Nursery rhymes are an easy and fun way to learn English. They help you practise your English pronunciation and improve your fluency in speaking English.
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Nursery rhymes are an easy and fun way to learn to speak English.
Nursery rhymes are short, little stories that all native English speakers learn when they are children. They are taught them by their parents and grandparents and will also play games based on the nursery rhymes at school and in the playground.
Therefore, every native English speaker that you may meet, will know these nursery rhymes!
Knowing these rhymes will give you something in common with any native English speaker that you might meet and therefore a common cultural link which will help you form friendships!
Most of all, nursery rhymes are a fun way to practice speaking the English language.
Listen and Repeat
This course uses the tried and tested, successful method of learning to speak English:
Listen and Repeat!
You may notice that each of the nursery rhymes often has an associated tune or a particular rhythm which is learnt alongside it.
Some of the rhymes also have actions!
Some of the nursery rhymes are naturally spoken quite quickly. We have included a slow version for if you have difficulty following the normal speed version.
English uses several rules to help with its idiosyncratic spelling.
One of these rules is
However, to every spelling rule in English there are always exceptions!
In the Grand Old Duke of York, we heard the word neither.
It is an exception to this rule.
The following quiz will help you practise using this rule.
A nursery rhyme uses words that rhyme!
To rhyme, means words that have similar sounds (but do not mean the same).
For example: diddle and fiddle.
This quiz is a fun way to test your knowledge of rhymes!
Your own language may use sounds that are very different to English and make pronunciation of certain English sounds difficult for you. If you find it difficult to say some of the words in this quiz, please ask for help in the Q & A section of the course dashboard.
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