stress in pronunciation
September 25, 2009 3:13pm CST
Hi guys I have a problem about my pronunciation. English is not my native language. When I speak English, I always put the stresses on the first syllable so sometimes people just can not understand my pronunciation. I want to know how to overcome this and practice to have the correct stress in pronunciation. thanks.
26 Sep 09
English is not my native language either. But I think that if I speak slowly and the other person speaks slowly too, we can understand each other. I will always have an accent. I suppose that if one practices, it gets better. But always remember that it is not your language. However you do it, you are doing a great thing. Take care.
• United States
26 Sep 09
Practice...practice...and then practice some more. As someone else already suggested, speaking with someone who speaks English well is helpful and watching movies is an entertaining way to become more comfortable with pronunciation. Don't stress yourself out about it. You'll get better as time goes on.