English Accent – Don’t be Embarrassed- Don’t, Pronounce the P in These Words- AUDIO Lesson

Sometimes it can be embarrassing if you pronounce a silent letter in a word when you’re learning to speak with an English accent. Lots of people do this, because it’s confusing when the word is not said as it’s written! This is why it’s important to listen over and over to the English accent you want, so you make a …

English Accent- Sound Natural – How To Use The Intrusive ‘y’ AUDIO Training

When we want to be super clear with our English accent, we do need to choose to make every sound clearly. We may be emphasising a point, presenting to others, going for a job interview etc. Most of the time though, just like in any language, we tend to be less precise. To sound more natural with your English accent, …

English Accent Training- How To Pronounce Words With ‘ng’ at the end. AUDIO Lesson

English accent training can be confusing sometimes! We all know that when we write the consonant ‘ng’ /ŋ/, we see a ‘g’ letter  there, but when we say it, it’s not pronounced. Also, it doesn’t become a /k/ sound either. So when you’re practising your English accent training, think of it this way:- When you see ‘sh’ written, you don’t say …

English Accent- Pronounce 16 words ending in ‘ture’ AUDIO training lesson

The suffix ‘ture’, is a common word ending, and it’s important to know how to pronounce it for your English accent. I’ve made training lessons before about how to pronounce certain word common endings such as ‘tion‘, ‘al’ and ‘el’ ; ‘ly’; ‘ous’ , and this time for English accent practise, we’re going to practise the ‘ture’ ending. English Accent – American …

English Communication Skills- 8 Top Soft Skills Employers Look For

There are lots of different aspects to English communication skills, and some of them have come to be known as “soft skills’. Soft skills can be defined as interpersonal skills that you use when you work and interact with others. These skills are important because you need these skills as well as your professional technical skills, to be able to …

Accent reduction- English rhythm- learn about pausing

Accent Reduction- English Rhythm – Use the ‘Pause’ Correctly- AUDIO lesson

Accent Reduction- English Rhythm – Use the ‘Pause’ Correctly- AUDIO lesson     Learning to use pauses properly is important when you’re practising accent reduction and English rhythm. It helps you sound more like a native English speaker.  If you don’t use pauses correctly when speaking English, it can change the meaning of what you’re saying. PAUSE for meaning For …

English AUDIO training- Say these 10 multisyllabic words with confidence

English AUDIO training- Say these 10 Multisyllabic Words with Confidence

In the English audio training below, I have included 10 multisyllabic words that students often have trouble saying confidently. I’m asked how certain multisyllabic words are said, and in English this is fair enough! There are a few things to consider: Firstly, there is spelling to consider- is the word said how it’s spelled? Which syllables are stressed, and which said …

AUDIO LESSON Accent reduction -12 animal idioms

Accent Reduction AUDIO lesson-Pronounce 12 Common English Animal Idioms Clearly

I found these cool common, animal idioms, and wanted to give you a chance to learn how to pronounce these English idioms correctly, and to understand when to use them.  At the same time, you get more accent reduction practise  material. Credit Analytical Grammar/Grammar Planet   Accent Reduction Practise- 12 English Idioms 1. Night owl –a person who is habitually active …

English pronunciation audio training-pronounce words when the h is silent

English accent-Pronounce English Words With The Silent /h/ Letter

It can often be difficult to pronounce English words because you have to know if there is a silent letter in the word or not. This time I thought I would focus in on English words where the /h/ sound is silent. Of course, most of the time when you see a word spelled with an /h/ in it you do …

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 …