Voice and Accent Neutralization


In order to repeat a sound you must first understand how that sound is produced in the mouth. For example, some sounds are made by placing the tip of the tongue on the tooth ridge of the mouth. Try and navigate your mouth by using the diagram.

Sounds are made by using your: Lips
Vocal chords Tongue Teeth
Jaw muscles Nose and Lungs

Vowel Sounds
Vowel sounds are often difficult for non-native speakers to pronounce. One explanation is that there are five vowel letters in English (A, E, I, O, U) but fifteen vowel sounds and there may be no clear relationship between the printed letter and its sound. Some vowels have one spelling but as many as 10 different sounds Think about these words: cough, bough, dough, rough, through, thorough – the same “ough” spelling, but six different pronunciations!


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