We’ve collected some videos providing tips for the IELTS test.
We have four videos for the Speaking test and one for the Writing test.
Today’s video is about pronunciation.
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This criteria focuses on the accuracy and variety of punctuation varieties:
- Individual sounds – word spellings can sometimes confuse this
- Word stress – stressing the wrong syllable in a word is a common error
- Sentence stress – for instance, the way that some words in a sentence are emphasised or slightly louder
- Intonation – the pitch of your voice as you speak
- Chunking – talking in a rhythm that delivers chunks of words with short silences in between
To improve your pronunciation:
- Find out how rhythm, intonation and stress differs from your native language
- Ensure you understand the effect of intonation and stress on meaning
- Practice using these in different ways
- Refer to a dictionary to confirm the correct word stress if you are unsure
- Listen to a variety of authentic English sources to become familiar with a range of pronunciation features
- Don’t rush when you speak – this is a common mistake, and you might skip things
- Record yourself and try to apply the above
Part 4 of 4:
Part 4: Pronunciation