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Why do people pronounce "turmeric" as "tumeric"?That is a crazy question to ask! Here is the answer. Reason #1: It’s hard to articulate two syllables that end in R consequently, especially since the first one starts with T,...
I am insecure about my English. How do I get over this?The problem: People tell me I use too many big words! What can I do to sound better? The answer: Hang around (socialize) with native speakers more—do things with them so you bec...
How can I identify the main concepts when reading a chapter in a textbook?Identifying the concepts or main ideas in a chapter of academic text can be challenging in a second language. Here are two links to useful information about main ideas and concept...
PlayPhrase.Me, a fun way to study English intonationAre you interested in English intonation? Do you want to understand how tone is used in different settings, and by different people? Go to playphrase.me, type in a common phrase...
What is the difference in pronunciation between the 2 'th' sounds at the end of words?What is the difference in pronunciation between the 'th' sounds, theta and ð, at the end of words? Answered by Peggy Tharpe They are the same sound basically. The only diffe...
What is the difference between phonology and pronunciation?My answer to What is the difference between phonology and pronunciation? Answer by Peggy Tharpe: Phonology is a linguistics term. It is the study of the sounds and relationsh...
Best way to learn English in English-speaking country as lonely tourist?My answer to What is the best activity to learn English in an English-speaking country as lonely tourist? Answer by Peggy Tharpe: How about looking through the town/city’s ...
When is the best time for a child to learn English?My answer to the question: "When is the best time for a child to learn English?" on Quora.com The best time for children to develop a native-like “feel” for English intonati...
How Can I Improve My Pronunciation and Intonation?Read Peggy Tharpe's answer to How can I improve my pronunciation and intonation? on Quora
Do English learners make sentences too complicated?Read Peggy Tharpe's answer to Why do many English learners make sentences and phrases more complicated than they need to be? on Quora

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