Problems with Pronunciation

by Pink

I have trouble speaking words with 'S' and 'SH' sound, for eg. I pronounce SHERIDON as SERIDON.

This is something I have since birth and after trying a lot, I still can't discriminate.

Please suggest if I should tell the examiner about this problem prior to test or how should it be handled.

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Jan 05, 2017
Pronunciation of Sh
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Pink,

Firstly you can't tell the examiner anything before you start, you just go in the room and he/she will start the test.

But even if you could, it would make no difference. You are graded on your pronunciation, so if you can't get it right then you may get a lower score for this. The fact that you have found it difficult to master since you were young does not make any difference.

The only solution is to try and sort it out and if you have been unable to do it alone then you have have to get a tutor, or there are some books/CDs that help with pronunciation.

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