Essay On Problems In English Pronunciation

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Every language of the world has their own distinctive pronunciation. it is not merely existing in English. Therefore, the majority of non-native English speaker tend to speak English with their own style as a first language. According to Jeremy Harmer (2005, p.184) “Frequently foreign language speakers want to retain their own accent when they speak the foreign language because that is part of their identity.” In consequences, it could assume speakers’ nationality from their speaking style without difficulty. However, the fact that non-native English speaker’s sort of pronunciation feature brings them in problem to communication with others. Most Korean learners are constantly make mistake when they speak English. Having Communication in English then they may face to reality which means mispronunciation can throw impediments in the way of a conversation. And realize that pronunciation is also important element of language to transmit correct message.…show more content…
That problems of Korean students in English pronunciation are: by Korean learners common errors /r//f//v//th/ Because these sounds do not exist in the Korean language. So they tend to pronunciation to other similar one 1. Between the consonant /r/ and /l/. because both of them are sounded as /l/ for example: right as in light, work as in walk. And the /r/ sound is similar with the consonant /l/ to them. So correcting problem is at first practice the /r/. when pronounce /r/ need to open mouth slightly and curl the tip of the tongue without touching the palate. 2. Between the consonant /f/ and /p/. because both of them are sounded as /p/ by Korean learners. for example: fart as in part, fee as in pee, fan as in pan, pork as in fork etc. Because the /f/ sound does not exist in the Korean language. And sound is similar with the consonant /p/ to them. So correcting problem is they need to recognize the /f/ makes voice by pressing of the upper teeth against the under lip and release air out of the mouth. but
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