Sometimes it’s the small English pronunciation errors that can have a big effect on being understood easily when you speak.
One English pronunciation error, that people make is to leave the /s/ sound out in the /ks/ consonant blend at the end of words. This is especially common if the word after it begins with a consonant also.
Just this one English pronunciation error can make a big difference to your speech clarity, especially if you have to use it a lot in the words you use at work or socially.
For example if you need to use the phrase ‘complex problem’, and you say ‘complek problem’ it can make you difficult to understand in English.
I have prepared audio training for you so you can tidy this up in your English pronunciation. Even if you don’t make this error, you can use the training to practise your English stress, melody and intonation.
Small English Pronunciation Error with a Big Effect- AUDIO training
Words ending in ‘x’ or ‘ks’ followed by a word beginning with a consonant
Rolex watches – sell rolex watches
Box with – a box with
Boxes with – 2 boxes with
Makes my – he makes my
Complex problem – the complex problem
Sphinx statue – the sphinx statue
Climax was – the climax was
Reflex response – his reflex response
Coax him out – try to coax him out
Packs the bag – she packs the bag
Talks loudly – she talks loudly
Fakes it – he fakes it
Looks like – it looks like
Looks wonderful – it looks wonderful
Mail box with – the mail box with the blue number
Reflux problem – a reflux problem
Detox needed – lots of detox needed
Sticks for – the sticks for
Walks with – he walks with
Best wishes, Esther