There are so many people learning English now, many people will neglect to cultivate English pronunciation. Today, the English foreign teacher will share with you how to improve English pronunciation?
1. Learning phonetic symbols
Familiarity with phonetic symbols will help you recognize new sounds and provide you with markers to control your language. Knowing the phonemes of a language can help you recognize sounds that your ears cannot recognize. Once you recognize these sounds, you will pay attention to the way they are pronounced when you listen to someone speaking a new language or talking in a new language.
By paying attention to the range of sounds in your language, you will learn how to distinguish sounds that are similar to those of an untrained ear, making spelling easier. If you study by reading most of the time, this method will be particularly beneficial.
2. Be familiar with spoken English
From theory to practice: make yourself as much contact with the language as possible. If you have the opportunity, communicate with native speakers as much as possible. When you have a pronunciation problem, ask someone to repeat it and record it on your cell phone. You can play it over and over again on your cell phone and practice your pronunciation as much as you can. You can also use the online dictionary to listen to the correct pronunciation, so that your ears will be familiar with those unfamiliar pronunciation at the beginning. You can also listen to podcasts or watch TV programs to learn languages. Even if you can't understand everything, playing it as a background music while you're doing housework will get you used to these special tones and unfamiliar sounds.
3. Find out the pronunciation of "weird"
Using this method, you will soon find that your new language and your mother tongue have many common sounds (even if they are written differently). By figuring out the similarities, you can focus on the sounds that are not in your native language. Don't try to systematically compare these unfamiliar sounds with those familiar in your native language. It seems to be an effective shortcut, but it's a bad habit, it will make your pronunciation more difficult to correct in the long run.
4. Listen, listen, listen again!
As mentioned in the second point, the Internet can give you access to many audio materials that can help you improve your pronunciation and listen as often and regularly as possible, rather than focusing on grammar and vocabulary all the time. Take some time to learn the pronunciation of the language, listen to some short audio, pay attention to rhythm, pause and tone. Try to figure out what makes the sentence fluent and try to imitate it. If you learn a new language by watching a movie, don't watch the subtitles. It depends on the actor's mouth shape.
If you find it hard, slow down the video or audio you are watching. This will help you to identify and distinguish each syllable. On the other hand, if you have a good understanding, you can challenge yourself by speeding up.
5. Practice, practice, practice again
Training pronunciation requires some skills and patience, so if the effect is not immediate, please do not lose motivation. To maximize efficiency, your training sessions should be frequent - no more than two days apart. Collect newspaper articles, screenplays and lyrics, and record them as you read them aloud. Then play back and analyze: what are your strengths and weaknesses? Which habits of your native language do you bring into the new language? You can also ask some native speakers for help with pronunciation.