English, English, English

On our third meeting we focused on English pronunciation. Anni wanted to improve her English, so this time I was the teacher as I studied English for a year. I thought the most useful thing to teach them would be the Received Pronunciation (RP) alphabet.

That way, when they look up a word, they know how to pronounce it.

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For example:

pro·nounce

/prəˈˈnau̇n(t)s/

We had some difficulties with the alphabet, but not as much because our languages use the same phonetic structures (one letter per one sound mostly, unlike English). However, we managed to learn it in the end and with some practice, they could write down how some words are pronounced with ease. We managed to achieve all our learning goals without much difficulties.

 

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