Accent reduction- When 'a' says A

Accent Reduction- When ‘a’ says A – AUDIO training

In my last lesson, I covered the most common sounds the ‘a’ letter and vowel can make. So in this accent reduction audio training lesson, you will learn about when the ‘a’ letter says its letter name – A.  In other words, how to tell if ‘a’ should be pronounced as A /eɪ/ as in ‘made’. This is the second most common …

English Accent Reduction- 80% Of The Road To Success is…..

So what is 80% of the road to success in English accent reduction? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the sounds, stress patterns etc that you may need to work on for your accent reduction? It’s natural to feel this, but 80% of the road to success for clear English speech, is to just take the first step. You …

English Pronunciation-Speak Like a Native- 8 Expressions With ‘Run’- AUDIO Lesson

All languages have expressions that aren’t always literal, so for this training lesson, we’ll practise English pronunciation and English expressions. We’ll ‘kill two birds with the one stone!’ – another English expression and we haven’t even started! I’ve made an audio lesson below so you can hear the English pronunciation of common expressions with the word ‘run’ to practise your …

English PODCAST with All Ears English-3 Important Accent Reduction Tips

Hi, I’m excited to share a recent accent reduction English podcast that I did with Lindsay from the American English Language school- All Ears English! The English podcast was great fun, and we went through some great accent reduction tips and pronunciation don’ts:- How to speak clearly more quickly How to make your new clear speech more automatic in everyday …

English Accent – Don’t be Embarrassed- Don’t, Pronounce the P in These Words- AUDIO Lesson

Sometimes it can be embarrassing if you pronounce a silent letter in a word when you’re learning to speak with an English accent. Lots of people do this, because it’s confusing when the word is not said as it’s written! This is why it’s important to listen over and over to the English accent you want, so you make a …

English Accent Training- How To Pronounce Words With ‘ng’ at the end. AUDIO Lesson

English accent training can be confusing sometimes! We all know that when we write the consonant ‘ng’ /ŋ/, we see a ‘g’ letter  there, but when we say it, it’s not pronounced. Also, it doesn’t become a /k/ sound either. So when you’re practising your English accent training, think of it this way:- When you see ‘sh’ written, you don’t say …

English Accent- Pronounce 16 words ending in ‘ture’ AUDIO training lesson

The suffix ‘ture’, is a common word ending, and it’s important to know how to pronounce it for your English accent. I’ve made training lessons before about how to pronounce certain word common endings such as ‘tion‘, ‘al’ and ‘el’ ; ‘ly’; ‘ous’ , and this time for English accent practise, we’re going to practise the ‘ture’ ending. English Accent – American …

Accent reduction- English rhythm- learn about pausing

Accent Reduction- English Rhythm – Use the ‘Pause’ Correctly- AUDIO lesson

Accent Reduction- English Rhythm – Use the ‘Pause’ Correctly- AUDIO lesson     Learning to use pauses properly is important when you’re practising accent reduction and English rhythm. It helps you sound more like a native English speaker.  If you don’t use pauses correctly when speaking English, it can change the meaning of what you’re saying. PAUSE for meaning For …

English AUDIO training- Say these 10 multisyllabic words with confidence

English AUDIO training- Say these 10 Multisyllabic Words with Confidence

In the English audio training below, I have included 10 multisyllabic words that students often have trouble saying confidently. I’m asked how certain multisyllabic words are said, and in English this is fair enough! There are a few things to consider: Firstly, there is spelling to consider- is the word said how it’s spelled? Which syllables are stressed, and which said …

AUDIO LESSON Accent reduction -12 animal idioms

Accent Reduction AUDIO lesson-Pronounce 12 Common English Animal Idioms Clearly

I found these cool common, animal idioms, and wanted to give you a chance to learn how to pronounce these English idioms correctly, and to understand when to use them.  At the same time, you get more accent reduction practise  material. Credit Analytical Grammar/Grammar Planet   Accent Reduction Practise- 12 English Idioms 1. Night owl –a person who is habitually active …