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    Question how to improve my pronunciation ?

    i wanna know how to improve my pronunciation ?
    and how long it will take to do this ?

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    Default Re: how to improve my pronunciation ?

    Several factors will influence the answer.

    What is your mother tongue (L1)?

    Where do you live?

    How old are you?
    Last edited by Anglika; 03-Sep-2009 at 11:03. Reason: REmoval of unauthorised link

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkody View Post
    i wanna know how to improve my pronunciation ?
    and how long it will take to do this ?

    It will take as long as you are prepared to work at it by practicing. Listen to as much English as you can, recite texts out loud, find a group and use English to communicate.

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    MKODY:

    1. The younger you are the more flexible your tongue muscle which permits easier pronunciation improvement.

    2. Depending upon your L1, the degree of L1 interference will bear directly upon pronunciation improvement.

    3. Your place of residence is also important. Are you in your L1 environment or an English speaking environment?

    4. Are you living at home and influenced by your parents language choice?

    5. Which English are you trying to speak?
    6. Which English do you have a chance to hear the most?

    7. How much time do you have each day to actually speak English and with whom?

    8. Reading out loud will only fossilize poor pronunciation.

    9. Joining the wrong group will only cause you to produce poor English.

    If I knew more about your circumstances I could give you some expert advice
    Last edited by Anglika; 03-Sep-2009 at 19:50.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    MKODY:

    1. The younger you are the more flexible your tongue muscle which permits easier pronunciation improvement.

    2. Depending upon your L1, the degree of L1 interference will bear directly upon pronunciation improvement.

    3. Your place of residence is also important. Are you in your L1 environment or an English speaking environment?

    4. Are you living at home and influenced by your parents language choice?

    5. Which English are you trying to speak?
    6. Which English do you have a chance to hear the most?

    7. How much time do you have each day to actually speak English and with whom?

    8. Reading out loud will only fossilize poor pronunciation.

    9. Joining the wrong group will only cause you to produce poor English.

    If I knew more about your circumstances I could give you some expert advice
    The Poster's profile is that he is from Egypt, with Arabic as his first language.

    None of my advice is invalid - all these things can help the uncertain person become more assured to speak. It is no different from the experience of many trying to learn a language in isolation. Practice is the essential thing, and being relaxed about how to do it is also of great importance. Too many restrictive rules inhibit.

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    Default Re: how to improve my pronunciation ?

    WHOA! STOP! Ting! Alto!

    I overreacted!!! Apologies!!!!

    I am so tired of hearing "you must work hard, read out loud and go to English Corner."

    Dr. Martin Wolff

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    Apology duly accepted. Let's just agree that there are different approaches and some can be as valid as others.

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    Default Re: how to improve my pronunciation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mkody View Post
    i wanna know how to improve my pronunciation ?
    and how long it will take to do this ?
    With specific responses to my prior questions I would be happy to give you specific advice. Your gender is also important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Apology duly accepted. Let's just agree that there are different approaches and some can be as valid as others.

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