If you speak English
fluently but your pronunciation is poor, you lose all power of Language.
Pronunciation has always been difficult for students to acquire. Teachers have focused mainly on reading and writing but they never trained students in speaking and pronunciation. This results in poor pronunciation.
If your pronunciation is weak, you cannot understand English
movies and English News because their accent is different. It is
surprising for most people that we do even the basic Alphabet of English
Bad Pronunciation is a Personality Killer
Bad pronunciation kills your personal image. Speaking English in bad accent always undermines your personality. English Language must
be articulated in the right pronunciation of the natives who actually
use it. Good pronunciation is personal branding.
Pronunciation for Business and Job
Wrong pronunciation can communicate wrong message. Good Pronunciation
always pays – it is required for making business presentations and job
interviews. Pronunciation is the key reason for understanding and misunderstanding the message.
Most call-center jobs are reserved for people who know English Phonetics and Pronunciation.
It is difficult for most people to pronounce even basic alphabet correctly. For example, people will say:
Right pronunciation is /kh-yoo/
Even a small vowel or consonant mistake will render your education worthless. For example:
Suite = two double rooms
Normally, even educated people pronounce it as /soot/ but
correct pronunciation is /sweet/
Similarly, when words form sentences, pronunciation becomes even more important. Look at the following example:
Wuja gimi da play, fitsokay?
The above sentence will never be understood properly when spoken
fluently by a native speaker of English. It is actually spoken as:
Would you give me the plate if it is OK?
Accent is reduced.
Silent letters can be very confusing. A very common mispronunciation is /tom-b/ for Tomb.
Some will pronounce it as /tom/
But the correct pronunciation is /toom/
British and American is another area.
The British say:
I bought a car. /a-bo- a-ka/
The Americans say:
I bought a car. /ai- bot-a-khaar/.
Only fluent English is not enough, accent reduction and pronunciation will improve your speaking power.