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how to pronounce contractions in American English

American English Pronunciation: Negative Contractions and the ending -T

The letter “T” in American English is a tricky (*challenging*) sound to master and perfect because of the variations it has when being used in conversations. Did you know there are 4 different ways you can pronounce the “T” [in American English]? Sometimes it can sound like a “T”, or a “D”, while other times…

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the L sound in American English Pronunciation

Pronunciation: The “L” in American English

Even though the “L” sound in American English may seem like a basic consonant and a simple sound to produce, I actually come across a lot of English learners who have difficulties in making the correct sound. My Japanese and Korean speakers often confuse the “L” and the “R” sound. Portuguese speakers have the most difficulty with…

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english pronunciation tips

English Pronunciation Tips: 3 Difficult Words & How to Pronounce Them

Although many English learners find linking and word reductions quite difficult, it actually makes pronunciation much easier! You aren’t required to put so much effort into producing the language when you link and reduce words within a sentence. There are many rules to learn and principles to practice for accurate linking and more natural English…

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when a t sounds like a d

Everyday English LIVE Lesson: When a T sounds like a D

“Progress is impossible without change….” George Bernard Shaw Change is necessary for a lot of things, like progress and moving forward. It’s important for growth, and it’s always important if you’re wanting to see a different result. You may have noticed a change here on English Outside the Box. I have made some changes, and…

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Learn English pronunciation of i and ee

/ɪ/ and /i:/ American English Pronunciation of I and EE

Pronunciation is an important part of your English fluency puzzle, because you need the people around you to understand what you are saying in order to communicate effectively. How is your pronunciation of the I (live) and EE (leave) sounds? Chances are you have some difficulty, as most of my English students do. However, don’t…

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