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Pronunciation, Speaking

The five main areas of English pronunciation

The public speaking bands do not contain much detail about the pronunciation features that the examiners are listening for. If you want to get a high band, you need to focus on the following areas which are key to having good English pronunciation.

  • Individual sounds
  • Word stress
  • Sentence stress
  • Intonation
  • Rhythm

Don’t forget that most learners should not be aiming to have pronunciation exactly like a native English speaker. Having good English pronunciation means that people can understand you easily.


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