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by Donna Hutchinson
Newly-qualified TEFL Teacher, @donnatamara

Pronunciation is one of the key skills we teach in EFL and is, I must say, one of my favourite things to teach because it is an area I find fascinating (nerd alert!). I think it is a fundamental area of English but, only for certain reasons. I don’t think it is vital that students speak with a British accent.

An area where pronunciation definitely plays an essential role is when incorrect pronunciation changes the meaning of a word; something which does not happen in many languages. For instance, the difference between long and short vowel sounds can mean the difference between feet and fit; beach and bitch; sheet and sh – well, you get the idea.

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