Aug. 15, 2018

Today I want to teach you the correct way to say four words that I often hear students mispronouncing or confusing: recipe, receipt, debt, and debit.

Listen and repeat to practice your pronunciation, so that you can be confident you're pronouncing these words correctly and not mixing them up!

Lesson text:

A lot of English learners want to know the “rules” of English pronunciation, but unfortunately it’s hard to teach any rules since the pronunciation is so irregular. There are some trends and patterns in English pronunciation, but there are SO many exceptions.

In my opinion, it’s better to train your pronunciation by listening and repeatingafter a native speaker, not by trying to memorize rules.

You can get a lot of listen-and-repeat practice inside my courses on Pronunciation and Shadowing.

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