English Accent Reduction- Speak Naturally with Juncture

English Accent Reduction- Use Speech Juncture To Sound Natural

Juncture is another element of intonation in English speech, and so is important for English accent reduction. As you will see from the examples below, it’s really important because if you don’t use it properly the meaning of what you are saying changes. Juncture is a kind of transition and pause between utterances or within an utterance. It’s a combination of …

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 …

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 …

The English Schwa sound -Why it's important

VIDEO- English Schwa Sound-Why Is It Important

English Schwa Sound- Why It’s Important I have written about the English schwa sound before, the unstressed vowel, and mentioned that it’s actually the most common vowel in English! That’s one of the reasons it’s so important in English. If you can’t say or use it in words, then you have trouble sounding natural in English. The English schwa sound …

The difference between a British RP and American accent

The difference between a British RP and American Accent-VIDEO

One of the differences between a British RP accent and American accent, is that some words of more than one syllable are said with different stress on the syllables. Also listen to the difference in the way the trainer pronounces the vowels in the words for the British RP accent or the American accent. This is another opportunity to practise …

English accebt training stress and intonation how to use phrasing in sentences

English Accent Training Part 3. English Stress and Intonation. How to phrase words in sentences

In this 3rd article in the series on English accent training for stress and intonation we’re going to look at how to phrase words in longer sentences. This phrasing or grouping together of words in a sentence, is important. It’s another element you need to pay attention to when you want to improve your English stress and intonation so you …

English Accent Training- correct syllable stress

English Accent Training Part 2. English Stress and Rhythm- Correct Syllable Stress In Words

Customers often ask for tips on how to use our accent reduction courses to improve their English stress and intonation, and English stress and rhythm. In this second part of my series on practical training in English stress and intonation, I will give you training on a second element. That is, how to use correct syllable stress in words. By …

English Accent Training part 1. Stress and intonation

English Accent Training Part1. How To Use Our Course for English Stress & Intonation Training

Sam was a highly successful professional who had mastered his English accent training to pronounce all the English sounds correctly, by using our Speak More Clearly accent training course. All his sounds were even still clear when he spoke in sentences and chatted on the phone to clients. But, every now and then he would get puzzled looks from colleagues and …