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. …

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10 Impor­tant Eng­lish Proverbs

Often we hear a short say­ing or Eng­lish proverb that peo­ple use and some­times we vague­ly know the mean­ing, but aren’t quite sure. You can use the fol­low­ing Eng­lish proverbs and their mean­ings a) to under­stand what peo­ple are refer­ring to bet­ter, and b) to prac­tise your pro­nun­ci­a­tion with some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent than usu­al. You could record your­self as …

ultimate common prefixes list-how to say words with them Audio lesson

Ulti­mate Com­mon Pre­fix­es List – How To Pro­nounce Them in Words-Audio Train­ing

Did you know the 4 most com­mon pre­fix­es in Eng­lish are ‘re’, ‘un’, ‘dis’, and ‘in- im- il- ir’ ( these last ones are in a group as they have the same ‘mean­ing’ when added to a word in Eng­lish). The com­mon pre­fix ‘re’ can some­times pose an Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion dif­fi­cul­ty because it can say ‘ree’ /ri/ or ‘re’ /rɛ/. …

English Speech Practise Dialog -audio training -electricity bill

Eng­lish Speech Prac­tise Dia­log AUDIO LESSON- Elec­tric­i­ty Bill

It nev­er hurts to have dif­fer­ent prac­tise mate­r­i­al, so here is anoth­er dia­log you can use for your Eng­lish speech prac­tise. The con­ver­sa­tion in this Eng­lish speech dia­log, is a phone con­ver­sa­tion and includes a female and male voice. Use the dia­log to prac­tise work­ing on your speech clar­i­ty, and don’t for­get to prac­tise aloud and use link­ing and copy …

Accent Reduction Tip- You May Not Want to Do This But It Works

You May Not Want To Do This But It Works- Accent Reduc­tion Tip

There are many tips that can help in accent reduc­tion, though one main fea­ture of reduc­ing an accent or speak­ing more clear­ly in Eng­lish, is often over­looked. Stu­dents don’t always want to do this or pay atten­tion to it, because it takes effort. Some­times, if it’s a sound or accent reduc­tion ele­ment that is new to them, they don’t want …

English Intonation- How to improve it

Eng­lish Into­na­tion- How To Improve It

Eng­lish into­na­tion, or into­na­tion in any lan­guage, can be described as the music or melody of the lan­guage. It’s a pro­nun­ci­a­tion fea­ture that is about how we say some­thing rather than what words we’re using. Eng­lish Into­na­tion – The Main Ele­ments How high or low your voice is -the pitch Stress cer­tain syl­la­bles or words paus­es for where you would …

Meaning of 10 Common English suffixes and how to say them

Mean­ing Of 10 Com­mon Eng­lish Suf­fix­es And How To Say Them

I thought while we were on the top­ic (see my video-my last blog), I would also include the mean­ing and pro­nun­ci­a­tion of some com­mon Eng­lish suf­fix­es and how to say them. Inter­est­ing­ly, I have also noticed that some peo­ple have dif­fi­cul­ty pro­nounc­ing the ‘y’ at the end of words and some­times leave it off. For exam­ple it’s not ‘He was thirst’, it’s …

VIDEO English common endings 'al' and 'el' pronounce correctly

Eng­lish Com­mon End­ings ‘al’ and ‘el’ Pro­nounce Cor­rect­ly- VIDEO

How to say words with Eng­lish Com­mon End­ings ‘al’ and ‘el’   Most Eng­lish com­mon end­ings are said with a schwa vow­el as they aren’t the most impor­tant part of the word. Hav­ing said that, Eng­lish com­mon end­ings or suf­fix­es, do give us infor­ma­tion about the word. I have cho­sen to make a video about the Eng­lish com­mon end­ings ‘al’ and …

Small English Pronunciation error with a big effect

Small Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion Error with a Big Effect- AUDIO

Some­times it’s the small Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion errors that can have a big effect on being under­stood eas­i­ly when you speak. One Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion error, that peo­ple make is to leave the /s/ sound out in the /ks/ con­so­nant blend at the end of words. This is espe­cial­ly com­mon if the word after it begins with a con­so­nant also. Just this …

How to sound natural in English

How To Sound Nat­ur­al In Eng­lish

While there are lots of ele­ments to sound­ing nat­ur­al in Eng­lish, I’m going to talk about 4 things that I think are key ele­ments that you need to work on and mas­ter. These 4 ele­ments of how to get nat­ur­al Eng­lish, focus on supraseg­men­tal ele­ments of Eng­lish. That is stress, rhythm and into­na­tion. 1) Nat­ur­al Eng­lish- Right Syl­la­ble Stress in …