Mispronounced Brand Names

Mispronounced Brand Names

by IDP IELTS — September 24th, 2020

It’s an everyday situation we often encounter: mispronounce a word in a group of people that most of them know the correct pronunciation. In such a situation, you may face different reactions; some unintentionally condescending, some aggressively condescending, and or some tell you the correct pronunciation. But they can still be laughing inside.

The only way to not get into such a situation is to learn the pronounce the words correctly. Let’s find out the correct pronunciation of mispronounced brand names.

Brand Name
Wrong
Correct
Nutella Nuh-tell-uh New-tell-uh
Ikea Eye-key-ah Ih-key-yah
Hyundai Hi-un-dye Hun-day
Porsche Porsh Por-sha
Nike Naik Nai-key
Hermes Her-meez Air-mez
Givenchy Gah-vin-chee Jhee-von-shee
Balmain Bal-main Bal-mah
Balenciaga Bah-len-chee-aga Bah-len-see-ah-gah
Volkswagen Volks-wag-en Foaks-vaa-gun
Lamborghini Lam-bor-gini Lam-bor-gee-nee
Adobe Ah-dobe Ah-doe-bee
Louis Vuitton Loo-ee vee-ton Loo-ee we-taahn
Bvlgari Bull-gar-ee Bull-guh-ree
Huawei Hugh-ah-way Wah-way
Yves Saint Laurent Eves saint loh-rent Eve san lo-ron
Adidas AH-dee-das Ah-DEE-das
Chevrolet Shev-ro-let Shev-ro-lay
Avon A-vawn A-one
Schwarzkopf Shwartz-cop Shwartz-kof
Versace Ver-saa-ke Ver-saa-chi
Asus A-soos A-seuss
Samsung Sam-sung Sam-song
Chanel Cha-nul Sh-nell
Gucci Gu-ki Gu-chi

There is nothing to be ashamed of about mispronunciation, as a language has evolved forever. Misspelled words often enter our world, and it becomes increasingly difficult to know what is right and what is wrong. There are some words in English that are difficult to pronounce. By checking our most commonly mispronounced 50 words article, you can see your mistakes before the test and learn the correct ones.

So, what kind of questions are asked in the Speaking test?

As with Writing Questions, IELTS Speaking topics include topics that most people can talk about. In the first part of the speaking test, questions about you are asked. These are everyday questions about your life. For example, questions might be about your school/job, family, clothes, favorite meals, or sports you do. So it’s easy to talk in the first part of the test, connecting with your personal experience and thoughts on general things.

The second and third parts of the Speaking test are more similar to Writing questions. The topics are about a little more about things outside your life but are better topics for discussion. So you can see some ideas that people often discuss. For example, you may be asked to talk about the best way to learn a new language, the advantages of walking compared to driving. Or you can compare online learning to face-to-face learning.

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