I asked some of my clients how public speaking skills affect their careers and here are some of their answers. None of these people mentioned speaking English with a foreign accent, but they all do. They came to me to continue to improve their speaking skills not just because of…
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What's the difference? This article will help you understand why:Looks like, “ice tea.” Sounds like, “ais tee.” The IPA transcription: /'ɑ͜ɪsti/Looks…
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I’ve taught many speakers of other languages and other Englishes who were surprised to find out that what they thought sounded polite didn’t sound…
EAR: Expectation - Action - Review = Build a Positive Upward Spiral - No matter how you’re learning and working on improving your English speaking…
What you notice in other languages is what is different from your own. In the video, there are some real words, but the majority of the speaking is…
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Take the small step of practicing prosody 5 minutes a day for big results.
Which letter to stress for clear pronunciation
The long and short of it - Vowels are represented by 6 letters, “a, e, i, o, u, y,” but create 14 different vowel sounds. How do you know which sound a…
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