Posted by: Mermaid | April 4, 2010

(: تعلم الانجليزية بدون معلم

And here is another tip on slips :) This time it’s about pronouncing certain words.

1- Determine: Some pronounce it like “deter-mine”. The “-mine” should not be pronounced as “mine” (e.g. This pen is mine). It should be pronounced as “fin” or “pin”. You can hear the pronunciation here (press the blue arrow).

2- Combination: In the verb “combine”, we pronounce “-bine” as “mine” which is correct. However, in the noun “combination”, the “-bin-” should not be pronounced as “mine” . It should be pronounced as “bin” (e.g. garbage bin). And here is the pronunciation. 

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Tips on slips I


Responses

  1. I like those short posts! :)

  2. You should start you own series teaching KG kids like me English vocabulary :P

  3. I make the first mistake usually thanks for the tip
    what about “promise”?

  4. Most welcome Samia :)

    Pro”mise” is pronounced like pro”miss”.

    You can use the below website to know the pronunciation for any word:

    http://www.forvo.com/

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