Pronunciation Tips- Words with the ‘tw’ consonant cluster

I thought I would give you some pronunciation tips  on how to pronounce the ‘tw’ consonant cluster- especially at the beginning of words. I have given training on other consonant clusters before- words with ‘ts’;  words with ‘pr’;  words ending in ‘ths’.– and this time, especially as I have recently had a few students who have found this tricky, it’s time for …

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 …

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 …

English Speaking Fluency-Practise this..

English Speaking Fluency- Practise This….

An important element in English speaking fluency is to say words ending in consonant blends in sentences, without leaving out one of the consonants. Then the next level of mastery in English speaking fluency is: To say all the sounds in the consonant blend at the end of words, and at the same time to link the last consonant to …

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 pronunciation. How to pronounce the consonant blend qu

English Pronunciation Training. How to say the ‘qu’ consonant blend sound.

In this English Pronunciation training tip I will teach you how to say the ‘qu’ consonant blend  sound. I have included a voice recording for you below so you can copy me, and practise saying the ‘qu’ sound in words and sentences. Because ‘qu’ is a sound made by pronouncing the /k/ and /w/ sounds together, it is a consonant …