Смягчение акцента для русскоговорящих

5 советов по английскому произношению для русскоговорящих студентов, работающих над английским акцентом

Accent Reduction for Russian Speakers

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

1) /w/ and /v/

  • W is made with the lips rounding (like a /u:/ sound)
  • V is made with the bottom lip touching the upper front teeth.
    • wine – vine
    • while – vile
    • wow – vow

2) 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

3) 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

4) NG

  • Russian speakers often replace this sound with /n/.
  • At the end of a word, the standard pronunciation is /ŋ/ (without /g/!)
  • Make sure the back of your tongue is up (like when you pronounce a /k/) and the front of the tongue is down.
  • There are no /g/ sounds in:
  • sing, ring, meeting
  • laughing, eating, running

5) The “o” sounds

  • Notice the difference between the ‘o’ sounds in:
  • Long Moving Vowel /əʊ/ – go, no, so
  • Short Steady Vowel /ɒ/- dog, not, hot
  • Long Steady Vowel /ɔː/- door, core, four

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