How to Pronounce 'CATASTROPHIC' - English Pronunciation


In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word catastrophic. This word is used as an adjective and means extremely tragic or horrendous. Some synonyms for catastrophic include tragic and disastrous. The word comes from the Greek word katastroph?, meaning to overturn.

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This unit talked about the way that words are pronounced and produced, both physically and phonetically. It also talked about how the way words are \"made\" can be used to teach how they're pronounced - by modeling, with tongue-twisters for similar sounds, and using symbols to explain the different sounds - when the sounds are different from the students' non-native language.Conditional sentences are complicated for non native speakers. First they must understand the conditions and formulate the conclusions. But then they are also dependent on proper tenses to meet the required conditions. When reporting versus direct speech this becomes apparent that being a non native speaker one must learn all the rule to follow proper sentence formulation.

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