Techniques to Eliminate Your MTI (How to remove MTI?)
There are certain sounds that we must practice in order to remove our MTI.
As mentioned earlier, we need to identify from where we come in order to understand which part of MTI we need to remove.
Let’s look at the most common sound errors:
Before we move on to words, we MUST practice the sounds.
In order to make the S sound, We must place the tongue flat on the roof of the mouth, stretch your lips like you are smiling and let the air out and say Ssssssss…..Ssssssssss
For the SH sound, we have to place the tongue flat on the roof of the mouth, ROUND your lips and say Shhhhh…Shhhh….
Now practice both sounds
S, Sh, S, Sh, S, Sh, S, Sh,
Now move on to words, here is a tongue twister:
She Sells Sea Shells on the sea shore.
You must first practice only the S and Sh sounds slowly first and then quicker, then try the Tongue twister one word at a time
Try this tongue twister: Vincent Vowed Vengeance Very Vehemently
To pronounce the “W” sound, round your lips and push the air out, and say Wh.. Again Wh
Try this tongue Twister:
Whether the weather is cool. Whether the weather is hot.
We will enjoy the weather. Whatever the weather be
The first thing is for us to speak slowly. As Indians, we speak at approximately 130 words per minute. The reason for this is that our Mother Tongues are spoken very fast and since a young age, we are used to hearing and understanding that speed.
Here is an exercise to slow down:
Listen it on Google Podcast
There are other sounds that we need to practice. The table below can help. Follow the instructions.