I'll be posting the PRONUNCIATION (in the form of PHONETIC SPELLING) of a WORD everyday. My objective of doing this activity is to raise awarness among our Club members the importance of learning SPEECH SOUNDS and their SYMBOLS if they really want to solve their pronunciation problems.  

Now, this is what I want you to do! Look at the PRONUNCIATION for the day and type out the related WRITTEN WORD. I would appreciate it if you could also add your VOICE RECORDING of the pronunciation. It will help those who don't know how to read the PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTIONS. Make use of this opportuntiy to improve your pronunciation or help others with their pronunciation. Here's your very first PRONUNCIATION. 



You can use the "voice recorder" below to record your pronunciation and play back the recording to listen to your pronunciation. This voice recorder does not save your recordings, thus you can record your voice as many times as you want until you perfect the pronunciation of a word.   

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If you want to RECORD the PRONUNCIATION given daily and SHARE it here with us, you can use the online tool called "CHIRTBIT". Check the home page of this group to learn how to use the tool.

NOTE: For your easy access and practice, I have compiled all the PRONUNCIATIONS posted below at the PHOTO page of the Group. Check it out!

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  • PRONUNCIATION of the DAY - 33


    This PRONUNCIATION seems to be very easy, but it could mislead you. If you know the correct WRITTEN WORD of this PRONUNCIATION, type it out in the comments. 

    • Hey Gabriel

      It's chauffeur. 

      Meaning: A person who is employed to driver private car. 

      I am.happy that now I can read phonetics. :)

      R is silent.

    • Well done, SNR!
      ... Yes, the letter "r" is SILENT when the word is said in isolation in Received Pronunciation. But, the "r" is pronounced when the next word begins with a VOWEL SOUND. Example: The chauffeur often takes the business man to the airport. /ˈʃəʊfə͜   rɒfn/    
      ... The letter combination "ch" is pronounced /ʃ/ as in "shape" /ʃeɪp/. 
      ... And, "au" is pronounced /əʊ/ as in "ocean" /ˈəʊʃn/.
      We can see from this word how difficult it is to guess the pronunciation simply by looking at the SPELLING. This is why we need to know how to read the PHONETIC SPELLINGS. Only a phonetic spelling could tell us everything we need to know in order to pronounce the related word correctly. 

    • Thank you Gabriel for detailed explanation. :) 

      I didn't know the rule of ponunciarion when word containing vowel sound is followed by chauffeur. 


  • PRONUNCIATION of the DAY - 32


    If you want to remember the PRONUNCIATION of a word, you should know the PHONEMES (small units of sounds) that make up the SPOKEN WORD. Only a PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION can help you to understand and remember the pronunciation, spelling and meaning of a word better. Don't hesitate to ask me if you want to learn all about the PHONEMES. Now, what is the WRITTEN WORD of the above PRONUNCIATION?

    • It's adhesive. 

      Meaning : sticky or able to stick on a surface. 

    • Exactly! Good job, SNR. Keep it up!

  • PRONUNCIATION of the DAY - 31


     Here's your PRONUNCIATION for today. If you know the WRITTEN WORD of this SPOKEN WORD, type it out in the comments.

    • Hey Gabriel

      Thank you so much for creating this group. Now I can read phonetics transcript a little. Getting familiar with the symbols. 


    • Nice to hear that, SNR. Good Luck!

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