English pronunciation and accent reduction

English Pronunciation With a Surprising Twist

I thought we could have some fun this time practising some English pronunciation with a surprising twist! I have recorded a couple of Limericks and put them in this blog for you to listen to and repeat. Now you know me, there is a purpose to this. This English pronunciation with a surprising twist is for you to practise the …

Discover How Kazu’s English Pronunciation Training Helped Him Succeed in His Career…

Meet Kazuhiro Imafuku. Kazu who is originally from Japan, moved to America to pursue his acting career. Kazu was frustrated because he had a very strong accent when he spoke English and he felt embarrassed when he made mistakes in English. Kazu had difficulty pronouncing English consonants and vowels correctly because he didn’t know how to move his mouth to …

English pronunciation. The Law of Starting Simple.

English Pronunciation. The Law of Starting Simple.

Sometimes I am asked this question: “My English is very good so is your accent training program too simple for me?” Let me ask you a question?  Do you know how to drive a car, or motor scooter, or ride a bicycle? Did you become a master at it the minute you began driving or riding? Didn’t you have to learn all …

3 tips to supercharge your accent reduction

3 Tips to Super Charge Your Accent Reduction

A customer recently emailed me to ask what he was doing wrong. He said he was a Doctor, and that he’d been listening to BBC radio programs for a few years to help him with his accent reduction. He was quite frustrated because even though he had been listening for years, he felt his English pronunciation hadn’t improved. The  problem …

English Pronunciation, How to Say: Reservation

VIDEO: English Pronunciation, How to Say: Reservation. Learning the Schwa Sound. Hi It’s Esther here, thanks to everyone who sent in your most difficult English words. I have made a series of one words videos for you with some of the most difficult English words that often get mispronounced in English so you can learn exactly how to pronounce them …

Talk On The Phone, English Pronunciation

VIDEO: Talk on the Phone Clearly, English Pronunciation Would you Like to Speak Clearly on the Phone? Many people struggle to be understood clearly on the phone, even native English speakers! Even if your English pronunciation is good it is still hard to be understood on the phone without having to repeat yourself. Watch my video above for 4 fantastic …

English pronunciation. How to pronounce the consonant blend qu

English Pronunciation Training. How to say the ‘qu’ consonant blend sound.

In this English Pronunciation training tip I will teach you how to say the ‘qu’ consonant blend  sound. I have included a voice recording for you below so you can copy me, and practise saying the ‘qu’ sound in words and sentences. Because ‘qu’ is a sound made by pronouncing the /k/ and /w/ sounds together, it is a consonant …

accent Reduction. Do you qualify?

Accent Reduction. Do you really qualify?

Sounds like an odd question I know.  Accent reduction. Do you really qualify? Let me paint you a picture.  Does this sound familiar to you? Some people work hard to pronounce English more clearly.  They listen to the native English trainer in my accent reduction training course, or they go to pronunciation classes. They  listen and repeat, they master the …

Why you get ‘th’ sound wrong in English

Do you get the ‘th’ sound wrong in English? If you are having trouble pronouncing the ‘th’ sound and using it fluently in your speech, you aren’t the only one! A lot of people have trouble pronouncing this sound because most languages don’t have this sound. So, it means you need to learn a totally new way of placing your tongue in your mouth. Just to …