Top 10 English Pronunciation Problems

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American English Pronunciation Course
Top 10 English Pronunciation Problems Espresso EnglishIn this lesson, you’re going to practice English words with very similar sounds. Many English learners have problems pronouncing these words correctly. If you can master the differences in pronunciation between these words, you’ll improve your pronunciation and be able to talk more like a native English speaker.

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#1 – feel / fell / fill

The ee in feel is like in be, see, and we

The e in fell is like in egg, wet, and better

The i in fill is like in it, sick, and miss

#2 – luck / look

The u in luck is like in bus, what, and fun

The oo in look is like in took, book, and cook

#3 – bad / bed

The a in bad is like in apple, had, and pass

The e in bed is like in get, pen, and less

#4 – late / let

The a in late is like in name, take, and eight

The e in let is like in egg, pen, and best

#5 – hat / heart / hot

The a in hat is like in cat, back, and map

The ear in heart is like in dark, park, and start

The o in hot is like in not, body, and got

#6 – bought / boat / but

The ou in bought is like in call, saw, and automatic

The oa in boat is like in no, so, and slow

The u in but is like in cut, what, and sun

#7 – ice / eyes

The s in ice is like in guess, miss, and house

The z in eyes is like in zoo, wise, and ties

#8 – share / chair

The sh in share is like in shoes, shirt, and wash

The ch in chair is like in champion, chips, and which

#9 – free / three

The f in free is like in fifteen, fail, and life

The th in three is like in Thursday, with, and math

#10 – day / they

The d in day is like in dog, did, and don’t

The th in they is like in then, mother, and these

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