There are a few reasons why it's difficult to pronounce the words in English. One of them is because some LETTERS are MULTI-VALUED. A MULTI-VALUED letter is a LETTER that makes more than one SOUND. Did you know that, for example, the LETTER "A" could make (be pronounced in) 10 different SOUNDS. Check the following words. In each word the LETTER "A" makes a different SOUND. The SOUND (value) of the LETTER "A" in each words is shown by the related PHONETIC SYMBOL assigned to the SOUND.
LETTER "A" and SOUNDS
You can use the VOICE RECORDER below to RECORD your voice making the 10 SOUNDS and PRONOUNCING the WORDS. It's a good way to CHECK and CORRECT your pronunciation. Since the widget doesn't save your recording, you can record and listen as many times as you want to perfect your pronunciation.
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