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 …

AUDIO LESSON Accent reduction -12 animal idioms

Accent Reduction AUDIO lesson-Pronounce 12 Common English Animal Idioms Clearly

I found these cool common, animal idioms, and wanted to give you a chance to learn how to pronounce these English idioms correctly, and to understand when to use them.  At the same time, you get more accent reduction practise  material. Credit Analytical Grammar/Grammar Planet   Accent Reduction Practise- 12 English Idioms 1. Night owl –a person who is habitually active …

English pronunciation audio training-pronounce words when the h is silent

English accent-Pronounce English Words With The Silent /h/ Letter

It can often be difficult to pronounce English words because you have to know if there is a silent letter in the word or not. This time I thought I would focus in on English words where the /h/ sound is silent. Of course, most of the time when you see a word spelled with an /h/ in it you do …

English accent -audio training- pronounce 'ts' consonant cluster

English Accent AUDIO LESSON- Quick, Easy Trick- Pronounce the ‘ts’ Consonant Cluster

Sometimes it just takes a quick, easy tip to be clearer in English, and gain a clearer English accent. In this English accent audio lesson, I want to share a quick, easy tip on how to pronounce the consonant cluster ‘ts’ at the end of words. Often, students I work with find the ‘ts’ cluster hard to say quickly in …

British Accent audio- great tip for syllable stress in English words

British Accent Audio Training (and other English accents)-Tip For Learning Word Stress

In this British accent audio training lesson, instead of focusing on how to say the de- stressed syllable, I have focused on the stressed syllable.  For some students it’s hard to use the schwa vowel to make a de-stressed syllable. Even though this lesson is titled British accent audio, the tip also applies for the other English accents such as …

Video How to say words with l and r in the same word

VIDEO How to say English Words With l And r In The Same Word

Sometimes, it’s even tricky for me to say English words that have /l/ and /r/ in the same word!  Sometimes it’s tricky because the /l/ and /r/ are close together, or because the word is long with multiple /l/ and /r/ sounds in it.  Basically, to pronounce these /l/ -/r/ words well, you need to just practise them till your …

Practise how to pronounce words when the letter s says /z/

Audio lesson- How To Pronounce Words When The Letter ‘s’ Says /z/

How to pronounce words when the letter ‘s’ says /z/ To pronounce words when the letter ‘s’ says  the /z/ sound, first you need to know that the /s/ and /z/ sounds are minimal pair sounds in English. That means, they’re made with exactly the same mouth movements except that when you say the /z/ sound, you switch on your …

How to l;earn an English accent- 5 tips Actors can teach us

How To Learn An English Accent – 5 Tips Actors Can Teach Us

How To Learn An English Accent – 5 Tips Actors Can Teach Us I was recently talking to an actress about how to learn an English accent (or other accent) that wasn’t her native English accent.  She said she used ‘layering’. She said she listened over and over to someone speaking with the accent she wanted to use. At different …

English Pronunciation How to pronounce 'world' and other 'wor' words

How to Pronounce ‘world’ and other English ‘wor’ words AUDIO lesson

I am often asked the following question when working with English pronunciation, “How do I pronounce the word ‘world?’ ” Because of the spelling it is tricky! Is it:  world /wɔːrld/ (American) , /wɔːld/ (British/Australian)   or  world /wɝːld/ (American),  /wɜːld/ (Brit/Aussie)?? If you picked the 2nd lot where the ‘or’ says ‘er’ you were right.  So here is the secret:  When an ‘or’ …