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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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Clarifying English Consonants

 

Let’s talk about English consonants.

Typically if a consonant sound is hard for you to pronounce, it’s because doesn’t exist in your native language so your mouth muscles aren't familiar with how to make the sound.

There are actually 3 specific characteristics that differentiate...

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The Best Way to Learn American English Vowel Sounds

 

English vowel sounds are TRICKY. There are a lot of them and many sound very similar.

In this lesson, I’ll share the tool I use with all of my students to train the American English vowel sounds and we’ll practice using it together.

Click here to practice with the interactive Color...

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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 Pronounce the -ED Ending: Must Know Tips

 

The regular past tense ending, the -ED, can be difficult to pronounce. There are actually 3 different ways to say it! In this lesson, you’ll learn the rules for how to pronounce this ending and 2 key tips to make it much easier to say.

Practice words and sentences used in this lesson: ...

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How to Practice English Speaking at Home By Yourself

 

Is it possible to practice speaking English at home, alone, without a partner?

Absolutely! In the lesson, you’ll learn 6 specific ways you can improve your English speaking skills all by yourself!

 

So let’s dive in!

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16 Common Idioms for Current Conversations | Pandemic Idioms 😷😷

 

It’s our main topic of conversation right now. The Virus. The Pandemic. The Lockdown. The Quarantine. In this lesson you’ll learn 16 conversational idioms you’re likely hearing from friends and coworkers that you may wish to use yourself to describe what’s happening in...

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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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