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Pronouncing English Words: When TU sounds like CH

 

In this lesson I’m gonna let you in on a little secret that will hopefully make several common words easier to pronounce.

Here it is: sometimes the letters T and U together actually sound like CH or the “ch” sound as in "cheese" and "chocolate."

This is not always the case, so...

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English Pronunciation Tip: Words that end in -ATE

 

"I'd recommend you separate these funds into a separate account."

Separate. Did you know that this word is pronounced two different ways in this sentence?

It's true.

In this lesson, we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the very common suffix or word...

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Natural English Rhythm: Compound Nouns and Phrasal Verbs

 

In this lesson we’re going to practice an essential element to more natural sounding rhythm in spoken English: word stress.

We’ll practice compound nouns and phrasal verbs together and you'll discover how shifting the emphasized word within a phrase can change its meaning and...

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10 Difficult English Words Explained

 

Squirrel. Murderer. Juror. Rural.

AGH!! Why are some English words SO hard to pronounce??

A lot of these challenging words have several of the toughest English sounds all smushed together in a few short syllables. The trick is to break these words down, syllable by syllable, and practice them in...

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How to Sound Natural in English

 

Don't miss my FREE, 3-part training series, OWN YOUR ENGLISH. You'll learn how to speak clearly, sound more natural and finally feel confident and comfortable in English. Click here to start training session 1 now.

My students often ask me, “How can I sound more natural when I...

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5 Keys to Dominating your Pronunciation Goals

 

As the new year approaches, it’s a popular time to think about what’s coming next. It’s goal setting time! What are you going to accomplish in 2021?

You may have the goal of improving your English pronunciation. You know I love this goal, but how do we make it achievable?

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How to pronounce OUGH words in English

 

In this lesson, we’re going to clear up the confusion about how to pronounce this combination of letters: OUGH

The thing is, there’s 6 different ways this combination of letters can be pronounced.

That’s right. Six different ways you can pronounce this exact same sequence of...

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How to say English articles A and AN

 

In this quick tip lesson we'll clear up any and all confusion about the pronunciation of the English articles A and AN.

Click here to learn how to pronounce the article THE.


Practice phrases and sentences used in this lesson: 

The article "a" is pronounced  “uh” /ǝ/:

What a...

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How to improve your accent in English

 

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In this lesson we’re talking about the #1 way to improve your English pronunciation and the...

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Do you need to get rid of you accent?

 

How do I get rid of my accent?

How can I sound like a native speaker?

I get these questions a LOT from my students. And my answer may not be what you'd expect.

In this lesson, I'll share my response to "how do I get rid of my accent" and help you get specific about your speaking goals.

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