The importance of pronunciation correction in English?


Many people who learn English say, "First of all, I want to be able to speak everyday!"
Mastering everyday conversation level English will certainly help you on your trip abroad and make foreign friends.

However, when studying English, pronunciation correction cannot be avoided.
To that extent, pronunciation is an important factor in English.

In this article, I will explain why pronunciation is important and why it is important for those who think that it is better to study pronunciation after becoming able to speak to some extent.

Reason (1) If you don't master pronunciation, your listening will not improve.

People can certainly hear and understand the words they can say.
In other words, if you master the pronunciation, you can hear it when someone else speaks.

You can hear what you can talk about.

Conversely, if you hear a word that contains a pronunciation that you haven't mastered, you won't be able to understand what it means because your brain can't understand it as a "word."

You often hear that mastering pronunciation will improve your listening comprehension.
This is true, and it is a fact.

Reason (2) If the pronunciation is not correct, communication will be hindered.

It is of course important to improve the pronunciation, but if you cannot speak with the correct pronunciation, the other person may not understand what you are saying and the conversation may be interrupted with "??". ..
If the pronunciation is wrong, the conversation will not go smoothly and it will interfere with communication.
This is very wasteful, isn't it?

There are many people who are not good at pronunciation even if they get a high score of 900 points in TOEIC.
Generally, it is thought that the higher the TOEIC score, the higher the conversational ability, but it cannot be said unconditionally.

Let me give you an example of how pronunciation affects communication.

For example, let's say you haven't mastered R and L, which are typical pronunciations that Japanese people are not good at.
So, if you go to the store and want to find a b l anket (blanket) and you call out to the clerk and pronounce it b r anket, the conversation with the clerk will no longer be established at that point.
Accurate pronunciation is an important element that is indispensable for smooth communication.

People who usually read and write may not notice the importance of pronunciation, but let's understand that it is communication with correct pronunciation!

Reason (3) Because English level is judged by good pronunciation

If you actually communicate frequently with people in English-speaking countries, you will gradually realize it, but there are places where people who are good at pronunciation are considered to be "people who can speak English very well."

No matter how well you master grammar, if you don't pronounce correctly when you speak, the story will not go smoothly and you will lower the level of communication as a whole.

Even with junior high school level English grammar, if you can speak English with beautiful pronunciation, it will be easier to communicate with native speakers.
From the perspective of English-speaking people, the latter seems to have an overwhelmingly higher level of English.

That is why if you do not correct your pronunciation, you will never be able to dispel the image of "a person who can only speak English in Katakoto".

Conversely, if the pronunciation is good, communication will be smooth, so it will be more reliable in business situations.

Summary: Don't look away from your pronunciation! Pronunciation is the key to improving your English!

Many people who want to improve their English pronunciation may have a simple motive, such as "I want to speak English coolly."
However, no matter what the motive, studying pronunciation will sooner or later be necessary.

There is an idea that "it doesn't matter if the pronunciation isn't good," but in reality, if the pronunciation isn't correct, there can often be situations where the meaning doesn't make sense.

Pronunciation is the key to learning English!

By learning properly at an early stage, communication after that will be much smoother.
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