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10 Useful Words Learners Mispronounce ALL THE TIME

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Improve your English pronunciation by learning and practicing these 10 words: exhausted, brewery, Antarctica, temperature, phenomenon, specific, rural, literature, choir, & squirrel. LINKS TO PRACTICE & IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH Improve Your Listening w/ Audiobooks. FREE TRAIL! http://www.audibletrial.com/InteractiveEnglish Read about Wes’ Teaching Adventures Happy Time Go Fast (South Korea): http://amzn.to/2FmYhSS Watermelon Is Life (Namibia): http://amzn.to/2FEjE1j Find an English Teacher/Tutor (Recommended Sites) italki: http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-8520470-12947958 Verbling: http://shrsl.com/qtcx Learn English with Us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InteractiveEng/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/interactiveeng/ Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/interactiveeng Twitter: https://twitter.com/interactiveeng Other Shout-Outs: Royalty-free images provided by Pixabay Music: Sunny - Bensound.com THANKS FOR WATCHING!
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Interactive English (13 days ago)
We want to hear from YOU. What are some other words that you find difficult to pronounce? Let us know. 👍 **Also, tell us how to say "squirrel" in your native language. 🐿
abdulrahman sh (7 days ago)
"سنجاب"
Deiber Mau Rojas (13 days ago)
Squirrel = ardilla
rogger chunga (13 days ago)
Interactive English literally is one of them and squirrel in my language is ardilla 😍 and we're able to see them in the parks at downtown all the time :)
Junior Farias (13 days ago)
In Brazil squirrel means 'Esquilo'
Francisco du Vietnam (13 days ago)
Interactive English "Écureuil" (squirrel in French!). 😉 "Esquilo" in Portuguese! 😅 Hug from Vietnam to both of you. 🤗
Andreea Nicoleta (11 hours ago)
In Romanian, squirrel is Veveriță.
Interactive English (4 hours ago)
Excellent. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Sounds very cute. 😉 Hope you have a wonderful day! 🎉
Ewa Am (5 days ago)
In my native language - polish - squirrel is "wiewiórka" 😊
Interactive English (5 days ago)
Excellent. Thanks so much for commenting & sharing with us. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
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Vivek dhani (5 days ago)
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Interactive English (5 days ago)
Thanks for commenting! Hope you're able to find a speaking partner. 👍
Radha Bhati (7 days ago)
I have a doubt in the pronunciation of the word literature. Shouldn't the first 't' be pronounced as 'd' since it lies between 2 vowels. If not why?
Radha Bhati (5 days ago)
Interactive English Yes it was helpful. Thanks a million!
Interactive English (7 days ago)
That's a great question. The pronunciation would really depend on where you're from. For example, many Americans will pronounce it the way you said (the first T as a /d/ sound), which is a Flap T sound. British, on the other hand, would say it as a T sound, as well as reduce it to sound like 3 syllables (lit - truh - cher). Hope this helps! 😃
andrea vianna (7 days ago)
I would like to know “wanted” and some verbs in the past tense... thanks!!
Interactive English (7 days ago)
Hi Andrea. Thanks for your comment. That's a great suggestion. Here's a live-lesson we did a while back on -ed endings. Perhaps you'll find it useful. 😊 How to Pronounce -ed Endings: https://youtu.be/39gthPv9iSg
Natalia Soto Quiroz (9 days ago)
Hi guys!! Thanks for this lesson. I'm a beginner... can you help me? I have been thinking about the role of "translate" (with dictionary) during I learn English. What do you think about it?
Natalia Soto Quiroz (7 days ago)
Guys, thank you so so much for this answer! I get it! I remember you advice about look for pictures in Google Images... Usually, I do that, since that I watched your video... Have a fantastic week!
Interactive English (9 days ago)
Hi Natalia. Thanks for your comment. That's a great question. It really depends on your level. For beginners, I think translating is normal for learning specific words and trying to understand them (train/cat/blue). These are words in which people can get definite pictures. As learners progress, we recommend they stop translating into their native language and only learn the meaning of words in English. This greatly helps with people's ability to remember the words as well as using the words in the correct context. The problem is that once learners begin translating, many will continue doing this as their skills improve. And instead of translating being a benefit at a beginner level, it starts to become a detriment at intermediate and advanced levels. Hope this information helps! 😊
"World" is a tough one to pronounce
Interactive English (9 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & sharing with us Carlos. We'll add this word to the list. Hope you have a great weekend! 😊
Hossam Medhat (9 days ago)
Plz make a long video about unreleased consonants at the end of a word like cap cab cat but dog big kick pick and how to distinguish between p and b as they are unreleased at the end of the word like in cap cab and plz give me alot of examples
Interactive English (9 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & sharing with us. We really appreciate your suggestion and we'll look into making this lesson. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 😃👍
Akif Guler (9 days ago)
Squirrel estas Sciuro en Esperanto.
Interactive English (9 days ago)
Excellent. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Hope you have a great weekend! 😊
Veronica Cedillo (10 days ago)
Squirrel is an ardilla in spanish
Interactive English (10 days ago)
Hi Veronica. Thanks so much for commenting & sharing with us. Hope you have a nice day! 😊
Babass (10 days ago)
Squirrel in bahasa is tupai..its pronounced like too + pie
Interactive English (10 days ago)
Excellent. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I've learned my first word in Bahasa. 😃👍
Muhammad Yasir (11 days ago)
Du bist sehr sehr wünderschön frau ❤ ich liebe dich ❤
Interactive English (10 days ago)
Thanks for your comment. Hope you have a great day! 😊
Fabian Silva (11 days ago)
Omg the most difficult word for me was 'brewery' i couldn't even pronounce it.
Interactive English (11 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & sharing with us Fabian. Yes, "brewery" is a very tricky word to pronounce. 🍻
Welber SLL (11 days ago)
Esquilo (pronunciation "as kilo"). brazilians think squirrels are cute but the word isn't cute.
Interactive English (11 days ago)
Thanks so much for commenting & sharing with us about your languages. Others from Brazil have told us the same. 😅
miguel graziottin (11 days ago)
ESQUILO in Portuguese. I don't think its a great/funny/sweet word to speak actually
Interactive English (11 days ago)
Thanks for your comment Miguel. We're learning how to say "squirrel" in so many different languages. Hope you have a great day!😊
Sarween Abdulla (11 days ago)
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Interactive English (11 days ago)
Thanks so much for your comment. We really appreciate you sharing our channel with others, and we're happy you find our lessons useful. Keep practicing & keep up the good work! 😃👍
Long Nguyen (12 days ago)
Very good video and thank you very much Teacher Ioana.
Interactive English (11 days ago)
Glad you liked the lesson Long Nguyen. As always, I appreciate your comments. 😊 Hope you have a wonderful day! ❤
Najat Maltouf (12 days ago)
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Interactive English (11 days ago)
Thanks so much for sharing with us Najat. We'll add that word to our list. Hope you have a great day! 😃
Ivy Zhang (12 days ago)
The squirrel in Chinese is 松鼠 “song shu" I saw several squirrels in the park this morning. 😆 Some words that's difficult for me to pronounce are the words with "ology" such as biology and physiology etc.
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & sharing with us Ivy. We'll add some of those words to the list for a future lesson. Have a great day! 😊
Suh Bueno (12 days ago)
Squirrel in Portuguese is Esquilo
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Awesome! Thanks so much for commenting & sharing with us. So cute! ❤
Elizabeth Clemens (12 days ago)
This is excellent , thanks a bunch!
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks for your comment Elizabeth. I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
Jesira Yusuf (12 days ago)
Hey I too have the same ringtone🤣🤣
Jesira Yusuf (12 days ago)
Interactive English Your videos are really good...I wish you will have a great future...
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Lol...that's great! 😅😅 Thanks for commenting! ❤
Victoria Pérez (12 days ago)
Ardilla 🇲🇽. It does sound cute 😂, at least cuter than squirrel haha
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks for commenting Victoria! I agree. It sounds really cute in your language. Hope you have a wonderful day! ❤
tony cha (12 days ago)
You captured such a lovely picture
tony cha (12 days ago)
Very beautiful and smart lady.
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks for your comment Tony. Have a nice day! 😊
abdulrahman sh (12 days ago)
Thanks alot
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Hi Abdulrahman. Thanks for commenting & checking out the lesson. I hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
Bassam salim (12 days ago)
Squirrel in Arabic is "Sinjaab"!! I pronounce most of the words that you talked about in this lesson correctly except temperature, I used to pronounce them all wrong but thankfully I fixed it, but there are a lot of words that are difficult to me to pronounce but I don't remember them now, Thank you for this great video and keep up the good work!!
parisa pourviseh (12 days ago)
OMG! I am so happy that I found your channel. Love your videos!
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks so much for your comment. We're glad you found our channel as well, and we're happy to have you as part of the community. Hope you have a wonderful day! ❤
nyelkenci (12 days ago)
Are you a native speaker ?
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks for your comment. I'm originally from Romania but spent the second half of my life in the US. For more on my story, you can check out this lesson below. 😊 How I Became Fluent & You Can Too: https://youtu.be/BJM8hRuBqv4
Gisele Estrada (12 days ago)
Great lesson! Thank you Ioana! To me, it is difficult to pronunce Croissant, focus, answer, etc.🙊 I am afraid I can't read the Phonetic Alphabet😨
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks so much for sharing with us Gisele. Yes, the IPA can be challenging to learn. That's why we try to use phonetic spelling, even though it's not perfect. Hopefully it's a little easier for everyone to sound out. Have a great day! 😃
filippo montonati (12 days ago)
Scoiattolo 🇮🇹
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks so much for commenting & sharing with us. So cute! 😉
Vicki Bee (13 days ago)
You want long words, take German. Bewerbungsgespräch? The English word for it isn't as long even with the space between the two words: Job interview. There are lots of other words like that in German but I'm so exhausted from learning every day for 6 months I can recall no others. Then this German woman does a video on what the German weekdays should really be called and all of them were 30 letters long. I lost all cohesion. I couldn't even Like the video like I usually do. I don't like to Dislike videos but I did this time. Das Eichhörnchen (squirrel) isn't cute IMO. It's another long word but not as bad as Tscherchische, which is some kind of nationality but I forget which one. I think for people from Czech Republic.
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks for sharing with us Vicki. Maybe "squirrel" in German isn't that cute after all. Have a great day! 😊
Kashif Ali Khan (13 days ago)
nice video
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks so much Kashif. I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson. Hope you have a wonderful day! ❤
Rosey Kisha (13 days ago)
Cool!!!!!!!!!
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Thanks so much for commenting Rosey. Hope you have a nice day! ❤
hamdy lonely (13 days ago)
It's really difficult But what about this word interpretation
hamdy lonely (12 days ago)
Interactive English thanks my teacher
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Nice. Thanks so much for sharing with us. We'll add the word to our list. Have a great day! 😊
Taher elsayed (13 days ago)
Thank you . it,s good Explain
Interactive English (13 days ago)
I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson Taher. Thanks so much for your comment. Have a great day! 😊
Aimanno Mourad (13 days ago)
Thank you for your great efforts. Between all English’s parts, pronunciation still is a difficult part. Sometime I think there aren’t rules to it.
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Thanks for commenting Aimanno. You're right about pronunciation. It's often that English is not pronounced the way it's spelled. 😊
Yun GarCor (13 days ago)
I speak spanish and the word for "Squirrel" is "Ardilla" but if you use the diminutive, is "Ardillita" and that's cute! ☺
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Excellent. Thanks so much for commenting & sharing with us. Yes, we love the word "ardilla." ❤
rogger chunga (13 days ago)
literally is one of the hardest words to be pronounced .
Interactive English (13 days ago)
You're absolutely right. Thanks for sharing with us. We'll add "literally" to our list and talk about it in a future lesson. 👍
Dinho Lopes (13 days ago)
I loved the class, thanks for your work Squirrel in my language : Esquilo
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Thanks so much for commenting & sharing with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson. Have a great day! 😊
Marwan jamil (13 days ago)
Excellent job. Thank you so much.
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Thanks so much. I really appreciate your comment, and I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😀
I was suffering to pronounce the word 'girl', 'world' and so on. plz clear it.
Bassam salim (12 days ago)
Interactive English that would be great!!
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Thanks for sharing with us. Yes, words with the -rl letter combinations can be difficult. We'll add this to our list for the next pronunciation lesson. 👍
Krisztina Barabas (13 days ago)
In Hungary the squirrel called "Mókus" 🐿. It does not sound cute for me 😂😀
Krisztina Barabas (12 days ago)
Interactive English Szívesen! 😊
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Excellent. Thanks so much for sharing with us. 👍 I learned a new Hungarian word. Köszönöm.😊
Francisco du Vietnam (13 days ago)
"Écureuil" (squirrel in French!). 😉 "Esquilo" in Portuguese! 😅 Hug from Vietnam to both of you. 🤗
Interactive English (12 days ago)
Awesome. Thanks for sharing with us Francisco. Hope all is well in Vietnam. Have a wonderful day! 😀
Sandra Marcela Grebe (13 days ago)
And if the end we see all together ? Great teacher !!!!
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Hi Sandra. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson. Have a great day! ❤
LY Nguyễn (13 days ago)
I'm a big fan of your channel but in fact i have no idea what is you both job in life?.Please let me know.Thanks so much for your lesson
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Thanks for your comment LY Nguyen. That's a great question. In the near future, we plan to publish a Q&A video and talk a bit more about ourselves. But we're both English teacher. We teach online for a company out of China, but we hope to keep growing Interactive English and turn it into a school at some point. 😀👍
Nancy Czapnik (13 days ago)
Hey,Ioana! Thanks for your nice lessons! Squirrel in portuguese is esquilo.Squirrels are so cute! I feel difficult to pronunce "available". Bye
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Hi Nancy. Thanks so much for commenting & sharing with us. I'm learning so many different ways to say "squirrel." Have a great day! 😊
Fuoq Swifty (13 days ago)
Many thanks
Interactive English (13 days ago)
You're very welcome. Thanks so much for your comment. Have a great day! 😃
yasin Nasrollahpoor (11 days ago)
Hi Thanx again for this funny and usefull video. I think "Phenomenon" is funny ,specially when U pronounced it cutely. Aaaaannnnnd the sentences that was made by Phenomenon is more challenging than itselfe.(The Aurora borealis an amazing phenomenon). Aurora & Borealis, I think they are hard; especially when they come together with phenomenon.😟
yasin Nasrollahpoor (11 days ago)
Interactive English your welcome You too!❤
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Yes, it was a difficult example sentence. I was having trouble coming up with a sentence for phenomenon. 😅 Thanks so much for your comment, and I hope you have a great day! ❤
Mukhtar Ahmadi (13 days ago)
Squirrel means سنجاب in my language
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Thanks so much for commenting and sharing with us. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
Benny Benevento (13 days ago)
Squirrel in italian we say : Scoiattolo ( so cute ! )
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Awesome! Thanks for sharing with us Benny. Hope you have a great day! 😊
I am an American English student from Venezuela South America. Squirrel is called ardilla in Spanish
Interactive English likewise
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Hi Jose. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
nourdine1902 (13 days ago)
L'écureuil in French in Arabic سنجاب
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Hi Nourdine. Thanks so much for your comment. We appreciate your sharing with us. Have a great day! 😊
Wilfried Mathias (13 days ago)
Another great lesson! Thanks a lot. I think the word "mischievous" is difficult to pronounce. Squirrel means in German "Eichhörnchen". For non native speakers it might be hard to pronounce, as well.
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Thanks so much for commenting & sharing with us Wilfried. We'll keep that word in mind for a future lesson. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😃👍
Ioana si atât (13 days ago)
Can you help me pronounce the words literally ? And I love you so much 💖
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Hi Ioana. Thanks for your comment. That's a great question. Here's the phonetic spelling for "Literally." [lit - er - uh - lee] I do think Americans & British pronounce it slightly different. For example, Americans tend to use a flap T, which sounds more like a /d/. So it would sound like [lid - er - uh - lee]. 😃👍
L-a-t-a (13 days ago)
@Interactive English, Thanks for the lesson!!!👍👏 I used to mispronounce almost all the words but "SPECIFIC". But after watching this video, I don't think I'll repeat the mistake.😀 In my native language we call squirrel as "CHAANI".
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Thanks for commenting L-a-t-a. I'm glad the lesson was helpful. And thanks so much for sharing with us. By the end of the day, we'll know how to say "squirrel" in so many different languages. 😅👍😃
Diana Mouse (13 days ago)
Squirrel in Russian is белка (belka) ^_^
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Nice. Thanks so much for sharing with us Diana. Have a great day! ❤
BASMA Yehia (13 days ago)
Squirrel in my language is sngab(سنجاب) it's Arab word
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Excellent. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😃
Raymond Bock (13 days ago)
Thanks you so much. I always make a mistake , if I pronounce "temperature" i'm pronouncing wrong, this is how i do " and thanks so much for fixing my mistake. I'm now following you .
Interactive English (13 days ago)
Thanks for your comment Raymond. I'm glad you found the lesson useful. Hope you have a nice day! 😊

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