Riduzione dell’accento per italiani

5 consigli sulla pronuncia inglese per italiani madrelingua che vogliono migliorare il proprio accento inglese.

Pronuncia inglese per italiani madrelingua

Accent Reduction for Italian Speakers

5 English pronunciation tips for Italian speakers who want to improve their English accent:

1) R

  • R is made with the tip of the tongue curling back in the mouth. We don’t touch the top of our mouths when pronouncing a R sound in English.
  • 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

2) TH

  • This sound is made by putting the tip of the tongue by the back of the upper front teeth.
  • Keep the tip of the tongue relaxed.
  • Compare:
  • Ttin – thin
  • Dden – then
  • Ffin – thin
  • Vvan – than

3) Words ending in a consonant

  • Don’t add a vowel sound to a word ending in a consonant
  • Book not Booka
  • Red not Reda
  • Hat not Hata

4) H

  • 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

5) The /i:/ sound in sheep and the /ɪ/ sound in ship

  • The tongue is more tense for /i:/ and more relaxed for /ɪ/.
  • Compare: seat-sit, feet-fit, beat-bit

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