My Personal Picks

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

A New Year means New Beginnings. But for some reason I wanted to reflect back and review some of my favorite recordings, and tell you about the most popularly viewed recordings. I can’t believe it but the recording called, Ring, Ring Hello! currently has over 1,000 listeners. It’s been played in over 50 Countries. You never know what is going to become popular. Unless it’s stuck on constant replay-it must be a favorite somewhere!

Listen to My Personal Picks and you will hear my favorite lessons for you

If you’d like to see my playlists (and listen to all 98 lessons) LOOK HERE 

We have a whole new year to keep learning from each other.

Are you ready?

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- 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.

PODCAST-Compare Common Words That Begin With “PRO”

Learn two different ways to pronounce words that begin with the syllable PRO.

Practice 12 everyday words!

 

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- Pronounce The Word “Develop” You Are Probably Saying It Wrong!

Time to check your pronunciation for the word DEVELOP.  While you are at it, once you learn this word- you can practice with a whole group of words that are in the same situation!

Credit goes to NPR TED Radio Hour

Hey! I’d love to hear from you. Do you have any 3-syllable word questions or comments about the word “develop”?

Can you think of some other 3-syllable words that are stressed in the middle? Write them in the comments below.

 

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!