English Pronunciation - What the 'a' letter can say

English Pronunciation tip- Sounds the ‘a’ Letter and Vowel Can Say

In thinking about this English pronunciation tip for sounds the ‘a’ letter and vowel can say, I need to first explain something. If your background language is a phonetic language, then reading and pronouncing English can be quite confusing. A phonetic language is one where you write the words exactly as they are spoken, or what you see on the …

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 …

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 vowels . 4 great tips . don't cut them short

English Vowels. 4 Great Tips. Don’t cut them short.

If you don’t want people to keep asking where you are from… and if you don’t want people to keep saying ‘excuse me?’.. make sure you learn to say the English vowels correctly.  Besides mimicking the vowel exactly, you need to be careful not to cut them short in words, especially in longer sentences.  When a vowel is said incorrectly …

next level English pronunciation when 'e' isn't silent

Next level English Pronunciation. When Silent ‘e’ Isn’t Silent- Audio lesson

  There are lots of little tricks  to next level English pronunciation. One of them is to know when the silent ‘e’ isn’t silent, and when it’s used as a ‘buffer vowel’. A buffer vowel is a vowel that isn’t normally pronounced, but that does get pronounced in certain situations. So silent ‘e’ is normally silent, but when used as a …

Discover How Bonnie’s Australian Accent Training Helped Her Build Deeper Relationships…

How Accent Training Helped Bonnie   Meet Bonnie Lifang Xi. Bonnie who is originally from China, moved to Australia to pursue better work opportunities. Bonnie already had great English language skills but she was frustrated with her accent. No matter how hard she tried, or how much she spoke with her native English speaking friends, she still had a strong Chinese …

Take your Accent Reduction to the next level. The Surprising “A” Factor

What is the surprising “A” factor , and how does it take your accent reduction to the next level? After you have worked on the more obvious elements of accent reduction such as grappling with the /r/ sound, the ‘th’ sounds, pronunciation of vowels and stress timing and rhythm in English, you may want to take your pronunciation and speech …

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English Pronunciation Errors That Made English What It Is Now.

Hi, This time I thought I would bring you an interesting article on English pronunciation that I found in the Guardian newspaper entitled “8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today.” It’s very interesting to see how English pronunciation has developed over time and the influence it has on our current pronunciation. I have also noted …

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 …

Say Your Name in ENglish. The 3 things stopping you. speakmoreclearly.com

Say Your name in English! The 3 Things Stopping you!

Have you ever felt frustrated that no matter what you do, people still can’t get your name the first time you say it in English?  You aren’t alone. Have you noticed it’s even worse when you are on the phone? You would think that to say your name in English would be easy. After all you have been saying it …