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 …

English Intonation- How to improve it

Eng­lish Into­na­tion- How To Improve It

Eng­lish into­na­tion, or into­na­tion in any lan­guage, can be described as the music or melody of the lan­guage. It’s a pro­nun­ci­a­tion fea­ture that is about how we say some­thing rather than what words we’re using. Eng­lish Into­na­tion – The Main Ele­ments How high or low your voice is -the pitch Stress cer­tain syl­la­bles or words paus­es for where you would …

The English Schwa sound -Why it's important

VIDEO- Eng­lish Schwa Sound-Why Is It Impor­tant

Eng­lish Schwa Sound- Why It’s Impor­tant I have writ­ten about the Eng­lish schwa sound before, the unstressed vow­el, and men­tioned that it’s actu­al­ly the most com­mon vow­el in Eng­lish! That’s one of the rea­sons it’s so impor­tant in Eng­lish. If you can’t say or use it in words, then you have trou­ble sound­ing nat­ur­al in Eng­lish. The Eng­lish schwa sound …

Meaning of 10 Common English suffixes and how to say them

Mean­ing Of 10 Com­mon Eng­lish Suf­fix­es And How To Say Them

I thought while we were on the top­ic (see my video-my last blog), I would also include the mean­ing and pro­nun­ci­a­tion of some com­mon Eng­lish suf­fix­es and how to say them. Inter­est­ing­ly, I have also noticed that some peo­ple have dif­fi­cul­ty pro­nounc­ing the ‘y’ at the end of words and some­times leave it off. For exam­ple it’s not ‘He was thirst’, it’s …

VIDEO English common endings 'al' and 'el' pronounce correctly

Eng­lish Com­mon End­ings ‘al’ and ‘el’ Pro­nounce Cor­rect­ly- VIDEO

How to say words with Eng­lish Com­mon End­ings ‘al’ and ‘el’   Most Eng­lish com­mon end­ings are said with a schwa vow­el as they aren’t the most impor­tant part of the word. Hav­ing said that, Eng­lish com­mon end­ings or suf­fix­es, do give us infor­ma­tion about the word. I have cho­sen to make a video about the Eng­lish com­mon end­ings ‘al’ and …

Small English Pronunciation error with a big effect

Small Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion Error with a Big Effect- AUDIO

Some­times it’s the small Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion errors that can have a big effect on being under­stood eas­i­ly when you speak. One Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion error, that peo­ple make is to leave the /s/ sound out in the /ks/ con­so­nant blend at the end of words. This is espe­cial­ly com­mon if the word after it begins with a con­so­nant also. Just this …