There are great impediments to the general use of a standard in pronun-ciation comparable to that existing in spelling (orthography). One is the fact that pronunciation is learnt ‘naturally’ and unconsciously, and orthography __1__is learnt deliberately and consciously. Large numbers of us, in fact, remain throughout our lives quite unconscious with what our speech sounds __2__like when we speak out, and it often comes as a shock when we __3__firstly hear a recording of ourselves. It is not a voice we recognize at once, __4__whereas our own handwriting is something which we almost always know. We __5__begin the ‘natural’ learning of pronunciation long before we start learning to read or write, and in our early years we went on unconsciously imitating and __6__practicing the pronunciation of those around us for many more hours per every __7__day than we ever have to spend learning even our difficult English spelling.
This is ‘ natural’, therefore, that our speech-sounds should be those of our im- __8__mediate circle; after all, as we have seen, speech operates a means of holding a community and to give a sense of ‘belonging’. We learn quite early to recognize a __9__‘stranger’, someone who speaks with an accent of a different community—perhaps only a few miles far. __10__
2 将with改为of。unconscious of 是固定搭配。
3 删掉out。speak out 意思为“大胆地说”，“大声地说”，与此处意思不符。
10将far改为away。“只有几英里远”应是 a few miles away。