English pronunciation practice 3 Motivational tips

English Pronunciation Practice- 3 Motivational Tips VIDEO

English Pronunciation Practice- 3 Motivational Tips   Are you finding it hard sometimes to motivate yourself to practice for your goal of clear and confident English speech?  You aren’t the only one, so I thought I would help with some English pronunciation practice motivational tips. 3 Motivational Practice Tips 1) Record yourself to hear your progress – what to listen …

English Pronunciation- VIDEO Lesson- How to say 'wor' words correctly

VIDEO- How to Say ‘wor’ Words- Don’t say walk for work

English Pronunciation – How to Say ‘wor’ Words Correctly   Often students can become quite confused about how to pronounce words spelled with ‘wor’, and especially the word ‘work.’ Because of the ‘or’, they often say ‘walk’ for ‘work.’ Check out this training video and find out about the ‘wor’ rule. ‘Wor’ Words work worst worth word worm worse Exceptions …

3 Things The Brain Needs To Reduce Your Accent

3 Things The Brain Needs To Reduce Your Accent

The three things the brain needs for you to reduce your accent, are also the 3 main things needed to change any behaviour or acquire any new skill. I recently participated in a workshop for ‘The Listening Program’, which is a great sound therapy program I’ve been using with students for a while now, and these 3 things the brain …

Accent reduction- When 'a' says A

Accent Reduction- When ‘a’ says A – AUDIO training

In my last lesson, I covered the most common sounds the ‘a’ letter and vowel can make. So in this accent reduction audio training lesson, you will learn about when the ‘a’ letter says its letter name – A.  In other words, how to tell if ‘a’ should be pronounced as A /eɪ/ as in ‘made’. This is the second most common …

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 …

English Pronunciation-Speak Like a Native- 8 Expressions With ‘Run’- AUDIO Lesson

All languages have expressions that aren’t always literal, so for this training lesson, we’ll practise English pronunciation and English expressions. We’ll ‘kill two birds with the one stone!’ – another English expression and we haven’t even started! I’ve made an audio lesson below so you can hear the English pronunciation of common expressions with the word ‘run’ to practise your …

English Accent Training- How To Pronounce Words With ‘ng’ at the end. AUDIO Lesson

English accent training can be confusing sometimes! We all know that when we write the consonant ‘ng’ /ŋ/, we see a ‘g’ letter  there, but when we say it, it’s not pronounced. Also, it doesn’t become a /k/ sound either. So when you’re practising your English accent training, think of it this way:- When you see ‘sh’ written, you don’t say …

AUDIO LESSON Accent reduction -12 animal idioms

Accent Reduction AUDIO lesson-Pronounce 12 Common English Animal Idioms Clearly

I found these cool common, animal idioms, and wanted to give you a chance to learn how to pronounce these English idioms correctly, and to understand when to use them.  At the same time, you get more accent reduction practise  material. Credit Analytical Grammar/Grammar Planet   Accent Reduction Practise- 12 English Idioms 1. Night owl –a person who is habitually active …

Accent reduction- How to pronounce long English words beginning with pr

Audio: Accent Reduction-How To Pronounce Long English Words Beginning With ‘pr’

Accent reduction training in how to pronounce long English words beginning with ‘pr’, actually ‘kills two birds with the one stone’! Firstly, you make sure you don’t leave out the /r/ sound in the ‘pr’ consonant cluster. Secondly, you make sure you’re using a correct English /r/ sound, and at the same time, you get to practise correct syllable stress …

Practise how to pronounce words when the letter s says /z/

Audio lesson- How To Pronounce Words When The Letter ‘s’ Says /z/

How to pronounce words when the letter ‘s’ says /z/ To pronounce words when the letter ‘s’ says  the /z/ sound, first you need to know that the /s/ and /z/ sounds are minimal pair sounds in English. That means, they’re made with exactly the same mouth movements except that when you say the /z/ sound, you switch on your …