Get a Band 7+ Score – Video Interview with Kristin Espinar

English tutoring and preparation services for the IELTS® test with Kristen Espinar  – How To get a Band 7+ Score Want to know how to improve your writing and speaking for the IELTS® test to a 7+ in the written and spoken sections of the exam? I recently interviewed an expert teacher and coach- Kristin Espinar, and I’m really excited …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How to improve your English pronunciation and fluency

How To Improve English Pronunciation And Fluency-AUDIO Training Lesson

If your native or  background language is syllable timed, then to master English pronunciation and fluency you will need to practise the elements of a stress timed language like English quite a lot. In this audio training lesson I have included audio training on ‘linking‘ to help you with your practise for English fluency. If you are used to saying …

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 …

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 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 …

English Accent Training- stress and intonation- Linking and Elision

English Accent Training Part 4. English Stress and Intonation. Linking And Elision

Have you ever wondered how to sound more flowing when you speak English ? Then you need to master using Linking and Elision in your English accent training. These two elements make your words flow together more. If your background language is one where every syllable is said evenly, a syllable timed language, the rhythm of your jaw movement is …