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English is a commodity and this is going to earn you a good reputation as well as return in future. We were told by the legendary Prof. K. K. Kathuria at the Department of English, Kurukshetra. When the Linguistics subject was introduced we were unaware of what Phonetics actually is

and what is exactly the purpose of learning an alphabet at this stage of life. The Sounds of the Symbols were articulated as a Kindergarten teacher does and The KKK was flawless in this subject. We used to marvel at his voice and loved the way he made the topic reasonably easy for us. The 44 Symbols led to Phonetics Transcription and once we learned the sounds attached to each symbol, we realised that this was the panacea to all pronunciation errors we were doing since our schooling. We could see how a word had to be pronounced. The Phonetic Transcription has proved to be an asset to all of us who used it further to impart better learning of English Language. The wrong that is done to all IELTS or TOEFL or BEC or any other English Language Test is that the aspirants are not even introduced to the IPA -International Phonetic Alphabet- in English. If one knows this, the dictionary has something to do.

This presentation has all symbols and can be used as a revision resource. The link to a Youtube Video is also here to listen to tot he Sounds of Each Symbol.




IPA Chart





About the Author
Author: Parveen Sharma
Skill Development Facilitator
Spoken English
EklavyaParv is the Life Long Learning Mission with the belief that "You Create YourSelf!" Working on the motivational trilogy of Enhance-Empower-Encourage, we share learning contents on Communication Skills, Educational Technology, Skill Development and Insights about Education, Life and Learning. These resources are under the philosophy of Open Educational Resources (OERs). Parveen Kumar Sharma believes in being a Teacher who has been teaching Communication Skills for more than a decade to students from K-12 to HigherEd. Academic Intervention and Skill Development are the passions he works for. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at MM (Deemed to be) University, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana) INDIA