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Can I get rid of my accent?

 

I’m often asked, “Can I get rid of my accent?” 

Here’s an interesting fact: Research shows speakers who demonstrate a “slight accent” are perceived as equally credible and trustworthy as those with a more “standard accent.” 

You can have a...

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Common English Phrases: 7 Expressions for Making Plans in English

 

In this lesson, I'll show you how to say 7 really common English phrases native English speakers use all the time when making plans. We’ll practice connected speech, reductions and contractions to help you improve your pronunciation and sound more natural when you speak.

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CONFUSING ENGLISH WORDS: though, thought, through, tough, & thorough

 

THOUGH, THOUGHT, THROUGH, TOUGH, & THOROUGH- these are definitely confusing English words! They look very similar, and yet they are pronounced quite differently. In this lesson, we'll get these words figured out once and for all so you say them correctly every time. :)


Practice words and...

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Common Mispronounced Words: The Invisible Y Secret

 

In this lesson, I'll let you in on the Invisible Y secret- if you're not aware of this pattern you may be mispronouncing some very common words.


Practice sentences used in this lesson:

1) That’s a ridiculous accusation.

2) He has a fabulous sense of humor.

3) She couldn’t figure...

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How to Sound More Professional Speaking English

 

How about some quick, easy applicable tips to help you sound more professional when you speak English?

I've got you covered in this week's new lesson. :)

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Avoid These Words in Casual English Conversation

 

Have you noticed that there’s a difference in words used in written English vs. words used in spoken English?

Especially in academic writing and literature, the language used is more formal.

Whereas the words and sentences used in daily, casual conversation are simpler and more...

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How to Communicate Clearly Wearing a MASK

 

Mask wearing is here to stay for the foreseeable future and you’ve likely noticed that it can be a challenge to communicate clearly while wearing one.

So in this lesson I’m going to share 5 tips to help you communicate clearly and effectively while wearing a mask.

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Pronouncing English Words: When TU sounds like CH

 

In this lesson I’m gonna let you in on a little secret that will hopefully make several common words easier to pronounce.

Here it is: sometimes the letters T and U together actually sound like CH or the “ch” sound as in "cheese" and "chocolate."

This is not always the case, so...

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English Pronunciation Tip: Words that end in -ATE

 

"I'd recommend you separate these funds into a separate account."

Separate. Did you know that this word is pronounced two different ways in this sentence?

It's true.

In this lesson, we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the very common suffix or word...

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Natural English Rhythm: Compound Nouns and Phrasal Verbs

 

In this lesson we’re going to practice an essential element to more natural sounding rhythm in spoken English: word stress.

We’ll practice compound nouns and phrasal verbs together and you'll discover how shifting the emphasized word within a phrase can change its meaning and...

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