English Accent Training- correct syllable stress

English Accent Training Part 2. English Stress and Rhythm- Correct Syllable Stress In Words

Customers often ask for tips on how to use our accent reduction courses to improve their English stress and intonation, and English stress and rhythm. In this second part of my series on practical training in English stress and intonation, I will give you training on a second element. That is, how to use correct syllable stress in words. By …

English Accent Training part 1. Stress and intonation

English Accent Training Part1. How To Use Our Course for English Stress & Intonation Training

Sam was a highly successful professional who had mastered his English accent training to pronounce all the English sounds correctly, by using our Speak More Clearly accent training course. All his sounds were even still clear when he spoke in sentences and chatted on the phone to clients. But, every now and then he would get puzzled looks from colleagues and …

Speak English Like A Native – VIDEO

Speak English Like A Native – VIDEO Hi, Esther here from Speak More Clearly – in this video you will learn great tips on how to speak English like a native! A super useful tip to speak English like a native speaker is to use contractions when you speak. Otherwise, your speech sounds very formal, and not natural like a …

Understand English slang words and ohrases

Have a Laugh – English Slang Words

As it’s coming up to the end of the year I thought  a bit of a laugh would be good. Below are passages using Australian, American and British English slang words. Even if you don’t use  slang in your speech, you still need to understand what speakers are saying when they use English slang words and phrases. Mind you, I …

Don't be Embarrassed- Speak English Clearly -Audio lesson

Don’t be Embarrassed – Speak English More Clearly- Audio lesson

To speak English more clearly you need to know how to pronounce the words correctly. Each time you begin to pronounce and use one or two words more correctly, it already makes your speech clearer. This time, to help you speak English more clearly, I have an audio lesson for you about when ‘ch’ says /k/ in words.  Did you know that ‘ch’ …

English vowels . 4 great tips . don't cut them short

English Vowels. 4 Great Tips. Don’t cut them short.

If you don’t want people to keep asking where you are from… and if you don’t want people to keep saying ‘excuse me?’.. make sure you learn to say the English vowels correctly.  Besides mimicking the vowel exactly, you need to be careful not to cut them short in words, especially in longer sentences.  When a vowel is said incorrectly …

Why You don't Speak Flowing English

Why You Don’t Speak Flowing English

One of my students said it all the other day. She said she finally got it. She realised the reason people don’t speak flowing English is they forget to link it up once they learn to how to pronounce English clearly. She said she was so busy being careful to pronounce every word and sound, that she didn’t realise that …

next level English pronunciation when 'e' isn't silent

Next level English Pronunciation. When Silent ‘e’ Isn’t Silent- Audio lesson

  There are lots of little tricks  to next level English pronunciation. One of them is to know when the silent ‘e’ isn’t silent, and when it’s used as a ‘buffer vowel’. A buffer vowel is a vowel that isn’t normally pronounced, but that does get pronounced in certain situations. So silent ‘e’ is normally silent, but when used as a …

Pronounce English words with tricky beginning sounds

Pronounce English Words With Tricky Beginning Sounds

Pronounce English Words With Tricky Beginning Sounds Did you know that only 20 % of English words don’t ‘play fair’? That is 20% of words aren’t spelt as they sound. That’s a surprise! I thought the percent of unfair words was greater. Below are some words that are hard to look up in a dictionary because they aren’t written as …

The Best way to communicate with your Filipino VA

The Best Way To Communicate With Your Filipino VA.

Have you ever considered the best way to communicate with your Filipino team members?  Or, maybe you need to help your VA communicate more effectively with your customers and clients. Alternatively, you may want them to be able to tone down their American accent, or speak with an Australian accent when speaking to your Australian customers. The Best Way To …