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Hi everyone! I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.

  • Today I’ll focus on the pronunciation of some words which my students often mispronounce.
  • Later, you’ll practice your English speaking with a funny mini story.

I’ve noticed that you love my pronunciation episodes, so I’ve selected nine more popular words that most students mispronounce.

I’ll start by telling you the correct pronunciation, and then I’ll use each word in a sentence.

  • Captain

A captain is someone who leads or has authority over others. In American English, we pronounce it like this:kap-tuh n”

Example:
“He was the captain of the ship and the sailors had to obey him.”

  • Cousin

A cousin also called first cousin, or full cousin is the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt. Let me say it again and you can repeat after me: “kuhz-uh n”
Example:
“My cousin and I always used to get in trouble when we were kids.”

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