Voice training - Why is it important for Public Speaking

Voice Training and 5 Surprising Public Speaking Statistics

Why is voice training important for public speaking success? Let me tell you Kevin’s story: Kevin, who is an accomplished international speaker, tells this story about one of the first presentations he ever gave. He was demonstrating a new computer program to a large audience of scientists and was up on stage, feeling somewhat nervous, when the computer crashed and …

English Accent -The 2 Sounds The 'ow' Diphthong Can Make

English Accent -The 2 Sounds The ‘ow’ Diphthong Can Make

English Accent -The 2 sounds the ‘ow’ diphthong can make   The most common sound the ‘ow’ diphthong says is ‘ow’ as in ‘cow’. The second most common sound it makes is ‘oe’ (as in toe).  The ‘ow’ mostly says ‘oe’ if it is at the end of a word. In this lesson we’re going to concentrate on words that …

English Accent- Sound Natural – How To Use The Intrusive ‘y’ AUDIO Training

When we want to be super clear with our English accent, we do need to choose to make every sound clearly. We may be emphasising a point, presenting to others, going for a job interview etc. Most of the time though, just like in any language, we tend to be less precise. To sound more natural with your English accent, …

English AUDIO training- Say these 10 multisyllabic words with confidence

English AUDIO training- Say these 10 Multisyllabic Words with Confidence

In the English audio training below, I have included 10 multisyllabic words that students often have trouble saying confidently. I’m asked how certain multisyllabic words are said, and in English this is fair enough! There are a few things to consider: Firstly, there is spelling to consider- is the word said how it’s spelled? Which syllables are stressed, and which said …

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’ …

Understand English Speakers

Understand English Speakers- Why Some People Take Longer

“How do I train my ear to better understand everyday speech between 2 English speakers talking informally and at normal speed?” “Why can’t I understand English speakers when they are speaking at a normal rate?” “What do I need to do to understand what English speakers are saying?” All questions you may have asked, or may have heard others ask. …

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10 Important English Proverbs

Often we hear a short saying or English proverb that people use and sometimes we vaguely know the meaning, but aren’t quite sure. You can use the following English proverbs and their meanings a) to understand what people are referring to better, and b) to practise your pronunciation with something a bit different than usual. You could record yourself as …

ultimate common prefixes list-how to say words with them Audio lesson

Ultimate Common Prefixes List – How To Pronounce Them in Words-Audio Training

Did you know the 4 most common prefixes in English are ‘re’, ‘un’, ‘dis’, and ‘in- im- il- ir’ ( these last ones are in a group as they have the same ‘meaning’ when added to a word in English). The common prefix ‘re’ can sometimes pose an English pronunciation difficulty because it can say ‘ree’ /ri/ or ‘re’ /rɛ/. …

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 …