Saturday, 29 August 2009
Before taking the TOEIC test, there are several things you can do to prepare for the test and improve your English proficiency:
a. Become familiar with the test format and know how to mark your answers on the answer sheet. You can then focus your attention on the test questions themselves. Carefully review the test directions and the sample questions on pages 8–13 and the sample answer sheet and sample Background Questionnaire on pages 15–18.
b. Immerse yourself in the language as frequently as possible and in as many ways as possible if it has been some time since you have had contact with English. Reading, watching TV and videos, listening to recordings, taking an English course, and speaking with friends and colleagues are some of the ways to practice English.
c. Web Resource Guide The official TOEIC website has many resources you may find helpful to familiarize yourself with the test:
• test preparation material
• scoring information
• frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Saturday, 6 June 2009
As an interviewer should you roast interviewees to sweat because of nervousness? Should you be very intimidating to put the applicant to the biggest test of his or her life? Should you ask fiery questions that would fry him or her in his own oil? These and more would be answered.
• Before you conduct the interview, be sure to take note of the questions you are going to ask your applicant. This would help you remember questions you need to raise.
• Take note of the objectives you have, associate them with the questions you will be asking the applicant.
• Have in mind a place that would have an atmosphere for a conversation. See to it that the place has no elements that could interrupt the interview.
• Never intimidate the interviewee. You want to know the person, do not put him on the hot seat where he would become so unnaturally intimidated.
• Let the interviewee speak, you have to be attentive so that you would be able to get important messages.
• Use questions that would hit the motives of the applicant.
• Give the interviewees the chance to ask questions.
With these, you would be able to get what you really want to know from the interviewee. The most important thing is that you would not have regrets by hiring the wrong person.
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
After years in college or university, one will then face the challenging real world. To find a job or to quit the next level is a question for future-seekers. Finding a job especially the one you want is not that easy these days. Competition is so stiff and qualifications are demanding. Both unemployment and underemployment are social problems greatly affecting a country. Every year, the employment world welcomes many hopeful young people to have jobs. In response to this, localities launch job fairs almost annually with the aim of helping job seekers find the job for them. Thousands try, many get hired and others go home- still jobless.
Job fairs are good venues for fresh graduates to find their first job. For those who wish to change their current job, job fairs offer many options to choose from and try out. There are a huge number of applicants from everywhere. How could one win the heart of his or her target company? Some say that a job fair is just a drop-your-resume and try-your-luck thing. No it is not. Be proactive and come to think of it: you could introduce your self to 20-more companies in just a couple of hours.
Did you know that there is a huge chance to win a job? Yes, that is by making it big in a job interview.
The ability to make it bigger than hundreds of those other job seekers is the responsibility of every aspirant. Considering some really a couple of useful tips like as follows would help them out a lot. In a job interview when you try your luck at jobs fair, remember these few of reminders.
Applicants prepare the most detailed resume since employers would base their judgment over those pages of paper. An impressive resume is not actually the first means to make an employer be interested to your application. He or she will only be looking forward to read your resume if you look impressive from the very start, it will make good impressions will come your way. Dress up and act as a professional you must not come in the thickest make-up or the flashiest clothes. Come on time, wear your skin and flaunt what you have. Answer questions sincerely and remember to relax while answering. Pay attention to the interviewer and flaunt your assets.
Job Fairs may lead you to your first or last job. Job interviews are your keys to the doors of opportunities.
Sunday, 31 May 2009
What must be done? You have to be very determined in doing things that would make you feel relaxed before being interviewed. These matters a lot for the way you answer in the interview would be affected if you are too much nervous.
The following are the things you could do in order for you to ease those monsters in your chest:
• Images for your ease
Imagine a picture of peace or serenity. This would really give you the peace of mind and the atmosphere to think and be relaxed. You have to try this method out. A couple of minutes for this would give a huge benefit.
• Breath and smile
Breathe deeply like you exhale the pessimism within you. Do it for several times until you feel relieved from your nervousness.
• Carry a sweet memory
Choose a picture you like that would remind you of an inspiration. You could paste it in a notebook. Stare at it and recall beautiful memories. This would definitely help you get inspired for the interview.
• Oath of esteem
Remind yourself by being in silence, telling your self that you are the best for the job, you could answer the questions and you could be hired. Being positive move mountains and it could build muscles of hope.
These three activities before the interview would definitely ease your emotional burden. You are but human and it is natural to feel those rushing shivers within but hey! This is a once in a lifetime chance and you could not afford to miss, could you?
Thursday, 28 May 2009
The following are the things you have to have in mind so that you would be able to pass a telephone interview when you are able to do the following well:
• As you wait for the interviewee’s call, place your resume near you for guidance.
• Bring a paper and pencil for you to take notes
• Be sure to turn off call waiting options or whatever features that may disturb you while taking the call.
• Make sure that there is silence for it may disturb your conversation if there are children crying and other forms of noise.
• No stereo, no TV please.
• Beware of eating or drinking anything while on an interview. You could take a sip of water when the interview is that long.
• Speak clearly and smile while you answer.
• Address the interviewee politely.
• Listen well and do not interrupt the interviewee.
• Answer briefly but straight to the point.
• Say thank you and appreciate compliments.
Though you do not see the person on the other line, you have to act as if you are talking face-to-face. It is good to be relaxed while taking the call. It would be sensed by the interviewee, whether you are sincere or you are too pressured.
When the phone rings, take a deep breath, lift the receiver and say to yourself that you are indeed going to make it for that job.
With the reminders above, you would definitely be able to make it well for the phone interview.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Quick Tip 1
Getaway and Get Away
"Getaway" is a noun. When you escape, you make your getaway. A location can also be a getaway.
"Get away" is a verb and a modifier. To get away from something or someone is to move away or to escape.
Example: If the robbers get away from the police, they will make their getaway.
Example: Get away from the dog! He bites!
Example: We hope to get away to the cabin this summer. It is our summer getaway.
Quick Tip 2
Who's and Whose
"Who's" means "who is." The apostrophe is there because it is a contraction. The apostrophe does not indicate possession.
Example: Who is there? Who's there?
"Whose" means "belonging to whom." It indicates possession without using an apostrophe.
Example: Whose suitcase is this?
Don't let the apostrophe confuse you. You cannot use "who's" to ask who something belongs to.
Common error: Who's suitcase is this? - Incorrect!
Quick Tip 1
Lay and Lie
To lay is to put something down. Lay down your pen. The verb must act on another object.
To lie is to recline. Lie down on the couch. I will lie in bed until noon.
The past tense of "lay" is "laid." After the test I laid down my pen.
Unfortunately, the past tense of "lie" is "lay," which can cause confusion.
Yesterday I lay on the couch all afternoon.
Quick Tip 2
Then and Than
"Then" always indicates a relationship in time. Something happened, and then something else happened after that. When you use "if" with "then" to show a cause-and-effect relationship, the effect still comes after the cause. For example, "If you help me, then I will be grateful."
"Than" is used for comparisons. Brazil is bigger than Portugal. Mice are smaller than cats. Chess is more complex than checkers. Even when talking about time, use "than" for comparisons. Autumn is later than summer.
Sunday, 29 March 2009
1. Keep to only one page
a. The cover letter should not be longer than one page, otherwise the interviewer will lose interest.
b. Maximum five paragraphs only.
c. Use simple words.
2. Address the letter to the Human Resource Manager by name, if possible, followed by company name and address
a. Do not write Dear Sir/Madam, Gentlemen, Sirs, Mr President, or To Whom It May Concern.
b. If you do not know, find out beforehand. Do not spell the person’s name wrongly.
Include your full name, address, date, employer’s designation and company address, correct salutation and subject.
Indicate position applied for, branch/state position available (if applicable), source and date of job information. Briefly mention your qualifications.
Highlight to what extent you match the job requirements. Summarize your education, experience, capabilities and skills. Mention your interest in the company and the reason you are applying for that particular position.
Write that you look forward to receive their call for an interview. State your availability to attend interviews. End by thanking the person for his/her time and consideration.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
The TOEFL Test: TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) is a test used by many colleges, universities, government agencies and exchange and scholarship programs in the US, UK and Canada as a means of evaluating the language skills of a person whose first language is not English.
ESL Classes: ESL classes are a common means for students to learn English with group of classmates. These can be in the form of an evening class with various individuals attending or may be part of a college program during the day.
The course length and the topics covered will differ from country to country and school to school. Some summer programs are geared for international students to gain a basic grasp of the language before starting studies in English taught classes of the college or university.
Since the standards of passing a course, or the course material itself, will vary drastically, some students may feel that the language skills gained upon completing the course does not equip them to handle school work or social interactions adequately.
Some schools offer students and alternative of home-stay programs for students. Home-stay programs benefit the student by placing them for several weeks or months with a host family that speaks English. The student is then able to immerse him or herself in the culture and social speaking of the English country they are living in. There are also online ESL programs that may be suitable for distance education, especially if programs are not readily available in your area.
Private Tutors: Another popular method of learning English is with private tutors. The materials and methods used by ESL tutors will vary greatly and it is important to establish what material will be used and to feel comfortable with the tutor. Asking friends or other students for references can be helpful in finding a good tutor.
A combination of these English learning methods will be effective as well. You can take a summer course while staying with a home-stay host family and then arranging for private tutoring during the school year. Making an effort to use your new language skills regularly in social situations will improve your progress regardless of the program or course you are using.
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Sunday, 22 March 2009
* by repeating the words spoken (direct speech)
* by reporting the words spoken (indirect or reported speech).
A. Direct Speech
She says "What time will you be office?"
She said "What time will you be office?"
and I said "I don't know! "
"There's a fly in my soup!" screamed Simone.
John said, "There's a buffalo outside the window."
B. Reported Speech
Reported speech is usually used to talk about the past, so we normally change the tense of the words spoken. We use reporting verbs like 'say', 'tell', 'ask', and we may use the word 'that' to introduce the reported words. Inverted commas are not used.
She said, "I saw him." She said that she had seen him.
1. 'That' may be omitted:
She told him that she was sad.
She told him she was sad.
2. 'Say' and 'tell':
Use 'say' when there is no indirect object:
He said that he was tired.
Always use 'tell' when you say who was being spoken to (i.e. with an indirect object):
He told me that he was tired.
'Talk' and 'speak' are used:
- to describe the action of communicating:
He talked to us.
She was speaking on the telephone.
- with 'about' to refer to what was said:
He talked (to us) about his parents.
source : www.edufind.com
Sunday, 15 March 2009
* She got her driving license last week.
* They got permission to live in Switzerland.
* I got a letter from my friend in Nigeria.
* He gets £1,000 a year from his father.
* She got a new coat from Zappaloni in Rome.
* We got a new television for the sitting room.
TO GET + place expression = reach, arrive at a place:
* We got to London around 6 p.m.
* What time will we get there?
* When did you get back from New York?
TO GET + adjective = to become, show a change of state:
* It's getting hotter.
* By the time they reached the house they were getting hungry.
* I'm getting tired of all this nonsense.
* My mother's getting old and needs looking after.
* It gets dark very early in the winter.
* Don't touch the stove until is gets cool.
TO GET + preposition / adverb is used in many phrasal verbs. Here are some of the most common ones:
Phrasal Verb ===> Meaning
1. get at ===> try to express
2. get away with ===> escape punishment for a crime or bad action
3. get by ===> manage (financially)
4. get down ===> descend; depress
5. get off ===> leave a form of transport (train, bus, bicycle, plane)
6. get on ===> enter/sit on a form of transport (train, bus, bicycle, plane); have a relationship with someone;manage
7. get out of ===> avoid doing something, especially a duty
8. get over ===> recover (from an illness, a surprise)
9. get through ===> use or finish the supply of something
10.get up ===> leave your bed
11.get up to ===> do - usually something bad
a. He got on his bicycle and rode down the street.
b. He gets up at 6.00 a.m. every morning.
c. She got out of the washing-up every day, even when it was her turn.
d. We got off the train just before the bomb exploded.
e. We've got through all the sugar - can you buy some more?
f. The children are very quiet - I wonder what they're getting up to.
Source : http://www.edufind.com
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
b. Keep them in your mind as you write your resume so that the interviewer reading it will see that you are the person they are looking for.
2. Compile all your information
3. Start with your Name and Contact details
a. Write your full name, postal address, house and mobile numbers, email address.
b. Leave out your marital status, sex, race, parent’s name and occupation, birth details, etc.
4. Write your Employment details
5. List Education details
a. Lead with your highest education level to the lowest, include grades like CGPA.
6. Include your Skills
a. Be short and concise
b. Be honest
Do not inflate your resume. Make sure you can back up what you claim. Do not cheat/lie.
c. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes
- Make sure your resume is free from spelling or grammar mistakes.
- Ask someone reliable to check it for you.
- Do not depend on your word processor’s Spell Check function.
- Most importantly, proof read until your resume is perfect.
d. Use Power Verbs
Action words add “oomph” to your writing and enables you to describe clearly.
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Here are several types of resume for your reference.
1. Chronological resume
- Most employers prefer this style as it is based on facts, and easily digestible.
- Very conventional, emphasizing on itemized employment history.
- Important to present career milestones in reverse chronological order, starting with current position and moving backwards. Each position contains a description of relevant responsibilities and accomplishments.
2. Functional Resume
- Helps to cover seemingly disconnected experiences by displaying transferable skills and related achievements.
- Organize work history into sections that highlight skills and accomplishments deemed most appropriate for the position applied for. Always include the company name in bulleted description of your accomplishments. Do not miss out at least a brief chronological listing of your work experience.
3. Combination Resume
- Though some employers will find this format long, repetitious and confusing, this type of resume can be good to someone with good editing skills.
4. Electronic Resume
- The resume is sent by email or can be viewed on the Internet. Specially formatted for scanning and searching by optical scanning systems.
- Fast becoming an increasingly popular and acceptable form of job application as it is fast, effective and convenient.
- Comes in different file formats but most common are plain text, rich text and hypertext.
Source : www. JobStreet.com
Sunday, 1 March 2009
6. Send the employer a Thank You email after the interview.
Source : JobStreet.com
Monday, 23 February 2009
1. Read the direction carefully
3. Always read each question completely.
4. Learn how to quickly eliminate options that are highly implausible.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Tip 2: Use 'power words'
To control the image that an employer has of you, use power words that match the position you want. Certain words are used frequently by recruiters in their job descriptions. You should study recruiters' advertisements and job descriptions and use these words in your CV and covering letter.
Tip 3: A number is worth 1,000 words
Numbers are alive and powerful. They create images in our minds. General statements are easy to ignore. Be specific!
Use numbers when describing your duties and achievements.
Tip 4: Put important information first
List important information at the beginning of your job descriptions. Put statements in your CV in order of importance, impressiveness and relevance to the job.
Tip 5: Sell benefits, not skills
Holiday companies don't sell holidays. They sell relaxation, adventure, sun, sea and sand (the benefits of a holiday).
You should not sell your skills (many other people have the same skills). You should sell the benefits of your skills.
When you write your skills and past duties, you can explain their benefits to the employer.
Tip 6: Solve the employer's (hidden) needs Employers want people who can solve problems, not create them! Your CV and cover letter should show how you can solve the employer's problems and needs.
Tip 7: Target the job
You will have more success if you adjust your CV and cover letter for the specific skills an employer is seeking. This means that you would write one CV for one particular job and a different, modified, CV for another job.
Source : http://www.englishclub.com/esl-resources/ebcvs.htm
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
7 Ways to Improve YOUR English without even Trying! for people who speak English as a second language
1. Watch Movies!
2. Watch Soap Operas
3. Read the Comics/Funny Papers
4. Read Children's books
5. Take a service job like waiter or waitress; bartender, or sales person.
The longer you work at your job, the more your working vocabulary will improve.
6. Learn these two sentences and you'll be set for life . . . seriously!
7. What happens if you make a mistake?
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Tuesday, 10 February 2009
1. First you should do some research.
Research the books, and materials best suited to your needs. How do you do that? Well the easiest way is to go online and visit the largest shopping sitesspeakingjamaican.com can also give you a free head start in the language or dialect you want to learn. If you are a student, who is in high school or plans to go to college, (or are already in college) you can ask a teachers' opinion on what books/materials are best suited for learning your foreign language (of choice). Students could also consider taking the foreign language, of interest, as part of their curriculum. that sell books, CD's and multimedia; customers often leave feedback on items they have bought. Read the feedback and quite quickly you should be able to determine what books or materials are best suited to your needs. On the other hand, you may not need to buy anything at all. Some libraries have a foreign language section and they will let you borrow their material for free. In addition, some websites such as
Another very important point to remember when learning some foreign languages is that there are dialects and forms of the language and they vary by country or by region. You should decide which dialect you want to learn to speak. Here is a simple example: a dialect from "country A" may not be understood in country B, C or D even though it is classified as the same language. On the other hand, another dialect spoken in "country E" may be understood by all other countries. What's a common reason that the dialect of "country E" is widely understood (by other countries)? Well it may be widely understood because all or most of the movies, music or entertainment might be produced in that country (country E), therefore the dialect is widely understood in all the other countries. A foreigner wanting to learn the language might be better off learning the dialect of "country E" since it is more widely understood. Another thing to remember is that, in some foreign languages, a huge variation in dialect should not be an issue because learning the standard form of the language should ensure that you are understood by all native speakers.
Ok other tips for learning foreign languages are:
2. Listen to foreign language music and watch foreign language television, even if at first the language all sounds like "one big long word."
By watching the programs, you'll learn new words. Some words have a way of jumping out at you and sticking with you even if you initially have no idea what they mean. With time, you can learn what these words mean by asking a native speaker, asking at school or through self study. If you keep listening to foreign music or watching foreign language television, in time the "one big word" will begin to sound like "smaller word chunks" and eventually you should be able to tell where one word begins and another ends even if you don't understand what the word(s) mean. Later on, you can investigate their meanings.
3. Most people spend their time listening to the sounds of their native language whether it's the news, music or by chatting with friends.
That's how you learned your native language; by listening. Spend less of your time listening to your native language and try to fill as much of your world, as possible, with the sounds of the foreign language you want to learn. You can do this by listenening to language tapes, over and over again in the car. Try to be interactive and actively participate by repeating what you hear on the tape. Repeating the words helps both with pronunciation and memorization. The key is repitition. If you take a bus or taxi, invest in an mp3 player (tip: you can fit more mp3 material on a single CD) and make your own mp3's if possible. If mp3's are out of the question then opt for CD's, computer software or cassettes.
4. Try listening to foreign language tapes at home also.
It's best to use headphones because you get the full effect of a native speaker speaking into your ear. Furthermore, with headphones you hear the nuances of the language alot better. In addition, if you decide to leave the room (or go outside) the headphones will still be on your ears and the speaker will still be talking directly into your ear.
5. Alot of the above methods involve listening materials.
Listening and imitating is the way you learnt your native language as a child and is therefore one of the best ways to become proficient in a new language. But there are other materials you should use to complement your rigorous listening exercises. These could include books, flash cards, computer software. Books are especially important when the language, you want to learn, does not use the English alphabet (Roman alphabet). The written word would help in instances when there are words you have difficulty pronouncing, deciphering or understanding.
6. As mentioned earlier, another aid to learning a foreign language are movies.
Foreign language movies with english subtitles are preferred. If you can turn the subtitles off (as you can on many DVD titles) then you can watch the movie with and without the subtitles to test your knowledge.
7. To learn a foreign language you have to completely immerse yourself in that culture for periods of time (whether through music, movies, television or by visiting a friend who speaks the language).
8. Visiting the country where the foreign language, you want to learn, is spoken is also a very good way to learn the language. Quite logically, the longer your visit the more you will learn. If you surround yourself with others who mainly speak the foreign language then you will be forced to learn and communicate in the foreign language.
9. Some foreign languages use a different alphabet system, different phonetics and the arrangement of the letters do not always follow the A to Z formula. Therefore, by learning their alphabet, phonetics and alphabet order you'll not only improve your pronounciation but also be able to use a dictionary.
10. In time after studying intensively, you'll begin to ask yourself "what is the word for such and such". At this stage a small pocket sized dictionary becomes an essential tool. With a foreign language dictionary, you'll be able to quickly find the word, commit it to memory and satisfy your mind's curiousity.
11. Go over the basics from time to time. Never assume or tell yourself "I already know that so I can skip it." You may be surprised to find that by looking at things from a new perspective you'll gain new insight on something you thought you had already mastered.
12. Take breaks when necessary but don't stay away too long because it's easy to forget what you have learned.
13. Friends who are native speakers of the foreign language are also an essential resource.
Try to be around them especially when they are conversing with others in their native tongue. Even if you don't understand initially you'll be improving your listening skills. One important thing you might come to realize when learning a foreign language is that some words even though they are spelt with a certain letter, that letter may fall silent when spoken in some countries while in other countries it is pronounced. Another important thing to remember is that although a word may be spelt with a letter and that letter has a particular sound in english, in another language that same letter may have a different sound. Those are a few of the reasons why being around native speakers can help improve your foreign language skills by leaps and bounds; not to mention the cultural tips you'll learn which a book, CD, cassette or teacher probably won't cover. Friends are also great resources because they can give insight and help you with the meanings and usuage of words.
14. Don't tell yourself that you are too busy to study or learn your new language. Make the time. Excuses, excuses will get you nowhere.
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- 14 Tips for Learning Foreign Languages
- 14 Tips for Learning Foreign Languages article at constant-content.com
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1. Rent or buy an English movie DVD
Rent or buy an English movie DVD. Put the English subtitles on. Follow the movie.
This has many advantages:
a. You will be able to compare the written words to the correct pronunciations.
b. You will get a feel of how real English sentences are formed when speaking.
2. Read about any subject that interests you
3. Read Internet forums of subject matter that interests you
4. Read English fiction novels
5. Listen to the radio and TV
6. Chat with fluent English speakers
7. Most effective tip: "Think in English"
8. Get your self some English learning software!
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Whether we are talking about a five year old that is about to start learning to read or whether we are talking about a thirty year old woman who is attempting to write a thesis for her master's degree, we cannot deny the fact that taking time to learn proper English grammar is important.
When we see or hear about English grammar, the immediate reaction of many people I know is to cringe. They are reminded of junior high and high school English class and the way that their English teachers made them to English grammar exercise after exercise. Because English grammar is usually seen in such a negative sense, it is all the more important that people replace those lies with the truth that learning English grammar really is important for anyone who wants to have a proper perspective of the English language.
When we are speaking or hearing English, not too many of us take the time to think about the fact that English grammar is the very thing that allows us to communicate with and understand one another. It is not so much because we use the same words of the English language, but it is because we all put our words together in certain ways to form thoughts and sentences that we can understand each other. This, in short, is the purpose of English grammar.
English grammar is the mechanics of the English langauge that allows for two people who use the same vocabulary to be able to communicate without misunderstanding. Certainly there will always be some level of misunderstaning that happens when two people communicate, but so much of our problems will be lessened if we all take some time to learn English grammar.
Many schools today are moving away from making English grammar a part of the regular curriculum. So while students may learn how to read and write successfully, they will likely never learn the English grammar or the reasons why they are speaking and writing as they are. So if you or someone you know is struggling with any element of the English language, or if you know a child or someone who is attempting to learn English for the first time, then make sure English grammar is included as an important part of the learning process.
Being able to speak, understand and write a language is an important part of being successful no matter what you do in life. And taking the time to learn even the basics of English grammar will go far in helping people communicate even better.
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Title: English Grammar Really Does Matter By: Julee Mitchelsin
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Chapter 1 : Teaching your tongue to speak English
Chapter 2 : Four rules for learning spoken English
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Chapter 5 : Selecting a text
Chapter 6 : Studying the English verb
Chapter 7 : Success in spoken English study
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1. Learn the sounds of English
English uses different sounds than other languages. For example, the first sound in the word thin and the first sound in the word away are never spoken in many languages.
2. Learn the pronunciation of English words
Phonetic transcription is written in a phonetic alphabet. The most popular phonetic alphabet is the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Anti moon has also created the ASCII Phonetic Alphabet, which is suitable for typing on a computer.
3. Choose American or British pronunciation (or both)
4. Learn about both American and British pronunciation