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American English Vowel Sounds: /ɑ/, AH as in OLIVE

In this lesson you will learn everything you need to know about pronouncing the /ɑ/, AH as in OLIVE vowel sound in American English.

Here’s what we will cover:

1) Exactly how to move the mouth to make this sound
2) Minimal pair listening practice to help you differentiate /ɑ/, AH as in...

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American English Vowel Sounds: /ɪ/, IH as in SILVER

In this lesson you will learn everything you need to know about pronouncing the /ɪ/, IH as in SILVER vowel sound in American English.

Here’s what we will cover:

1) Exactly how to move the mouth to make this sound
2) Minimal pair listening practice to help you differentiate /ɪ/, IH as in...

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American English Vowel Sounds: /æ/, AA as in BLACK

In this lesson you will learn everything you need to know about pronouncing the /æ/, AA as in BLACK vowel in American English.

Here’s what we will cover:

1) Exactly how to move the mouth to make this sound

2) Minimal pair listening practice to help you differentiate /æ/, AA as...

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American English Pronunciation: How to Say TR and DR

In this American English Pronunciation quick tip lesson you'll learn all about an easier way to say these tricky consonant combinations.

Key Takeaways:

1) TR and DR sound like CHR and JR respectively in conversation. Knowing this and pronouncing them this way can make these sound combinations...

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Listening and Speaking Practice: CAN and CAN'T

Improve your English listening and speaking skills in this lesson where we solve the mystery of hearing the difference between CAN and CAN’T!

Need to take your practice on the go? Download the audio practice exercise here! 

Key Takeaways:

1) These two words can be very hard to...

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Common Contractions in English Part 3: WILL, 'LL

It’s time for a little more practice with the MOST common contractions in English- woot woot!!

If you really want to sound more natural and native in your spoken English you have to use contractions. In this lesson, part 3 in a 3-part series, we will practice contracting WILL. Be sure to...

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Common Contractions in English Part 2: NOT, N'T

It’s time for a little more practice with the MOST common contractions in English- woot woot!! If you really want to sound more natural and native in your spoken English you have to use contractions. In this lesson, part 2 in a 3-part series, we will practice contracting NOT. Be sure to...

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Want to Sound More Native? Do This! Common Contractions in English Part 1: IS ARE AM

If you really want to sound more natural and native in your spoken English you have to use contractions. I know it can seem counterintuitive, but contractions are essential in mastering the rhythm and flow of spoken English. In this lesson, part 1 in a 3-part series, we will practice contracting...

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Natural English Rhythm: Abbreviations, Numbers, Names

The key to more natural English rhythm is understanding what is emphasized and what falls into the background. In this lesson, I'll share 7 tips to help you sound more natural in your daily conversations when using abbreviations as well as sharing numbers and names. Be sure to grab the FREE...

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How to Say English Letters: American English Alphabet Pronunciation

You have to use the alphabet to spell things out ALL the time! Your name, your street, a confusing word… but what if you struggle to pronounce English letters??? It can be SO frustrating! In this lesson, you'll learn how to pronounce the English alphabet letters clearly and I'll share a...

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