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 …

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. …

!0 often used English proverbs

10 Important English Proverbs

Often we hear a short saying or English proverb that people use and sometimes we vaguely know the meaning, but aren’t quite sure. You can use the following English proverbs and their meanings a) to understand what people are referring to better, and b) to practise your pronunciation with something a bit different than usual. You could record yourself as …

5 ways to improve your English speech when you don't have time to practise

VIDEO-5 Ways To Improve Your English Speech When You Don’t Have Time To Practise

Do you want to improve your English speech but find you don’t have time? Then this is for you. Often people say to me that they want to speak English more clearly but are so busy with work and their families that they don’t seem to be able to find the time to practise. So, I decided to  put together …

English Accent- Whats the one question everyone answers 'yes'

English Accent – What Is The One Question Everyone Answers- “YES”?

Over the many years I have worked with people on their English accent, the one question everyone answers yes to is, “Do you want to feel more confident when you speak in English?”  Of course the answer is always ‘yes’. It’s embarrassing and sometimes makes us feel stupid if we can’t speak correctly or clearly. Recently I had this experience …

ultimate common prefixes list-how to say words with them Audio lesson

Ultimate Common Prefixes List – How To Pronounce Them in Words-Audio Training

Did you know the 4 most common prefixes in English are ‘re’, ‘un’, ‘dis’, and ‘in- im- il- ir’ ( these last ones are in a group as they have the same ‘meaning’ when added to a word in English). The common prefix ‘re’ can sometimes pose an English pronunciation difficulty because it can say ‘ree’ /ri/ or ‘re’ /rɛ/. …

11 Tricky English words-say them correctly-Audio lesson

11 Tricky English Words-Say Them Correctly-Audio Lesson

I bet you can think of at least 1 or 2  tricky English words you have trouble pronouncing or get stuck on. Or 1 or 2 tricky English words that you think you are saying correctly, but people keep asking you to repeat yourself because they haven’t understood you. Very frustrating indeed! Often during my skype  coaching lessons, or when …

English idioms and multisyllabic word stress AUDIO training dialog

English Multisyllablic Word Stress and Idioms- Dialog AUDIO lesson

Lately I’ve been working with customers who want to improve their IELTS score. Mastering stress in multisyllabic words and use of English idioms are important to include in your English pronunciation practise. Of course, these are important for anyone wanting to improve their speech clarity, not just those working towards a better IELTS score. English Multisyllabic Stress and English Idioms …

English Intonation- How to improve it

English Intonation- How To Improve It

English intonation, or intonation in any language, can be described as the music or melody of the language. It’s a pronunciation feature that is about how we say something rather than what words we’re using. English Intonation – The Main Elements How high or low your voice is -the pitch Stress certain syllables or words pauses for where you would …