How Can You Practice Pronunciation on Your Own?
Minimal pairs are a great way to practice pronunciation on your own.
Minimal pairs are words that sound almost the same, like SHEEP, SHIP, SHAPE.
The beginning and end of the words are the same, just the middle sound changes.
First we will practice hearing the difference, and then we will practice pronouncing the difference.
We will practice with these two sets of words: SHEEP, SHIP, SHAPE and TEEN, TIN, TEN.
Listen while I say them. I will say everything 3 times.
SHEEP, SHIP, SHAPE.
TEEN, TIN, TEN.
Ok, now let's take a little listening quiz for fun.
The next step is to practice saying the words.
I suggest using the minimal pair page on believenglish.com.
You can also practice on your phone using a notes taking app, or online with different Google voice commands like search or translate.