Speak English Like A Native – VIDEO

Speak English Like A Native – VIDEO Hi, Esther here from Speak More Clearly – in this video you will learn great tips on how to speak English like a native! A super useful tip to speak English like a native speaker is to use contractions when you speak. Otherwise, your speech sounds very formal, and not natural like a …

Understand English slang words and ohrases

Have a Laugh – English Slang Words

As it’s coming up to the end of the year I thought  a bit of a laugh would be good. Below are passages using Australian, American and British English slang words. Even if you don’t use  slang in your speech, you still need to understand what speakers are saying when they use English slang words and phrases. Mind you, I …

4 Accent Reduction Tips – Make All The Difference

VIDEO: 4 Accent Reduction Tips – Speak English Confidently Hi it’s Esther here from the Speak More Clearly Accent reduction courses. I am going to go through 4 accent reduction tips that will make a difference to your clear English speech. 4 Accent Reduction Tips: Tip 1: is a tip to help you pronounce the ‘th’ sound more easily First, …

Don't be Embarrassed- Speak English Clearly -Audio lesson

Don’t be Embarrassed – Speak English More Clearly- Audio lesson

To speak English more clearly you need to know how to pronounce the words correctly. Each time you begin to pronounce and use one or two words more correctly, it already makes your speech clearer. This time, to help you speak English more clearly, I have an audio lesson for you about when ‘ch’ says /k/ in words.  Did you know that ‘ch’ …

English Vowels

Understand English Vowels – Fine Tune Your Knowledge

Did you know that English vowels in certain word endings have different meanings? If you know the meanings, it’s easier to understand what  the word means, and to pronounce the word correctly. This helps you speak more clearly, and helps you speak English better if you know what ending to apply. As well as this, it gives your English comprehension …

English pronunciation of words that end in 'ly'

English Pronunciation of words ending in ‘ly’. Why you struggle.

Why you struggle in English pronunciation of words ending in ‘ly’, is because often it becomes part of a consonant blend.  Two or even three consonants said together in a row. For English pronunciation of  words ending in ‘ly’,  first you need to make sure you are saying the English /l/ correctly. Then you need to think of the ‘ly’ …

English vowels . 4 great tips . don't cut them short

English Vowels. 4 Great Tips. Don’t cut them short.

If you don’t want people to keep asking where you are from… and if you don’t want people to keep saying ‘excuse me?’.. make sure you learn to say the English vowels correctly.  Besides mimicking the vowel exactly, you need to be careful not to cut them short in words, especially in longer sentences.  When a vowel is said incorrectly …

Why You don't Speak Flowing English

Why You Don’t Speak Flowing English

One of my students said it all the other day. She said she finally got it. She realised the reason people don’t speak flowing English is they forget to link it up once they learn to how to pronounce English clearly. She said she was so busy being careful to pronounce every word and sound, that she didn’t realise that …

next level English pronunciation when 'e' isn't silent

Next level English Pronunciation. When Silent ‘e’ Isn’t Silent- Audio lesson

  There are lots of little tricks  to next level English pronunciation. One of them is to know when the silent ‘e’ isn’t silent, and when it’s used as a ‘buffer vowel’. A buffer vowel is a vowel that isn’t normally pronounced, but that does get pronounced in certain situations. So silent ‘e’ is normally silent, but when used as a …