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BBC Learning English 6 minute English Difficult words to pronounce 6 minute English © bbclearningenglish.com 2008 Page 1 of 4 Yvonne: Hi, this is '6 minute English' and I'm Yvonne Archer… Callum: I'm Callum Robertson. Hello! Yvonne: Hello Callum! In this week's programme, English words that are often 'mispronounced'. Callum – can you explain 'mispronounced' for us? Callum: Certainly. If you MIS-PRO-NONCE… if you 'mispronounce' a word, you don't say it correctly. You get some of the sounds wrong in that word. Yvonne: Very good. And is there a word that you often mispronounce, Callum? Callum: Umm – not really. Yvonne: I didn't think so - so I've got three difficult ones here for you! But, before you read them out, any thoughts? Callum: Well, looking at these words on paper, I think there's a good chance that some people would mispronounce them. Yeah. Yvonne: And that's why you're saying them instead of me! So, off you go… Callum: Okay, the words are: regularly…ethnicity…and anaesthetist. Whew! Yvonne: Yeah, but you said them slowly, Callum. Yeah, that was tough. But there are three thousand other Brits who also agree that those words are difficult to say.
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6 minute English © bbclearningenglish.com 2008 Page 2 of 4 They were recently questioned by a company called Spinvox and the research showed that 'regularly', 'ethnicity' and 'anaesthetist' – ooh, I said it - are some of the most mispronounced words in the English language. Now before we
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