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5 Mistakes that Keep you from Sounding Natural in English

 

Do you every think "I want my English to sound more natural..."

Then wonder, but how the heck do I do that? What does that even mean?

You feel like something sounds a bit "off" in your speech but you're not sure exactly what that is and you're completely clueless as to how to fix it.

Well...

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Want to improve your spoken English? Think like an actor!

 

How hard is it, really, to change the way you speak?

Actors do it all the time, right? Admittedly, some better than others. :)

There’s a difference, though, in the way a performer approaches voice training. It’s a completely different mindset than the way you’re probably...

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15 Surprising Homophones: Did you Know these Words Sound the SAME?

 

Homophones are words that sound the same but have a different meaning, spelling or both!

Some homophones are pretty common and known, such as too/two or there/their.

Others homophones are more surprising. 

In this lesson, we'll practice 15 pairs you may not be aware of so you...

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How to Pronounce the Letters of the English Alphabet

 

 

**Click here to grab the practice PDF that goes along with this lesson.**

Sometimes you just need to spell things out. L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y.

Especially when sharing personal information like your name or address. Especially when sharing this type of info over the phone.

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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 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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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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