· It’s ok to feel uncomfortable. In fact, it’s the first step to get started. The moment you accept it, the faster your actions will be.
· Invest in some good pronunciation books, preferably British English.
· Practice for at least thirty minutes daily.
· Learn new words every day and make sure you are pronouncing it right.
· One can use the help of syllables. A syllable is a unit of pronunciation with a vowel sound with or without surrounding consonants. For example: words like,
Reading has two syllables – read’ing’
Blue has one syllable – ‘blue
Chocolate has three syllables – cho’co’late and so on.
· Knowledge of individual sounds of alphabets has to be clear first.
· Use the dictionary to check your pronunciation whenever in doubt.
· Try to imitate a speaker, preferably a prominent Indian speaker, to get the hold of the correct sound.
· Listen carefully and observe the sounds. Keep recorded versions of speech and get it corrected by someone who’s good at pronunciation.
· Have a language buddy with whom you can enjoy mutual sharing and practice. It would be fun learning experience.
· Lack of self motivation
· Loss of hope
· Watch a lot of videos and get engaged in positive company.
· Listen to a lot of success stories. It brings in a new energy.
· Believe that you can make it.
· Keep a fixed time goal and push yourself towards it.
· Be happy to be a learner always. All of us are.
· Never be ashamed of pronouncing wrong while speaking. The corrections will always be remembered.
· Rome was not built in a day. Things will improve with effort and time.
· Keep the practice on. You are your best judge.