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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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Faux Pas in English American Culture Lesson

Faux Pas: Vocabulary Lesson + American Culture Tips

If you want to travel, or move and live in the United States, there are some things you need to know. The language, of course, is helpful which is why you’re learning with me today and every week. However, there are also behaviors you should be aware of, certain ways you should act and things…

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English phrasal verbs for sickness

English Phrasal Verbs for Sickness

English for your every day life, or everyday English is what I focus on teaching you each and every week right here at and on English Outside the Box! As you’ll notice this week, when you watch the video below, I am feeling a little under the weather. I am feeling a lit bit sick,…

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BR BL Consonant Blends

Consonant Blends with L + R

Accurate pronunciation. Everyone needs it that wants to be fluent in any language. Because we focus on mastering your everyday English skills on this blog, skills needed to excel in your daily life, today we are focusing on an important pronunciation principle in American English, BR and BL consonant blends. In today’s lesson you’re going…

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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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