English Pronunciation How to pronounce 'world' and other 'wor' words

How to Pronounce ‘world’ and other English ‘wor’ words AUDIO lesson

I am often asked the following question when working with English pronunciation, “How do I pronounce the word ‘world?’ ” Because of the spelling it is tricky! Is it:  world /wɔːrld/ (American) , /wɔːld/ (British/Australian)   or  world /wɝːld/ (American),  /wɜːld/ (Brit/Aussie)?? If you picked the 2nd lot where the ‘or’ says ‘er’ you were right.  So here is the secret:  When an ‘or’ …

Video-How to pronounce 'banana, vitamin , process'- American, british and Australian accent

VIDEO American, British, and Australian Accents-Pronounce English words-banana, vitamin, process

Pronounce English words- ‘banana, vitamin, process’- American, British, and Australian Accents It can sometimes be confusing to know how to pronounce certain words depending on whether you need an American, British or Australian accent, so I thought I would start with these three words this time. Let me know in the comment section below if there are other words you would …

Workplace culture- American Australia, Britain

The Differences In Work Place Culture. Great Tips- America, Australia and Britain.

I recently came across a great article written by a grammarly.com writer in which they detail 4 great tips about the differences in work place culture in America, Australia and Britain. The author goes into the areas of Communication styles, attitudes to office romances, dress codes and work/life balance in some detail. Of course even though in all 3 countries, …

Speak English Naturally- gonna and wanna- Audio Lesson

Speak English Naturally- ‘wanna and gonna’-AUDIO lesson

When we speak English naturally, like in any other language, we sometimes contract or devolve how we say things for speed and ease. Unless you are pronouncing English as Queen Elizabeth of England does, then to speak English naturally, we often contract two common phrases. These two phrases are ‘going to’ and ‘want to.’ Oh and by the way, using …

The difference between British RP and American accents when t says d

Video- Difference Between British RP and American accent- When t says d

One Key Difference Between British RP And American Accents – When /t/ says /d/. Difference Between British RP and American Accent- When /t/ says /d/ In American English the /t/ consonant says a light, quick, flapped or tapped/d/ when: the /t/ is between 2 vowels such as in later, rating. the /t/ is between an /r/ and a vowel as …

Presentation skills- 9 great tips

Presentation Skills- 9 Great Tips

Have you ever thought-‘I feel nervous and I’m not feeling confident about my presentation skills, and I hope people understand what I’m going to say to them?”   It doesn’t even have to be presenting to a whole room full of people, it may also be when you need to present an idea or request to your boss, or need to …

5 tips to increase your English confidence

5 Tips to Increase Your English Confidence- VIDEO

5 Tips To Increase English Confidence 5 Tips To Increase English Confidence Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do to increase your confidence in English so I thought I’d give you a start by talking about 5 tips that are easy to implement in your everyday life no matter what your native language is.  1. Use it- to use an …

English language and speech -collocation-audio lesson

English Language And Speech Secret- Sound like a native speaker- Collocations-AUDIO

An integral part of sounding like a native English speaker in your English language and speech is to use collocations. Why is the use of collocations so important for English language and speech? Collocations are important to know in order to boost your vocabulary, fluency, written discourse generally, and overall writing and speaking scores on the PTE and IELTS ( from …

Understand English Speakers

Understand English Speakers- Why Some People Take Longer

“How do I train my ear to better understand everyday speech between 2 English speakers talking informally and at normal speed?” “Why can’t I understand English speakers when they are speaking at a normal rate?” “What do I need to do to understand what English speakers are saying?” All questions you may have asked, or may have heard others ask. …