English Pronunciation fluency -training lesson

IELTS flu­en­cy Train­ing les­son

A major ele­ment for great IELTS results is Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion flu­en­cy.  You need to be able to hear and use the Eng­lish weak and strong forms in words of more than one syl­la­ble. I have writ­ten about this before, but this time I want to actu­al­ly train you to attune your ear to be able to hear which syllable/s are … 

How to pronounce English- audio training- a common mistake

How To Pro­nounce Eng­lish- Audio Train­ing-A com­mon Mis­take

A com­mon mis­take peo­ple make when they’re learn­ing how to pro­nounce Eng­lish words, is to always pro­nounce words as they are writ­ten. There are lots of lan­guages where how a word is writ­ten is how you you say it. Not so with Eng­lish. About 80% of words in Eng­lish can be pro­nounced more or less as they are writ­ten -though … 

An unfortunate accent reduction story

An Unfor­tu­nate Accent Reduc­tion Sto­ry

A lit­tle while ago I was brain­storm­ing some accent reduc­tion  ideas with the man­ag­er of a large com­pa­ny (Suzie), who had used my Aus­tralian accent course to gain an Aus­tralian accent. She told me about a meet­ing she had been in a few days ear­li­er. She said she was a lit­tle shocked at what hap­pened. She had con­vened a meet­ing …

English pronunciation training. Are you using a key word sentence?

Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion Train­ing- Do You Use A Key Word Sen­tence?

Using a key word sen­tence whether you are still work­ing on your Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion train­ing, or whether you are prac­tis­ing a new  accent in Eng­lish, or whether you are about to do an Eng­lish speak­ing test for Exam­ple like an IELTS test, real­ly helps. I was lis­ten­ing to an actress talk­ing on the radio the oth­er day. The actress was say­ing …

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 … 

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 … 

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 …