Chinese learners of English are more likely to speak English with a Chinese accent. I would like to find out what these specific syllables are, and what I should pay attention to when speaking?
Many Chinese learners of English might think they can read the following sentences easily:
These three brothers threw their things.
All the little girls called me into the hall.
The girl in white invited me to watch a video.
That fool put the beans into the full bin.
Yes, they look easy to read but the problem is that many Chinese learners don't realise they are pronouncing some sounds here incorrectly because they can't hear the difference.
Incorrect pronunciation can lead to misunderstandings with native English speakers.
In this first programme in a special series on English pronunciation, Alice Castle and Wang Fei find out what sounds are often wrongly pronounced by Chinese learners of English and how they can improve their pronunciation.
If you have a question you would like to ask our team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We might make a programme about your question.