How to Pronounce 'ILK'- English Grammar

 

In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word ilk. This word describes a person or a thing that is similar to a person or a thing previously referred to. Suitable synonyms for ilk are type, category, sort, and class.


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According to J.Harmer there are three main areas which teachers need to know about the pronunciation - intonation (as variation in vo;ume and pitch), sounds and stress. As for my opinion the most difficult thing for the students is IPA and their skill to focus only on particular word. Students can achieve that skill by the parallel reading and listening, drilling. ↵ English is not the most difficult language in pronunciation, Chinese - for example - has 4 tones and the same word in different tones means absolutely different things.