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’ The … 

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 … 

English Accent Training- stress and intonation- Linking and Elision

Eng­lish Accent Train­ing Part 4. Eng­lish Stress and Into­na­tion. Link­ing And Eli­sion

Have you ever won­dered how to sound more flow­ing when you speak Eng­lish ? Then you need to mas­ter using Link­ing and Eli­sion in your Eng­lish accent train­ing. The­se two ele­ments make your words flow togeth­er more. If your back­ground lan­guage is one where every syl­la­ble is said even­ly, a syl­la­ble timed lan­guage, the rhythm of your jaw move­ment is more … 

English accebt training stress and intonation how to use phrasing in sentences

Eng­lish Accent Train­ing Part 3. Eng­lish Stress and Into­na­tion. How to phrase words in sen­tences

In this 3rd arti­cle in the series on Eng­lish accent train­ing for stress and into­na­tion we’re going to look at how to phrase words in longer sen­tences. This phras­ing or group­ing togeth­er of words in a sen­tence, is impor­tant. It’s anoth­er ele­ment you need to pay atten­tion to when you want to improve your Eng­lish stress and into­na­tion so you … 

English Accent Training- correct syllable stress

Eng­lish Accent Train­ing Part 2. Eng­lish Stress and Rhythm- Cor­rect Syl­la­ble Stress In Words

Cus­tomers often ask for tips on how to use our accent reduc­tion cours­es to improve their Eng­lish stress and into­na­tion, and Eng­lish stress and rhythm. In this sec­ond part of my series on prac­ti­cal train­ing in Eng­lish stress and into­na­tion, I will give you train­ing on a sec­ond ele­ment. That is, how to use cor­rect syl­la­ble stress in words. By … 

English Accent Training part 1. Stress and intonation

Eng­lish Accent Train­ing Part1. How To Use Our Course for Eng­lish Stress & Into­na­tion Train­ing

Sam was a high­ly suc­cess­ful pro­fes­sion­al who had mas­tered his Eng­lish accent train­ing to pro­nounce all the Eng­lish sounds cor­rect­ly, by using our Speak More Clear­ly accent train­ing course. All his sounds were even still clear when he spoke in sen­tences and chat­ted on the phone to clients. But, every now and then he would get puz­zled looks from col­leagues and … 

Speak Eng­lish Like A Native – VIDEO

Speak Eng­lish Like A Native – VIDEO Hi, Esther here from Speak More Clear­ly – in this video you will learn great tips on how to speak Eng­lish like a native! A super use­ful tip to speak Eng­lish like a native speak­er is to use con­trac­tions when you speak. Oth­er­wise, your speech sounds very for­mal, and not nat­u­ral like a native … 

Understand English slang words and ohrases

Have a Laugh – Eng­lish Slang Words

As it’s com­ing up to the end of the year I thought  a bit of a laugh would be good. Below are pas­sages using Aus­tralian, Amer­i­can and British Eng­lish slang words. Even if you don’t use  slang in your speech, you still need to under­stand what speak­ers are say­ing when they use Eng­lish slang words and phras­es. Mind you, I think … 

Don't be Embarrassed- Speak English Clearly -Audio lesson

Don’t be Embar­rassed – Speak Eng­lish More Clear­ly- Audio lesson

To speak Eng­lish more clear­ly you need to know how to pro­nounce the words cor­rect­ly. Each time you begin to pro­nounce and use one or two words more cor­rect­ly, it already makes your speech clear­er. This time, to help you speak Eng­lish more clear­ly, I have an audio lesson for you about when ‘ch’ says /k/ in words.  Did you know that ‘ch’ can … 

English Vowels

Under­stand Eng­lish Vow­els – Fine Tune Your Knowl­edge

Did you know that Eng­lish vow­els in cer­tain word end­ings have dif­fer­ent mean­ings? If you know the mean­ings, it’s eas­ier to under­stand what  the word means, and to pro­nounce the word cor­rect­ly. This helps you speak more clear­ly, and helps you speak Eng­lish bet­ter if you know what end­ing to apply. As well as this, it gives your Eng­lish com­pre­hen­sion …