English Accent Reduction- 80% Of The Road To Success is…..

So what is 80% of the road to success in English accent reduction? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the sounds, stress patterns etc that you may need to work on for your accent reduction? It’s natural to feel this, but 80% of the road to success for clear English speech, is to just take the first step. You …

Video How to say words with l and r in the same word

VIDEO How to say English Words With l And r In The Same Word

Sometimes, it’s even tricky for me to say English words that have /l/ and /r/ in the same word!  Sometimes it’s tricky because the /l/ and /r/ are close together, or because the word is long with multiple /l/ and /r/ sounds in it.  Basically, to pronounce these /l/ -/r/ words well, you need to just practise them till your …

How to l;earn an English accent- 5 tips Actors can teach us

How To Learn An English Accent – 5 Tips Actors Can Teach Us

How To Learn An English Accent – 5 Tips Actors Can Teach Us I was recently talking to an actress about how to learn an English accent (or other accent) that wasn’t her native English accent.  She said she used ‘layering’. She said she listened over and over to someone speaking with the accent she wanted to use. At different …

Accent Reduction-Where to start

Accent Reduction In English-Where to Start-VIDEO

Accent Reduction-Where to Start I am often asked by customers, “Now that I’ve purchased a Speak More Clearly accent reduction course, where should I start?” A great question! Obviously different individuals have different accent reduction needs depending on their background or native language, nevertheless, there are some common areas that everyone can start with. In the video below I discuss …

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 …

VIDEO: English Words with ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ Sounds

VIDEO: Learn The Difference Between the ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ Sounds in English. Hi, it’s Esther here from Speak More Clearly Welcome to this video where you will learn how to say the difference between sh and ch words. The sh sound is an unvoiced consonant made by the sound of the air coming out of your mouth. To make the …

Unlocking the mystery of the dark /l/

Unlocking the Mystery of Pronouncing the English Dark L Sound

Today’s tip is about unlocking the mystery of how and when to pronounce the dark English  L  sound. Have you ever noticed that the /l/ in lock and the /l/ in felt and sell sound a bit different?   The /l/ in lock is called the light /l/, and the /l/ in felt and sell is the English dark L sound. …

English Pronunciation. What They Don’t Teach You That You Need To Know. Audio Lesson

If you want to sound like a native English speaker with your English pronunciation, you need to know about a few speech elements that are not usually talked about. What they don’t teach you, and you need to know, is to make sure you aspirate your consonants, especially the unvoiced ones. Aspirating your consonants is a key element for clear …