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Pronunciation problems inAs we all know, Russian language contains Cyrillic letters instead of Latin. The pronunciation of these letters differs greatly. First of all, when Russians start learning English, they see that the letters look similar and they try to pronounce them as if they would have pronounced Russian letters. This creates a difficulty. Let?s have a closer look. Russian consonants can be either soft or hard. English consonants are somewhere in the middle. For example: Russians have t (hard) ? t? (soft), whereas English has ?t? only somewhere in the middle. The tongue position differs, so Russian students when learning English have to develop a new ?tongue habit? to put it into another place to get a good pronunciation result in English. Russian language also doesn?t have some of the English letters and sounds at all. For example: ?th?. Here the teacher has to pay much more attention to make the students repeat correctly. A lot of choral repetition, and individual explanation, and feedback has to be given. I?ve seen some people experiencing difficulties in connection ?s ? th? like in the expression: ?Is this?? Some other letters that do not exist in Russian and may contain a difficulty in pronunciation are: ?g?, ?w?, ?n ? nasal?. A separate speech is about the ?r?