Studying the Commercials Are the Best

Commercials are a perfect tool for you to learn the Melody of English. Why?

Because actors exaggerate their words. This way, you can hear
1. the rise and fall of their voice and
2. which words are said louder, which words are being emphasized.

Commercial Study Group #1
Word emphasis and Pitch

You must make words in each of your sentences POP! There should be variety in your speaking. Depending on what you are trying to say, some words are spoken quickly while other words are said louder and longer. In other words, open your mouth more and use more energy in your voice.
Listen to how these actors emphasize and make pitch changes.

Click Here to learn how to sound exciting!

PODCAST-When to Say W In Words Spelled With WH

Who “hu”  said Whole “hol” Wheat “weeet”?

In North American English there are many words that begin with the letters WH and are pronounced with an /h/ sound.

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Spelling Alphabets- You Need This When Talking On The Phone

 When you are trying to spell out loud- the other person may confuse which letter you are saying. Every English speaker needs to learn how to use this technique when spelling your name over the phone.

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PODCAST- Ring, Ring.. Hello? Voice Projection While On The Phone

PODCAST Use Your Air Wisely- Pronouncing P-T-K

Here is a lesson about when we say a sound using aspiration (a puff of air) and when we do not use a puff of air.

English can be so confusing but I know this recording will help you!

 

 

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Is Accent Modification For You?

What is “Accent Modification”?

An accent is our own personal language fingerprint. It’s unique to those that learn a language other than the one they grew up with. In this current world, it is most important that we embrace our diversities. That is why the thought of accent modification seems like a bad idea. Read more

3 Quick Accent Modification Tips to Activate Your Listener’s Attention

Could You Use Some Accent Modification Wisdom?

Have you ever met someone that talks too much? Or has a monotone voice quality that can put you to sleep? Could it be you that has a boring voice?

The last thing you want is your listener to “yawn” in boredom while your speaking!

Let’s look at this through the wisdom of Accent Modification.

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Pittsburgh: The Regional Accent of Champions…”ChampeeYINZ”

"Pittsburgh- Regional Accent Champions"

Regional Accent? Foreign Accent…We all have one!

Speaking clear, fluent American English takes practice~ while understanding what others are saying in their regional accent can feel impossible!  If English isn’t your first language, then your brain has been working hard to learn a new set of sounds. Maybe you’re still struggling with these new sounds.

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