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    Default problems of english learners

    Could you tell me what difficulties an english learner faces when learning english?..

    many thanxs!

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    Default Re: problems of english learners

    One of the biggest is our unclear pronunciation. Unless a vowel is in a key or stressed syllable, we simplify its quality -- we don't pronounce its full value -- and say /ə/ instead. This makes us hard to understand for non natives, and makes our words hard to pronounce correctly as well.

    Example: AE pronunciation of "international":

    [I nər nʃ ə nəl]

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    Default Re: problems of english learners

    I also think that both tenses and modal verbs can be quite challenging for learners of English.

    And spelling as well.

    M.

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