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    Default The importance of Pronunciation?

    Hi All,

    I have been thinking about this question a lot lately - why do we need to learn/teach pronunciation? I'd like some opinions, other than my own!

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: The importance of Pronunciation?

    Without some degree of acuracy, learners could end up producing unrecognisable or incomprehensible language. I don't think we need to try to turn people into sounding like native speakers, but we do need to get them to be capable of being understood by a variety of listeners, which involves a degree of approximation to the core sounds.

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    Default Re: The importance of Pronunciation?

    But there is no agreed upon standard for pronunciation and it varies with the location where you speak .

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