English accent -audio training- pronounce 'ts' consonant cluster

Eng­lish Accent AUDIO LESSON- Quick, Easy Trick- Pro­nounce the ‘ts’ Con­so­nant Clus­ter

Some­times it just takes a quick, easy tip to be clear­er in Eng­lish, and gain a clear­er Eng­lish accent. In this Eng­lish accent audio les­son, I want to share a quick, easy tip on how to pro­nounce the con­so­nant clus­ter ‘ts’ at the end of words.

Often, stu­dents I work with find the ‘ts’ clus­ter hard to say quick­ly in speech espe­cial­ly at the end of words. Often the /t/ sound gets omit­ted. Instead of ‘it’s’ I hear ‘is’ /ɪs/.  Instead of  ‘lots’ , I hear ‘los’ etc. 

So I want­ed to share this quick, easy tip to help you with this for your clear Eng­lish accent:

Take a very slight pause before the ‘ts’ to help your mouth organ­ise itself for the con­so­nant clus­ter. 

For exam­ple in the word ‘what’s’- say the ‘wha’ – make a very slight pause, and then say the ‘ts’. You can do the same for words where the ‘ts’ isn’t short for a word plus ‘is’ like in ‘what is- what’s’. For exam­ple in the word ‘cats’, it’s the same prin­ci­ple. You say ‘ca’- take a very slight pause, and then say the ‘ts’.

Learn how to do this in the audio les­son below.

Eng­lish Accent AUDIO LESSON- Quick, Easy Trick- Pro­nounce the ‘ts’ Con­so­nant Clus­ter

 

 

‘TS’ Words and Sen­tences

It’s, what’s, that’s, seats, lots, cats, wants, hearts, texts, arrange­ments, com­pletes, patients, enhanced its, pushed its.

It’s his.

What’s the time?

That’s my book.

He sits on all the seats.

Lots of mail came.

She loves cats.

That’s what he wants.

That’s a lot of hearts on your text.

He read all the assigned texts.

What’s the plan for the arrange­ments?

It’s impor­tant she com­pletes all the projects.

Lots of patients wait­ed.

The design enhanced its appeal.

The cat pushed its bowl over the mats.

Let me know in the com­ments below how you go with this tip.

Best wish­es, Esther

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