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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PODCAST- Can You Say These Words Without Swearing?

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.

 

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- 10 Common Words with Dropped Syllables

Finally a lesson where you can say less sounds!

Become familiar with these common words in American English and you will amaze your friends with your native-like pronunciation skills. Your friends will not know why you sound amazing, they will just notice that you are speaking English the correct way.

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PODCAST- Can and Can’t Another lesson!

Back by popular demand for you to understand and pronounce the words CAN and CAN’T.

Get the checklist! Send me an email with the comment “Can Checklist”

PODCAST- Perfecting Your ER Sound

A Bear and A Bird Walk Into A Bar And Order A Beer

Learn how to pronounce ER sounds and you will understand the differences between all of these words!

Check out my duolingo game with ER words HERE. It’s fun to play!

PODCAST- Pronouncing Words that Begin with CON-

Just like in the word “Contest”,  there are many words that begin with CON.

I am sure you can read these words. Today I want you to read them differently. These are the changes that will take your English from “just okay” to sounding polished, clear and fluent.

Listen to this podcast and check out the word lists below

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PODCAST-Talking on the Telephone and Ordering a Pizza!

Have no fear! Learn what to say on the phone and how to pronounce these American sentences. Most important, let’s order a pizza.  Sign-up for this FREE weekly podcast and newsletter to get awesome links, useful sentences and questions to rehearse, and there is always something funny.

PODCAST- Pronouncing Your Name

Master the pronunciation of American names. Boost your confidence while talking to friends or co-workers.  Here’s the top 10 male and female names that may be on your contact list!

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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!