Hello and welcome back to English with Lucy
I've got a pronunciation video for you today
and it's all about 10 words that you might be pronouncing incorrectly
So, let's get started
Ok so the first word is this one!
How would you say it?
it's not fru-it
There are not two syllables there
We actually pronounce this word 'fruit'
So many students make the mistake of saying 'fru-it'
or fruiiiit, fruiiit
But no, it's just fruit
And fruit is my favourite food
The next word we have is this one
So many students actually pronounce this how they would pronounce it in their own language
Probably the Italians and the Spanish more than anything
But we pronounce this not cha-os
We almost add a 'y' sound 'chaos'
It was an absolute chaos
The same with the adjective form.. it was 'chaotic'.
Ok, number three, we have...
Now I remember learning to spell this word when I was at school
and thinking 'wow, that's a crazy spelling'
because it's so different to the pronunciation
Now I've heard all different pronunciations for this word
I've heard kuwew, I've head kyooyoo
But really we just say 'queue', 'queue'
one syllable, and everyone knows that British people
love queueing, queue, to queue, there is a queue
The verb and the noun as well
Now on to number four and this one always makes me laugh when people say this
cause it is really difficult to say. it is...
Now I hear people say 'crips'
I used to work in a cafe with a lot of foreign workers
and they would always say 'Where are the crips?'
and I'd be like 'crips? are you talking about crepes?'
We say 'crisps'
This 'sps' sound is very difficult for some people to say so you need to practice this in the mirror before you brush your teeth every night...crisps
Ok number five is this one
If you like cooking then you should have seen this word before
And most people say resips or reseeps
But it should be recipe
So it's very irregular this word
normally when an e is on the end we don't pronounce it
but in this case we do
recipe, three syllables
OK, number 6, this one..
OK, so many people pronounce this incorrectly.
they want to say every syllable
so they say com-for-ta-ble
but really it's comfortable
comfortable, so it's not com-for-ta-ble, it's just comf-t-ble
OK, so we actually lose a syllable there.
the same goes for number seven which is
similarly we have number 8
very important word, if you don't know this word then you're crazy
cause it's a big part of my life
I hear many people say 'cho-co-late'
but we say chok-lit
So it's just 2 syllables and I understand it's quite hard for many people to pronouce
but, you wanna speak English well you got to practice
OK and my last two are days of the week
so number nine...this one...
not one of my favourite days of the week but it's very important to pronounce it correctly
I always hear Tu-es-day
When in reality it's Tuesday
choose, like I want to choose what I'm having for breakfast this morning
Tuesday, not tu-es-day, Tuesday
and then the last one....
Another day of the week
So that's it for this pronunciation lesson
I really hope it helped you
and hopefully you can now pronounce these words more confidently
You will need to repeat and practice again and again and again
but that's part of learning a language so get started now!
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