English pronunciation is equally challenging and rewarding.
Its 44 sounds are spelt with just 26 letters, making for some confusing spelling to sound relationships. The sounds themselves use a wide range of mouth positions which can seem unnatural to those who speak languages with fewer positions. When these sounds join together, they change – English has a weak/strong structure and an unpredictable stress system.
Studying pronunciation turns these areas of confusion and difficulty into strengths. With focused practice based on your level and language background, you can build your skills just as you did with grammar, vocabulary and writing. And before long you will notice the three big benefits: