The spelling of English words often confusing and the way words are pronounced often causes problems for Spanish speakers. In this episode, We’ll try to help you with some of the more difficult ones.
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George from Venezuela, living in Lima, Peru.
Read some sentences (or a short book) to practice pronunciation.
I came across with your podcastX – I came across your podcast
I have been listen to you about 2 or 3 months agoX – I’ve been listening to you for about 2 or 3 months. / I started listening to you 2 or 3 months ago.
Right now, I’m listen…X – Right now, I’m listening…
My suggestion is… / I suggest…
Just hit ‘pause’ and repeat the example sentences and expressions we use on the podcast.
George also sent another message to ask about short books. The books on mansioningles.com are too long.
Englishclub.com : https://www.englishclub.com/reading/short-stories.htm
El cuaderno de La Mansión del Inglés: http://www.mansioningles.com/formulario/altacuaderno.asp
Other podcasts on Pronunciation
Pronunciation of Regular Verbs: http://www.inglespodcast.com/60
Pronunciation of Irregular Verbs: http://www.inglespodcast.com/73
British and American English pronunciation differences: http://www.inglespodcast.com/81
Pronunciation | Silent Letters: http://www.inglespodcast.com/86
Pronunciation | Linking sounds in Connected Speech: http://www.inglespodcast.com/132
Tongue twisters to improve pronunciation: http://www.inglespodcast.com/271
Commonly Mispronounced Words: http://www.inglespodcast.com/94
Difficult words to pronounce
Podcast and postcard
A sentence – two sentences, a conference – two conferences, an acquaintance – two acquaintances, a coincidence – two coincidences, a language – two languages, a garage – two garages, a voyage – two voyages, etc.
Colleague and college
Walk and work
Tuesday and Thursday
Biologist / chemist
chef/ champagne/ chalet
Numbers – ordinals: fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, etc…I live on the 4th floor
Fifty – fifteen / sixty – sixteen / seventy – seventeen
Minute = 60 seconds, minute = tiny/very small
niece – My niece is really nice!
Clothes (ropa) /close/ – closed and cloth (trapo), cloths
I need some new clothes – but the clothes shop is closed
to live – vivir – VERB; live – ADJ./ADV – en directo, en vivo; a life, two lives
Silent ‘b’: lamb, not lamp
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English. What words are difficult for you to pronounce? If we haven’t listed them here, please let us know and we’ll include them in a future podcast.
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