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English pronunciation makes listening difficult

09 April 2013

How English pronunciation makes listening difficult

Tuesday, 16 April
Learners often complain that it’s difficult to understand Kiwis because they speak so fast. But why? Find out what happens to the sounds of English when spoken at natural speed, and why this makes it even harder for non-English speakers to understand.

Natalie Greenly
Natalie has taught ESOL since 1993, in language schools, one-to-one and in community classes. She has a keen interest in pronunciation and teaches a specialised class at Parnell community centre. Natalie is Resource Coordinator and Tutor Trainer for ELPNZ's Auckland Central centre.