Pronunciation: Course

People who are learning English like to pronounce the word ‘course’ like ‘curse’ probably because of the Portuguese word ‘curso’.

Course rhymes with horse, and curse rhymes with worse.

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(Course rima com horse, e curse rima com worse. )

Course (aula) sounds exactly like coarse (grosso).

The vowel in ‘course’ has the same sound as in the word ‘or’ .

To have an English course is a good thing.

To have an English curse (maldição) would be a bad thing.

Mary

Mary Ziller

I'm Mary Ziller. I tutor ESL at the IHM Lteracy Center in Philadelphia. I lived a year in Brazil where I became certified to teach English as a Foreign language.

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