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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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COULD'VE, WOULD'VE, SHOULD'VE: How to Pronounce Past Modal Contractions

 

We should have thought of that!

That could have been better.

If I would have known I would not have gone.

These sentences will definitely sound different in spoken English than you would expect just looking at the written words.

These past model verbs reduce and contract in connected speech...

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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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Sound More Natural with 1 Little Word: Reducing the Word “to”

 

It's kinda crazy.

Some of the most common words in English don't sound like you would expect when spoken out loud.

If you’ve been following my lessons, you know that a reduction is a word that sounds different in spoken English than you would expect it to when looking at the...

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5 Mistakes Keeping you from Improving your Pronunciation

 

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Does it ever feel like you've learned a ton about English pronunciation, but you're  not experiencing the improvement you ...

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Phrases to Open a Meeting in English

 

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Do you ever get that nervous feeling, those little jitters and butterflies, when you're the one leading a meeting? 

You think to yourself, "If I just knew exactly what to say to get this...

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Confusing English Words: Woman vs. Women, Man vs. Men

 

Woman/Women

Man/Men

These words are SO similar but sound significantly different, right? What gives?

The key factors here are the vowel sounds.

In this lesson, we're going to identify the vowel sounds that differentiate these words to give you a better understanding of how to correctly...

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How to Pronounce L and R Together: L and R Blends

 

Cake and ice cream.

Peanut butter and jelly.

Warm sunny evenings on a patio and margaritas!

Some things just go together so easily, so naturally!

L and R blends? Not so much...

A blend occurs when two or more consonant sounds come together at the beginning of a word. So words...

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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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