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 Pronunciation fluency -training lesson

IELTS flu­en­cy Train­ing les­son

A major ele­ment for great IELTS results is Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion flu­en­cy.  You need to be able to hear and use the Eng­lish weak and strong forms in words of more than one syl­la­ble. I have writ­ten about this before, but this time I want to actu­al­ly train you to attune your ear to be able to hear which syllable/s are …

Speak Eng­lish Like A Native – VIDEO

Speak Eng­lish Like A Native – VIDEO Hi, Esther here from Speak More Clear­ly – in this video you will learn great tips on how to speak Eng­lish like a native! A super use­ful tip to speak Eng­lish like a native speak­er is to use con­trac­tions when you speak. Oth­er­wise, your speech sounds very for­mal, and not nat­ur­al like a …

English pronunciation of words that end in 'ly'

Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion of words end­ing in ‘ly’. Why you strug­gle.

Why you strug­gle in Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion of words end­ing in ‘ly’, is because often it becomes part of a con­so­nant blend.  Two or even three con­so­nants said togeth­er in a row. For Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion of  words end­ing in ‘ly’,  first you need to make sure you are say­ing the Eng­lish /l/ cor­rect­ly. Then you need to think of the ‘ly’ …

learn English accent accent reduction course

How To Improve Your Eng­lish Accent – WHERE TO START

Are you some­one who wants to improve your Eng­lish accent but don’t know where to start? If that’s you,  this arti­cle is def­i­nite­ly going to help you and give you great tips. How To Improve Your Eng­lish Accent- Where to start Tip 1 To Improve Your Eng­lish Accent Start with what you know you have trou­ble with-  Don’t avoid it …

Clear English Pronunciation. Make it Work For you. Speak More Clearly

Clear Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion. Make It Work For You.

Recent­ly a client emailed me with the fol­low­ing con­cern: He asked whether he would only be able to use his new accent when he was using the spe­cif­ic mate­r­i­al and sen­tences etc from our Speak More Clear­ly Eng­lish accent train­ing course. He was wor­ried that it wouldn’t gen­er­alise into his every­day speech when he used oth­er words, sen­tences and phras­es …

English pronunciation- stress and rhythm for English speech fluency

Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion -Who else wants to Speak Eng­lish Flu­ent­ly?

You know I have talked about Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion and speak­ing Eng­lish flu­ent­ly before, but I realised I left out an impor­tant ele­ment! I have already told you about some of the ele­ments you need to prac­tise to speak Eng­lish flu­ent­ly so that you don’t sound stiff and uncon­nect­ed when you speak. These are Link­ing, Eli­sion, Syl­la­ble stress with­in longer words, and …

Speak flu­id Eng­lish. Go with the Flow! Pt 2

Learn How to go with the Flow and Speak Flu­id Eng­lish Peo­ple often tell me they have been work­ing on their Eng­lish clar­i­ty and have mas­tered the pro­nun­ci­a­tion, but are frus­trat­ed because they find they still can’t speak flu­id Eng­lish- that is, with smooth, flow­ing sen­tences! The stress pat­tern in a word, phrase or sen­tence con­veys mean­ing and there­fore plays an impor­tant part in help­ing …