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Are you pronouncing these words WRONG? English Pronunciation Practice

 

"Is there a 'g' sound at the end of the word WRONG?"

This question came from one of my stellar Clear English Academy students in a practice session the other day.

It's tricky, right? We see the letter G, but there is actually no /g/ sound in this word!

Many of my students unintentionally add a...

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Why you Should Study & Practice Pronunciation

 

It's a mistake to think that learning and practicing pronunciation is less important than developing your vocabulary and grammar.

In fact, I'd argue that it's more important.

I know, I know. I'm a pronunciation nerd.  It's my thing so of course I think it's...

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Practicing English Rhythm: Initialisms

 

Did you know there is a rhythmic pattern to pronouncing words like HR, DMV, and CST?

These are called initialisms. Initialisms are abbreviations where you speak the first letter of each word in the name of something. 

HR- Human Resources

DMV- Department of Motor Vehicles

CST- Central...

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5 Mistakes that Keep you from Sounding Natural in English

 

Do you every think "I want my English to sound more natural..."

Then wonder, but how the heck do I do that? What does that even mean?

You feel like something sounds a bit "off" in your speech but you're not sure exactly what that is and you're completely clueless as to how to fix it.

Well...

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Want to improve your spoken English? Think like an actor!

 

How hard is it, really, to change the way you speak?

Actors do it all the time, right? Admittedly, some better than others. :)

There’s a difference, though, in the way a performer approaches voice training. It’s a completely different mindset than the way you’re probably...

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15 Surprising Homophones: Did you Know these Words Sound the SAME?

 

Homophones are words that sound the same but have a different meaning, spelling or both!

Some homophones are pretty common and known, such as too/two or there/their.

Others homophones are more surprising. 

In this lesson, we'll practice 15 pairs you may not be aware of so you...

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How to Pronounce the Letters of the English Alphabet

 

 

**Click here to grab the practice PDF that goes along with this lesson.**

Sometimes you just need to spell things out. L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y.

Especially when sharing personal information like your name or address. Especially when sharing this type of info over the phone.

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Let's Practice! DON'T, WON'T & PHONE

 

Last week, I helped student in The Clear English Academy who had a vowel stuck in her nose!

Not quite the same amount of drama as that time when I was 8 and my cousin Mitch got a pea stuck up his nose... 

But still something that needs attention!

In this lesson, I'll show you how...

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Hidden Sounds in English Words

 

As if English pronunciation isn’t tricky enough, did you know there are actually hidden sounds in many words?

I know!

Specifically, I’m talking about hidden /y/ and /w/ sounds that often occur between syllables.

If there’s a particular word that, no matter how much...

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How to Pronounce ENTREPRENEUR

 

When we think of confusing English words, ENTREPRENEUR definitely comes to mind.

This word has come up several times recently with my Clear English Academy members, and I wanted to share how we break down the pronunciation of this word to make it so much easier to say. :)

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