We practiced the correct tongue and lip position for the English alphabet. Correct placement for articulation is one of the most important changes a non-native speaker must learn to improve their pronunciation.
The common mistake is using your language's alphabet for the English alphabet. Not all the sounds are said the same way. For example, Spanish speakers have trouble with B/V because, Spanish doesn't have a different sound for /V/. In English, we do. Chinese speakers don't pronounce the /N/ on the end of a word, because in Chinese, no words end in /N/.
In fact, in English saying the last sound of each word is required to be understood. You can learn to do this. To improve your speaking, you want the fastest, most effective way to make the biggest change in your accent, so everyone understands you. That's my goal, for my clients.
Tell me what alphabet sounds you have trouble with? Do you know how to change them?
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