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Let's Practice! DON'T, WON'T & PHONE

 

Last week, I helped student in The Clear English Academy who had a vowel stuck in her nose!

Not quite the same amount of drama as that time when I was 8 and my cousin Mitch got a pea stuck up his nose... 

But still something that needs attention!

In this lesson, I'll show you how...

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Hidden Sounds in English Words

 

As if English pronunciation isn’t tricky enough, did you know there are actually hidden sounds in many words?

I know!

Specifically, I’m talking about hidden /y/ and /w/ sounds that often occur between syllables.

If there’s a particular word that, no matter how much...

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How to Pronounce ENTREPRENEUR

 

When we think of confusing English words, ENTREPRENEUR definitely comes to mind.

This word has come up several times recently with my Clear English Academy members, and I wanted to share how we break down the pronunciation of this word to make it so much easier to say. :)

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How to Pronounce WAR

 

With everything happening in the world right now, this word is heard and spoken daily: WAR.

It's a tough topic and it can be a challenging word to pronounce.

There are only 3 letters. It seems like it should be pretty straightforward. But some of the actual sounds in this word...

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How to Pronounce the IOUS and EOUS Suffix

 

We added a new fur baby to the family this week!

She is seriously precious and hilariously curious.

I'm not sure our older pup agrees, but she's being gracious!

Precious, gracious, curious, hilarious, serious... each of these words ends in IOUS yet the...

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How to pronounce DON'T & WON'T: Confusing English Words

 

If you don't know what makes these words a little tricky you won't be able to adjust the way you say them.

Don't and won't.

2 super common words we use to negate.

But for a lot of my students, these two words sound closer to "done" and "want." 

What's happening here?

In...

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Confusing English Words: Ball, Bowl, Bowel

 

Ball... bowl... bowel...

When you say these words out loud, do they sound distinct and different or do they kind of jumble into one?

If these words are tough for you, you are not alone!

They're tricky because the sounds within them are exactly the same except for the core vowel.

By...

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Terms of LOVE in English

 

Babe, darlin, dear, schnookims, babycakes!

There are lots of sweet little affectionate names we can call our partner or significant other. 

And what better time than the beginning of February, the month of LOVE, to learn and practice some of the most common terms of endearment...

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How to Pronounce Words that Start with "C-O-N"

 

It’s a CONfusing CONcept. Both these words start with C-O-N, yet the beginning of these words sound different. What gives?

It's all about STRESS my friend!

No, not the kind of stress you have when a giant deadline is looming, or when your to-do list is multiplying like...

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Confusing English Words: Woman vs. Women, Man vs. Men

 

Woman/Women

Man/Men

These words are SO similar but sound significantly different, right? What gives?

The key factors here are the vowel sounds.

In this lesson, we're going to identify the vowel sounds that differentiate these words to give you a better understanding of how to correctly...

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