Webinar: Coping with English Pronunciation for Non-Native speakers
Thread poster: Karolina Karczmarek-Giel

Karolina Karczmarek-Giel
United Kingdom
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Polish to English
May 4, 2017

24 MAY 2017 AT 11:30 AM
This webinar will be a fun session focussing on the sounds and intonation of General British English. It will give you an understanding of some of the apparently illogical pronunciations of British English and help you to develop your speaking skills.
You can book it at https://www.ecpdwebinars.co.uk/downloads/coping-with-english-pronunciation-for-non-native-speakers/


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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Are you expecting agreement? May 4, 2017

Karolina Karczmarek-Giel wrote:
It will give you an understanding of some of the apparently illogical pronunciations of British English and help you to develop your speaking skills.

Not only is the spelling of many English words totally at odds with their pronunciation, often you can't get two native speakers to agree on their pronunciation. My husband and I are both from the south of England, but our origins are a mix of Surrey and SW London for me and Hampshire plus Caithness for him. We have different ideas on the pronunciation of very many words.


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MollyRose  Identity Verified
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Sounds interesting! May 4, 2017

Maybe it will help English speakers understand each other's speech a bit better, knowing what kinds of sounds to expect from different regional speakers. It isn't easy for me to understand some of the accents of English speakers from other regions.

I'm from the Southwest U.S. Once a lady was talking to me and I asked where she was from. She said, "Maine." I thought she was from a different country because I couldn't understand most of what she was saying! I have to listen very carefully when people from overseas speak their native (or learned) English!


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