Jun 25

English Pronunciation: ‘or’ vs. ‘oh’

By Paul Baston | Word Of The Week

What is the difference between the words ‘caught’ and ‘coat’ in British English?

And how on Earth can we begin ‘decoding’ the confusing English spellings that go along with them?

All is covered in Paul’s Word Of The Week video:

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Jun 18

Silent Letters In English

By Paul Baston | Uncategorized

Can you spot the silent letters?

– honest

– horrible

– lenis

– debris

– talc

– chalk

Confused? Then check out today’s Word Of The Week video:

 

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Jun 14

By Ashley | Uncategorized , Weekly Posts

NEW VIDEO: Either Pronunciation


Either Pronunciation

So, how do you pronounce ‘either’ in standard southern British English?

And what about ‘neither’ ‘scone’ and ‘our’.

Watch and listen to the video to hear the pronunciation in a standard southern British Accent.

And it’s not what you’re expecting.

So, I hope that answers the question about either pronunciation.

But, what about your English pronunciation in general?

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Jun 11

How To Pronounce “Think” vs. “Sink” (use this ‘TH’ exercise!)

By Paul Baston | How To Pronounce , Word Of The Week

What is the difference between the words ‘think’ and ‘sink’ in British English?

If the TH sound isn’t in your home language, how can you learn how to pronounce it confidently?

 

Check out today’s Word Of The Week video for…

– descriptions,

– illustrations

– PLUS a great exercise for learning the TH sound:

 

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Jun 06

English Phrases Daily Practice

By Ashley | Uncategorized , Weekly Posts

NEW VIDEO: English Phrases Daily Practice


English Phrases Daily Practice

In English, it’s a good idea to ask someone their opinion before you give your own. Because they might agree or vehemently disagree. Here are the top 3 with help with pronunciation, word stress, sentence stress and intonation in a standard southern British accent.

English phrases Daily Practice for asking for information:

1. What do you think of… ?
2. How d’you feel about… ?
3. What would you say if I… ?

 

Watch and listen to the video to hear the pronunciation in a standard southern British Accent, as well as help with word stress, sentence stress and intonation.

There is another post about English phrases here.

So, I hope that answers the question about these phrases. But, do you want to start working on your pronunciation? Click on any of the free training resources below to get you started:

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May 28

How To Pronounce “Caught” vs. “Cot” In Standard British English

By Paul Baston | Word Of The Week

What is the difference between the words ‘cot’ and ‘caught’ in British English?
And how do they compare to vowels in other languages?
This week’s suggestion came from a Brazilian Portuguese speaker:
(if you speak Portuguese, today’s your lucky day!)
I go deeper into how ‘caught’ compares to the vovó / vovǒ vowels
BUT, if you speak Spanish, Arabic (and many, many more languages) then the “vovǒ” sound will sound familiar too, and will be a good reference point.
Either way, if you’re anything like me, you have a real love of languages and sound.
So it can be really beneficial to get a good ‘vowel orientation’, regardless of the vowels in your home language.
So watch the video now and don’t forget to give me a suggestion for next week!

 

 

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May 22

English Phrases

By Ashley | Uncategorized , Weekly Posts

NEW VIDEO: English Phrases


English Phrases

Sometimes you want or need to ask for information. But in English, it isn’t polite to start a dialogue with a direct question. And we have certain phrases to do this. Here are the top 3 with help with pronunciation, word stress, sentence stress and intonation in a standard southern British accent.

English phrases for asking for information:

1. Can you tell me… ?
2. Have you any idea… ?
3. D’you know… ?

There is another post about English phrases here.

So, I hope that answers the question about these phrases. But, do you want to start working on your pronunciation? Click on any of the free training resources below to get you started:

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May 21

How To Pronounce “Can’t” … Without Swearing!

By Paul Baston | Word Of The Week

It’s the most OFFENSIVE word in English …

And yet its pronunciation is so, so close to one of the most common words in English.

Perhaps, like Félix, you’ve already noticed.

And perhaps you’re avoiding using it altogether, and opting for the more awkward, “cannot” every time you need to say it.

(don’t do it!)

I’ll explain why in today’s video, and how you can learn to alter the two crucial variables that make the difference between can’t and c*nt.

Please be aware that the video contains BAD LANGUAGE before hitting play:

 

Watch the video above to find out more.

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May 15

Phrases in English Speaking

By Ashley | Uncategorized , Weekly Posts

NEW VIDEO: Phrases in English Speaking


Phrases in English Speaking

Sometimes we are not sure if it’s a good idea to say something or do something. So we need useful expressions for asking if other people agree with an idea or intended action. Here are my top three, but I’m going to focus on British English pronunciation, word stress and intonation.

1. Do you think it’s alright to do it?
2. What do you think about (…)?
3. What would you say if I (…)?

There is another post about English phrases here.

So, I hope that answers the question about these phrases. But, do you want to start working on your pronunciation? Click on any of the free training resources below to get you started:

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May 14

How To Pronounce Words With The TH Consonant Sound In English (Word of The Week)

By Paul Baston | How To Pronounce , Word Of The Week

Today’s Word Of The Week covers all types of words containing the TH consonant.

What are the two types of TH sound? How can we learn this sound if it’s not in our native language?

Watch the video above to find out more.

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