British, American and Australian Accent Training - Stress in compound nouns

British, American and Australian Accent Audio Training – Stress in compound nouns

The stress in compound nouns can be on the first, middle or last syllable. So in this English accent training I’d like to go through some compound nouns and give you some pointers to help you tell which syllable is stressed. Remember: When you stress a syllable you make the vowel slightly longer, slightly higher in pitch and slightly louder. British, …

Clear English speech practise 3 more motivational tips video

Clear English Speech Practise- 3 More Motivational Tips VIDEO

Clear English Speech Practise- 3 More Motivational Tips   Are you ready for 3 more motivational tips to help keep you on track for your clear English speech practice? 3 More Motivational Practise Tips for Clear English Speech 1) The ‘see it’ technique 2) The ‘sign’ motivational tip 3) Get an accountability buddy Have a look here to see the …

English pronunciation practice 3 Motivational tips

English Pronunciation Practice- 3 Motivational Tips VIDEO

English Pronunciation Practice- 3 Motivational Tips   Are you finding it hard sometimes to motivate yourself to practice for your goal of clear and confident English speech?  You aren’t the only one, so I thought I would help with some English pronunciation practice motivational tips. 3 Motivational Practice Tips 1) Record yourself to hear your progress – what to listen …

British Accent tip VIDEO Training

Important British Accent Tip- VIDEO

Important British Accent Tip   This British accent tip is important because it is one of the pronunciation elements that distinguishes the British accent from the Australian and American accents.  I also wanted to make sure you notice this British accent pronunciation tip properly. When you use our new, great online  British accent course, you need to pay attention to this …

14 great tips to speak clearly in job interviews and on the phone

14 Tips for Clear, Confident speech in a job interview; on the phone- Live Stream

Find out about 14 Clear Speech tips for job interviews and speaking confidently on the phone, with this fun live stream interview I did with the fantastic Career coaches, Naishadh Gadani and Karalyn Brown. Karalyn and Naishadh regularly run a live stream Career Care Package Program on Linkedin each week. Besides lots of great tips for clear, confident speech and …

English Pronunciation- VIDEO Lesson- How to say 'wor' words correctly

VIDEO- How to Say ‘wor’ Words- Don’t say walk for work

English Pronunciation – How to Say ‘wor’ Words Correctly   Often students can become quite confused about how to pronounce words spelled with ‘wor’, and especially the word ‘work.’ Because of the ‘or’, they often say ‘walk’ for ‘work.’ Check out this training video and find out about the ‘wor’ rule. ‘Wor’ Words work worst worth word worm worse Exceptions …

English accent audio training- words with a silent 'w'

English Audio Training -Words With a Silent ‘w’

It can be a bit embarrassing when you realise you’ve pronounced a letter in a word that is meant to be silent! To help you master your English accent, this time we’ll focus on words with a silent /w/ in them. English Audio Training Lesson   Don’t Pronounce the ‘w’ in these words There are lots of words in English …

English Accent Reduction- Speak Naturally with Juncture

English Accent Reduction- Use Speech Juncture To Sound Natural

Juncture is another element of intonation in English speech, and so is important for English accent reduction. As you will see from the examples below, it’s really important because if you don’t use it properly the meaning of what you are saying changes. Juncture is a kind of transition and pause between utterances or within an utterance. It’s a combination of …

Audio training- English words spelled differently but said the same

English words spelled (spelt) differently but said the same

As you study English, you come across many English words that are spelled differently, but said the same. These are English homophones. In this blog, I’m not going to go through them all – there are too many!! But, what I would like to do is go through some common homophones that students of English can often get confused. I …

Neutralise Your Accent-Words With Invisible Syllables

Neutralize Your Accent-Words With Invisible Syllables

Words with ‘invisible syllables’ can be tricky to pronounce because what you see isn’t what you say! Words with invisible syllables, means words where we don’t say one of the syllables in a word written with 3 or more syllables. A word in English can be broken down into letters, and also syllables. It’s important to know which syllables are …