Elicit vs Illicit. Ensure vs Insure. PREsent vs. PreSENT. Get clarity on the meaning and pronunciation of commonly confused words & word pairs.
The schwa sound in English is essential for natural-sounding speech and it can help you to better understand fast English speakers. This English pronunciation training gives you everything you need to know about the schwa.
Assimilation in American English is the reason why the sentence “Nice to meet you” sounds like “nice to meetchu.” As part of the Confident English series on how to Understand Fast English Speakers, this pronunciation training lesson will highlight 6 clear examples of assimilation in American English.
Why does often sound like ofən? Or lightning sound like ligh’ning. The secret is the dropped t sound in English pronunciation. Learn common patterns of dropped sounds in this Confident English lesson.
Understand fast English speakers more easily and help your English speech to flow more naturally with these common reductions in American English.
Learn common American intonation patterns and how to use intonation to hold someone’s attention, express certainty in your ideas, disagree with someone politely, indicate surprise, and more.
Learn to correctly pronounce 25 common contractions and understand them in English conversation. Plus, learn when & why you should use them in English conversation.
Using word stress in English correctly is essential for clear, natural-sounding pronunciation in English. Learn what it is and how to use it easily.
Learn the RIGHT way to ask questions in English for clear communication using intonation. Plus one intonation pattern NOT to use (if you want to sound confident).
Do you listen to native speakers and think: I wish I could speak faster, sound more fluent, and sound natural… just like a native speaker. Today I’m going to share one easy tip to help you do that.