Many of my friends who speak English but still have an accent have really loved this program because it has helped them reduce their accent tremendously and they feel much more confident while speaking. They explain some techniques in this video that help with pronunciation that you can't really find anywhere else.

Learn How to Better Pronounce English Consonants - IPA Symbols 1

Learn How to Better Pronounce English Vowels - IPA Symbols 2

A very important part of learning English pronunciation is learning the vowel sounds. The International Phonetic Alphabet for English helps us to differentiate the various vowel sounds. If you learn these symbols and their phonetic equivalents, you will be able to pronounce English words much more like a native speaker.

Let's go through the symbols and vowel sounds now.

see clean i
if interest ɪ
red yes ɛ
hat lack æ
bar dark ɑ
dot fought ɒ
draw yawn ɔ
look could ʊ
food truth u
luck bump ʌ
her turn ɜ
along across ə
say grey eɪ
grow no oʊ
eye blind aɪ
round brown aʊ
toy boil ɔɪ
clear weird ɪə
where air ɛə
sure cure ʊə

Be sure to listen to the sounds again, until you have them memorized and can identify them with their symbol. When you look in the dictionary, the International Phonetic Alphabet (or IPA) for the word is always given. You will be able to produce the vowel sounds more like a native.

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