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Learning pronunciation rules

Every person begins studying a foreign language with learning pronunciation rules, which are important to pronounce the word correctly. The main aim of learning a foreign language is to be able to communicate with people, but bad pronunciation can cause misunderstanding. That's why it's evident: rules of pronunciation are important for every learner. Indeed, you may know grammar well, have a good extensive vocabulary, but if you have horrible pronunciation, it is very difficult to make someone understand you. Moreover if people can't understand what you say, they will have no interest to talk to you.

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Certainly, it is not necessary to speak as well as native speakers without any accent, but nevertheless everyone should try to improve his pronunciation skills to smooth the communication and make his pronunciation intelligible. There are many traditional ways to learn pronunciation rules and master in pronouncing difficult sounds. Here you can find some tips on how to remember rules of pronunciation:

  • make cards for each sound and corresponding letter or combination of letters
  • learn several simple and most commonly used words to exemplify every card
  • make sure that you can pronounce correctly all pronunciation symbols in accordance with pronunciation keys
  • repeat the words which have the same sound to polish your pronunciation
  • compose short texts containing words with the same sounds or pronounce tongue twisters to master the pronunciation of sounds

However, a lot of new teaching technologies have recently appeared which can make learning pronunciation rules much more efficient and easier. Text to speech TTS technologies and read aloud programs can help you to obtain intelligible pronunciation in the shortest possible time without cramming intricate rules of pronouncing separate sounds and sound combinations.

How to learn pronunciation rules using TTS software?

Without doubt, if you start teaching pronunciation with the help of text to speech programs, you'll be surprised at the easiness with which you'll learn all pronunciation rules. Make use of pronunciation teaching program Speaking Notepad, which will help you to memorize pronunciation rules without cramming pronunciation keys and analyzing pronunciation symbols. It's much easier to learn pronunciation of words listening how Speaking Notepad reads them aloud and repeating them after the speaker. You may focus on pronunciation of words or sounds which are difficult for you and compare your pronunciation with the accurate and intelligible pronunciation of the speaker. Learn all pronunciation rules at a go by downloading Speaking Notepad - powerful read aloud program, which can also convert yout texts to audio files.

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If you want to make your pronunciation intelligible, you won't disregard another text to speech TTS program 1st Read It Aloud. This text to speech converter can read aloud the text selected in any application without its copying to the clipboard. Using 1st Read It Aloud you can easily check up pronunciation of a separate word or a phrase by simple pressing the hot key defined beforehand. Being modern and handy text to speech software 1st Read It Aloud supports SAPI4 and SAPI5 high-quality voice formats and makes your computer read aloud texts only in intelligible natural sounding voices. Forget about all problems concerning pronunciation rules by downloading 1st Read It Aloud right now.

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