Pronouncing “Of”- A Small Word That Needs A Lot OF Work!

Today’s lesson can change your English from it sounds okay  to  you sound great!
 Say the word “of” flawlessly
while connecting “of” in your conversation

Listen to this lesson. The sentences used in this lesson are below

Pronouncing AND in everyday conversations

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.

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Pronouncing “Clothes” and other related 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!

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Pronouncing Breathe & Breath

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!

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PODCAST- Sound like a native saying the phrase ” I have to”

Learning a new new language usually helps us speak in sentences and read or write in our new language. With advanced studying you can become pretty good talking to others in a variety of speaking situations. You may even be able to say words comfortably. But learning to sound FLUENT and more NATURAL will help you transform into a confident and intelligable speaker. You can do it!

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PODCAST- Compare SH and CH-It will make a big difference!

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PODCAST- Learn How to Reduce Syllables in Seven Everyday Words!

Study these 7 words and learn how to pronounce a BUNCH of new words! Hint- It’s in the word “seven.”

PODCAST-Just like a haircut, give these words a trim!

Get the right rhythm by trimming these vowels. Which ones? Start with learning these words. Listen to 10 different speakers say them for you.

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PODCAST- Nailing the Z Sound!

Saying the Z sound may not be difficult but knowing when to use this sound can be confusing. Why? Because many words are spelled with an S but pronounced with a “Z”.   Keep practicing- every little bit helps!

Click on the link below this recording  for the entire word list, especially to check out the spelling of Z words!

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PODCAST- Say What? Understanding Stories

Do you listen to others talk and pretend to understand them? Of course you do! That is natural for learning any new language. We all know it’s a challenge to learn slang, idioms and expressions in any new language. Practicing by listening to stories is a great way to learn new words and phrases. Contact me and write WORDS- I will send you 26 new words and phrases that will help you understand this story and many more to come.