Use these videos to check if you are using the correct pronunciation and intonation patterns for these commonly used business and tech words.
The sounds /b/, /d/ and /g/ are made with voicing, meaning your vocal folds vibrate when you say these sounds. A common error pattern for non-native speakers is to de-voice these sounds when they are at the end words, making them sound more like p, t, and k. If you have difficulty using the voiced sounds, try adding an extra word like it, a or in after the word. You can start with the 2 word phrases first, then try the words and phrases.
If you have difficulty with voicing final d (error pattern: devoiced to t), you may find it helpful to work on these two-word phrases prior to working on single words. When the word following the final-d word begins with a vowel, we use linking: the "d" sounds like it jumps to the beginning of the next word. (More linking final D practice available here.) You can use this to help you get the final d on single words. Say the two words, then repeat just the word, making sure you voice the final d.
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