English Accent Tip- How to say ts and ds words- seats-seeds

English Accent Tip- How to say ts and ds words- seats-seeds

In this audio lesson we’ll practise how to say words that are the same except for ‘ts’ or ‘ds’ at the end.  English Accent Tip 1 If the word ends in ‘ds’ (said ‘dz’), the vowel before it is said slightly longer, and has an up down quality to it.  English Accent Tip 2 When you practise saying words together …

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 Accent Training- How To Pronounce Words With ‘ng’ at the end. AUDIO Lesson

English accent training can be confusing sometimes! We all know that when we write the consonant ‘ng’ /ŋ/, we see a ‘g’ letter  there, but when we say it, it’s not pronounced. Also, it doesn’t become a /k/ sound either. So when you’re practising your English accent training, think of it this way:- When you see ‘sh’ written, you don’t say …

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’ …

5 tips to increase your English confidence

5 Tips to Increase Your English Confidence- VIDEO

5 Tips To Increase English Confidence 5 Tips To Increase English Confidence Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do to increase your confidence in English so I thought I’d give you a start by talking about 5 tips that are easy to implement in your everyday life no matter what your native language is.  1. Use it- to use an …

English Intonation- How to improve it

English Intonation- How To Improve It

English intonation, or intonation in any language, can be described as the music or melody of the language. It’s a pronunciation feature that is about how we say something rather than what words we’re using. English Intonation – The Main Elements How high or low your voice is -the pitch Stress certain syllables or words pauses for where you would …

Why people with good accents tend to get better jobs

Why people with good accents tend to get better jobs

Why have I called this blog ‘why people with good accents tend to get better jobs?’ I found a very interesting article about this written by a top recruiting firm in the U.S. and would like to share it with you. I keep hearing the same story over and over again in different forms, from customers regarding job and social …

English Accent Training- stress and intonation- Linking and Elision

English Accent Training Part 4. English Stress and Intonation. Linking And Elision

Have you ever wondered how to sound more flowing when you speak English ? Then you need to master using Linking and Elision in your English accent training. These two elements make your words flow together more. If your background language is one where every syllable is said evenly, a syllable timed language, the rhythm of your jaw movement is …

English accebt training stress and intonation how to use phrasing in sentences

English Accent Training Part 3. English Stress and Intonation. How to phrase words in sentences

In this 3rd article in the series on English accent training for stress and intonation we’re going to look at how to phrase words in longer sentences. This phrasing or grouping together of words in a sentence, is important. It’s another element you need to pay attention to when you want to improve your English stress and intonation so you …

English Accent Training- correct syllable stress

English Accent Training Part 2. English Stress and Rhythm- Correct Syllable Stress In Words

Customers often ask for tips on how to use our accent reduction courses to improve their English stress and intonation, and English stress and rhythm. In this second part of my series on practical training in English stress and intonation, I will give you training on a second element. That is, how to use correct syllable stress in words. By …