An unfortunate accent reduction story

An Unfor­tu­nate Accent Reduc­tion Sto­ry

A lit­tle while ago I was brain­storm­ing some accent reduc­tion  ideas with the man­ager of a large com­pa­ny (Suzie), who had used my Aus­tralian accent course to gain an Aus­tralian accent. She told me about a meet­ing she had been in a few days ear­lier.    She said she was a lit­tle shocked at what hap­pened. She had con­vened a … 

English pronunciation training. Are you using a key word sentence?

Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion Train­ing- Do You Use A Key Word Sen­tence?

Using a key word sen­tence whether you are still work­ing on your Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion train­ing, or whether you are prac­tis­ing a new  accent in Eng­lish, or whether you are about to do an Eng­lish speak­ing test for Exam­ple like an IELTS test, real­ly helps. I was lis­ten­ing to an actress talk­ing on the radio the oth­er day. The actress was say­ing …

10 often mispronounced English words and phrases

10 Often Mis­pro­nounced Eng­lish words and phras­es

The­se 10 often mis­pro­nounced Eng­lish words and phras­es caught my eye and I thought they would be use­ful. I have includ­ed some notes to help you to pro­nounce the­se Eng­lish words and phras­es. Mis­pro­nounced  Eng­lish Word 1 It’s not :antar­tic             It’s: antarc­tic You need to keep the ‘c’ sound in before the /t/. Slow down … 

5 Major Pronunciation Don'ts

5 Major Pro­nun­ci­a­tion DON’TS

Some­times we are so busy pay­ing atten­tion to what we should be doing that we for­get to also notice what not to do, hence 5 major pro­nun­ci­a­tion don’ts. Pro­nun­ci­a­tion Don’t 1 Don’t expect to change your accent com­plete­ly to sound like a native in only  a few weeks. It takes months and months of prac­tise to begin to sound like a native speak­er. Of … 

accent reduction puzzle. When a vowel letter is said as a consonant

Have a look at this accent reduc­tion puz­zle. Words spelt with a vow­el but said as a con­so­nant.

In this accent reduc­tion puz­zle, as usu­al, there are excep­tions and unusu­al spellings and pro­nun­ci­a­tion in Eng­lish. Let’s have a look at the accent reduc­tion puz­zle of words spelt with a vow­el that is pro­nounced as a con­so­nant. Because of this, some accent reduc­tion stu­dents some­times miss pro­nounce the­se words. The first accent reduc­tion puz­zle  is the ‘u’ in ‘qu’ The … 

How To Learn an English Accent Using 12 Phrases

How to Learn An Eng­lish Accent using 12 phras­es – Audio Lesson

Well you might won­der about how to learn an Eng­lish accent using 12 Eng­lish phras­es. It all start­ed when a cus­tomer asked a ques­tion! He was actu­al­ly ask­ing about phrasal verbs, and as I answered him, I realised that in just 12 phras­es you can prac­tise how to learn an Eng­lish accent. Not only that, but you can also add … 

English Accent Training- stress and intonation- Linking and Elision

Eng­lish Accent Train­ing Part 4. Eng­lish Stress and Into­na­tion. Link­ing And Eli­sion

Have you ever won­dered how to sound more flow­ing when you speak Eng­lish ? Then you need to mas­ter using Link­ing and Eli­sion in your Eng­lish accent train­ing. The­se two ele­ments make your words flow togeth­er more. If your back­ground lan­guage is one where every syl­la­ble is said even­ly, a syl­la­ble timed lan­guage, the rhythm of your jaw move­ment is more … 

English accebt training stress and intonation how to use phrasing in sentences

Eng­lish Accent Train­ing Part 3. Eng­lish Stress and Into­na­tion. How to phrase words in sen­tences

In this 3rd arti­cle in the series on Eng­lish accent train­ing for stress and into­na­tion we’re going to look at how to phrase words in longer sen­tences. This phras­ing or group­ing togeth­er of words in a sen­tence, is impor­tant. It’s anoth­er ele­ment you need to pay atten­tion to when you want to improve your Eng­lish stress and into­na­tion so you … 

English Accent Training- correct syllable stress

Eng­lish Accent Train­ing Part 2. Eng­lish Stress and Rhythm- Cor­rect Syl­la­ble Stress In Words

Cus­tomers often ask for tips on how to use our accent reduc­tion cours­es to improve their Eng­lish stress and into­na­tion, and Eng­lish stress and rhythm. In this sec­ond part of my series on prac­ti­cal train­ing in Eng­lish stress and into­na­tion, I will give you train­ing on a sec­ond ele­ment. That is, how to use cor­rect syl­la­ble stress in words. By … 

English Accent Training part 1. Stress and intonation

Eng­lish Accent Train­ing Part1. How To Use Our Course for Eng­lish Stress & Into­na­tion Train­ing

Sam was a high­ly suc­cess­ful pro­fes­sion­al who had mas­tered his Eng­lish accent train­ing to pro­nounce all the Eng­lish sounds cor­rect­ly, by using our Speak More Clear­ly accent train­ing course. All his sounds were even still clear when he spoke in sen­tences and chat­ted on the phone to clients. But, every now and then he would get puz­zled looks from col­leagues and …