Learning a new language involves not only understanding grammar and vocabulary but also mastering pronunciation. This can be a challenging aspect of language learning, but Speakable is here to assist. Speakable assignments offer the ability to adjust text-to-speech voice settings, which enables you to listen to different voices at various speeds. This tool can be especially useful when you are struggling to pronounce a word correctly. In this article, we’ll guide you on how to use this feature to train your ear and improve your pronunciation skills.
Step 1: Understand the Benefits of Adjusting Voice Settings:
Different voices and speech speeds can offer unique perspectives on pronunciation. By hearing a word pronounced by different voices, you can pick up subtle nuances in pronunciation. Similarly, adjusting the speed can be beneficial. Slowing down the speech allows you to clearly hear each syllable, while speeding it up can help you understand how the word sounds in a natural, fast-paced conversation.
Step 2: Access the Voice Settings:
While completing an assignment on Speakable, you’ll find the option to adjust the voice settings on the left hand side. Look for an icon that resembles voice waves above the progress icon. Click on it to reveal the voice settings.
Step 3: Choose a Different Voice:
In the voice settings, you will see a drop-down menu listing the different voice options. Click on this menu and experiment with different voices. You might find some voices easier to understand than others, so feel free to try as many as you like until you find the ones that work best for you.
Step 4: Adjust the Speed:
Next, you’ll notice a slider that allows you to adjust the speech speed. If you’re struggling with a particular word, try slowing down the speed to hear the word more clearly. Once you are comfortable with the pronunciation, gradually increase the speed to match the pace of natural conversations.
Step 5: Practice and Repeat:
After choosing a voice and setting a speed, listen to the word or phrase. Practice saying it out loud several times, adjusting the voice or speed as needed. Remember, consistent practice is key to mastering pronunciation.
Step 6: Use Speakable for Feedback:
Once you’ve practiced with the different voices and speeds, use Speakable’s immediate feedback feature to check your pronunciation. If you’re still having difficulty, try changing the voice or adjusting the speed again.
The journey to perfect pronunciation might seem long, but with tools like Speakable’s adjustable voice settings, it becomes much more manageable. Remember to use these features to your advantage, experimenting with different voices and speeds to find what works best for you. Happy learning, and remember: every step forward, no matter how small, is progress in your language learning journey.
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