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English Words you Might Mispronounce: American English Pronunciation

In this English pronunciation lesson, we’re going to talk about 9 common English words that are often mispronounced. Knowing how these words are pronounced in American English will definitely help you sound more natural. You will learn the common pronunciation for each word and we will...

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American English Vowel Sounds: /ʊ/, UU as in WOOD

In this lesson you will learn everything you need to know about pronouncing the /ʊ/, UU as in WOOD 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 the /ʊ/, UU as in...

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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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