Here’s help for Chinese speakers to get a more American English sound. When consonants “c” (k) and “t” are in the middle of a word (like “practice”), or between two words in a phrase. (like “take two”), hold out the vowel just before the “k” sound, then make a gentle, quiet “k” linked to the “t”.
DO NOT fully pronounce the ‘k’ sound or it will sound like pra KA tice (practice) or da KA tor (doctor).
Listen to the audio here.
Free printable list of KT words here.