Learning English is an important item now. Many people neglect English pronunciation. What are the skills of improving English accent?
1. Learn phonetic symbols
Familiarity with phonetic symbols will help you identify new sounds and provide you with markers to control the language you are learning. Familiarity with the phonemes of a language can help you recognize sounds that your ears can't recognize. Once you recognize these sounds, you pay attention to the way they sound when you listen to someone speaking a new language or talk 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 ears that are not professionally trained, making spelling easier. If you study most of the time by reading, this method will be especially beneficial.
2. Be familiar with oral English
From theory to practice: make yourself as exposed to the language as much 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 mobile phone. You can play it over and over again on your phone and practice your pronunciation as much as you can. You can also use online dictionaries to listen to the correct pronunciation, so that your ears will be familiar with sounds that are not familiar at first. You can also listen to podcasts or watch TV programs to learn the language. Even if you can't understand everything, playing it as background music while you're doing housework will make you accustomed to these special tones and unfamiliar sounds.
3. Make clear the pronunciation of "strange"
Using this method, you will soon find that your new language and your mother tongue share many common sounds (even if they are written differently). By understanding the similarities in pronunciation, you can focus on sounds that are not in your native language. Don't try to systematically compare these unfamiliar sounds with those familiar in your native language. This may seem like an effective shortcut, but it's a bad habit that makes it harder to correct your pronunciation in the long run.
4. Listen, listen, listen again!
As mentioned in the second point, the Internet can give you access to a lot of audio materials that can help you improve your pronunciation, listen as often and regularly as possible, rather than focusing on grammar and vocabulary. Take some time to learn the pronunciation of the language, listen to some short audio, pay attention to the rhythm, pause and tone. Try to figure out what makes the sentence flow and try to imitate it. If you learn a new language by watching movies, don't look at the subtitles, look at the actors' mouths.
If you find it hard, slow down the video or audio you're watching. This will help you identify and distinguish each syllable. On the other hand, if your understanding is good, you can challenge yourself by speeding up.
5. Practice, practice, practice
Training pronunciation requires some skill and patience, so don't lose momentum if the effect is not immediate. For maximum 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.