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Oct 15

Pronunciation Tips Series #2 Words Ending ‘-tain’

By Ashley | Uncategorized

Ever thought about the ends of these words?

'-tain' may not be as simple as you think.

What about 'captain', 'mountain' and 'fountain'?

​They are different to 'certain' and 'curtain'.

Which are different again to words like 'contain' and 'sustain'.

You see?

And are you using your own language as a reference?

It's what a Turkish client of mine was doing. The word 'captain' in Turkish is 'captan'. She was using the pronunciation of the vowels in the Turkish word in the English word - which seldom works!

Watch the video above to correct your pronunciation of '-tain' word ending.

May 01

Stress Timing in English Sentences

By Ashley | Uncategorized

This is a real coaching session with a non-native English speaker who wants help to learn British English pronunciation and intonation.

We focused on stress timing in English sentences, which can be difficult for a lot of non-native speakers, especially those from the Indian sub-continent, Africa, Spain, France and many others.

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She won this month's coaching contest, so she received this free one-to-one Skype coaching session, our Complete Pronunciation Roadmap training with 12 hours of audio and access to our private Facebook group where she'll get extra help and support from other and the community.

To be in with a chance this month, sign up here:

Mar 07

Want to win a FREE one-to-one accent reduction class?

By Ashley | Uncategorized

Click the button below to get started:


Why We’re Giving Away One Accent Reduction Class Every Month

Hey, I know it’s been a long time, but we never really went away, we just wanted some time to think about how to make what we offer even better and more useful for you.

So, watch the video above or read on…

Every month, one of you lovely people get a chance to have a one-to-one video Skype call with me, Ashley or Paul co-founder of English Pronunciation Roadmap. It’s a free accent reduction class just for you!

The Skype call is completely FREE and focuses on your #1 QUESTION about British English pronunciation or intonation.

So what’s holding you back when you speak? What do you find most frustrating, or what are you just really curious about?

Wouldn’t it be great for us to guide you personally?

Well one person every month will get the chance to do just that.

Plus, that person gets a FREE copy of our complete Pronunciation Roadmap training which covers every aspect of British pronunciation and intonation and comes with 12hrs of audio and access to personal help in our Private Facebook group AND 1 month free trial of our live and interactive Pronunciation Masterclass.

So why are we doing this? Well with YouTube and the internet, there’s so much knowledge and information out there, and it can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve released hundred of videos ourselves, and whilst these are very useful and valuable,  we want to help people in a way that’s much more of a 2-way conversation.

So here’s  an opportunity for you to get real, one-to-one guidance & insight to help you move forwards and make progress with your pronunciation.

And we’re offering one lucky subscriber an opportunity to win all this every single month.

It couldn’t be simpler. You just click this link, submit your name, email and your #1 Question and we’ll announce the winner via email at the end of every month. And if you don’t win, you’ll roll over into the next month to be in with another chance.

All we ask for, is that we can video record just a little bit of the coaching and share it here on youtube and our blog. Because what better way to help everyone learn than by seeing a real non-native speaker, just like yourself, overcome a frustrating problem in their speech. We’ll only record a few minutes, and the spotlight is on us and how we help you, not on you being coached. Then we’ll ‘stop the tape’, and the rest of the time will be just like a private session.

So click the button above, submit your name, email and your #1 Question and we’ll announce the winner soon.

Good luck!

Ashley & Paul

Aug 22

How to pronounce Yoke, Joke and York

By Ashley | Uncategorized

How do you pronounce Yoke, Joke and York in British English?

One of the exclusive Pronunciation Masterclass members asked this question in last weeks live session.

This week’s WOTW video is actually a ‘preview clip’ from that very lesson, where Ashley guides them through this question step by step.

 

Find out more about our Pronunciation Masterclass by clicking here.

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Aug 14

How To Pronounce AW

By Ashley | Uncategorized

English Spelling – How to pronounce AW

English spelling can be a nightmare!

I’m going change that.

Over the next however many weeks, I’m going to walk you step by step through English spelling and pronunciation. Here’s the second on how to pronounce aw.

And if you missed it, last week I covered ‘ai’. Watch it here.

Aug 05

How To Pronounce AR

By Ashley | Uncategorized

English Spelling – How to pronounce AR

English spelling can be a nightmare!

I’m going change that.

Over the next however many weeks, I’m going to walk you step by step through English spelling and pronunciation. Here’s the second on how to pronounce ar.

And if you missed it, last week I covered ‘ai’. Watch it here.

Jul 16

Does Theresa May Pronounce ‘Negotiate’ Correctly?

By Paul Baston | Uncategorized

One of our subscribers posted a question recently about how to pronounce the word ‘negotiate’ correctly in English.

Then it came to my attention that there wasn’t exactly a lot of consistency in the way our politicians are pronouncing this word.

So, ahead of the Brexit talks, I was wondering if our Prime Minister was pronouncing the word correctly. I mean, it would be a good start at least, right?

But is she?

Can Jeremy Corbyn for that matter?

Find out in this week’s Word Of The Week video:

 

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Jul 09

How To Pronounce ‘Loose’ vs. ‘Lose’ in English

By Paul Baston | Uncategorized

What is the difference between the words ‘loose’ and ‘lose’ in British English?

A dictionary will tell you that the /l/ and /u:/ stay exactly the same, and the only difference is the /s/ and /z/ at the end.

But that’s simply not true.

In fact, there’s a much bigger difference that the dictionary won’t tell you…

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