British, American and Australian Accent Training - Stress in compound nouns

British, American and Australian Accent Audio Training – Stress in compound nouns

The stress in compound nouns can be on the first, middle or last syllable. So in this English accent training I’d like to go through some compound nouns and give you some pointers to help you tell which syllable is stressed. Remember: When you stress a syllable you make the vowel slightly longer, slightly higher in pitch and slightly louder. British, …

Clear English speech practise 3 more motivational tips video

Clear English Speech Practise- 3 More Motivational Tips VIDEO

Clear English Speech Practise- 3 More Motivational Tips   Are you ready for 3 more motivational tips to help keep you on track for your clear English speech practice? 3 More Motivational Practise Tips for Clear English Speech 1) The ‘see it’ technique 2) The ‘sign’ motivational tip 3) Get an accountability buddy Have a look here to see the …

Get a Band 7+ Score – Video Interview with Kristin Espinar

English tutoring and preparation services for the IELTS® test with Kristen Espinar  – How To get a Band 7+ Score Want to know how to improve your writing and speaking for the IELTS® test to a 7+ in the written and spoken sections of the exam? I recently interviewed an expert teacher and coach- Kristin Espinar, and I’m really excited …

English pronunciation practice 3 Motivational tips

English Pronunciation Practice- 3 Motivational Tips VIDEO

English Pronunciation Practice- 3 Motivational Tips   Are you finding it hard sometimes to motivate yourself to practice for your goal of clear and confident English speech?  You aren’t the only one, so I thought I would help with some English pronunciation practice motivational tips. 3 Motivational Practice Tips 1) Record yourself to hear your progress – what to listen …

14 great tips to speak clearly in job interviews and on the phone

14 Tips for Clear, Confident speech in a job interview; on the phone- Live Stream

Find out about 14 Clear Speech tips for job interviews and speaking confidently on the phone, with this fun live stream interview I did with the fantastic Career coaches, Naishadh Gadani and Karalyn Brown. Karalyn and Naishadh regularly run a live stream Career Care Package Program on Linkedin each week. Besides lots of great tips for clear, confident speech and …

English Pronunciation- VIDEO Lesson- How to say 'wor' words correctly

VIDEO- How to Say ‘wor’ Words- Don’t say walk for work

English Pronunciation – How to Say ‘wor’ Words Correctly   Often students can become quite confused about how to pronounce words spelled with ‘wor’, and especially the word ‘work.’ Because of the ‘or’, they often say ‘walk’ for ‘work.’ Check out this training video and find out about the ‘wor’ rule. ‘Wor’ Words work worst worth word worm worse Exceptions …

3 Public Speaking Tips- Easy and effective

3 Public Speaking Tips- Easy and Effective

I’d like to share 3 great public speaking tips that you can use to increase your confidence, and have your words ‘land well’. You can use these tips whether you’re speaking in a meeting or presenting to a whole lot of people. Public Speaking Tip 1- Have Your Words Land Well Try this exercise from our Voice Training course. Use …

Video- Speak English Naturally -pronounce tle correctly

Speak English Naturally- tle words- VIDEO

Speak English Naturally – tle words   Pronounce Words Ending in ‘tle’ Confidently   Words bottle little settle metal (not spelt the same but said the same- there’s the very short schwa between T and L) subtle what’ll ( what’ll you do)  3 sentences with these words. What’ll you do with the bottle? The little battle was in the settlement. …

English accent audio training- words with a silent 'w'

English Audio Training -Words With a Silent ‘w’

It can be a bit embarrassing when you realise you’ve pronounced a letter in a word that is meant to be silent! To help you master your English accent, this time we’ll focus on words with a silent /w/ in them. English Audio Training Lesson   Don’t Pronounce the ‘w’ in these words There are lots of words in English …

English Accent Reduction- Speak Naturally with Juncture

English Accent Reduction- Use Speech Juncture To Sound Natural

Juncture is another element of intonation in English speech, and so is important for English accent reduction. As you will see from the examples below, it’s really important because if you don’t use it properly the meaning of what you are saying changes. Juncture is a kind of transition and pause between utterances or within an utterance. It’s a combination of …