Problèmes de la prononciation anglaise à la française
5 conseils de prononciation pour tout francophone souhaitant améliorer son accent anglais
Accent Reduction for French Speakers
5 English pronunciation tips for French speakers who want to improve their English accent:
1) How and When to Make R
- In French, the R is made with the back of the tongue moving upwards. In English, the tip of the tongue curls back in the mouth without touching the top of the mouth.
- We only pronounce a R sound when there is a vowel sound after it: Really, Tree, Carry
- We don’t pronounce a R sound when there is no vowel sound after it: Car, Learn, Here – keep the back of the tongue down!
- Make sure you pronounce H: Home, How, Head
- Don’t add an H when one isn’t there! (H)Are you going? I (H)always want to go.
- Sometimes H is not pronounced in a word: honour, hour, honest
- This is made by putting the tip of the tongue by the back of the upper front teeth.
- Keep the tip of the tongue relaxed.
- T – tin – thin
- D – den – then
- F – fin – thin
- V – van – than
4) Word Stress
- French tends to place equal stress on syllables. This means that longer words can be unclear.
- Make the stressed syllables bigger!
- unfortunately, conversation, apparently, understandably
5) The /i:/ sound in sheep and the /ɪ/ sound like in ship.
- The /i:/ is long and the /ɪ/ is short.
- The tongue is more tense for /i:/ and more relaxed for /ɪ/.
- Compare: seat-sit, feet-fit, beat-bit