English phonology consists of the specific list of sounds and rules that allow speakers to use these sounds to form words and sentences. Like all other languages, the English language has different variations of sounds depending on the area in which it is spoken (for example, Americans speak a different variety of English than people…

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One of the most common questions that students ask their English teachers is “how can I improve my pronunciation”? Answering this question is not simple, because the suggestions on how to improve depend on each individual student. However, there are some practical tips that I can give to all students of English, whatever their age…

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In 2007, when I founded the English meetup in Padua (Charlie’s Speak English Meetup) the idea of being in a bar to speak a foreign language (I had done that when I lived in the UK for the Italian) already existed. Nowadays in Padua there are other meetups and groups which take place too. I…

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We know that pronunciation is important when we talk in English. If we mispronounce words, we make a bad impression (even if the content of what we are saying is good). Here are the tips on how to improve your pronunciation in English. At a high voice Get into the habit of reading and thinking…

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After perfecting your accent and memorizing as many phrasal verbs as possible, it is now time to practise what you’ve learnt. Here is the opportunity to speak English through tandems and language exchanges: International Email Tandem Networkhttp://www.cisi.unito.it/tandem/email/engita/idxengita-i.html My Language Exchangehttp://www.mylanguageexchange.com/ My Happy Planethttp://www.myhappyplanet.com/ Palabeahttp://www.palabea.com/ Shared Talkhttp://www.sharedtalk.com/ Polyglot Clubhttp://polyglotclub.com/  

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Do you want to practice English but do not have the opportunity? Do you like talking to English people, Americans and other foreigners in English? So the best solution is a meetup in English. They are usually very informal occasions often held in bars or pubs and are open to all. For more information see…

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You can pretty much find anything online – from grammar exercises and vocabulary quizzes. Sometimes, however, not enough emphasis is put on the spoken aspect. Here are the links, sites and resources to improve your speaking and pronunciation in English. KanTalkkantalk.com Sounds of Englishsoundsofenglish.org howJsayhowjsay.com Fonetiksfonetiks.org SpokenEnglish.orgspokenenglish.org {loadposition intextpos} ShipOrSheepshiporsheep.com Ingolo – Pronunciation Guideinogolo.com Text…

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