British, American and Australian Accent Training - Stress in compound nouns

British, American and Australian Accent Audio Training – Stress in compound nouns

The stress in compound nouns can be on the first, middle or last syllable. So in this English accent training I’d like to go through some compound nouns and give you some pointers to help you tell which syllable is stressed. Remember: When you stress a syllable you make the vowel slightly longer, slightly higher in pitch and slightly louder. British, …

English pronunciation- stress and rhythm for English speech fluency

English Pronunciation -Who else wants to Speak English Fluently?

You know I have talked about English Pronunciation and speaking English fluently before, but I realised I left out an important element! I have already told you about some of the elements you need to practise to speak English fluently so that you don’t sound stiff and unconnected when you speak. These are Linking, Elision, Syllable stress within longer words, and …

Speak fluid English. Go with the Flow! Pt 1

Be fluent in English, like native by learning how to speak with fluid English Speaking flowing, fluid English is a problem for many people whose original language is a syllable timed language. What do I mean by this?  They find it difficult to link words in sentences so they flow effortlessly and sound fluid. English is a stressed timed language. …

Speak fluid English. Go with the Flow! Pt 2

Learn How to go with the Flow and Speak Fluid English People often tell me they have been working on their English clarity and have mastered the pronunciation, but are frustrated because they find they still can’t speak fluid English- that is, with smooth, flowing sentences! The stress pattern in a word, phrase or sentence conveys meaning and therefore plays an important part in helping …