Speak More Clearly -Understand spoken English

How to Understand Spoken English

Understand Spoken English Better Recently, I received an email from someone who had a query about understanding spoken English. I am always very grateful for your email questions. This helps me understand what difficulties you have and how to solve them. In this email, my customer shared something interesting with me. He had studied and spoken English for many years. …

The Top 3 Job Interview Mistakes

The 3 Most Common Job Interview Mistakes and how to overcome them… Recently I interviewed Debra Barit who is an expert in helping people prepare themselves for that all important job interview. Debra gave some special tips and I want to share 3 really great ones with you. (Watch out for my video interview with Debra – coming in the next couple of …

how to speak English clearly on the phone

Speak Clearly on the Phone

Recently, one of my students told me she was having difficulty when she spoke to people on the phone at her work. She felt that people didn’t trust her and her expertise. Even though she spoke English well, she still had an accent and noticed that people would treat her differently on the phone because of this. She asked me …

Love your vowels! Balls or bowls?

I thought I would tell you a short story to illustrate how important it is to pronounce your vowels correctly. While I was visiting Taiwan a while ago, I went to an international flower show – as I love flowers.   After walking around the vast, beautiful exhibition areas all morning, I headed to the food stalls for lunch. To my …

English accent tip for Russian speakers

One key English Accent tip for Russian Speakers that will make a huge difference! Hi everyone, To use ‘e’ or ‘a’ that is the question! Are you from a Russian speaking background? It is sometimes difficult to hear the difference between the two sounds for Russian background speakers. This English accent tip for Russian speakers will get rid of a …

The r sound in English – what you need to know.

Do you have trouble making the r sound in English? You might be surprised to hear that a lot of people do! In most languages the r sound (or ‘r’ sound) is made without the tongue actually making contact with any particular part of our mouth. This makes it difficult to learn. In English the tongue tip is held up in the middle …