Friday, October 29, 2010

Prounciation: the schwa - the most common sound in English

A2, B1, B2, C1

What is the schwa?  It's represented by the symbol to the right and it's the most common sound in the English language. When you understand how the schwa works in spoken English, it can help improve your pronunciation and your listening comprehension .. This video gives you an introduction to the schwa.  Video time: 4 mins and 8 secs. Total activity time: 10 to 30 minutes.



Task: Watch the video. Then decide how many schwas there are in this sentence?
         
"When you know that the schwa exists, words are easier to pronounce"

Go to the video here.

Check your answers here.

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