speak like a native speaker" is a skill that many would like to develop, but few manage to achieve. Why should I improve my accent? For several reasons. We live in a society where we are judged not only by appearance but also by the way we speak. Improving your pronunciation will give you a sense of fulfilment and accomplishment from a cultural point of view. About the author Jacqueline Melvin is a qualified English language instructor - certified with Cambridge RSA DELTA since 1997. She has been awarded certificates for phonological and phonemic awareness and is an expert on articulatory phonetics.

English Pronunciation in L2 Instruction

The Case of Secondary School Learners


Author: Anna Jarosz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030138925

Category: Education

Page: 165

View: 7221

This book provides an overview of pronunciation teaching and learning practices in secondary schools, providing insights into secondary school learners' needs, expectations and motivation regarding the importance of learning English and particularly English pronunciation. It presents a summary of the research on L2 pronunciation acquisition, teaching techniques and factors affecting the learning process as well as the results and conclusions of a longitudinal study conducted in a Polish secondary school. The study indicates that learners consider pronunciation a crucial component of English learning and a predictor of successful communication. Moreover, it shows that accuracy is highly valued by learners, and that systematic and regular pronunciation instruction, even if devoted mainly to segments, has the potential to contribute to the overall improvement in learners' communicative competence and their confidence as speakers and users of English. The book is based on the first-hand experience of a teacher-researcher.

Reaching Your Potential: Personal and Professional Development


Author: Robert K. Throop,Marion B. Castellucci

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435439732

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 6519

REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL takes a holistic approach to helping students take control of their lives and improve their self-belief. The text is organized around the four areas of emotional, intellectual, physical and social potential. Through a process of learning and self-examination, students discover their values, increase their commitment to personal goals, and challenge themselves to grow and learn. While gaining practical knowledge and skills, students will discover their emotional, intellectual, physical, and social resources. This model, which is thematically integrated throughout the text, allows readers to emerge from their learning experience understanding the importance of developing each of these areas in order to reach their fullest potential. The text involves readers in active learning with self-assessments, activities that apply concepts to their own lives, questions that test comprehension, and case studies to foster critical-thinking skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Blending Cultures

A guide for ESL Teachers and students.


Author: John D. Trubon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462042481

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 4524

There are many things that influence language acquisition yet many of them are not presented to Language teachers when they train for their teaching certificate. This small book is meant to present many of these aspects that have so far been missed. English is a complex language with a long history of development and a huge vocabulary. The language is unique in many ways and proves to be confusing to teachers and students alike. This book should clear up many mysteries as well as provide, especially the students, many helpful things to help them become proficient in their chosen, target language.


Terminology Publications, Language References, English as a Second Language, French as a Second Language


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 80

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