Everyone of us want to sound correctly and effectively. Building personality is one of the important factor in everybody’s life. How you speak gives direct impact on your personality. Here are some tips which will be beneficial for you to increase your control on accent.
BREAK WORDS DOWN INTO SOUNDS.
Words are made up of syllables or parts. The word “Syllable” for example has three syllables: syl-la-ble. Turning words into parts can make them easier to pronounce.
HOW TO CHECK SYLLABLES
To check how many syllables a word has, place your hand flat just under your chin. Say the word slowly.Each time your chin touches your hand, that’s syllable.
CHECK BY WRITING
You can even write the word down in parts, leave a space or draw a line between each syllabus (Every syllabus should have at least one vowel: a,e,i,o,u). Now try saying the word. Say it slowly and pause after each syllable. Isn’t that easier?
ADD STRESS TO SOUNDS AND WORDS
English is a stressed language. That means some words and sounds are more important then others. You can here this when you say a word out loud. For example, te word “introduce” pronounced with a stress at the end, so it sounds like this “in-tro-DUCE”.
Sometimes when you put the stress at the end, so it can change the word’s meaning. Say this word loud: :”Present”. If you said “PREsent” you are talking about noun, that means either “right this moment” or “a gift”. If you said “PreSENT” you are talking about the verb that means ” to give or show”.