Speak English Naturally- tle words- VIDEO

Video- Speak English Naturally -pronounce tle correctly

Speak English Naturally – tle words   Pronounce Words Ending in ‘tle’ Confidently   Words bottle little settle metal (not spelt the same but said the same- there’s the very short schwa between T and L) subtle what’ll ( what’ll you do)  3 sentences with these words. What’ll you do with the bottle? The little […]

English Audio Training -Words With a Silent ‘w’

English accent audio training- words with a silent 'w'

It can be a bit embarrassing when you realise you’ve pronounced a letter in a word that is meant to be silent! To help you master your English accent, this time we’ll focus on words with a silent /w/ in them. English Audio Training Lesson   Don’t Pronounce the ‘w’ in these words There are […]

English Accent -The 2 Sounds The ‘ow’ Diphthong Can Make

English Accent -The 2 Sounds The 'ow' Diphthong Can Make

English Accent -The 2 sounds the ‘ow’ diphthong can make   The most common sound the ‘ow’ diphthong says is ‘ow’ as in ‘cow’. The second most common sound it makes is ‘oe’ (as in toe).  The ‘ow’ mostly says ‘oe’ if it is at the end of a word. In this lesson we’re going […]

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

Accent reduction- When 'a' says A

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 […]

English accent-Pronounce English Words With The Silent /h/ Letter

English pronunciation audio training-pronounce words when the h is silent

It can often be difficult to pronounce English words because you have to know if there is a silent letter in the word or not. This time I thought I would focus in on English words where the /h/ sound is silent. Of course, most of the time when you see a word spelled with […]

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

Practise 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/ […]

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

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 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 […]

VIDEO English Words That Sound Similar -How To Pronounce Them

How to pronounce English words that sound similar

  English Words That Sound Similar -How To Pronounce Them I recently asked customers which English words they get mixed up when they’re trying to pronounce them, and I got quite a few. Thank you to everyone who contributed. The interesting thing is, quite a few of the English words show a confusion between the […]

Video- Difference Between British RP and American accent- When t says d

The difference between British RP and American accents 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 […]