We have been recently working on pronunciation and some of you have asked me whether there was a site to check how to pronounce words properly in English. Fortunately, we can almost find anything on the Net and thanks to Nik Peachey, a freelance learning technology consultant, I have just come across Forvo, which describes itself as “All the words in the world. Pronounced.”
The site allows users to request, and add audio clips of the pronunciation of different words from a huge range of languages, so if you want to know how a word is pronounced you can either do a quick easy search for the word and then listen to it, or if the word isn’t already within the database, you can add it and request a pronunciation.
So, no more excuses for bad pronunciation. If you are not sure how to pronounce a word, check Forvo!
Why don’t you get started with the following words ? : ‘beer’,’ bird’, ‘beard’, ‘bear’ / ‘soup’, ‘soap’, ‘steak’, ‘dessert’ and ‘desert’
Did you find it useful? Let me know!