In this topic I bring you a speaking drill to help you improve your English pronunciation fast.
Do you want to have a quick look at the phonetic alphabet? Click here to see the /æ/ in the phonetic alphabet chart.
Speaking drill with ten flashcards
Instructions: say the first word out loud BEFORE turning the flashcard over. Then click the red arrow to see its phonetic transcription, and press Play to hear the word said by a native speaker. Finally, repeat the word out loud a couple of times, along with the native speaker.
Do the same with the remaining nine flashcards.
Let’s do it again
Saying those words out loud, as if you were talking to me, won’t be easy at first. But if you persevere, you’ll make really fast progress. That’s how I improved my English accent! Click here to flip all the flashcards and do this speaking drill again.
Remember: the better you pronounce the /æ/ sound, the more likely you are to distinguish it when others say it.
Would you like to get more drills?
In my 1-to-1 English lessons I bring you more speaking drills to help you master the /æ/ sound. To get extra practice with the /æ/, book one of my 1-to-1 English lessons.
Now that you’ve done the speaking drill, move on to the listening exercise. Press the link below.