Pronounce these difficult English words 'maths. paths'

Pronounce These Difficult English Words ‘maths, paths’-Audio Lesson

I know it’s hard enough to pronounce words ending in ‘th’ in English, and then when you add a possessive or plural /s/ it becomes even more ‘fun’!  I would like to show you how to pronounce difficult English words such as maths and paths. As I work with students on skype, or face to face, or receive requests via …

English Speaking Fluency-Practise this..

English Speaking Fluency- Practise This….

An important element in English speaking fluency is to say words ending in consonant blends in sentences, without leaving out one of the consonants. Then the next level of mastery in English speaking fluency is: To say all the sounds in the consonant blend at the end of words, and at the same time to link the last consonant to …

Why people with good accents tend to get better jobs

Why people with good accents tend to get better jobs

Why have I called this blog ‘why people with good accents tend to get better jobs?’ I found a very interesting article about this written by a top recruiting firm in the U.S. and would like to share it with you. I keep hearing the same story over and over again in different forms, from customers regarding job and social …

10 over used English words-what to say instead

10 Over Used English Words- What To Say Instead

10 Over Used English Words- What To Say Instead                                                    Little- small, insufficient, minute, tiny, meagre, slight, mini, petite, brief, limited    💡 Pretty- attractive, beautiful, cute, elegant, good-looking, lovely, pleasant, handsome (for a male) Saw- …

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 …

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 …

10 often mispronounced English words and phrases

10 Often Mispronounced English words and phrases

These 10 often mispronounced English words and phrases caught my eye and I thought they would be useful. I have included some notes to help you to pronounce these English words and phrases. Mispronounced  English Word 1 It’s not :antartic             It’s: antarctic You need to keep the ‘c’ sound in before the /t/. Slow …

5 Major Pronunciation Don'ts

5 Major Pronunciation DON’TS

Sometimes we are so busy paying attention to what we should be doing that we forget to also notice what not to do, hence 5 major pronunciation don’ts. Pronunciation Don’t 1 Don’t expect to change your accent completely to sound like a native in only  a few weeks. It takes months and months of practise to begin to sound like a native …

How To Learn an English Accent Using 12 Phrases

How to Learn An English Accent using 12 phrases – Audio Lesson

Well you might wonder about how to learn an English accent using 12 English phrases. It all started when a customer asked a question! He was actually asking about phrasal verbs, and as I answered him, I realised that in just 12 phrases you can practise how to learn an English accent. Not only that, but you can also add …