Pronunciation Tips- Words with the ‘tw’ consonant cluster

I thought I would give you some pronunciation tips  on how to pronounce the ‘tw’ consonant cluster- especially at the beginning of words. I have given training on other consonant clusters before- words with ‘ts’;  words with ‘pr’;  words ending in ‘ths’.– and this time, especially as I have recently had a few students who have found this tricky, it’s time for …

VIDEO 3 English words-American, British and Australian Accent

VIDEO- 3 English words-American, British and Australian accent

3 English Words- American, British And Australian Accent I’m sure you’ve noticed that the pronunciation of certain English words varies from country to country, and even from one city or state to the next. When I work with accent reduction students, there are always English words that they aren’t sure how to pronounce. In fact I’m sure you could even …

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 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 …

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 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 …

English pronunciation of words that end in 'ly'

English Pronunciation of words ending in ‘ly’. Why you struggle.

Why you struggle in English pronunciation of words ending in ‘ly’, is because often it becomes part of a consonant blend.  Two or even three consonants said together in a row. For English pronunciation of  words ending in ‘ly’,  first you need to make sure you are saying the English /l/ correctly. Then you need to think of the ‘ly’ …

next level English pronunciation when 'e' isn't silent

Next level English Pronunciation. When Silent ‘e’ Isn’t Silent- Audio lesson

  There are lots of little tricks  to next level English pronunciation. One of them is to know when the silent ‘e’ isn’t silent, and when it’s used as a ‘buffer vowel’. A buffer vowel is a vowel that isn’t normally pronounced, but that does get pronounced in certain situations. So silent ‘e’ is normally silent, but when used as a …

English Conversation Skills. Rhythm, a Vital Factor.

Hi, I wanted to talk about a vital factor in English conversation skills. That is, understanding English speech rhythm. If you want your English conversations to sound clear, flowing and more natural, you need to understand English speech rhythm. A key factor in English rhythm, is getting the stress patterns right. This makes your English pronunciation and speech smooth and …