Perfect Your English Pronunciation With This Poem - Part 1

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The Chaos (1922)

Gerard Nolst Trenité


With a few minutes of practice a day you can pronounce many of these difficult english words.

This is a classic English poem containing about 800 of the worst irregularities in English spelling and pronunciation.

In order not to make you dizzy with so many abstract english words we've broken this down into several pieces for you.

The poem is spoken slowly and clearly to help you mimic the way in which the words are pronounced.


Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.

I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy;
Tear in eye, your dress you'll tear;
Queer, fair, seer, hear my prayer.

Pray, console your loving poet,
Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!

Just compare heart, hear and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word.
Sword and sward, retain and Britain
(Mind the latter how it's written).

Made has not the sound of bade,
Say-said, pay-paid, laid but plaid.
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as vague and ague,

But be careful how you speak,
Say: gush, bush, steak, streak, break, bleak,
Previous, precious, fuchsia, via
Recipe, pipe, studding-sail, choir;

Woven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, shoe, poem, toe.
Say, expecting fraud and trickery:
Daughter, laughter and Terpsichore

Branch, ranch, measles, topsails, aisles,
Missiles, similes, reviles.

Wholly, holly, signal, sign-ing,
Same, examining, but mining,
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far.

From "desire": desirable-admirable from "admire",
Lumber, plumber, bier, but brier,
Topsham, brougham, renown, but known,

Knowledge, done, lone, gone, none, tone,
One, anemone, Balmoral,

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Hello English learner! I'm Calvin, a fully qualified ESL teacher from England with several years' teaching experience. I speak with a British accent (London). Do you need English for work, travel or studies? I can help you with: - Conversational skills and better fluency - Better pronunciation - Increasing vocabulary - Test preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge PET) - Job interview preparation and CV writing - English for academic purposes (writing essays, reading academic texts) - Business English (corporate emails, giving presentations, speaking in meetings) My classes will focus on the area you want to improve (listening, speaking, reading or writing skills) and I will teach you the grammar and vocabulary you need for excellent English communication. I like to create a relaxed and fun learning environment, so you feel comfortable and ready to share your ideas and opinions in English. I will be flexible to your specific needs, create interesting activities, games and topics for you and correct your mistakes in a relaxed and gentle way. I now live in Madrid, where I teach English classes to business professionals, university professors and children. I just love teaching, meeting new people and I believe that our classes together will give you English success! I am also learning Spanish so I understand learning from a student perspective and the challenges living and working in a new country can create!
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Hello English learner! I'm Calvin, a fully qualified ESL teacher from England with several years' teaching experience. I speak with a British accent (London). Do you need English for work, travel or studies? I can help you with: - Conversational skills and better fluency - Better pronunciation - Increasing vocabulary - Test preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge PET) - Job interview preparation and CV writing - English for academic purposes (writing essays, reading academic texts) - Business English (corporate emails, giving presentations, speaking in meetings) My classes will focus on the area you want to improve (listening, speaking, reading or writing skills) and I will teach you the grammar and vocabulary you need for excellent English communication. I like to create a relaxed and fun learning environment, so you feel comfortable and ready to share your ideas and opinions in English. I will be flexible to your specific needs, create interesting activities, games and topics for you and correct your mistakes in a relaxed and gentle way. I now live in Madrid, where I teach English classes to business professionals, university professors and children. I just love teaching, meeting new people and I believe that our classes together will give you English success! I am also learning Spanish so I understand learning from a student perspective and the challenges living and working in a new country can create!

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