字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hello everyone Anna English here and Little Baby English and today we are discussing five very simple very common English words that many of you mispronounce. Before we get started This video has been very kindly sponsored by Skillshare a learning platform that provides thousands of different types of courses and we're going to be giving away lots of free subscriptions at the end of this lesson. So to find out more about Skillshare and that giveaway stay to the very end. so Let's have a look at those mispronounced words. Number one the or thee This is the most common word in the English language and even the most advanced English speakers will make the mistake of when to use the and when to use thee. now bear in mind it is a TH so both versions have to be pronounced with the tongue between the teeth always when you see a TH stick that tongue out With this word we have THE or the alternative THEE We use THE when the following word begins with a consonant sound, the post-office, the television, the teacher, the student, and we use THEE when the following word begins with a vowel sound for example, the orange, the astronaut, the engineer. Okay, so try to bear that rule in mind and make sure you're using the correct version of this word. Number two Sure Sure It's pronounced exactly the same as this word Shore you have that SH beginning Shh and we have this O R sound in the middle or or Anna are you sure it's pronounced like that? I'm Absolutely Sure It's pronounced like that. So practice making that big round vowel sound or Not curling into the R and giving me a nice SH fricative at the beginning Sure Number three is the word of of what I often hear is this Vvvv This voiced fricative sound being reduced into an unvoiced fricative sound, a fff Sound so I hear off off instead of of of always make it nice and strong so a cup of tea a cup of tea please, not a cup off tea Piece off cake would be wrong. We'd have a piece of cake, a piece of cake It doesn't have to be long and it doesn't have to be stressed. It just has to be voiced vvvv, okay, so not breathy Vvv and for those of you who struggle with that V sound make sure that your bottom lip is clearly touching your top teeth It was a day of adventure She was a teacher of English, it was a piece of cake Number four some some This has a brighter vowel sound than many of you use. I often hear some Som it's a very subtle difference but to a native ear we will hear it So a and o, this is the difference. We're looking for. We want a nice bright. A, o It sounds very close to a, but don't go that far. Oh, it's like you're about to say up Up. Um some That's the vowel sound we're looking for so you might use the same vowel sound in mum some mum Mum gave me some. mum gave me some yummy food. Mum some yum. mum gave me some yummy food number five a very common word work work Now this sound is problematic for so many of my students at least 90% of my students struggle with this sound and this particular vowel sound Appears in many words that we often see like her girl shirt world word The trick to this long vowel sound is a relaxed tongue and almost a relaxed jaw as well It's a very flat relaxed vowel Look how my mouth is doing nothing My tongue stays completely relaxed I Don't pronounce the letter R. I just make the sound Worked work Okay, so try this sentence for me. I'll do some of the work Sure I'll do some of the work Sure Oh dear trying to learn a skill by yourself can be Well very difficult but never fear Skillshare is here skillshare is an online learning community which offers thousands of classes in all sorts of topics including languages, design, business, photography, and much much more. So whatever you're into Skillshare can help with its affordable learning You can take an online subscription for less than $10 per month And if you go for Premium Membership, then you will have access to even more high-quality classes with expert teachers Now for the first 500 people who are quick off the mark and click on that link in the description box below you Will get two months subscription For free that's the first 500 people to sign up using the link below So what are you waiting for? Let's improve our skills together So there you go five commonly mispronounced words which you will no longer mispronounce. If you liked it give it a thumb and don't forget to subscribe. See you soon.