Believe English

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Pie presents endless possibilities.  Peach, apple, blueberry, pumpkin.  Between the filling, topping, and crust almost anything is possible, and yet you always know it is a pie.  English is like that too.  It is full of accents, from the USA, from England, from Ireland, from Australia and yet through all these different sounds there is still something distinctly English.  We try to capture this with a phonetic alphabet.  An alphabet you use to write a word the way it sounds. Personally, I find it really confusing.  Many students of English find it reassuring, and that’s a good thing.  In this case though practice will never make perfect.  You will never speak with an American accent.  You will always sound just a little bit…… a little bit like home, which is beautiful.  Be proud of who you are. 🙂

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Pho                          Prescriptive
Phonetic
Practice

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