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 …

Accent Reduction Tip- You May Not Want to Do This But It Works

You May Not Want To Do This But It Works- Accent Reduc­tion Tip

There are many tips that can help in accent reduc­tion, though one main fea­ture of reduc­ing an accent or speak­ing more clear­ly in Eng­lish, is often over­looked. Stu­dents don’t always want to do this or pay atten­tion to it, because it takes effort. Some­times, if it’s a sound or accent reduc­tion ele­ment that is new to them, they don’t want …

VIDEO 3 English words-American, British and Australian Accent

VIDEO- 3 Eng­lish words-Amer­i­can, British and Aus­tralian accent

3 Eng­lish Words- Amer­i­can, British And Aus­tralian Accent I’m sure you’ve noticed that the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of cer­tain Eng­lish words varies from coun­try to coun­try, and even from one city or state to the next. When I work with accent reduc­tion stu­dents, there are always Eng­lish words that they aren’t sure how to pro­nounce. In fact I’m sure you could even …

speaking and presenting skills

Speak­ing and Pre­sen­ta­tion Skills- Speech Tran­si­tions

Even if you don’t have to present or speak in front of a huge audi­ence, it’s always very handy to have some tips about speak­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion skills. You may need to chair a meet­ing, or present to a meet­ing at work. Speak­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion skills, can give you more con­fi­dence to speak up in a meet­ing about your ideas …

11 Tricky English words-say them correctly-Audio lesson

11 Tricky Eng­lish Words-Say Them Cor­rect­ly-Audio Les­son

I bet you can think of at least 1 or 2  tricky Eng­lish words you have trou­ble pro­nounc­ing or get stuck on. Or 1 or 2 tricky Eng­lish words that you think you are say­ing cor­rect­ly, but peo­ple keep ask­ing you to repeat your­self because they haven’t under­stood you. Very frus­trat­ing indeed! Often dur­ing my skype  coach­ing lessons, or when …

English idioms and multisyllabic word stress AUDIO training dialog

Eng­lish Mul­ti­syl­la­blic Word Stress and Idioms- Dia­log AUDIO les­son

Late­ly I’ve been work­ing with cus­tomers who want to improve their IELTS score. Mas­ter­ing stress in mul­ti­syl­lab­ic words and use of Eng­lish idioms are impor­tant to include in your Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion prac­tise. Of course, these are impor­tant for any­one want­i­ng to improve their speech clar­i­ty, not just those work­ing towards a bet­ter IELTS score. Eng­lish Mul­ti­syl­lab­ic Stress and Eng­lish Idioms …

English Intonation- How to improve it

Eng­lish Into­na­tion- How To Improve It

Eng­lish into­na­tion, or into­na­tion in any lan­guage, can be described as the music or melody of the lan­guage. It’s a pro­nun­ci­a­tion fea­ture that is about how we say some­thing rather than what words we’re using. Eng­lish Into­na­tion – The Main Ele­ments How high or low your voice is -the pitch Stress cer­tain syl­la­bles or words paus­es for where you would …

The English Schwa sound -Why it's important

VIDEO- Eng­lish Schwa Sound-Why Is It Impor­tant

Eng­lish Schwa Sound- Why It’s Impor­tant I have writ­ten about the Eng­lish schwa sound before, the unstressed vow­el, and men­tioned that it’s actu­al­ly the most com­mon vow­el in Eng­lish! That’s one of the rea­sons it’s so impor­tant in Eng­lish. If you can’t say or use it in words, then you have trou­ble sound­ing nat­ur­al in Eng­lish. The Eng­lish schwa sound …

Meaning of 10 Common English suffixes and how to say them

Mean­ing Of 10 Com­mon Eng­lish Suf­fix­es And How To Say Them

I thought while we were on the top­ic (see my video-my last blog), I would also include the mean­ing and pro­nun­ci­a­tion of some com­mon Eng­lish suf­fix­es and how to say them. Inter­est­ing­ly, I have also noticed that some peo­ple have dif­fi­cul­ty pro­nounc­ing the ‘y’ at the end of words and some­times leave it off. For exam­ple it’s not ‘He was thirst’, it’s …