Workplace culture- American Australia, Britain

The Differences In Work Place Culture. Great Tips- America, Australia and Britain.

I recently came across a great article written by a grammarly.com writer in which they detail 4 great tips about the differences in work place culture in America, Australia and Britain. The author goes into the areas of Communication styles, attitudes to office romances, dress codes and work/life balance in some detail. Of course even though in all 3 countries, …

Speak English Naturally- gonna and wanna- Audio Lesson

Speak English Naturally- ‘wanna and gonna’-AUDIO lesson

When we speak English naturally, like in any other language, we sometimes contract or devolve how we say things for speed and ease. Unless you are pronouncing English as Queen Elizabeth of England does, then to speak English naturally, we often contract two common phrases. These two phrases are ‘going to’ and ‘want to.’ Oh and by the way, using …

The difference between British RP and American accents when t says d

Video- Difference Between British RP and American accent- When t says d

One Key Difference Between British RP And American Accents – When /t/ says /d/. Difference Between British RP and American Accent- When /t/ says /d/ In American English the /t/ consonant says a light, quick, flapped or tapped/d/ when: the /t/ is between 2 vowels such as in later, rating. the /t/ is between an /r/ and a vowel as …

Presentation skills- 9 great tips

Presentation Skills- 9 Great Tips

Have you ever thought-‘I feel nervous and I’m not feeling confident about my presentation skills, and I hope people understand what I’m going to say to them?”   It doesn’t even have to be presenting to a whole room full of people, it may also be when you need to present an idea or request to your boss, or need to …

English language and speech -collocation-audio lesson

English Language And Speech Secret- Sound like a native speaker- Collocations-AUDIO

An integral part of sounding like a native English speaker in your English language and speech is to use collocations. Why is the use of collocations so important for English language and speech? Collocations are important to know in order to boost your vocabulary, fluency, written discourse generally, and overall writing and speaking scores on the PTE and IELTS ( from …

Understand English Speakers

Understand English Speakers- Why Some People Take Longer

“How do I train my ear to better understand everyday speech between 2 English speakers talking informally and at normal speed?” “Why can’t I understand English speakers when they are speaking at a normal rate?” “What do I need to do to understand what English speakers are saying?” All questions you may have asked, or may have heard others ask. …

Accent Reduction-Where to start

Accent Reduction In English-Where to Start-VIDEO

Accent Reduction-Where to Start I am often asked by customers, “Now that I’ve purchased a Speak More Clearly accent reduction course, where should I start?” A great question! Obviously different individuals have different accent reduction needs depending on their background or native language, nevertheless, there are some common areas that everyone can start with. In the video below I discuss …

5 ways to improve your English speech when you don't have time to practise

VIDEO-5 Ways To Improve Your English Speech When You Don’t Have Time To Practise

Do you want to improve your English speech but find you don’t have time? Then this is for you. Often people say to me that they want to speak English more clearly but are so busy with work and their families that they don’t seem to be able to find the time to practise. So, I decided to  put together …

Tips to speak confidently in meetings

Tips To Speak Confidently In Meetings

Kelly Konya has written a really interesting  article on the Grammarly website entitled “How to speak up and find your voice in meetings”, which I wanted to share with you as I know that no matter what your work, there are always meetings to attend. Some of Kelly Konya’s very useful and practical tips to speak confidently in meetings are:- …

How to improve your English pronunciation and fluency

How To Improve English Pronunciation And Fluency-AUDIO Training Lesson

If your native or  background language is syllable timed, then to master English pronunciation and fluency you will need to practise the elements of a stress timed language like English quite a lot. In this audio training lesson I have included audio training on ‘linking‘ to help you with your practise for English fluency. If you are used to saying …