Posts Tagged ‘pronunciation’

American English Pronunciation: -TION, The SCHWA, & Accents

Do you struggle with understanding American English pronunciation? Do you ever feel like you think you understand how a word sounds, but then you hear a native speaker say it differently? Well, don’t worry! American English has a lot of variations in accents and these variations can make words sound different, which is why we’re…

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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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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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Best of 60 Second Saturday

60 Second Saturday was born on my Instagram, with the exciting addition of extended 60-second video lengths last year. I was on a mission to teach mini-lessons every week, giving my learners a helpful resource they could easily and conveniently add to their study routine. After a year of doing 60 Second Saturdays on Instagram,…

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The Best of “5 Minute English” for English Fluency

In order to be fluent in English you need to be able to “express yourself easily”. Although many learners only think of speaking skills when it comes to fluency and expressing oneself, this isn’t true! In order to be fluent, you have to master a variety of skills. You need to understand grammar. Your listening skills…

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