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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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How to Pronounce the IOUS and EOUS Suffix

 

We added a new fur baby to the family this week!

She is seriously precious and hilariously curious.

I'm not sure our older pup agrees, but she's being gracious!

Precious, gracious, curious, hilarious, serious... each of these words ends in IOUS yet the...

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Terms of LOVE in English

 

Babe, darlin, dear, schnookims, babycakes!

There are lots of sweet little affectionate names we can call our partner or significant other. 

And what better time than the beginning of February, the month of LOVE, to learn and practice some of the most common terms of endearment...

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How to Pronounce Words that Start with "C-O-N"

 

It’s a CONfusing CONcept. Both these words start with C-O-N, yet the beginning of these words sound different. What gives?

It's all about STRESS my friend!

No, not the kind of stress you have when a giant deadline is looming, or when your to-do list is multiplying like...

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30 Ways to Say Thank You and Show Gratitude

 

I started a new thing a few years ago that has changed my life.

I take a few minutes each day to write 3-5 things I am grateful for.

Sometimes these things are deep, like... I am grateful for the health of my children and  I appreciate support and encouragement I consistently receive...

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How to Say Your Address in English in a Clear and Concise Way

 

2 weeks ago I shared a few key tips to help in being clear and concise when sharing your phone number.

But I think we can agree that sharing your address can be considerably more daunting!

Street names, street numbers, zip codes, oh my!

In this lesson, I've got several tips that...

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How to be Clear and Concise Sharing your Phone Number in English

 

Do you ever break into a cold sweat when you have to give your phone number?

It can be a daunting task in person, or worse, agh, over the phone!

Pronouncing the numbers themselves can be tricky.

But did you know there's a distinct stress or emphasis pattern to sharing your phone number in the...

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Can I get rid of my accent?

 

I’m often asked, “Can I get rid of my accent?” 

Here’s an interesting fact: Research shows speakers who demonstrate a “slight accent” are perceived as equally credible and trustworthy as those with a more “standard accent.” 

You can have a...

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