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 …

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 …

English vowels . 4 great tips . don't cut them short

English Vowels. 4 Great Tips. Don’t cut them short.

If you don’t want people to keep asking where you are from… and if you don’t want people to keep saying ‘excuse me?’.. make sure you learn to say the English vowels correctly.  Besides mimicking the vowel exactly, you need to be careful not to cut them short in words, especially in longer sentences.  When a vowel is said incorrectly …

Why You don't Speak Flowing English

Why You Don’t Speak Flowing English

One of my students said it all the other day. She said she finally got it. She realised the reason people don’t speak flowing English is they forget to link it up once they learn to how to pronounce English clearly. She said she was so busy being careful to pronounce every word and sound, that she didn’t realise that …

next level English pronunciation when 'e' isn't silent

Next level English Pronunciation. When Silent ‘e’ Isn’t Silent- Audio lesson

  There are lots of little tricks  to next level English pronunciation. One of them is to know when the silent ‘e’ isn’t silent, and when it’s used as a ‘buffer vowel’. A buffer vowel is a vowel that isn’t normally pronounced, but that does get pronounced in certain situations. So silent ‘e’ is normally silent, but when used as a …

Pronounce English words with tricky beginning sounds

Pronounce English Words With Tricky Beginning Sounds

Pronounce English Words With Tricky Beginning Sounds Did you know that only 20 % of English words don’t ‘play fair’? That is 20% of words aren’t spelt as they sound. That’s a surprise! I thought the percent of unfair words was greater. Below are some words that are hard to look up in a dictionary because they aren’t written as …

The Best way to communicate with your Filipino VA

The Best Way To Communicate With Your Filipino VA.

Have you ever considered the best way to communicate with your Filipino team members?  Or, maybe you need to help your VA communicate more effectively with your customers and clients. Alternatively, you may want them to be able to tone down their American accent, or speak with an Australian accent when speaking to your Australian customers. The Best Way To …

English Accent. How to pronounce words starting with 'ex'

English Accent. How To Pronounce ‘ex’ At The Beginning Of Words. Audio Lesson

I hadn’t even thought of it, but one of my customers emailed me to ask if there was a rule about this.  He was practising his English accent  and wanted to know when ‘ex’ says ‘eks’ and when it says ‘gz’.  Mind you in some parts of America it is pronounced as ‘iks’ not ‘eks’. There is a rule about …

accent reduction

How long will it take to reduce my accent in English?

How long will it take to reduce my accent in English? This is the million dollar question! Firstly, you need to know that different people have different abilities to retain the accent they hear, and reproduce it for themselves. This is the same for people’s ability to mimic how a native English speaker is pronouncing English. Different people need differing …