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To speak English properly you need to use correct
intonation. English is not a tonal language but intonation and rhythm
are critical to conveying meaning. This has significant meaning for the
English language learner. It is it is not enough to read and write.
Reading and writing are good beginnings but you want people to
understand you when you speak. Pronouncing every word correctly leads
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You need to be understood. The best practice is to listen me speak and
then mimic what I say. This is excellent practice for verbal
Memorize these three keys to better pronunciation:
1. Remember that non-stressed words and syllables are often "swallowed" in English.
2. Always focus on pronouncing stressed words well, non-stressed words can be glided over.
3. Don't focus on pronouncing each word. Focus on the stressed words in
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