"That person is good at pronouncing English!"
Some people say, but in reality, what is good and how good is "English pronunciation is good"?
Of course, it is important to master the pronunciation of each English sound, but in fact, in order to improve the pronunciation of English, it is necessary to understand three things properly.
This time, for those who want to know the tips for correcting English pronunciation, we will focus on three points that you need to know to improve your pronunciation.
Please read it carefully until the end.
What is "English pronunciation is good"?
People who pronounce English well are not only good at pronunciation, but there are other points that they are good at.
As a general premise, if you aim for a state where English pronunciation is good,
Let's understand that you need to make sure to master the three!
If you can improve these three things, your English pronunciation will jump out of the basic frame and it will bring to a pronunciation level close to that of a native speaker who thinks
"I wonder if I lived somewhere abroad".
Will be possible.
① Tips for improving English pronunciation itself
In order to improve the pronunciation of English, it is indispensable to be able to accurately pronounce sounds peculiar to English that are not found in mother tongue.
This is probably the most difficult point for most people.
The reason why I find English pronunciation so difficult is that "English uses far more sounds than your native language.
In other words, there are a lot of sounds in English that you wouldn't say if you speak your native languague, and you can't easily pronounce them like a native speaker by simply "pronounced by imitating".
The key to correcting English pronunciation is to learn how to move around your mouth in the same way as a native speaker.
It's all about this.
Surprising effect with native muscle exercise!
Discovering Sounds pronunciation correction lessons focus on the muscles around your mouth and throat that you need to speak English.
By mastering mouth movements that you do not normally use when speaking your fisrt language you will gradually be able to pronounce even the poor English pronunciation that you couldn't say before.
Discovering Sounds' unique exercise called Native Muscle Exercise.
At first, I think there are many things that I think "I can't move like this!"
However, by practicing over and over again, you can feel that you can gradually move your muscles as you wish!
First of all, understand with commentary!
I heard that it is a key to improve English pronunciation,
Many people may think that "you should learn from the natives anyway".
But this is not true.
What we people need to improve their English pronunciation is
"First of all, understand the mechanism of English pronunciation with your head."
Logically, I will proceed with the lesson after convinced that "I see, so if I continue this, the pronunciation will improve!", So the path I always aim for will be clear and it will lead to motivation.
Learn with your body by practicing repeatedly!
If you repeat the same thing over and over again, you will get used to the work even if you don't like it.
Even if you couldn't do it at first, as you practice, you'll be able to move your body without thinking.
English pronunciation is the same.
Discovering Sounds pronunciation correction lessons repeat each movement, so in the end you can grow up to the point where your body decides "when you pronounce this sound, move it like this". It's! (Of course it takes time, but ...)
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Be aware of intonation
In order to be good at English pronunciation overall, it is necessary to be aware of how to add inflections to English.
To briefly explain what English intonation is, just in case, it is a word that means "pitch" in the same meaning as intonation.
There are many languagez that speaks at a relatively constant pitch, but English does not, and speaks with a considerable change in pitch.
For example, when pronouncing "Japanese" in English, the trick is to draw the inflection so that the vowels that accentuate with the feeling of "Japan" instead of "Japanese" are waved for a long time.
It may even sound like you're singing a song, but mastering English pronunciation requires mastering how to add intonation.
Keep your consciousness in mind!
Discovering Sounds pronunciation correction lessons teach you how to use the vocal cords (= throat) for intonation.
If you learn how to use your throat, your English utterance will change.
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③ Clearly pronounce the accent of each word!
Accents should not be forgotten in pronunciation correction.
Since there is an accent in the new part of the latter half, it is the basis of English to pronounce this strongly.
Also, the trick is to take English accents with vowels, but it may be difficult to understand with the words "take accents with vowels".
In Discovering Sounds, you will practice pronouncing consonants and vowels separately, and then practice to get accents on the vowels.
Most people are not accustomed to this accent, so it is often not enough to be aware of it, or the pitch becomes strangely high.
Be aware of speaking slowly and try to pronounce while emphasizing accents.
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This time, I explained in detail three tips for improving English pronunciation: pronunciation, intonation, and accent.
People who are said to have good pronunciation in English are not only good at pronunciation, but also those who have mastered how to add inflections and the position of accents that are unique to English.
Above all, when it comes to pronouncing English sounds accurately, "just imitating" and "just trying to pronounce them repeatedly" are not enough.
Discovering Sounds will help you correct your pronunciation by understanding the mechanism of English pronunciation and training the muscles around your mouth that can steadily produce English sounds through native muscle exercises.
Since it has a unique curriculum, we recommend that you take a trial lesson first.
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In this article, I introduced "Three things you need to know to pronounce English well" !