pronunciation

Silent bs and double ts

In English, the silent letters often wreak havoc with pronunciation. Silent bs can be particularly problematic: debt subtle dumb comb tomb thumb bomb, bomber, bombing, bombs – most problematic for Swedish speakers since Swedish has the word ‘bomb’ and most Swedish teachers of English teach bomb… Read More ›

Pronunciation Poem

My students love to hate this poem. It is a pronunciation poem designed to rid English speakers of regional accents. A French person said he would rather do six months of hard labour than read six lines of this poem. This is the… Read More ›