Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Did you know that pronunciation is directly linked to listening comprehension?

Thus, if you are unable to enunciate the difference between the English sounds, such as th/s and s/sh, this is a problem.

Errors in this pronunciation can prevent meaning from coming through in your speaking. For example, she thinks and she sinks are phrases with entirely different connotations!

Also, on your Listening Exam, if you cannot hear the difference between thinks and sinks, you may write the wrong word as an answer.

So, the lesson today is very useful in a number of ways!



How to use this lesson:

1. Listen to me and copy out loud.

2. Repeat the lists of words over and over again by yourself.

3. Put each word in your own sentence, and say them out loud.


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The key to improving phonemic awareness, or pronunciation of specific sounds, is to drill them out loud.

List of words from the video:


sink think

sin thin

with wis (not a real word)

though dough so

thought dot sought


see she

sign shine

sip ship

sop shop

Further pronunciation lessons:

Be more personally expressive

How to stop stammering

Improve sentence stress

What pronunciation problems do you have?

Leave us a question in the comments section below!

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