understand English speeders and be understood-at a party or social situation

10 Tips -Understand English speakers and be understood at parties and social situations

The other day I was in a social situation where there was a lot of background noise, and the person speaking to me, who had not been here long, had a very strong accent in English. I found it difficult to understand them, and thought that it must be the same for them in reverse. This  got me thinking about …

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 …

How To Pronounce English- Audio Training-A common Mistake

A common mistake people make when they’re learning how to pronounce English words, is to always pronounce words as they are written. There are lots of languages where how a word is written is how you you say it. Not so with English. About 80% of words in English can be pronounced more or less as they are written -though …

5 Major Pronunciation Don'ts

5 Major Pronunciation DON’TS

Sometimes we are so busy paying attention to what we should be doing that we forget to also notice what not to do, hence 5 major pronunciation don’ts. Pronunciation Don’t 1 Don’t expect to change your accent completely to sound like a native in only  a few weeks. It takes months and months of practise to begin to sound like a native …

How To Learn an English Accent Using 12 Phrases

How to Learn An English Accent using 12 phrases – Audio Lesson

Well you might wonder about how to learn an English accent using 12 English phrases. It all started when a customer asked a question! He was actually asking about phrasal verbs, and as I answered him, I realised that in just 12 phrases you can practise how to learn an English accent. Not only that, but you can also add …