How To Train Diction

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How To Train Diction
How To Train Diction

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Unfortunately, today it is not so easy to find a person with impeccable diction. Everyday speech does not require good articulation and clear pronunciation of sounds and syllables. As a result, sounds are blurred, word endings are not pronounced, syllables are poorly articulated. In fact, it is not that difficult to achieve correct and clear pronunciation. How to train diction correctly?

How to train diction
How to train diction

It is necessary

  • - cork;
  • - walnuts


Step 1

Choose a training room. It is desirable that it has good acoustics. Give each exercise 7-10 minutes a day.

Step 2

Train your breathing. Place your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands on your waist. Fold your lips with a straw. Exhale slowly through the resulting hole so that you feel the air resistance. Do this exercise in combination with physical activity - jogging, walking, bending. Make sure that the exhalation is not interrupted when the position of the body changes. Inhale slowly while leaning forward. Keep your back straight. Exhale while straightening back. Draw on the exhale the sounds of "h-mm-mm …", combining this with walking. Repeat the forward bend while inhaling. Bring your hands behind your head, Straightening up, pull the sounds "gn-n-n-n..", combining them with walking. Breathe in briefly through your nose, widening your nostrils. As you exhale, pat your fingers along the wings of your nose.

Step 3

Train your tongue and lips. To do this, slowly, alternately pronounce the sounds "ks", "gl", "gz", "vl", "vz", "vn", "bz" and "tn". Relax the muscles of the tongue, place it on the lower lip and repeat the sounds "e" and "and" several times. Bend your tongue and, touching the upper palate, say "y" and "o". Take the stopper and clamp it between your front teeth. Make sure that the plug does not touch the tongue. Open your mouth slightly, exposing your teeth. Begin to pronounce the sounds "k", "ky", "g", "g", "n", "y", "n", "d", "l", "d", "l". Move on to pronouncing syllables, combining consonants with vowels - "gada", "gono", "guna", etc. Start training individual words first, and then phrases.

Step 4

Use the old "acting" method of diction training - take walnuts in your mouth and say a few tongue twisters. It is necessary to pronounce them together, at a good pace, repeating individual words and phrases many times.

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