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 …

Video- Speak English Naturally -pronounce tle correctly

Speak English Naturally- tle words- VIDEO

Speak English Naturally – tle words   Pronounce Words Ending in ‘tle’ Confidently   Words bottle little settle metal (not spelt the same but said the same- there’s the very short schwa between T and L) subtle what’ll ( what’ll you do)  3 sentences with these words. What’ll you do with the bottle? The little battle was in the settlement. …

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 …

3 Things The Brain Needs To Reduce Your Accent

3 Things The Brain Needs To Reduce Your Accent

The three things the brain needs for you to reduce your accent, are also the 3 main things needed to change any behaviour or acquire any new skill. I recently participated in a workshop for ‘The Listening Program’, which is a great sound therapy program I’ve been using with students for a while now, and these 3 things the brain …

Accent reduction- When 'a' says A

Accent Reduction- When ‘a’ says A – AUDIO training

In my last lesson, I covered the most common sounds the ‘a’ letter and vowel can make. So in this accent reduction audio training lesson, you will learn about when the ‘a’ letter says its letter name – A.  In other words, how to tell if ‘a’ should be pronounced as A /eɪ/ as in ‘made’. This is the second most common …

English Accent Reduction- 80% Of The Road To Success is…..

So what is 80% of the road to success in English accent reduction? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the sounds, stress patterns etc that you may need to work on for your accent reduction? It’s natural to feel this, but 80% of the road to success for clear English speech, is to just take the first step. You …

English Pronunciation-Speak Like a Native- 8 Expressions With ‘Run’- AUDIO Lesson

All languages have expressions that aren’t always literal, so for this training lesson, we’ll practise English pronunciation and English expressions. We’ll ‘kill two birds with the one stone!’ – another English expression and we haven’t even started! I’ve made an audio lesson below so you can hear the English pronunciation of common expressions with the word ‘run’ to practise your …

English PODCAST with All Ears English-3 Important Accent Reduction Tips

Hi, I’m excited to share a recent accent reduction English podcast that I did with Lindsay from the American English Language school- All Ears English! The English podcast was great fun, and we went through some great accent reduction tips and pronunciation don’ts:- How to speak clearly more quickly How to make your new clear speech more automatic in everyday …