Why people with good accents tend to get better jobs

Why people with good accents tend to get better jobs

Why have I called this blog ‘why people with good accents tend to get better jobs?’ I found a very interesting article about this written by a top recruiting firm in the U.S. and would like to share it with you. I keep hearing the same story over and over again in different forms, from customers regarding job and social …

10 over used English words-what to say instead

10 Over Used English Words- What To Say Instead

10 Over Used English Words- What To Say Instead                                                    Little- small, insufficient, minute, tiny, meagre, slight, mini, petite, brief, limited    💡 Pretty- attractive, beautiful, cute, elegant, good-looking, lovely, pleasant, handsome (for a male) Saw- …

English Pronunciation fluency -training lesson

IELTS fluency Training lesson

A major element for great IELTS results is English pronunciation fluency.  You need to be able to hear and use the English weak and strong forms in words of more than one syllable. I have written about this before, but this time I want to actually train you to attune your ear to be able to hear which syllable/s are …

How To Pronounce English- Audio Training-A common Mistake

A common mistake people make when they’re learning how to pronounce English words, is to always pronounce words as they are written. There are lots of languages where how a word is written is how you you say it. Not so with English. About 80% of words in English can be pronounced more or less as they are written -though …

Voice Training- 4 Tips For Voice Fitness

4 Great Tips For Voice training and Fitness

While there are lots of things we can do for voice training and fitness, I wanted to give you a heads up on 4 tips that are important to keep your voice in good shape. Whether you are presenting to others, teaching, talking a lot at work or formally doing voice training, the following tips will help your voice stay …

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 meeting …

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 …

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 …

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 …