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 …

Cool Food Idioms You Can Find IN Your Fridge.

Cool Food Idioms You Can Find In Your Fridge

I recently shared a post by Analytical Grammar/ Grammar Planet’s post, about all the food idioms you can find just by looking in the fridge!  I’ll put the link in at the end of this post, as it’s a cool image as well. In the meantime, what I thought would be fun would be to take 7 of the most …

British and American English video- don't say these 12 words wrong

Don’t Say These 12 Words Wrong- British English and American English-VIDEO

Have you ever made a social faux pas or mistake by using the wrong word in English? I have ! Have a listen to the video and hear what happened . Sometimes the difference between words used in British English and American English does matter! Oh and don’t worry, I talk about Australian English as well. You can also use …