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 “The effect of intonation can be cumulative; the misunderstandings may be minor, but if they occur constantly then they may result in judgments about the attitudes, character, ways of behaving, etc. of a particular speaker.”
― Joanne Kenworthy  
 

 

Click on the online materials below to find out what is available to help improve your pronunciation and intonation.

 
General Links HKUST Center for Language Education online program Improve Your English Pronunciation (IYEP)

HKUST Center for Language Education Pronunciation Lessons
Polytechnic University HK Pronunciation Page
BBC Learning English Pronunciation Tips
Speech Accent Archive
Warm-up Exercises for Your Pronunciation

 
Connected Speech Linking

Center for Language Education Pronunciation Lessons – Linking Words Together

Center for Language Education Pronunciation Lessons – More Ways of Linking Words Together


Sentence Stress

Center for Language Education Pronunciation Lessons – The Rhythm of English
Center for Language Education Pronunciation Lessons – Syllable Structure in English & Chinese
Center for Language Education Pronunciation Lessons – Sentence Stress

 

Weak Forms

Center for Language Education Pronunciation Lessons – Weak Syllables
The Most Common Sound in English

 

Contractions

List of English Contractions
Contractions

 
Accurate Speech Vowels & Consonants

HKUST Center for Language Education online program Improve Your English Pronunciation (IYEP)

British Pronunciation Youtube Videos
American Pronunciation Youtube Videos

 

Clusters

Center for Language Education Pronunciation Lessons – Consonants and Consonant Clusters
How to Produce Consonant Clusters (video)

 

Syllables

Center for Language Education Pronunciation Lessons – Syllables in English Words
Using English – ‘How Many Syllables?’ Quiz

 

Word Stress

What is Word Stress?

 

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