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Prounciation Problems in ChinaChinese students of English as a second language seem to have pronunciation problems with both some of the vowels and consonants. This would be because the chinese language does not have all of the sounds of the English language, such as the ?th? sound in both ?then? and ?thin?, just as English does not have all the sounds in the chinese language. ?For example /b/, /d/, and /g/ are voiced in English, but not chinese, /v/ is absent in chinese, as is /n/ and /z/? (Plump 2). Vowels As mentioned before, the English language has sounds that the chinese language does not and vice versa. The same vowels, in particular, are not existent in every language. ?Mandarin uses fewer vowel contrasts than English, therefore English vowel sounds are closer together in terms of articulation? (Plump 2). A few examples of vowels that students have a problem pronouncing are /i/, /e/, and /ae/. The reason is because ?/i/, /e/, and /ae/ do not distinguishably make any difference to the most of chinese students. Words like ?bit?, ?bet? and ?bat? will be pronounced in the same sound by them? (ITTT). Consonants chinese students of English often tend to get the /r/ and /l/ sound confused in pronunciation. ?There is /r/ in mandarin, which means students make mistakes on this