Understanding the English Melody
Let’s give some attention to those tiny, small words when we are talking.
Understanding the English melody, or the musicality of speaking, is an ebb and flow of emphasizing main words and reducing the little insignificant words in the same phrase. After all, we have to reduce some words in order to highlight the main words.
Pronouncing “Clothes” and Other Related Words!
American English pronunciation is so confusing because the spelling is unreliable. Today’s lesson is an example of the discrepancies of 5 words with similar spellings and their pronunciations. Wow! The good news, is that we will take care of a few of these challenging words right now!
In today’s lesson, we have words that are written the same but pronounced differently-and- words that are spelled differently and pronounced the same. American English is so weird! Listen to the following recording and read the descriptions of each word below! I encourage you to listen to the recording and read along. Then listen to the recording again and repeat the sentences without reading along! That way, you are practicing TALKING not READING!
You can do it!
English Pronunciation isn’t for the light-hearted. If only there were rules to follow and no exceptions to the rules in English pronunciation! Well, you can breathe easier with this lesson. Because once you study these two words, you will notice that there is a rule. Well, at least you can call it a “pronunciation prediction”! Listen to this podcast, and look at the practice phrases and sentences. Take a deep breath…You’ve got this!
There are a two ways to say the word “address.” How do you know if you are pronouncing it correctly? Listen to this podcast and while we are at it, let’s talk about how to say the number of the address and which words to stress in street names.
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Practicing these 4 words will help you stay out of trouble!
Those darn vowel sounds. That’s the difference between saying something perfect to saying something embarrassing.
Was your English Teacher wrong? There are major differences with learning how to pronounce a word in it’s complete form and how we actually pronounce words in real conversation. Listen to this podcast lesson and this will change your pronunciation of this simple, common word.
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