The Importance of Intonation

This article, from the British Council Voices Magazine, highlights the
importance of English ?????????? or the ‘music’ of English. Using incorrect
intonation can lead to major misunderstanding, even if English is our first

If English is your second language ??? you feel that your speech sometimes
limits your effectiveness, then sharpening your English intonation skills can
help minimize the chances of miscommunication.

The article explains two simple ways to begin improving our English
intonation: be aware of how others use intonation and examine our own
intonation. During the day, notice how others use the music of their speech
to express themselves. Also, record and re-record your own voice regularly
until it conveys the attitude you wish to express.

If you are interested in more formal training in English intonation,
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intonation for effective, clear, and confident speech.