I’ve been working on the consonant chapter of my book and sometimes it’s difficult to know when to stop going into details. I find it fascinating that English has so many possibilities for pronunciations of what look like simple letters. Today, I’m going to go into details of fi…
Top 20 These are the top 20 most frequently requested words from my Meetups, "American English Pronunciation Q&A.” There’s one on Mondays and one on Tu…
It didn’t matter how perfectly that test taker pronounced the word “ladder truck” or how it was used in a grammatically correct way in his sentence, th…
You may have to learn to breathe differently for different languages to achieve the sound you want to create.
...and sounds, and words, and meanings - I guess I shouldn’t have regret about not starting my book sooner because I have had time to answer more quest…
You’re surrounded by speech all the time so why doesn’t it just soak in automatically? You have to know what to pay attention to. Awareness is the firs…
Someone asked me if I had any tips for listening to someone who speaks with a strong accent. I do! First, everyone has an accent, everyone speaks with …
The starting point for instruction is always the speech evaluation. The results of the evaluation provide the top speech features to work on prioritize…
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