Video Lesson: 5 Difficult-to-Pronounce English Words

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English Intonation

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO OF THIS LESSON (Tip: Listen while you read!) What is Intonation? Intonation is the “music” or “melody” of speech. It’s the way the pitch or sound of a person’s voice rises and falls while speaking.   How is it Used in Speech? When someone raises or lowers their pitchContinue reading “English Intonation”

4 ways to improve your English pronunciation

“Can you repeat that?” Anyone who has studied a foreign language has definitely had this experience: You try so hard to communicate something – what you want to order at a restaurant, to tell a story to someone, or to ask where something is – but the person you’re talking to can’t understand you. SometimesContinue reading “4 ways to improve your English pronunciation”

Basic English Pronunciation: Vowels

Check out my latest YouTube video, Lesson 1 in my upcoming 5-unit course, Basic English Pronunciation. Get more pronunciation help! My full 5-unit course Basic English Pronunciation¬†launches Sept. 10, 2018 and you can sign up now. Each lesson includes a text version, audio, as well as a video. Materials are downloadable so that you canContinue reading “Basic English Pronunciation: Vowels”

3 Easily Confused English Verbs

A lesson I was teaching earlier this week included the verb “ensure,” and when students started asking about other, similar sounding verbs, I realized it makes for a great blog lesson post! Read on for definitions, example sentences, and mp3s for pronunciation of three easily confused English verbs:¬†assure, insure, and ensure. (Listen to my pronunciationContinue reading “3 Easily Confused English Verbs”