You will need
- Please be a tutorial for beginners or find an educational site with information about the phonetic rules of the English language. Buy or download the audio, recorded by native speakers.
Learn to read the English alphabet. Note how pronounced the voiced consonants (in many ways they coincide with the Russian language, for example, "d" - "d" and "t" - "t"). This is important because the correct pronunciation allows to distinguish words at first glance is similar, but has a completely different meaning. For example, "bad" is bad and "bat" - a bat. Then proceed to the vowel.
Start reading syllables and short words. Some of the letters in combination with other form a completely different sound than the one you learned while reading the alphabet. Such cases will have to learn separately, but in the future this knowledge will switch to automatic.
Examine the ways the transcription of sounds of English. In the future this knowledge will allow you to learn how to correctly pronounce the word. In any dictionary (as in the book and online) usually after each English word is its transcription. And Yandex-dictionaries, for example, allow you to not only see the transcription, but also listen to the sound of a particular word.
In English, as in Russian, the accent can fall on any syllable. Use the transcription, there must indicate exactly where to put the emphasis.
After the rules of phonics are learned, you can move on to reading English texts. And here an important role is played by the correct intonation and phrasal stress. The best way to learn how to read large texts is to listen to the English reader, and then just copy it. Locate the audiobook in English and in textsom format. Listen to the narrator and follow the text.
Listen to English songs, advertising slogans, radio – at first you will not be able to grasp their meaning, but hear how to pronounce the individual sounds, with what intonation the speakers say, which phrase the emphasis. Feel free to copy them.