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 …

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 …

English Accent- Whats the one question everyone answers 'yes'

Eng­lish Accent – What Is The One Ques­tion Every­one Answers- “YES”?

Over the many years I have worked with peo­ple on their Eng­lish accent, the one ques­tion every­one answers yes to is, “Do you want to feel more con­fi­dent when you speak in Eng­lish?”  Of course the answer is always ‘yes’. It’s embar­rass­ing and some­times makes us feel stu­pid if we can’t speak cor­rect­ly or clear­ly. Recent­ly I had this expe­ri­ence …

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/. …

understand English speeders and be understood-at a party or social situation

10 Tips -Under­stand Eng­lish speak­ers and be under­stood at par­ties and social sit­u­a­tions

The oth­er day I was in a social sit­u­a­tion where there was a lot of back­ground noise, and the per­son speak­ing to me, who had not been here long, had a very strong accent in Eng­lish. I found it dif­fi­cult to under­stand them, and thought that it must be the same for them in reverse. This  got me think­ing about …

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 …