I read aloud a picture book, 'Curious George and the baseball game', yesterday to my son after a long interval and thought that my English pronunciation has no color of English at all.
My English pronunciation is not typical Japanese one I guess, but I felt so uneasy.
Why is this? Why do I feel like this, now?
I wonder this is because I've been listening the real English and improved listening ability and known what the real English sounds like, so I couldn't satisfy my inadequate pronunciation.
It's like the more I get familiar with the real English sounds, the less I have confidence in my English.
I think I definitely need to practice and change something of my pronunciation if I want to communicate more smoothly.
I can have just easy small talk, but I cannot satisfy this.
But the problem is that I can't say what's wrong with my pronunciation.
I've asked several native English teachers about my pronunciation, but they usually say there is nothing wrong because, you see, we can communicate...
Did I do too much mumbling while I listen to iPod?
Should I speak rather word by word more like Japanese English?
How I can pronounce consonant more clearly?
Someone, please, give me some advice!!!