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Be More Professional- Don't Say This at Work! ❌

Words are extremely powerful.

The words we use can impact how others see us: strong or weak, certain or uncertain, trustworthy or untrustworthy, confident or unconfident…

In this lesson I’ll share 10 phrases to avoid around the office as well as suggestions of stronger words to use...

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How to Politely End a Conversation in English

You're having a wonderful back-and-forth conversation with your colleague. You've shared some interesting banter but now you need to get back to work.

Or perhaps you're having a completely draining exchange with that annoying guy from across the hall and you're desperate to escape.

Either...

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Sound Warm and Natural with these American English Greetings

Hey! How are ya?

Hi! How’s it goin?

Hey there! How ya been?

These are all examples of common greetings in American English. Greetings are typically the first words we speak when we see someone and they set the tone for our interactions. It's not just WHAT you say when you greet...

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How to Pronounce the TH sound after S and Z

"How’s the..."

"What’s that..."

"Is this..."

"With someone..."

"Earth’s atmosphere..."

The transition from the /s/ or /z/ to the TH sound can be tricky and a lot of you have written and asked for help with these combinations.

In this lesson I’ll share the 3 key things...

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10 Business English Expressions You Need to Know

In the business world there are a ton of very common expressions used in daily conversation that don’t make a lot of literal sense. In this lesson, you’ll learn 10 common business expressions to help you sound more fluent and professional.

Be sure to watch to the end of the listen-...

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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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Christmas Phrases and Vocabulary for better Holiday Conversations

It’s an exciting and special time of year. You’ll often hear the months of November and December referred to as “the holidays” as we bounce from Thanksgiving to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and on into New Years celebrations.

It’s a busy time of year- often filled...

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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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Descriptive English Words to Sound More Fluent and Engaging

There's a delicate balance between integrating variety into your vocabulary and using words that are "too fancy" and rarely used by native speakers in casual conversation.

In this lesson you’ll learn 20 advanced English words (interesting adjectives that native speakers REALLY use) to sound...

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American Accent Training: The Flap T Sound

It's time to practice one of the most distinctive consonant sounds in American English- The Flap T. 

For those looking to really refine an American accent, The Flap T is a key and challenging sound.

In this lesson you’ll learn exactly what the Flap T sounds like, when to use...

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