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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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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 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 Pronounce 20 Common Political Words in English

 

2020 has been quite a year so far, to say the least. And it’s going to continue to be interesting.

In the US, there are a lot of discussions happening centered around politics and political issues. We're also just a few months away from a presidential election.

So, I thought now would be...

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Confusing English Homonyms: Do these words really sound the same? 🤔❓

 

Homonyms in English can be confusing. 

Homonyms are words sound the same, even though they are spelled differently and have completely different meanings.

To make things even more confusing, several of the very common homonyms you may have learned about are actually FALSE HOMONYMS!

That's...

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How to Say the Days of the Week in American English 👍

Recently I did a lesson on pronouncing the months of the year and in response a lot of you wrote asking for help with the days of the week as well.

So in this lesson we’ll be perfecting your American English pronunciation of the 7 days of the week.

Let’s dive in!

Practice words and...

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Avoid Pronunciation Mistakes: Common Words with Silent Letters 🤫

Spelling in English is not phonetic, meaning that the letters used to spell words don’t always make the same sounds. This is part of what makes English pronunciation tricky. You can’t just look at a word and know for sure how to say it.

And then you throw in the fact that English has...

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How to Pronounce the Months of the Year in American English

As we kick off the New Year it’s a great time to talk about how to pronounce the 12 months.

This lesson is different than any other you may see about pronouncing the months of the year because not only will we talk about the SOUNDS within each word but we’ll also talk about the...

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Year vs. Ear: American English Pronunciation Tip

"I've been working here for seven ears."

"We moved here three ears ago."

For a lot of my students, making "years" and "ears" sound like 2 different words is seriously tricky.

And we talk about years a lot, right? In sharing big life events, anniversaries, ages and when talking about how fast...

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