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S and Z: 35 Common Words Where S Needs to Sound Like Z

The Letter S can be confusing. Sometimes it sounds like /s/, sometimes it sounds like /z/. It’s hard to know when to use which sound and the truth is, sometimes it matters WAY more than others. In this lesson you’ll learn 35 common words where your S definitely needs to sound like a...

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English Pronunciation Tip: The Vanishing T

Here's an English pronunciation tip to make things a bit easier! In this lesson you'll learn about the Vanishing T- where the T sound disappears completely. I promise, knowing this tip will make English pronunciation easier!

Ket Takeaways:

1) When the /t/ sound comes between 2 consonants at the...

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American Accent Tip: How to Pronounce WORK (R Sound Practice)

In this American accent lesson you’ll learn exactly how to pronounce the super common word WORK and have a chance to practice how to pronounce R in short words like FIRST, TURN, WORD and LEARN.

Be sure to check out this related lesson which solves the mystery of how to pronounce the super...

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American English Pronunciation: The X Sound

In this American English pronunciation lesson, you’ll learn about one particularly tricky English sound- The X Sound. By the end of this lesson- you’ll know the most common pronunciations of X and we will practice X together in common words and sentences.

Key Takeaways:

1) Even...

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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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Practice Linking Words and American T using 10 Common Phrasal Verbs with "Get"

 

In this American accent lesson, you will get loads of practice with linking words and using American T while learning 10 common phrasal verbs with "get."

Key takeaways:

1) With all phrasal verbs, you want to stress or emphasize the second word.

2) The stress pattern is...

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How to say words like CERTAIN and MOUNTAIN | Glottal Stop, Glottal T

Yet another funny thing Americans do with the T sound! In this American Accent lesson you'll learn all about the Glottal Stop, or the Glottal T, which you hear when native speakers pronounce words like certain, mountain and button.

Key Takeaways:

1) The Glottal Stop/Glottal T is pronounced in...

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American Accent Tutorial: How to Pronounce NG | N vs. NG

 

Do you pronounce NG with G sound? Perhaps you're not sure how the NG sound and N sound are different? Well, this American accent tutorial is for you! In this pronunciation lesson, you will learn how to pronounce NG and how this sound is different from N. Be sure to grab your free 100...

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American English Pronunciation | P vs B | Pronounce a Perfect P Sound!!

Pin vs. been? Pig vs. big? Pack vs. back? Backpack??? Is it difficult to distinguish these words in your spoken English? In this lesson, you will learn the secret to Producing the Perfect P sound! Be sure to grab your 100 Common P Words PDF practice list! 

Key Takeaways:

1) /b/ and...

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How To Say the TH Sound and R Sound Together | American Accent Training

In this American accent lesson you will learn how to say the TH sound and R sound together in words like three/through/throw and phrases like "over there" and "for them."

Key Takeaways:

1) The sides of the tongue are already connecting with the inside of the back top teeth as you...

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