Unlocking the mystery of the dark /l/

Unlocking the Mystery of Pronouncing the English Dark L Sound

Today’s tip is about unlocking the mystery of how and when to pronounce the dark English  L  sound. Have you ever noticed that the /l/ in lock and the /l/ in felt and sell sound a bit different?   The /l/ in lock is called the light /l/, and the /l/ in felt and sell is the English dark L sound. …

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 …

Master Voiced and Voiceless Consonants in English: VIDEO

VIDEO: watch the video above to learn how to say voiced and voiceless consonants in English. Mastering English Voiced and Voiceless Consonants Do you say chump instead of jump? Or Rice instead of rise? Or bin instead of pin? These are common mistakes in English pronunciation. The trick is learning how to make the difference between voiced and voiceless consonants, …

English Pronunciation. What They Don’t Teach You That You Need To Know. Audio Lesson

If you want to sound like a native English speaker with your English pronunciation, you need to know about a few speech elements that are not usually talked about. What they don’t teach you, and you need to know, is to make sure you aspirate your consonants, especially the unvoiced ones. Aspirating your consonants is a key element for clear …

English Pronunciation Of Words With ‘ous’ At The End. Audio lesson.

  I’ve had several students ask me how to pronounce English words with the common ending ‘ous’, so I thought I would make an audio lesson for you to practise with. Don’t forget that most words that have ‘ous’ at the end are words of more than one syllable, and the audio lesson also gives you an opportunity to practise …

Improve Your English Pronunciation By Working Smarter Not Harder

VIDEO: Improve Your English Pronunciation By Working Smarter Not Harder   Hi, it’s Esther here from Speak More Clearly Today I am excited to give you an English pronunciation tip that will help you speak more clearly by working smarter and not harder. I have found that people’s pronunciation improves more quickly if they use a script. So what do …

The Number 1 English Pronunciation Tip That Will Make ALL The Difference

Hi, As you know I specialise in helping people with English pronunciation so they gain the skills and confidence to speak English clearly. Today I want to talk about an English pronunciation tip which is often overlooked, and which will make all the difference to you. And also for once, I would also like to talk about a written English …

3 English Pronunciation Tricks Only 20% Of People Do, That Will Bring 80% Better Results

Everybody is looking to speed up their progress when it comes to speaking English more clearly. We are all busy, so I wanted to talk about 3 English pronunciation tricks that you can use to bring you 80% better results. English Pronunciation Trick number 1 – Write a script What do I mean by ‘write a script’? In my work …

British, Australian and American pronunciation for multi-syllable words- Don’t get confused

I recently found an interesting analysis of the different British, Australian and American pronunciation and stress patterns for certain multisyllable words. It was interesting because it pointed out that British, Australian and American pronunciation are different for many words borrowed from French. Typically American English puts the stress on the final syllable, whereas British and Australian English makes an earlier …

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VIDEO -Discover How Tina Improved Her English Pronunciation And Used Her New, Confident, Communication To Build Better Relationships At Work

Meet Tina Nguyen, graphic designer. Tina works for a major graphic design firm in Australia. Tina has been living in Australia for almost 10 years and her career was on track but she was unhappy with her accent and pronunciation in English. She felt like she wasn’t communicating clearly with her clients and colleagues and wished she was able to …