8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today
As you know, we change your textbook every day! Read this article from the Guardian on the most common mistakes in English pronunciation.
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Someone I know tells a story about a very senior academic giving a speech. Students shouldn’t worry too much, she says, if their plans “go oar-y” after graduation. Confused are exchanged across the hall. Slowly the penny drops: the professor has been pronouncing wrong all through her long, career.
We’ve all been there. I still lapse into mis-CHEE-vous if I’m not concentrating. This week some PR working for a railway station with an unusual name unveiled the results of a survey into frequently words. (…). Researchers also found that 340 of the 1000 surveyed said ex-ceterainstead of etcetera, while 260 ordered ex-pressos instead of espressos. Prescription as perscription or proscription 20% of the time.
awry (adv) if something goes awry, it does not happen in the way that was planned
glittering (adj) very impressive and successful
whizz (n) a person who is very good at something
garbled (adj) told in a way that confuses the person listening
to come out (v) when words come out, they are spoken
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