I have defined some of the words (underlined) in the blog post, which you can add to your Personal Dictionary. Click on the Excel icon to download the word list to your PC or mobile device, which you can thereafter import into your Personal Dictionary. They are also listed below.
Scroll down to the bottom for links to a crossword and word search using words from this post.

Self-teaching: Learning something on your own without the guidance of a teacher or formal instruction.

Pronunciation: The way in which a word is pronounced, especially the way in which the syllables are stressed, and the intonation and rhythm are used.

Strategies: Plans or methods for achieving a particular goal or improving a particular skill.

Phonetic: Relating to or representing the sounds of speech with symbols.

Incorporate: To include or add something as a part of something else.

Mimic: To imitate or copy the speech, mannerisms, or other characteristic features of a person or thing.

Imitate: To copy or reproduce someone or something’s actions, behaviours or speech.

Personalised: Tailored or customised to meet someone’s individual needs or preferences.

Conclusion: The final part of a piece of writing or speech that provides a summary or closing remarks.

Consistent: Acting or doing something in the same way over time, often with a regular or predictable pattern.

Pronunciation is a key aspect of language learning, as it helps you communicate effectively with others and be better understood. Self-teaching pronunciation can be challenging, but with the right tools and strategies, you can improve your pronunciation skills on your own. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to self-teach yourself pronunciation.

Listen to native speakers: One of the best ways to improve your pronunciation is to listen to native speakers. You can watch videos, listen to podcasts, or even watch films in your target language to get a better sense of how words are pronounced.

Use pronunciation guides: Many language learning resources offer pronunciation guides that can help you learn the correct pronunciation of words. These guides may include phonetic symbols or audio recordings of native speakers pronouncing words.

Practise regularly: Consistent practice is key when it comes to improving your pronunciation. Set aside time each day or week to practise your pronunciation, and try to incorporate it into your daily routine.

Record yourself: Recording yourself speaking can be a useful way to identify areas where you need improvement. Listen back to the recording and pay attention to areas where your pronunciation may be unclear or incorrect.

Use pronunciation apps: There are many apps available that can help you practise your pronunciation on your own. Some popular options include Babbel, Duolingo, and Rosetta Stone.

Mimic native speakers: Try to mimic the pronunciation of native speakers as closely as possible. Pay attention to the way they shape their mouth and pronounce different sounds, and try to imitate them.

Get feedback from others: Finally, it can be helpful to get feedback from others on your pronunciation. You can practise with a language exchange partner or take a pronunciation class online to get more personalised feedback on your pronunciation.

In conclusion, self-teaching pronunciation can be challenging, but with these tips, you can improve your pronunciation skills on your own. Listen to native speakers, use pronunciation guides, practise regularly, record yourself, use pronunciation apps, mimic native speakers, and get feedback from others to see the best results. Remember, consistent practice is key, so don’t be afraid to make mistakes and keep practising!




To test your knowledge, why not do a crossword puzzle, using words from this text?

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To test your knowledge, why not do a word search puzzle, using words from this text?

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