Watch this video to practise your pronunciation of past verb endings. How do you say the ending of decided? With –d or with –id? And is loved with [d] or [t] when you say it? Learn about it in this video, discover the rule, and do some practice on your own. Here are some examples?… Continue reading How to Pronounce ed at the End of Past Verbs
Today we’re going to work on your word power. Ready to get into shape? I heard a couple of foreign fitness instructors talk about muscles with [sk]. Some of my students say muscle with [sk]. They also want to say descend with [sk]. But both these words are pronounced with [s]. It’s true that most… Continue reading How to Pronounce Words with SC
Improve your speaking, without a teacher! Sometimes you hear people talk about practising your English with the Speech Shadowing Technique. What is that and how can you use it to improve your English on your own? Shadowing technique or speech shadowing means talking at the same time or just after you hear a native speaker… Continue reading Speech Shadowing Technique for English
Shall we continue practising our pronunciation and speaking? Yes, let’s. I’ve googled a little bit about this subject and I’ve discovered to my astonishment that there are no video lessons about how to say a. There are millions of lessons about when to choose a and an, which is also important. In case you’d like… Continue reading How to Pronounce A (Video lesson)
Many students of English want to know how you say things. So here is a pronunciation video that teaches you how to say I’d, You’d, and the other pronouns with would. Here is the link to the article and quiz.
Do you say citrus with [s] or [k]? Spelling and pronunciation don’t go together very often in English. So I’m happy to tell you that this article tells about a rare occasion (= it doesn’t happy very often) when spelling and pronunciation go together in English.
How to Use Apps to Practise Pronunciation, Check Your Presentations (and make sure you don’t make any silly mistakes) By Jacqueline Schaalje Did you know there are a lot of apps now that let you listen to an English text? This can be useful when you need to give a presentation, or when you want… Continue reading Text to Spoken English
By Harriet Anderson If you’re learning how to speak English, learning to pronounce words is the best way to get started. There are many types of English accents. There are the American accent and the British accent. But those are not the only ones, as English is also the first language of people in Canada,… Continue reading Quick Tips for Learning How to Improve Your English Accent
There are two ways to pronounce the letter combination “th.” Both sounds are formed in the same way: Put your tongue between your teeth and breathe out. The difference between the two sounds is this: 1 In words like mother, they or this, the th-sound uses your vocal cords. In your dictionary this sound is… Continue reading The pronunciation of th
By Miranda Carter Some sounds used in the English language are unique and hard to pronounce. Are you having trouble with certain vowel or consonant sounds? Do some numbers sound the same when you speak them aloud? Let’s try a couple of good ways to practice pronunciation. The more you practice, the better your speaking… Continue reading Practice Your Pronunciation the Fun Way