I’ve heard my fellow English speakers make the same pronunciation mistakes over and over again while it’s OBVIOUS that they’re aware of the fact that they’re making them.
For example, the typical English ‘th’ sound isn’t that hard to master, yet a lot of foreigners will say – “Nope, not a chance in the word I’ll be able to pronounce it properly!”
Another sound that many foreigners refuse to learn is the ‘r’ sound. Many nationalities like Spaniards, Italians and East-Europeans will pronounce that sound very hard like in their own language while mastering the proper ‘r’ sound is actually quite easy.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not a perfectionist, and my own English is far from being perfect and native-like. I do, however, pay attention to how I pronounce words in English, and with a little bit of effort nearly every English sound can be mastered to quite a decent level.
In this video I’m addressing this particular issue, so please watch it if you’re among those foreign English speakers always having considered themselves bad at learning proper English pronunciation and accents.
And of course, post your comments below!