Pronouncing of worse, worst, words

Does anyone find pronouncing those words difficult? Because I do. I still can’t manage to pronounce differently from one another, especially worse and words. Another vocab which still bugs me to this day is, oil.

Why don’t you simply practice your pronunciation using our online voice recorder? Here is how I pronounce ‘words’ and ‘worse’ as well as ‘oil’.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC short conversations: A dentist’s assisAnt calls a patient to remind him about an appointment[YSaerTTEW443543]

I’ve been meaning to ask this question but didn’t find appropriate time until now. Why some voice file play back flawlessly when some just only popped an empty window and don’t produce a peep. I have latest version of Java installed on my system and couldn’t figure what causing this. By the way, this one works just fine and thank you for that.

Please listen to my recording and respond with a voice message too. Many thanks.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC short conversations: A visitors asks for directions to an office[YSaerTTEW443543]


The S sound at the end of “words” should be pronounced differently from the S sound at the end of “worse”.
The S sound at the end of “words” is similar to the Z sound at the beginning of “zoo” or “zebra”.
The S sound at the end of “worse” is like the S sound at the beginning of “simple” or “sad”.

(Torsten, I might equate the final sound in “worse” with the “ss” sound used in German – as in the German word “Schloss”.)

In addition, the pronunciation of “worse” should sound shorter than the pronunciation of “words”.

[size=92](The final S in “cheers” is like the final S in “words”.)[/size]
[size=84]“And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.” ~ William Shakespeare[/size]

I got so busy and didn’t have a chance to come online. Sorry for my late response. I will look into it and let you know about that.

Thanks for the tip. :slight_smile:


TOEIC short conversations: Two co-workers meet after one of them has been away on a training program.[YSaerTTEW443543]