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Do you want an honest review of your pronunciation? You can record your voice here, and we'll tell you what we think. Reply to this post, and click the link 'RECORD YOUR VOICE' above the editor. Then say this: English is a complex language, it's just a popular tool that I can use to help others understand me. If I keep trying and use it as much as possible, I'll do just fine! Englishforums is the best site in the world Don't be afraid; language is only a tool to communicate thought . The requirement is that you be understood by your target audience. If you're doing that, you're doing fine! Exotic accents are welcome , take your time and good luck!...
 
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Hello How would a native speaker (us-english) pronounce the following two terms/phantasy name for a brand spontaneous? Divvs (2 times a v not a w) Divva my deliberations and am not a native speaker at all; divvs: like the term thiefs or like di ai viis ? divva: like the term diva (divaa) or di ai vii ei? what would you suppose? is it a hard term to spontaneously pronounce for english native speaker? many thanks for your help! greetings
 
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How do you pronounce the word family? I know it's supposed to be pronounced as /ˈfæməli/, but too often I hear something like /ˈfeməli/ instead. Which do you think is more proper? /ˈfæməli/ with /æ/ or /ˈfeməli/ with /e/? Here's a clip from a native speaker who pronounces /ˈfæməli/ as /ˈfeməli/. To my Chinese ears, what she said is /ˈfeməli/, more like the vowel in air, instead of /ˈfæməli/ with the /æ/ as in apple vowel.
 
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Would you say that having a good intonation is the key part of sounding like a native English speaker? [link] After seeing this video, I think it is.
 
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Do BrE speakers pronounce "been" and "being" differently? I recently heard an Australian speaker pronouncing "been" as "being", which is not nearly as intelligible.
 
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I need to learn British dialects and I don't where to start from. I googled a lot and arrived here, I am unable to find any scripts with audio which is based on current British dialects (something like they speak in radio). I couldn't find any movies which has proper dialects which used in real life British English. Appreciate if some one could help me to find such materials to practice.
 
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How to pronounce LACHY
 
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I noticed that many native speakers of English will pronounce a "sh" where traditionally you wouldn't expect one. E.g., I have heard "sh-trong" for "strong" or "shecurity" for "security". I have heard this in both British and US English. My question: is this a recent development, or has this been around for a long time? I'm pretty sure it's not standard (of any kind).
 
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what is the plural of the noun head of state?
 
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Do you pronounce opposite with a "s"? Or do you pronounce it as 'oppozite"? I think Americans pronounce it with an "s" while Brits do it with a "z". Right?
 
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"Karaoke" is originated from Japanese. We, Japanese, pronounce it "Kah-rah-oh-keh." Do we have to pronounce it like "carry-oh-key" when we talk about karaoke with English-speaking people? If we pronounce it like "kah-rah-oh-keh," do English-speaking people understand what it is?
 
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How to pronounce phloem?
 
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hello,to everybody me too wan't to learn to speak fluent in english,but sometimes i forgot the words when i speak to somebody.i lived here in us for almost 7 yrs.but can't speak fluently in english help pls.
 
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Can you help me to express the following sentences more naturally in English? ( teacher to students -oral direction in class) Read the text on( or in?) your handout. Read the first paragraph on( or in?) this page. Write your answer on ( or in ?) the handout. Write your answer on ( or in?) the blank on page 89.
 
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laces pronunciation
 
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Hi, I'm looking for a good book for everyday English conversation, which is full of everyday contexts. I prefer a practical book with a CD, which includes how to buy a concert ticket, how to book a room at a hotel, how to transfer money to a bank account, how to use a credit card or how to ask the way to get somewhere. I know there are a lot of books on this, but I'm not sure which one is the best.
 
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I'm listening to US TV play 'two broke girls' to improve my listening capacity. There are many work connections and droped sounds make me confused, a word sounds different in a sentence than individually. Is there any rules to follow up? Thanks.
 
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Hi can u please help me with how to write a motivational letter please
 
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Why many foreign speakers have such problems with the English language? I mean, I came to the U.S. about two years ago, and in the beginning I've had problems with the language (probably just like eveybody else), but what makes English such a difficult language to learn? Most people (like in Europe) they grasp the [other] languages right away. The pronunciation is a lot easier, but still? What is so difficult about English? I know that there is stress, and that a lot of people shorten the vowels, but what makes English so hard? Thank You for taking Your time reading this
 
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Hi, Can anyone give me a hint how to pronounce the name of Ooltewah, Tennessee? Thanks!
 
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I know the correct pronunciation of sword. I also know that at least some blacks pronounce the w in it. (Mahalia Jackson certainly does in her marvellous rendition of the song Down By The Riverside.) As the word existed in Old English, it is highly likely that the w was commonly pronounced in those days. What I don't know is how common it actually is to pronounce the w today and whether this pronunciation is confined to African Americans only. Is the w pronounced in any American or British dialect spoken by white people as well? In New Zealand or Australia? What about former US or British colonies in which English isn't spoken by all, such as India or the Philippines, for example? Thank you for your replies. CB
 
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hello everybody, Iam Raghavendra ,i joined recently in englishforums,iam little bit poor in speaking english.Please tell me how to improve my skills. Regards, Raghavendra
 
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As I have mentioned here I would like to download short/mini stories. please inform me where from download it.
 
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Is friendship pronounced as friendchip? Is the 'sh' pronounced as the 'ch'? It sounds like a 'ch', like 'friendchip', as the 'ch' in 'chip'.
 
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was part of a team to train new employees, when company was relocated to arizona
 
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