Hi! In the first of the promised updates, I take another look at the fact that English uses different sounds than your native language. It turns out that learning to distinguish between the sounds of English is not just something which helps you understand spoken English and to be understood when you speak. If your brain is not phonetically trained, you’re not using your English input fully.
The article includes audio examples and a brief explanation of why certain sounds seem different while others seem similar.
Read more in “Why it’s important to learn about the sounds of English”