Pronunciation of difficult words

Josefa Garcia's students have prepared this list of difficult words for Spanish speakers. If you click on O, you'll be able to hear the pronunciation.Awsome!
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Pronunciation of -ed endings

Double contractions


Pronouncing contractions is hard enough, so double contractions can be tricky for English learners. This BBC lesson is great to practice the third conditional. Click here.

A tricky pronunciation poem


If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. Shared by Laura Arjona.
http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2016/02/17/english-pronunciation-poem

Read and listen

Listen to articles in The Guardian and read them at the same time. Click here (B2 Level)
Read and listen to BBC News reports. Click here (B1 Level)

Write and listen

Write a text and listen to it in English!
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Pronunciation of irregular verbs

Practice the pronunciation of irregular verbs. Click here

Talking dictionary

Listen to the words in English
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Phonetic symbols

Watch a video about the phonetic symbols which represent the English sounds. You can also find a chart of the different phonetic symbols. Clicking on each symbol will take you to another page where you can watch a video about that sound.
Practice the pronunciation of the English vowel sounds
Practice the pronunciation of the English diphthongs
Practice the pronunciation of the English consonants here and here

Minimum pairs

In this session you'll practice pairs of sounds which are difficult to distiguish for Spanish speakers.
Exercises to distinguish pairs of soundswhich can be easily mixed up
Distinguish the sounds /I/ and /i:/ Watch this video and this other videoand do these **exercises**
Distinguish the sounds /ʊ/ and /uː/ Watch this video and this other video and do these **exercises**
Distinguish the sounds /æ / and / ʌ / Watch this video and this other video and do these exercises (they include the sound /e/ which is pronounced like the Spanish "e")
Distinguish the sounds /ɔː/ and /əʊ/ Watch this video and this other videoand do these **exercises**
Distinguish the sounds /ɒ/ and /əʊ/ Watch this video and this other videoand do these **exercises**
Distinguish the sounds /tʃ/ and /ʃ/ Watch this video and **this other video**
Distinguish the sounds /s/ and /z/ Watch this video and this other video

Stress

Play this game to practice the **stress in words**

Sounds

Practice the pronunciation of -ed endings click here
To practice the pronunciation of the most common sound in English the schwa /ə/ click here

Quizzes

How much do you know? Do the following quizzes to find out:
Quiz one: click here
Quiz two: click here
Quiz three: click here
Quiz four: click here
Quiz five: click here

Radio programmes

Listen to these bbc radio programmes and get some tips about how to improve your pronunciation. You can download the tapescripts of the programmes.
Programme 1: sounds and letters, week sounds (schwa), consonant to vowel linking, vowel to vowel linking.
Programme 2: sounds and letters, linking r, connected speech, sounds twinning.
Programme 3: sounds change (assimilation)