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Shame or fame?

Have you ever thought that your accent is not sufficiently British or American? Have you exerted yourself to achieve better pronunciation? And finally, have you ever been satisfied with your imperfect accent?

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Australian English

English is a global language that has many varieties. The most popular and well known types of English are British and American English. There are also less known and used types like for example Australian English. Does it differ from other varieties significantly? What is characteristic to it? It’s time to get to know how to speak like an Aussie 🙂 Continue reading “Australian English”

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International Phonetic Alphabet

Pronunciation is one of the most important aspects of every language which is simultaneously one of the most neglected issues. Most of the teachers focus on grammar, vocabulary, reading, etc.; pronunciation is left at the very end. I always thought that the way in which I pronounce English words is acceptable; I was satisfied with it. However, during my studies I could see that my pronunciation isn’t so good. I noticed that many words consist of completely different sounds than I thought before. I got to know that changing the sounds of the words I can change their meaning. It’s terrible, isn’t it? Continue reading “International Phonetic Alphabet”