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Pronunciation

All my students say "I want to learn better pronunciation!." Well, here are links to help you do it! Remember, the key to pronunciation is listening. If you understand when you listen, you will be able to pronounce better.

Also look at the Multimedia website link for websites that have listening and speaking activities.

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Dictionaries
This is a talking dictionary of English pronunciation. Type a word into the field, then click Submit. You will hear a voice say the word.
Perfect Pronunciation (Merriam Webster's Learning Dictionary)
This is part of an online dictionary. You can listen to people speak a sentence, then study about the pronunciation points.
American Engish Pronunciation Dictionary (a video)
This video teaches you about all the different ways to pronounce each alphabet letter in English. A woman explains how you move your mouth, tongue, lips and throat, and also show pictures of it.

Videos and podcasts
The whole site is about speaking English. There are free videos that show how to place your mouth and tongue, and exercises. You can pay for help, but it is not required.

This video teaches about some of the things that are difficult to understand when listening to native English speakers.

You can listen to someone telling you about different pronunciation ideas and rules.

Webpages with explanations and ways to listen
This site shows you pictures of how your mouth should look, and you can hear different sounds while the pictures move. It's really very cool!
englishleap.com (other resources)
This page tells you how to pronounce each alphabet letter.
Pronunciation (from englishclub.com)
Very nice page with information about different aspects of pronunciation. You can listen. After you listen, use the back button in your browser to return to the page.
There are three ways to listen, then repeat. You can listen, then guess which one (minimal pairs), use the Listen and Repeat Machine, or use the Listen and Repeat podcast.
There are many, many listening exercises at this website. Practice dictation here. Ignore the ads (there are quite a few.)
This is a great website to listen to the differences between sounds that are similiar, for example 'sheep' and 'ship'.
This site is really great. It has many ways to practice speaking, and helps with speaking that is related to jobs and work. Click the Speaking Activities tab. Then click links in the Consonant Sounds or Vowel Sounds. You can also click the Self-Study Quizzes and practice other listening comprehension activities.
word builder (eduplace.com)
A simple site that works well. Choose a grade, then choose a Unit. I suggest you start with Grade 1, Unit 1. If Unit 1 is too easy, try Unit 34 or 35.
This is a wonderful site where you can watch a video, and read the words at the same time. When you move your cursor over the words, you hear someone pronounce them. Most of the videos are by real people from different English-speaking countries.
This website teaches you about mouth and tongue position in pronunciation. It has cute videos. It's very important to learn about how changing the way you hold and move your mouth and tongue affects your pronunciation.
Practice specific pronunciation problems. For example:



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