accent reduction puzzle. When a vowel letter is said as a consonant

Have a look at this accent reduction puzzle. Words spelt with a vowel but said as a consonant.

In this accent reduction puzzle, as usual, there are exceptions and unusual spellings and pronunciation in English. Let’s have a look at the accent reduction puzzle of words spelt with a vowel that is pronounced as a consonant. Because of this, some accent reduction students sometimes miss pronounce these words. The first accent reduction puzzle  is the ‘u’ in ‘qu’ …

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 …

Take your Accent Reduction to the next level. The Surprising “A” Factor

What is the surprising “A” factor , and how does it take your accent reduction to the next level? After you have worked on the more obvious elements of accent reduction such as grappling with the /r/ sound, the ‘th’ sounds, pronunciation of vowels and stress timing and rhythm in English, you may want to take your pronunciation and speech …

Say Your Name in ENglish. The 3 things stopping you. speakmoreclearly.com

Say Your name in English! The 3 Things Stopping you!

Have you ever felt frustrated that no matter what you do, people still can’t get your name the first time you say it in English?  You aren’t alone. Have you noticed it’s even worse when you are on the phone? You would think that to say your name in English would be easy. After all you have been saying it …

Pronounce English vowels the 'a' vowel

Vowel Pronunciation, ‘a’ vowel.

VIDEO: ‘a’ Vowel Pronunciation. Have you noticed that sometimes vowel pronunciation in English is hard because you can’t hear the difference between two different vowels? Well, you aren’t the only one!  Some vowels sound so close it is difficult. When you can hear the difference you will find it much easier to pronounce them as well.  The solution: Listen over …