Respect length in abbreviations

  • Do you work in the solar energy sector? No? Then today’s learning tip is for you.
  • Do you work in the clinical chemistry testing sector? No? Then today’s learning tip is for you.
  • Do you work in the investment sector? No? Then today’s learning tip is for you.
  • Do you work in marketing sector? No? Then today’s learning tip is for you.

Do you work in any of these sectors? Yes? Then today’s learning tip is for you.

Because the point is simple. In business there are abbreviations used.

I have worked with clients from all these industries, and more.

They were all Spanish speakers.

A typical mistake they had was not saying abbreviations in English correctly.

What does correctly mean?

Respecting length and stress.

The length and stress of what?

Of each letter.

Why is this a problem?

Because it makes it hard for the listener to understand the abbreviation when it is not read clearly.

Plus, it creates a bad speaking habit and “trains” your speaking in the wrong way.

What to do then?

 

1-Minute Tip ⏳

Whenever you read or say an abbreviation that is usually read spelling out the letters, make each letter sound clear and with similar length and similar stress.

This will lead to better clarity.

For instance:

  • AC/DC is to be read as A, C D, C.
  • or ESG as E-S-G, not like “es-Geeeeeeeeee”
  • or IVD as I-V-D, not like “iv-Deeeeeeeeeee”

And so on.

Even if none of these are form your sector, you can use these as examples and learn them to say correctly.

Then you can transfer this practice to your terrain, where you will also need to pay attention to the abbreviations in your area of expertise and the way you say them.


This content is authentic and it was written by a human. It is not AI generated.

I write these weekly tips for you because I enjoy sharing techniques that I have seen work for my students through my 20+ years of teaching experience.

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👋 Hi, I’m Gábor

I am an English speech fluency trainer, specialized in pronunciation training.

Talk to you next time 🙂

Gábor 🙂

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