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Commonly Mispronounced Words in English

American English Pronunciation Course The ous at the end of these words sounds like iss. It does not sound like "house." famous, various, serious, nervous, obvious, previous, religious, victorious The tion sounds like shin. association, definition, population, promotion, section, solution, tradition In some words ending in ate (usually verbs), it sounds like the word eight.  accelerate, initiate, concentrate, simulate, fascinate, hallucinate In other words ending in ate (usually [...]

Difference between BREATH and BREATHE

The word breath is a noun referring to the air going in/out of your mouth and nose. You can... take a deep breath (inhale a lot of air) have bad breath (when the air coming out of your mouth smells bad) hold your breath (keep air in your lungs, like when you go underwater) gasp for breath (when you [...]

English Pronunciation Exercises: Words Starting with W

American English Pronunciation Course   removing something; when you take money out of a bank account; when someone stops using an addictive substance such as drugs adverb describing something that is done extremely well when something has been changed to be more in line with western civilization/culture someone's disposition or openness to doing something Speak [...]

English Pronunciation: Words that Look Similar but Sound Different

Practice your English pronunciation with these words - but be careful! English spelling and pronunciation have a lot of irregularities, as you'll see when you listen to the words. Speak English more clearly & confidently! Learn more about the Pronunciation Course