English accent -audio training- pronounce 'ts' consonant cluster

English Accent AUDIO LESSON- Quick, Easy Trick- Pronounce the ‘ts’ Consonant Cluster

Sometimes it just takes a quick, easy tip to be clearer in English, and gain a clearer English accent. In this English accent audio lesson, I want to share a quick, easy tip on how to pronounce the consonant cluster ‘ts’ at the end of words. Often, students I work with find the ‘ts’ cluster hard to say quickly in …

British Accent audio- great tip for syllable stress in English words

British Accent Audio Training (and other English accents)-Tip For Learning Word Stress

In this British accent audio training lesson, instead of focusing on how to say the de- stressed syllable, I have focused on the stressed syllable.  For some students it’s hard to use the schwa vowel to make a de-stressed syllable. Even though this lesson is titled British accent audio, the tip also applies for the other English accents such as …

Video How to say words with l and r in the same word

VIDEO How to say English Words With l And r In The Same Word

Sometimes, it’s even tricky for me to say English words that have /l/ and /r/ in the same word!  Sometimes it’s tricky because the /l/ and /r/ are close together, or because the word is long with multiple /l/ and /r/ sounds in it.  Basically, to pronounce these /l/ -/r/ words well, you need to just practise them till your …

Practise how to pronounce words when the letter s says /z/

Audio lesson- How To Pronounce Words When The Letter ‘s’ Says /z/

How to pronounce words when the letter ‘s’ says /z/ To pronounce words when the letter ‘s’ says  the /z/ sound, first you need to know that the /s/ and /z/ sounds are minimal pair sounds in English. That means, they’re made with exactly the same mouth movements except that when you say the /z/ sound, you switch on your …

How to l;earn an English accent- 5 tips Actors can teach us

How To Learn An English Accent – 5 Tips Actors Can Teach Us

How To Learn An English Accent – 5 Tips Actors Can Teach Us I was recently talking to an actress about how to learn an English accent (or other accent) that wasn’t her native English accent.  She said she used ‘layering’. She said she listened over and over to someone speaking with the accent she wanted to use. At different …

English Pronunciation How to pronounce 'world' and other 'wor' words

How to Pronounce ‘world’ and other English ‘wor’ words AUDIO lesson

I am often asked the following question when working with English pronunciation, “How do I pronounce the word ‘world?’ ” Because of the spelling it is tricky! Is it:  world /wɔːrld/ (American) , /wɔːld/ (British/Australian)   or  world /wɝːld/ (American),  /wɜːld/ (Brit/Aussie)?? If you picked the 2nd lot where the ‘or’ says ‘er’ you were right.  So here is the secret:  When an ‘or’ …

How to pronounce English words that sound similar

VIDEO English Words That Sound Similar -How To Pronounce Them

  English Words That Sound Similar -How To Pronounce Them I recently asked customers which English words they get mixed up when they’re trying to pronounce them, and I got quite a few. Thank you to everyone who contributed. The interesting thing is, quite a few of the English words show a confusion between the ‘aw’ vowel and the ‘oe’ …

Video-How to pronounce 'banana, vitamin , process'- American, british and Australian accent

VIDEO American, British, and Australian Accents-Pronounce English words-banana, vitamin, process

Pronounce English words- ‘banana, vitamin, process’- American, British, and Australian Accents It can sometimes be confusing to know how to pronounce certain words depending on whether you need an American, British or Australian accent, so I thought I would start with these three words this time. Let me know in the comment section below if there are other words you would …

Speak English Naturally- gonna and wanna- Audio Lesson

Speak English Naturally- ‘wanna and gonna’-AUDIO lesson

When we speak English naturally, like in any other language, we sometimes contract or devolve how we say things for speed and ease. Unless you are pronouncing English as Queen Elizabeth of England does, then to speak English naturally, we often contract two common phrases. These two phrases are ‘going to’ and ‘want to.’ Oh and by the way, using …