How to improve your English pronunciation and fluency

How To Improve Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion And Flu­en­cy-AUDIO Train­ing Les­son

If your native or  back­ground lan­guage is syl­la­ble timed, then to mas­ter Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion and flu­en­cy you will need to prac­tise the ele­ments of a stress timed lan­guage like Eng­lish quite a lot. In this audio train­ing les­son I have includ­ed audio train­ing on ‘link­ing‘ to help you with your prac­tise for Eng­lish flu­en­cy. If you are used to say­ing …

English Accent- Whats the one question everyone answers 'yes'

Eng­lish Accent – What Is The One Ques­tion Every­one Answers- “YES”?

Over the many years I have worked with peo­ple on their Eng­lish accent, the one ques­tion every­one answers yes to is, “Do you want to feel more con­fi­dent when you speak in Eng­lish?”  Of course the answer is always ‘yes’. It’s embar­rass­ing and some­times makes us feel stu­pid if we can’t speak cor­rect­ly or clear­ly. Recent­ly I had this expe­ri­ence …

ultimate common prefixes list-how to say words with them Audio lesson

Ulti­mate Com­mon Pre­fix­es List – How To Pro­nounce Them in Words-Audio Train­ing

Did you know the 4 most com­mon pre­fix­es in Eng­lish are ‘re’, ‘un’, ‘dis’, and ‘in- im- il- ir’ ( these last ones are in a group as they have the same ‘mean­ing’ when added to a word in Eng­lish). The com­mon pre­fix ‘re’ can some­times pose an Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion dif­fi­cul­ty because it can say ‘ree’ /ri/ or ‘re’ /rɛ/. …

understand English speeders and be understood-at a party or social situation

10 Tips -Under­stand Eng­lish speak­ers and be under­stood at par­ties and social sit­u­a­tions

The oth­er day I was in a social sit­u­a­tion where there was a lot of back­ground noise, and the per­son speak­ing to me, who had not been here long, had a very strong accent in Eng­lish. I found it dif­fi­cult to under­stand them, and thought that it must be the same for them in reverse. This  got me think­ing about …

English Speech Practise Dialog -audio training -electricity bill

Eng­lish Speech Prac­tise Dia­log AUDIO LESSON- Elec­tric­i­ty Bill

It nev­er hurts to have dif­fer­ent prac­tise mate­r­i­al, so here is anoth­er dia­log you can use for your Eng­lish speech prac­tise. The con­ver­sa­tion in this Eng­lish speech dia­log, is a phone con­ver­sa­tion and includes a female and male voice. Use the dia­log to prac­tise work­ing on your speech clar­i­ty, and don’t for­get to prac­tise aloud and use link­ing and copy …

Accent Reduction Tip- You May Not Want to Do This But It Works

You May Not Want To Do This But It Works- Accent Reduc­tion Tip

There are many tips that can help in accent reduc­tion, though one main fea­ture of reduc­ing an accent or speak­ing more clear­ly in Eng­lish, is often over­looked. Stu­dents don’t always want to do this or pay atten­tion to it, because it takes effort. Some­times, if it’s a sound or accent reduc­tion ele­ment that is new to them, they don’t want …

VIDEO 3 English words-American, British and Australian Accent

VIDEO- 3 Eng­lish words-Amer­i­can, British and Aus­tralian accent

3 Eng­lish Words- Amer­i­can, British And Aus­tralian Accent I’m sure you’ve noticed that the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of cer­tain Eng­lish words varies from coun­try to coun­try, and even from one city or state to the next. When I work with accent reduc­tion stu­dents, there are always Eng­lish words that they aren’t sure how to pro­nounce. In fact I’m sure you could even …

speaking and presenting skills

Speak­ing and Pre­sen­ta­tion Skills- Speech Tran­si­tions

Even if you don’t have to present or speak in front of a huge audi­ence, it’s always very handy to have some tips about speak­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion skills. You may need to chair a meet­ing, or present to a meet­ing at work. Speak­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion skills, can give you more con­fi­dence to speak up in a meet­ing about your ideas …

11 Tricky English words-say them correctly-Audio lesson

11 Tricky Eng­lish Words-Say Them Cor­rect­ly-Audio Les­son

I bet you can think of at least 1 or 2  tricky Eng­lish words you have trou­ble pro­nounc­ing or get stuck on. Or 1 or 2 tricky Eng­lish words that you think you are say­ing cor­rect­ly, but peo­ple keep ask­ing you to repeat your­self because they haven’t under­stood you. Very frus­trat­ing indeed! Often dur­ing my skype  coach­ing lessons, or when …

English idioms and multisyllabic word stress AUDIO training dialog

Eng­lish Mul­ti­syl­la­blic Word Stress and Idioms- Dia­log AUDIO les­son

Late­ly I’ve been work­ing with cus­tomers who want to improve their IELTS score. Mas­ter­ing stress in mul­ti­syl­lab­ic words and use of Eng­lish idioms are impor­tant to include in your Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion prac­tise. Of course, these are impor­tant for any­one want­i­ng to improve their speech clar­i­ty, not just those work­ing towards a bet­ter IELTS score. Eng­lish Mul­ti­syl­lab­ic Stress and Eng­lish Idioms …