Pronunciation in English

Ref : EL0052BH06

Theme : Everyday English

Contributor : Bill Horncastle

Bill Horncastle’s background is linguistics, his family is bilingual English - French, and he has taught in the private and public sector in the UK for the last 40 years. He understands the needs and priorities of many English learners from university students to business people.

Video Summary

How small faults of pronunciation can be a real obstacle to understanding

Learning Objectives

To hear and imitate the following aspects of pronunciation :

  1. syllable number
  2. syllable stress
  3. stress timing
  4. clusters

Key Words

contracted, squeezed,prepositions, modals, conjunctions, rhythm