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English is not a tonal language but intonation and rhythm
are critical to conveying meaning. To speak English properly it is necessay to use proper
intonation. This has significant meaning for the
English language learner. Reading, writing, listening and speaking are four differnent skills.
Reading, writing, listening are good for developing comprehension and vocabulary but verbal communication is the most basic of communication skills.
I study and teach writing and verbal communication. These are two very differnt skills. Advanced writing involves attention to detail in word choice and grammar,editing and rewriting. Verbal communication has to be more fuild. In verbal communication pronouncing every word correctly leads
to poor communication. Good pronunciation comes from stressing the
right words. An important concept to understand is that intonation is different and more important than accent. In English the way words flow is important.
You need to be understood. The best practice is to listen me speak and
then mimic what I say. This is excellent practice for verbal
Memorize these three keys to better verbal communication:
1. Remember that non-stressed words and syllables are often "swallowed" in English.
2. Always focus on pronouncing stressed words well, non-stressed words can be glided over.
3. Don't focus on pronouncing each word. Focus on the stressed words in
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