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English Pronunciation Lesson: Silent Letters Part 3

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sat, May 14, 2011 @ 03:30 PM

English Pronunciation LessonToday we have an English pronunciation lesson. This is our third lesson in the silent letters series. What's the difference in pronunciation between "hair", "heir" and "air"? How about "hour" and "our"? The best way to really understand English pronunciation is to practice as much as possible with native speakers. You can start by watching this video! After you have practiced your pronunciation skills using video lessons, it's a good idea to join an English meetup or another activity where you will get to practice in a casual environment. Another suggestion is to work with an English tutor once per week and practice with a meetup group twice per week. Enjoy the video!




In this video we will talk about these silent letters:


  • Silent H in "white" and "whether"
  • Silent H in "herb" or "heir"
  • Silent K in "knee", "knock" or "knowledge"




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Topics: English Pronunciation, English Lessons, Video Lessons

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