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How To Understand Fast English Speakers
 
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Have you been studying English for a long time but you still don't understand fast native English speakers? This English pronunciation lesson is for you! Find out how to understand fast native English speakers. ESL-Lab link: http://www.esl-lab.com/ To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToUnderstandFastEnglishSpeakers=body DO WHAT NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS DO: Native English speakers don't listen to every word. Native English speakers listen to stressed/emphasized words in a sentence. This is why English rhythm is so important! Not only is it important to speak in the correct English rhythm, it's important to know the English rhythm so that you can understand native English speakers. This means you must learn English rhythm, which includes stressed words and sentences, linking, pausing, and intonation. Listen and watch closely as I teach and give a quick review on how to improve your sentence stress. ESL-LAB This is a great free resource that helps you with your listening skills in daily everyday native English conversations. The link to this free resource is: http://www.esl-lab.com/
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Common Reductions for American English Pronunciation: Part 1
 
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Learn to speak English clearly with an American accent in my pronunciation program course! http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=CommonReductionsforAmericanEnglishPronunciation:Part1&adposition=body There is much more to speaking English like a native speaker than just saying the sounds of American English correctly. You have to use the correct American English rhythm and reductions that English native speakers use too. In this pronunciation video tutorial I teach you how to use a few common reductions in American English that you’ll hear from native English speakers. To start my proven 12-week online accent reduction program go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=CommonReductionsforAmericanEnglishPronunciation:Part1&adposition=body Common reductions help you sound more like a native English speaker. Common reductions will make your pronunciation sound more natural and casual as you speak English, and less robotic and sounding too formal. In this short video tutorial I show you how to use common reductions in American English pronunciation in order to know how to sound like a native English speaker. Here are some examples of common reductions in American English pronunciation: The common reduction of “what are you doing?” is “whatcha doin’?” in American English pronunciation. When native English speakers greet each other they’ll usually say “Hey, whatcha doin’?” If you notice, this common reduction makes this common phrase sound relaxed, friendlier and more inviting. If a native English speaker said the phrase normally “what are you doing?” without the common reduction, then it almost implies that you are in trouble and sounds strict or too formal. In American English pronunciation, there are certain words that are typically reduced by native English speakers. Here are a few examples of common reductions: of: You’ll notice that the American English pronunciation for ‘of’ sounds more like /uh-v/. A lot of times you’ll see ‘of’ used in connected speech, for example “some of…” The common reduction for this would be “some uh” in the American English accent. So, for example, in this sentence “some of my friends are coming” you would reduce ‘of’ to ‘uh’. When saying “most of” you’ll notice in this video tutorial that ‘of’ is pronounced fully and isn’t always reduced in the American English accent. “out of” is another instance where you want to reduce both the words ‘of’ and ‘out’. When using these English words together you’ll pronounce it like this: ‘ow du’. So in the sentence “the printer is out of paper” you’d want to reduce it to “the printer is ‘ow du’ paper”. There is a lot more to learn about common reductions in American English pronunciation, and it’s all covered in my Pronunciation Pro 12-week online program course. If you want to learn how to improve your English pronunciation and communication skills then my pronunciation online program course can help you. If you enjoyed this video tutorial lesson then check out my accent reduction online program! Speaking American English clearly and with confidence is one click away. Go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=CommonReductionsforAmericanEnglishPronunciation:Part1&adposition=body now to get started in my PROVEN American English pronunciation program course!
Views: 31091 Pronunciation Pro
English Pronunciation - voiced & voiceless English sounds (part 1 of 3)
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=EnglishPronunciation-voiced&voicelessEnglishsounds(part1of3)&adposition=body In English Pronunciation there are voiced and voiceless English sounds. Make sure you are aware of these sounds so you don't say one sound when you mean to say another.
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How to Pronounce "The" in American English Pronunciation
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoPronounceTHEinAmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body - Get 1 FREE week, and become a member of my American English Pronunciation Pro online course for only $19.97/month. Learn how to pronounce words correctly in American English and reduce your accent. My American English pronunciation online course program is great for ESL students, students who need help to pass the TOEFL exam, employees working in an English speaking environment, nonnative English speaking people living in the US, people seeking native English speaking friends, and people who just want to perfect their American English accent! This English pronunciation how to video will teach you the different American English pronunciations of the word "the" and help reduce your accent in English when pronouncing words with the /th/ sound in them. Here’s how to pronounce the word “the” in American English pronunciation: There are 2 different ways to pronounce the word “the” in American English. These 2 words are: /thuh/ and /thee/. We can remember how to pronounce these by remembering bananas and apples. In my video I explain what I mean by that. The pronunciation of the word “the” when the vowel is pronounced like /uh/ is used when a consonant follows the word “the” in a sentence, like: the banana. The pronunciation of the word “the” when the vowel is pronounced like /ee/ is used when a vowel follows the word “the” in a sentence, like: the apple. However, saying the word “the” with the /thee/ pronunciation is less commonly used. The other way we pronounce “the” as /thee/ is if we want to emphasize something. For example: “I met the President yesterday”. “You met THE President?” In this case, the word “the” in the second sentence is pronounced /thee/ because you’re emphasizing it. For those who are new or have not heard of me or my pronunciation program course yet, my name is Annie Ruden and I am the lead trainer and founder/CEO of Pronunciation Pro. I hope you enjoy this English pronunciation video tutorial on the American English pronunciation of the word “the”, and hope that it helps you with your English and communication! If you want to learn more about my accent reduction program course, you can go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoPronounceTHEinAmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body. If you like what you hear in this American English Pronunciation video lesson try out my Pronunciation Pro 7-day free trial at http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoPronounceTHEinAmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body. I truly hope you find my American English pronunciation videos helpful! I want to give you the support and help you need to develop your English skills and improve your English pronunciation!
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American English Vowels - Short And Long
 
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Stop repeating yourself and start speaking English clearly and with confidence! Go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishVowels-ShortAndLong&adposition=body Learning how to correctly hear and pronounce the American English vowel sounds can be the most challenging part of English Pronunciation. If you are learning how to speak American English fluently like a native speaker then you will have to master American English vowels. American English vowels are broken up into two main categories. There are the American English Short Vowels and Long Vowels. Long vowels are not pronounced longer but it's the mouth movement that is longer or bigger. You'll be able to hear and see the difference in this American English Vowels video. The American English vowels can sound very similar to each other if you don't practice listening and hearing the difference. In the Pronunciation Pro accent reduction course we go through all of the English vowel sounds and do listening exercises for each one. Through these exercises of contrasting similar English vowels you'll build stronger listening skills so you can actually hear the difference between the vowels. Once you are able to hear the difference then it will be much easier to actually say the sound correct. As I tell my students, it's only when your listening improves that you'll be able to correct your own English pronunciation mistakes. That's part of the design of the Pronunciation Pro accent reduction course. To help you learn how to hear American English differently. I’ve seen incredible results from my accent reduction students as they learn this skill. As you build your listening skills then train your mouth muscles to move in the new way then you’ll be able to speak English fluently with an American accent. I’d love to help you build confidence in your ability to speak English fluently. Through the Pronunciation Pro online accent reduction course you’ll learn everything you need to know to speak English clearly and with great confidence. I’ve seen it happen for hundreds of my students and I hope to help you as well. If you want to stop repeating yourself and start speaking English with confidence then head over to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishVowels-ShortAndLong&adposition=body and I’ll walk you step by step toward clear and confident American English!
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Voice And Accent Rounds - Interviewing with an American Company
 
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Have you heard of a voice and accent round? Do you have to pass a voice and accent round? In this video I explain what a voice and accent round is and provide you with helpful websites that will help you pass the voice and accent round. To try out the Pronunciation Pro Free Trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=VoiceAndAccentRoundsInterviewingWithAnAmericanCompany=body WHAT IS A VOICE & ACCENT ROUND? http://www.pronunciationpro.com/voice-accent-round/what-is-a-voice-and-accent-round/ An accent round is a stage in the interview process that some companies require of nonnative English speakers to examine their oral communication skills. Employers want to know how strong a nonnative English speaker’s communication skills are and will judge you on the following parameters: mother-tongue accent, listening comprehension, and fluency. Generally speaking, voice and accent rounds are held over the phone, but may also be in-person with a voice and accent round specialist (though this is more rare). Voice and accent rounds are normally evaluated by a software and your answers are recorded for further evaluation purposes. HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE VOICE & ACCENT ROUND http://www.pronunciationpro.com/voice-accent-round/how-to-prepare-for-the-voice-and-accent-round/ Click on the link above to learn how to prepare for a voice and accent round. The article includes step-by-step instructions for those who have a voice and accent round soon or in a few months. It's a great article! 3 EASY TIPS TO PASS THE VOICE & ACCENT ROUND http://www.pronunciationpro.com/3-easy-tips-to-pass-voice-and-accent-round/ In the article posted above you’ll learn 3 EASY TIPS you can apply and practice today that will dramatically improve your results in your next voice and accent round. I hope these 3 articles are helpful and useful! If you have any other questions about voice and accent rounds, let me know!
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English Pronunciation - voiced & voiceless English sounds (part 2 of 3)
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=EnglishPronunciation-voiced&voicelessEnglishsounds(part2of3)&adposition=body In English Pronunciation there are voiced and voiceless English sounds. Make sure you are aware of these sounds so you don't say one sound when you mean to say another.
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How To Pronounce Tongue Twisters In American English
 
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Use these 50 American English tongue twisters to practice your English pronunciation! PDF & MP3: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/pronunciation-in-english/tongue-twisters-english/ FREE 7 DAY TRIAL TO PRONUNCIATION PRO: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceTongueTwistersInAmericanEnglish=body Tongue twisters are phrases and sentences that are specifically designed to be difficult to articulate. In this English pronunciation video I have a list of tongue twisters that you can practice your English pronunciation with! The tongue twisters are divided out into specific sounds and sound combinations. Practice the sounds that are the most difficult for you to say and pronounce. Practicing tongue twisters is also great in learning how to pronounce vowels in English. Tongue twisters provide a lot of vowel contrasts, which is a great way to train your ear to hear the differences in the vowels and then be able to pronounce the vowels. This video is a video clip from one of our lessons in the Pronunciation Pro Alumni Course. To get started in my Pronunciation Pro program, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceTongueTwistersInAmericanEnglish=body As you go through the first tongue twister, make sure you practice the American English tapped /t/ sound. In this example, the tapped /t/ sound helps you move quickly one word to the next. That’s why native English speakers use the tapped /t/ sound—because it’s easier for their mouth to then flow through those sounds. Also pay attention to the English short vowel sounds and make sure the short vowels are sounding different from each other. Depending on your English speaking level you may want to go through these tongue twisters very slowly at first. The second tongue twister helps you learn how to pronounce the consonants /S/ and /SH/, which is really tricky for many of my students to pronounce and learn. Listen carefully to me and how I pronounce the sounds and then practice the tongue twister! If you liked this American English pronunciation lesson video then I would encourage you to visit my website and learn more at: http://www.pronunciationpro.com. To start the 7-day FREE trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceTongueTwistersInAmericanEnglish=body
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How To Use English Rhythm & Intonation: Chunking Part 1
 
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Welcome to Part 1 of how to use English rhythm and intonation with CHUNKING. This is a new concept for many English learners and it is a very important step in speaking English fluently. Enjoy! To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToUseEnglishRhythmAndIntonationChunkingPart1=body CHUNKING I have described ‘chunking’ in other ways, such as linking, pausing, and connecting words together—but the idea of chunking is important because it will challenge you to look at those concepts in a new way. Chunking will help you know how to structure the way native speakers group their words together. Chunking: creating ‘chunks’ in your message that are separated by a pause or a change in tone. Chunking really gives variety to your speaking voice and will allow your listener to be more engaged. Chunking will also help your listener understand you much easier. This is something that most non-native English speakers struggle with, but it is also something that some native English speakers have trouble with, especially when it comes to presentations or speeches. For example, a speaker who speaks in a monotone voice, and/or pauses too much. In order to find the balance in chunking, I will teach you 4 steps! In this video I will show you step 1 of the 4... STEP 1: Watch the video for this lesson and listen to me read this paragraph to identify where the chunks are (where to place pauses). Note: a chunk doesn’t necessarily need to be where a punctuation is present. Sometimes there are pauses in between words that are not separated by punctuations, like commas or periods. “Today, I’d like to talk to you about a concept called Chunking. Chunking is a strategy that great speakers use very effectively. It sounds effortless, but in fact, it takes a lot of practice.” I hope you enjoyed watching Part 1 of Chunking! Stay tuned for Part 2! To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToUseEnglishRhythmAndIntonationChunkingPart1=body
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3 Easy Tips To Quickly Improve Your American English Pronunciation
 
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Follow these 3 EASY TIPS that will help you instantly improve your conversations with native English speakers! These 3 easy tips are very simple but also extremely powerful! To try the Pronunciation Pro FREE trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=3EasyTipsToQuicklyImproveYourAmericanEnglishPronunciation=body TIP #1: SLOW DOWN What?? Slow down?? YES, slow down! Many nonnative English speakers think that speaking fast will help them sound smarter and fluent—but that is not true! Speaking fast will actually increase your pronunciation mistakes, decrease clarity, and will make it hard for native English speakers to understand you. You need to slow down so your mouth muscles can get into the correct positions and pronounce English sounds better. TIP #2: MOVE YOUR MOUTH American English sounds require a lot of mouth movement. This tip is critical to pronouncing English sounds correctly. Your mouth and tongue are muscles, so this tip will require a little more focus and practice. It will feel very weird moving your mouth so much and you will feel like you are overemphasizing English sounds, but trust me, it will actually sound normal to everyone else around you! TIP #3: SPEAK LOUDER It is always better to speak louder and make mistakes than to speak softly to try and hide your mistakes. Some nonnative English speakers will either speak very softly, or will “skip” a word they don’t know how to pronounce. This only makes you sound muffled and will be frustrating for native English speakers. If you’re scared of making mistakes when you speak then this tip is especially for you! Speak louder; you’ll be understood much better! I know these 3 tips are effective because I have seen it work with my own students. I hear over and over again from my students, after only going through these 3 easy tips that they feel so much more confident to speak up and join conversations! To try the Pronunciation Pro FREE trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=3EasyTipsToQuicklyImproveYourAmericanEnglishPronunciation=body
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American English Intonation (3of4)
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishIntonation(3of4)&adposition=body Hey there, This video is the 3rd of 4 videos I'll be posting on American English Intonation. These short video clips are taken from my 35 minute video lesson on Intonation which is a part of the 12 week online Pronunciation Pro training program. Go to https://pronunciationpro.com/signup to sign up for 1 free week of the program. This week as I've been preparing these videos I've been thinking a lot about intonation. It's amazing how many daily interactions I have that rely so heavily on intonation. I've been experimenting a little by using less than ideal pronunciation of sounds while using standard intonation. For example, I play basketball in the mornings a few days a week. As I was leaving this morning I said, "Have a good day". My pronunciation was sloppy, I hardly moved my mouth and the only word that was probably understandable was "day". However, my listener knew exactly what I was saying because of my intonation. The same goes for other common phrases such as, "How are you doing"? - /howeryadooin/ "Ya comin?" - /yuhkumin/ "nice to meet you" - /nicetuhmeechew/ "What are you doing?" /whuderyuhdooin/ There's SO much to talk about when it comes to intonation which is why I am hosting a FREE webinar on American English Intonation! Visit my blog to register for the webinar! http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishIntonation(3of4)&adposition=body
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How to Learn English Pronunciation: Part 2 (rhythm)
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoLearnEnglishPronunciation:Part2(rhythm)&adposition=body - Get 1 FREE week, and become a member of my American English Pronunciation Pro online course for only $19.97/month. Learn how to pronounce words correctly in American English and reduce your accent. My American English pronunciation online course program is great for ESL students, students who need help to pass the TOEFL exam, employees working in an English speaking environment, nonnative English speaking people living in the US, people seeking native English speaking friends, and people who just want to perfect their American English accent! Learning English Pronunciation is all about learning 2 things - the sounds of English and the rhythm of English. In this video I give a brief introduction to learning the rhythm of English. Have you ever been at a restaurant and overheard someone speaking in another language? Maybe you couldn't hear the specific words they were saying but you knew what language they were speaking. How did you know the language without hearing the words? It's because you recognized the rhythm of that language. Every language has its own unique rhythm or beat. English is no exception. English has it's own rhythm that can be recognized without using specific words. Can you imitate the English rhythm without using specific words? Try it! The English rhythm is based on the combination of stressed and unstressed syllables and words in sentences. When you stress a word or syllable, you are saying it longer, louder, with a higher pitch, and with full pronunciation (not reduced). Some words and syllables in English are stressed and some are unstressed which means we say them quickly or a little lazy. I have found as I teach English Pronunciation and Fluency that it's usually more important to learn the correct rhythm of English than it is to learn the correct English sounds. Pronouncing English sounds are important but even if you learn all of the sounds, you will still have trouble being understood. This is because native English speakers are used to hearing the correct rhythm of English. It's natural and comfortable for them to listen to that familiar rhythm (it's the same for other languages as well). So, when you use the correct rhythm of English then your listener can listen with ease. Learn to speak English clearly with an American accent in my pronunciation program course! http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoLearnEnglishPronunciation:Part2(rhythm)&adposition=body Learning to speak English with an American accent takes time and effort but it can be done. You have to ask yourself if it's worth it to you in your life and career to have that skill of speaking clear American English. If you like what you hear in this American English Pronunciation video try out my Pronunciation Pro 7-day free trial at http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoLearnEnglishPronunciation:Part2(rhythm)&adposition=body. I truly hope you find my American English pronunciation videos helpful! I want to give you the support and help you need to develop your English skills and improve your English pronunciation! For those who are new or have not heard of me or my pronunciation program course yet, my name is Annie Ruden and I am the lead trainer and founder/CEO of Pronunciation Pro. I hope you enjoy this English pronunciation video tutorial on the American English pronunciation of the word “the”, and hope that it helps you with your English and communication! If you want to learn more about my accent reduction program course, you can go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoLearnEnglishPronunciation:Part2(rhythm)&adposition=body.
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American English TH Rules: Voiced or Voiceless?
 
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This English pronunciation video lesson will teach you the American English pronunciation rules for knowing when to use voiced or voiceless TH. Enjoy! Access the full lesson and worksheet here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/th-voiced-voiceless-pronunciation-rules/ To try out the Pronunciation Pro FREE trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishTHRulesVoicedOrVoiceless=body Do you ever wonder when you're supposed to pronounce a /TH/ sound as voiced or voiceless when speaking English? How come native English speakers use two different sounds when pronouncing the /TH/ sound? How am I supposed to know which one to use? In this post I will teach you how to know when to pronounce /TH/ as a voiced or voiceless sound and teach you the English pronunciation rules associated with it. To study the rules for the TH sound in American English pronunciation, you can go to this link: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/th-voiced-voiceless-pronunciation-rules/ and study the lesson and worksheet. I hope you enjoy this TH video lesson! If you have any questions please let me know, I'd love to help! To try out the Pronunciation Pro FREE trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishTHRulesVoicedOrVoiceless=body
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How To Pronounce Difficult Words In English
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceDifficultWordsInEnglish=body Have you ever come across a difficult English word that you don’t know how to pronounce? If English is your second or third language it might be hard to know how to pronounce hard words, especially if you have never heard anyone say the difficult word aloud. In this video I will teach you exactly how to pronounce difficult English words in the American English accent. This video does not cover all difficult English words, but it gives you a great starting point, direction, and I explain why certain words are pronounced the way they are pronounced. This video is an excerpt from one of my alumni course English pronunciation lessons. Students who go through my 12-week Pronunciation Pro online course have at this point already improved their pronunciation dramatically, which results in increased confidence when speaking English. To enroll in my 12-week Pronunciation Pro course go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceDifficultWordsInEnglish=body So lets get started! The first difficult English word is “jewelry”, which is pronounced: /dgoo-ul-ree/. Though this is just one of many difficult English words to pronounce, it’s important to notice the PROCESS by which to learn how to say it correctly. You must break the word apart and then you want to combine the sounds together slowly and then increase the speed. One of the reasons why this English word is so tricky is because the word “jewelry” has the Dark L and the American R close together. The second difficult English word is “celebrities”, which is pronounced: /su-le-bri-deez/. The second syllable in this word is stressed/emphasized. One of the reasons I chose this difficult word—out of the many difficult English words—is because of 2 things. First, the letter ‘E’ in the first syllable is reduced to a /uh/ sound because the second syllable is stressed. Second, the letter ’T’ in the word is pronounced like a ‘D’ because of the English pronunciation Tapped T rule. The next difficult English word is “verdict”, which is pronounced: /ver-dikt/. In this word you’ll notice that the /K/ sound and /T/ sound are very close together, which is one of the most difficult sounds to pronounce together. The next difficult English word is “arithmetic”, which is pronounced: /u-rith-me-tik/. I think this example of a difficult English word is very interesting because it is an exception to the English pronunciation Tapped T rule. The Tapped T rule says: when a ’T’ is surrounded by vowels then it is pronounced as a ‘D’, not a ’T’. But this word is an exception to the rule. Also, notice how the first ‘A’ is pronounced because of the stress on the second syllable. Next, we have the difficult English word “hamburger”, which is pronounced: /ham-ber-ger/. This is a difficult English word to pronounce because there are 2 American R sounds close together. The next difficult English word is “auto”, which is pronounced: /o-dO/. Again, the English pronunciation Tapped T rule applies to this rule. But it’s interesting also that the /O/ sound is reduced to an /u/ sound in words like “automobile” or “automatic”. Lastly, the word “abdumen” is actually pronounced: /ab-du-min/. Notice that the letter ‘E’ is pronounced as an /i/ sound, not an /e/ sound. This is the case because it is a reduced sound. I hope you enjoyed this short American English pronunciation video tutorial on a few difficult-to-pronounce English words! Are you serious about learning how to improve your American English accent? My English pronunciation teaching method is scientific based and is guaranteed to get you results and improve your English communication skills. It's time to take your future seriously. You are capable of so much more and I can help you get there! :) To learn more go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceDifficultWordsInEnglish=body
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How To Speak American English Like a Native Speaker
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/ Sign up for a free 7-day trial of our proven 12-week online program when you register for our Basic monthly membership. Only $19.97/month after the 1st free week of accent reduction practice. Cancel Anytime! Want personalized instruction and feedback? Sign up for our PLUS package today with affordable PAYMENT PLANS: http://get.pronunciationpro.com/pluspackage/ If your goal is to learn how to speak American English like a native speaker then I'm glad you found me and my English Pronunciation YouTube Channel!! Hi, my name is Annie Ruden M.S. CCC-SLP and I’ve been teaching people like you from around the world how to speak American English with an American accent for many years now. Learning to speak English with an American accent is possible and it's not as hard as you would think. It’s simply a matter of learning to hear the difference between American English sounds and rhythm and then learning how to reshape your old habits of a foreign accent to new habits of moving your mouth the way native English speakers do. I’ve taught hundreds of students how to speak English fluently and confidently and I know I can help you too. It's important, however, to make sure you have the right American Accent Training Program to help you accomplish your goal. There are plenty of free videos on YouTube that teach American English pronunciation. You might learn a few tips from these free English pronunciation lessons and it might help a little but to fully and permanently reduce your accent and gain confidence in the way you speak American English you’re going to need something more. You need an English pronunciation and fluency course that will show you step by step exactly how to hear the difference between American English sounds and rhythm and the way you are speaking English with an accent. You also need an American accent program that will show you exactly how to move your mouth in a way to pronounce English sounds correctly. You then need an English pronunciation and fluency course that will help you practice and bring all of these English fluency skills together so you can speak English clearly and with confidence. That’s what the Pronunciation Pro online training course will do for you! Go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/ to learn more about my online program. The right accent reduction training program follows research based strategies that are proven to reduce your accent. I have the highest level of education to provide accent reduction training with these strategies. Combine my education with several years of hands on practice helping students learn how to speak American English like a native speaker and you can be confident you are learning from the best. I can say that with confidence because I see my students succeed through this American English training program. I hear it all the time, “your course has helped me feel way more confident speaking English”. It’s the goal we have for all of our accent reduction students because when you speak English with confidence then you can accomplish amazing things! My English pronunciation program is all available online so you can learn conveniently at your own pace. We have English pronunciation trainers that will help you personally learn how to speak confidently with an American accent. We have our proven, intensive 12 week English pronunciation video program and then an additional 40 weeks of additional English pronunciation lessons and videos to help you practice and refine your American accent. This is how you will learn to speak American English like a native speaker. With time, practice, and the right English pronunciation course you will confidently stand in front of your colleagues, boss, interviewer, or friends and speak English clearly and with great confidence! My goal is to help you accomplish your goals. As you learn to speak American English like a native speaker then you can go on to get a better job, a promotion, make new friends, and fully realize your goals and dreams. I know you can do it and we are here to help! Visit http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/ to see how you can get started! Pricing starts at only $19.97 per month.
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Is it S or Z? American English Pronunciation Rules
 
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Do you ever wonder when an ’S’ is supposed to sound like a /z/ when speaking English? You might have realized at this point that most words in English are not always pronounced how they are spelled. In this video I will teach you how to know when to pronounce an ’S’ with a /z/ sound and teach you the English pronunciation rules associated with it. Additionally, if you are a native Spanish or Portuguese speaker then this lesson is especially for you! Full Lesson Article (with the worksheet included): http://www.pronunciationpro.com/s-z-american-english-pronunciation-rules/ To try out the Pronunciation Pro FREE trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=IsItSOrZAmericanEnglishPronunciationRules=body PRONUNCIATION RULES - When the letter ’S’ follows a vowel - When the letter ’S’ follows a voiced consonant - Also: most plural words will also have a /z/sound at the end - In most situations, when a word is a verb and has an ’S’ in it, then the pronunciation of the ’S’ will be a /z/ sound - If a heteronym word is a noun and has an ’S’ in it, then the ’S’ will be a /z/ sound I would encourage you to watch my video so that you can understand these rules better. As always, there are exceptions to the rules. Sorry! However, I also include a post (that you can access here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/s-z-american-english-pronunciation-rules/) that has a PDF worksheet attached that has words that have exceptions to the rules and that still use the /z/ sound in place of an ’S’. I hope you enjoy this English pronunciation video! To try out the Pronunciation Pro FREE trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=IsItSOrZAmericanEnglishPronunciationRules=body
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English Pronunciation - it's like learning to ride a bike
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=EnglishPronunciation-it'slikelearningtorideabike&adposition=body Learning the rules of pronunciation is learning to move your muscles in a new way, similar to learning to ride a bike.
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English Pronunciation Listening Exercises: Vowels - Part 1
 
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In this English pronunciation video lesson I teach you how to pronounce long vowels and how to pronounce short vowels. I also provide you with listening exercises that will help you learn what vowels sound like in correct American English pronunciation. This is part 1 of the listening exercise. Enjoy! You can watch PART 2 here at: https://youtu.be/oZutUANtFRw To enroll in my 12-week Pronunciation Pro course go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=EnglishPronunciationListeningExercisesVowelsPart1=body VOWEL RULES Short Vowels: when there is 1 vowel letter separated by 2 consonants then you will pronounce that vowel letter with a short pronunciation. For example: “jet”, and “pepper”. Long Vowels Rule 1: when 2 vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. This means that when there are 2 vowels together, the first vowel will pronounce its letter name. For example, in the word “please”, the letter ‘E’ in the word is pronounced, not ‘A’. Long Vowels Rule 2: when 2 vowels are separated by only 1 consonant, then the first vowel gets the long pronunciation. For example: “Pete”. COMMON WORDS MISPRONOUNCED IN ENGLISH LISTENING QUIZ In this section of the video I provide you with a vowel listening exercise. This listening exercise will help you hear the difference between vowels that nonnative English speakers have a hard time distinguishing. I hope you enjoy watching and practicing this video! You can watch PART 2 here at: https://youtu.be/oZutUANtFRw To enroll in my 12-week Pronunciation Pro course go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=EnglishPronunciationListeningExercisesVowelsPart1=body
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How To Pronounce -ed past tense verb endings: American English Pronunciation
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounce-edPastTenseVerbEndings:AmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body - Get 1 FREE week, and become a member of my American English Pronunciation Pro online course for only $19.97/month. Learn how to pronounce words correctly in American English and reduce your accent. My American English pronunciation online course program is great for ESL students, students who need help to pass the TOEFL exam, employees working in an English speaking environment, nonnative English speaking people living in the US, people seeking native English speaking friends, and people who just want to perfect their American English accent! This English pronunciation video lesson is a clip from the Pronunciation Pro Alumni Course. To begin my full Pronunciation Pro course, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounce-edPastTenseVerbEndings:AmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body You can view all my English pronunciation packages and pricing for Pronunciation Pro at: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/. This English pronunciation how to video will teach you about American English Tense Markers, and I will show you how to pronounce –ed endings in American English pronunciation. When you study –ed endings in my English pronunciation online course, you will first need to focus on the English root word. For example: the English root word of the word “worked” is “work”. So in this case, the ending sound of the word “work” is the English /k/ sound, which is an English voiceless sound, so you’re going to add a voiceless –ed ending to the word “work”. (worked /t/). Now, in the case of the English word “returned”, the English root word is “return”, which has an English voiced ending sound (/n/). So, in this example, you will add a voiced –ed ending sound. (returned /d/). If an English root word ends with a /t/ or /d/ sound—like in the word “wait”—then native English speakers will add an /id/ -ed ending. So when you pronounce the word “waited” you’ll pronounce the –ed ending as /id/. In this example, you’ll also notice that the American English pronunciation tapped t rule also applies in the pronunciation of the word “waited”. The tapped t rule is: when there are vowels on either side of the letter ‘t’ then the American pronunciation creates a /d/ sound instead of a /t/ sound. Listen closely in my video on how I pronounce the word “waited” to understand how to pronounce the word. In British English, native English speakers will pronounce the /t/ in the word “waited”, but in American English, native English speakers apply the tapped t rule when pronouncing words like “waited”. Follow along with me in my English pronunciation video to practice more English words with –ed endings! In my English pronunciation video lesson I help you with a few other words to practice with me. For those who are new or have not heard of me or my pronunciation program course yet, my name is Annie Ruden and I am the lead trainer and founder/CEO of Pronunciation Pro. I hope you enjoy this English pronunciation video tutorial on the American English pronunciation of tense markers or –ed endings, and hope that it helps you with your English and communication! If you want to learn more about my accent reduction program course, you can go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounce-edPastTenseVerbEndings:AmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body If you like what you hear in this American English Pronunciation video lesson try out my Pronunciation Pro 7-day free trial at http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounce-edPastTenseVerbEndings:AmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body I truly hope you find my American English pronunciation videos helpful! I want to give you the support and help you need to develop your English skills and improve your English pronunciation!
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Common Reductions for American English Pronunciation: Part 3
 
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Learn to speak English clearly with an American accent in my pronunciation program course! http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=CommonReductionsforAmericanEnglishPronunciation:Part3&adposition=body There is much more to speaking English like a native speaker than just saying the sounds of American English correctly. You have to use the correct American English rhythm and reductions that English native speakers use too. In this pronunciation video tutorial I teach you how to use a few common reductions in American English that you’ll hear from native English speakers. To start my proven 12-week online accent reduction program go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=CommonReductionsforAmericanEnglishPronunciation:Part3&adposition=body Common reductions help you sound more like a native English speaker. Common reductions will make your pronunciation sound more natural and casual as you speak English, and less robotic and sounding too formal. In this short video tutorial I show you the third part of how to use common reductions in American English pronunciation in order to know how to sound like a native English speaker. Let’s continue! Here are some examples of common reductions in American English pronunciation: The word “you”: The word “you” is commonly reduced to /yuh/, but I personally like to pronounce it without the common reduction. The common reduction of the word “you” is very casual and can be appropriate in casual conversation. When native English speakers speak and are in a casual environment or conversation, they may say, “Hey, how have you been?” In this example it would be pronounced “Hey, how have ‘yuh’ been?” The word “to”: A lot of times native English speakers pronounce the word “to” as /tuh/. This common reduction is used frequently. For example, in the sentence “I have to go” a native English speaker would pronounce it like this, “I have ‘tuh’ go”. Another example is “It’s important to remember”, which would be pronounced “It’s important ‘tuh’ remember”. Notice how I pronounce the word “important” in my how to tutorial video. Knowing how to pronounce the word “important” is important. :) We will talk more about this—the topic of the glottal stop—in another tutorial video I’ll post on my YouTube channel in the future. Normally speaking, the reason why we reduce a certain word is because that word isn’t been stressed in the sentence—it’s not a stressed word. However, if any of the commonly reduced words is stressed in a sentence, then make sure to pronounce that stressed word fully without reducing it. There is a lot more to learn about common reductions in American English pronunciation, and it’s all covered in my Pronunciation Pro 12-week online program course. If you want to learn how to improve your English pronunciation and communication skills then my pronunciation online program course can help you. If you enjoyed this video tutorial lesson then check out my accent reduction online program! Speaking American English clearly and with confidence is one click away. Go to keyword=CommonReductionsforAmericanEnglishPronunciation:Part3&adposition=body now to get started in my PROVEN American English pronunciation program course!
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How To Pronounce English Contractions: American English Pronunciation
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceEnglishContractions:AmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body Do you want to keep browsing free English pronunciation videos or are you serious about learning how to improve your American English accent? My English pronunciation teaching method is scientific based and is guaranteed to get you results and improve your English communication skills. It's time to take your future seriously. You are capable of so much more and I can help you get there. Go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceEnglishContractions:AmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body to start the Pronunciation Pro course! Upgraded options are available with personalized help from our American trainers! Go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/ to view all of my Pronunciation Pro online course packages and pricing. What are English contractions? Contractions are a shortened form of combining 2 different English words into one English word. Contractions are very common in spoken English and are used by native English speakers all the time. If you don’t use contractions when you speak English then you will sound stiff or robotic when you speak English. Contractions are a great way to make you sound more natural and fluent when speaking English. In this online pronunciation video I go over a few common English contractions. I’ll: I will I’d: I would I’m: I am He’s: he is He’d: he would He’ll: he will She’s: she is She’d: she would She’ll: she will There you have it! I hope this short English contractions video tutorial was helpful for you! These are some of the most common English contractions, but I go over many more in my 12-week Pronunciation Pro course. For those who are new or have not heard of me or my pronunciation program course yet, my name is Annie Ruden and I am the lead trainer and founder/CEO of Pronunciation Pro. I hope you enjoy this English pronunciation video tutorial on how to pronounce English contractions, and hope that it helps you with your English and communication! If you want to learn more about my accent reduction program course, you can go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceEnglishContractions:AmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body. If you like what you hear in this American English Pronunciation video lesson try out my Pronunciation Pro 7-day free trial at http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceEnglishContractions:AmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body. I truly hope you find my American English pronunciation videos helpful! I want to give you the support and help you need to develop your English skills and improve your English pronunciation! http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceEnglishContractions:AmericanEnglishPronunciation&adposition=body - Get 1 FREE week, and become a member of my American English Pronunciation Pro online course for only $19.97/month. Learn how to pronounce words correctly in American English and reduce your accent. My American English pronunciation online course program is great for ESL students, students who need help to pass the TOEFL exam, employees working in an English speaking environment, nonnative English speaking people living in the US, people seeking native English speaking friends, and people who just want to perfect their American English accent!
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How to Learn English Pronunciation: Part 1 (sounds)
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoLearnEnglishPronunciation:Part1(sounds)&adposition=body - Get 1 FREE week, and become a member of my American English Pronunciation Pro online course for only $19.97/month. Learn how to pronounce words correctly in American English and reduce your accent. My American English pronunciation online course program is great for ESL students, students who need help to pass the TOEFL exam, employees working in an English speaking environment, nonnative English speaking people living in the US, people seeking native English speaking friends, and people who just want to perfect their American English accent! This is a short pronunciation video that teaches how to speak American English and help non-native English speakers understand how to pronounce in the American English accent and communicate with confidence. Learn to speak English clearly with an American accent in my pronunciation program course! http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoLearnEnglishPronunciation:Part1(sounds)&adposition=body Learning English pronunciation is all about 2 things: first, you must learn the sounds of English, and second, you must learn how to use the English rhythm. In this video I will tell you how I will help you learn these two very important keys to English pronunciation. Let’s start with learning the sounds of English. There are 56 different sounds in the American English accent. You do not have to learn all 56 sounds in my Pronunciation Pro course. The sounds you’ll be working on are only those sounds that you are pronouncing incorrectly. Based on your first language there are generally some sounds that tend to be more difficult to pronounce for you. For every sound you will work on in my course you will follow the same pattern. First, I will explain how a sound is made by teaching you the correct mouth shape and movement. Next, you will do a listening exercise or quiz to help you train your ear to the correct English sound versus the sound you are making. Next you will practice pronouncing the words in words, sentences and paragraphs. There is much more to speaking English like a native speaker than just saying the sounds of American English correctly. You have to use the correct American English rhythm and reductions that English native speakers use too. My next video, “How To Learn English Pronunciation part 2” will explain how I teach my students the English rhythm. If you like what you hear in this American English Pronunciation video try out my Pronunciation Pro 7-day free trial at http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoLearnEnglishPronunciation:Part1(sounds)&adposition=bodyy I truly hope you find my American English pronunciation videos helpful! I want to give you the support and help you need to develop your English skills and improve your English pronunciation! For those who are new or have not heard of me or my pronunciation program course yet, my name is Annie Ruden and I am the lead trainer and founder/CEO of Pronunciation Pro. I hope you enjoy this English pronunciation video tutorial on the American English pronunciation of the word “the”, and hope that it helps you with your English and communication! If you want to learn more about my accent reduction program course, you can go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoLearnEnglishPronunciation:Part1(sounds)&adposition=body There is a lot more to learn about American English pronunciation, and it’s all covered in my Pronunciation Pro 12-week online program course. If you want to learn how to improve your English pronunciation and communication skills then my pronunciation online program course can help you. If you enjoyed this video tutorial lesson then check out my accent reduction online program! Speaking American English clearly and with confidence is one click away. Go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtoLearnEnglishPronunciation:Part1(sounds)&adposition=body now to get started in my PROVEN American English pronunciation program course!
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Tips To Stop Repeating Yourself In English
 
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In this video I talk about four different tips to help you improve your spoken English so that others will be able to understand what you are saying the first time you speak. if you are feeling frustrated when you speak, you are not alone! Many other non-native English speakers feel the same frustrations as you, but these tips are all skills that can be learned! I know you can do it! To Enroll In The 7-Day FREE Trial, Click Here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishRSoundInitialRRblendsandRVowels=body Visit My Website Here: https://www.pronunciationpro.com Interested in Having 1-to-1 Pronunciation Sessions With A Trainer? Click Here To Learn More: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/premier-package/
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How To Sound Like A Native English Speaker
 
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If you are frequently asked to repeat yourself then it's important for you to learn English rhythm. Native speakers are used to hearing a specific rhythm and when they don't then it can be difficult for them to understand you. Learn to use the rhythm correctly and you'll be understood clearly the first time! Enroll Now: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/ Every language has a unique rhythm. So what's the rhythm of English and how do you use it? The answer has mostly to do with intonation and stress and how those are used together in English. Practice American English rhythm in this video with me and learn how to sound smooth and fluent in your English. Then go to www.pronunciationpro.com and get started with my full online English Pronunciation and Fluency Training Course! Learning to speak English clearly and with confidence takes time, practice, and the right course that leads you step by step through a proven system. Pronunciation Pro is the right course so join us and you'll be on your way to feeling confident in your spoken English! Enroll Now: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/
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How To Improve Your Communication Skills In English: Part 2
 
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This is Part 2 on how to improve your English communication skills! In this video I go beyond pronunciation and teach you about how to improve your English communication skills! Enjoy! To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToImproveYourCommunicationSkillsInEnglish=body Here is the LINK to the University Of Kent's communication skills website: http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/communicating.htm GATHERING INFORMATION: The University of Kent has a chart that outlines good questions and bad questions. Bad questions are questions that are closed or give ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers. Good questions are open-ended. Having open-ended questions like “tell me more about yourself” allow the people you’re communicating with to give better answers. PERSUADING & NEGOTIATING: There is a huge section in the University of Kent’s website that covers persuading and negotiating, but in this lesson I will only focus on a section based on the book written by Professor Robert Cialdini, Influence: They Psychology of Persuasion. In this book, Cialdini talks about 6 laws or rules which govern how we influence and are influenced by others. These 6 laws include: scarcity, reciprocity, authority, social proof, commitment, and consistency. MOTIVATING & SUPPORTING: As a leader, motivating and supporting those around you is important. A big part of motivating and supporting is giving praise. GIVING & ACCEPTING CRITICISM: This is the idea of giving and receiving feedback. Mentioned in the research, is the importance of saying “sorry” in an assertive, not passive way. Go ahead and take the Assertiveness Quiz provided in their website. Also mentioned is what they call the “Praise Sandwich”, which means giving positive feedback, then critique, and finishing off again with positive feedback. Doing this will help the person you are communicating with receive the criticism much better. PRESENTING: In the alumni course we have gone through presenting and presentation skills a lot, but I would encourage you to study from the University of Kent’s website on presentation because they go through much more detail. In fact, under “Presenting” they have another 8 categories dedicated to it. I would encourage you to study from their website to further enhance your presentation skills. PHONE SKILLS: The phone skills they cover have to do more with interview settings over the phone. The skills you’ll learn from this section will help you, in general, with interviews but also with phone conferencing that many of you are a part of. I encourage you to study the University of Kent website about effective communication skills in depth and practice. There is so much to learn about effective communication skills! To study from the website, go to http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/communicating.htm
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Free Practice Websites For American English Pronunciation
 
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Check out these 3 FREE practice websites that help you improve your English pronunciation! Also check out my full article that also includes many more FREE English pronunciation websites. (Here is the full article: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/practice-english-pronunciation-online/). To try out the Pronunciation Pro FREE trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=FreePracticeWebsitesForAmericanEnglishPronunciation=body SOUNDS OF SPEECH BY IOWA UNIVERSITY http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/english/english.html This is an amazing resource from Iowa University. You can go through each phonetic sound (in IPA) and play both the audio of the sound and also play the video of the mouth, tongue and throat. This is an amazing FREE pronunciation resource! MINIMAL PAIR PRACTICE & QUIZZES (Many Things website) http://www.manythings.org/pp/ This website is a great resource that help you distinguish between vowel sounds that sound the same to nonnative English speakers. It’s incredibly important to hear the difference in vowel sounds so that you can then learn to pronounce the vowels sounds correctly. If you can't HEAR the difference between words like "said" & "sad" then you are most likely not able to SAY these correctly.This is very important in helping you train your ear to similar vowel and consonant sounds in American English pronunciation. SPOKEN ENGLISH COMMUNICATION SKILLS BY KENT UNIVERSITY https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/communicating.htm This FREE English pronunciation resource actually helps you go beyond english pronunciation! Kent University has an overall communication skills (speaking and listening) webpage. This is the place for you if you want to improve your presentation skills, telephone skills, body language, and more. I have many more FREE English pronunciation resources in a list I created in an article I wrote! Check out my full article that also includes many more FREE English pronunciation websites. (Here is the full article: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/practice-english-pronunciation-online/).
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How To Pronounce "World" - American English Dark L
 
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One of the MOST mispronounced words in English is the word "WORLD". In this short pronunciation video I teach you about Dark L and how to pronounce "world" correctly! Enjoy! To Enroll In The 7-Day FREE Trial, Click Here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceWorldDarkL=body Visit My Website Here: https://www.pronunciationpro.com Interested in Having 1-to-1 Pronunciation Sessions With A Trainer? Click Here To Learn More: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/premier-package/
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American English Intonation (4of4)
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishIntonation(4of4)&adposition=body Have you enjoyed these short videos on intonation? Well, here's 1 more! In this video I talk about the first rule of intonation - falling intonation. In American English falling intonation is the most common intonation pattern. I hear incorrect intonation patterns all of the time because instead of using falling intonation at the end of English statements, many people around the world use rising intonation. This is especially true for people from India. I hear my Indian clients end each sentence with their voice pitch rising. This is not correct. In fact, when your voice rises at the end of a statement it will sound like a question to native English speakers. This one error can really create confusion for your conversational partner. So practice this skill! And, if you want to learn more about the rules of intonation and the many other rules of English pronunciation, sign up for 1 free week of the Pronunciation Pro training program and then register for the full 12 week program. We guarantee you'll make at least 50% improvement in your speech or you get your money back. Sign up, you won't regret it! https://pronunciationpro.com Transcript: "The first rule is falling intonation. Falling intonation is when the pitch jumps slightly and then falls on the last word of the sentence. This happens in sentences that are commands, statements, and 'wh' questions. For example, falling intonation in a command sounds like this: Go sit down. Come over here. Eat your food. Do you hear that falling pitch at the end? Falling intonation in statements sounds like this: Her boyfriend came to dinner. I'm 6 feet tall. Those strawberries are for dessert. Falling intonation also happens in 'wh' questions. 'Wh' questions are questions that start with the words who, what, where, when, why, and how. Examples of falling intonation in 'wh' questions sounds like this: What's your name? How long have you worked here? Where did you go on vacation? " http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishIntonation(4of4)&adposition=body
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How To Pronounce Most Common English Words
 
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In this pronunciation video I teach you how to pronounce the most common English words! This is actually a small clip from one of my alumni course lessons, so this will give you a good idea of what my lesson videos are like in my Pronunciation Pro program! Enjoy! Try out the 7-day FREE trial here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceMostCommonEnglishWords=body **NOTE: the worksheet and mp3 file mentioned in this video are only available to Pronunciation Pro alumni students! If you would like to have access to my resources then you can join my Pronunciation Pro program and become one of my English pronunciation students! COMMON WORDS Believe it or not, many of the most common English words do not follow the correct grammatical English pronunciation rules! This is why it is important to memorize the pronunciation of the most common English words! Here are some of the most common English words in RUDEN PHONETICS (not IPA): was /wuz/ use /yooz/ saw /so/ do /doo/ of /uv/ for /fOr/ or /fer/ to /too/ or /tuh/ what /wut/ want /wont/ Remember: it's not how it's spelled, it's how it's pronounced! :) Try out the 7-day FREE trial here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceMostCommonEnglishWords=body
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7 Exercises To Improve English Pronunciation
 
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Here at PronunciationPro.com we are committed to providing the highest level of training and expertise to our clients. Recently I have been spending more time focusing on what I can do to help my students feel more empowered by providing different exercises and tips to overcome their fear and build their confidence. In this video I talk about 7 different exercises that will help you improve YOUR English pronunciation. 1. Record yourself 2. Shadowing 3. Imitation 4. Read Aloud 5. Emphasize Phrases 6. Word Stress 7. Minimal Pairs Want to receive more helpful tips? We post a new video every Friday. Click here to Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/pronunciationpro To Enroll In The Pronunciation Pro Course 7-Day FREE Trial, Click Here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishRSoundInitialRRblendsandRVowels=body Visit My Website Here: https://www.pronunciationpro.com Interested in Having 1-to-1 Pronunciation Sessions With A Trainer? Click Here To Learn More: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/premier-package/
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American English Pronunciation: Reduce Your Accent in 12 Weeks!
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishPronunciation:ReduceYourAccentin12Weeks!&adposition=body Are you tired of repeating yourself? Do you want to feel confident while speaking English? The Pronunciation Pro accent reduction course will help you break through the language barrier so you can speak English clearly and with confidence. The question is not whether or not this program works, hundreds of students have been through this English Pronunciation and Fluency course and now feel empowered and confident in their spoken English. The question is whether you are going to take the steps necessary to gain the same confidence in your life. Image what you could accomplish if you felt confident to speak up! A better job, a promotion, leadership opportunities, acceptance to a University of your choice, more friends, becoming an important part of your community. It's all possible as you build your English communication skills and gain the confidence you need to be a leader. Join the Pronunciation Pro course now and take the first step to a better future! http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishPronunciation:ReduceYourAccentin12Weeks!&adposition=body
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How To Make Your English Pronunciation Perfect: Part 1
 
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This English pronunciation video is Part 1 of how to make your English pronunciation perfect! In this video I talk about PRECISION, what it means, and how it relates to English pronunciation and fluency. Enjoy! Part 2 will come next Monday on November 7th! Stay tuned! To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToMakeYourEnglishPronunciationPerfectPart1=body PRECISION What is precision? It is the "quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate". For those of you who are at an advanced level in English pronunciation, I want you to bring more and more attention to being exact and precise in your pronunciation. This is important because now that you know the rules of pronunciation, I want you to really strengthen your mouth muscles and perfect your skills. Remember: clear pronunciation is performed by using precise mouth movements. A great way to think about your voice is by comparing it to a musical instrument. For example, when learning to play the guitar I was trained, I had to practice a lot, and I learned how to use a lot of muscles that at first I was not comfortable using. As I learned and practiced the guitar I was sloppy at first and I wasn't very clear. But the more I practiced the more my muscles become stronger and as a result I became more clear and precise. So now compare this analogy with your own voice! You have mouth muscles that you have been using and practicing but that still may need to be strengthened. So how can you perfect your English pronunciation and be more precise? --Stay tuned for next Monday's video, Part 2 of this video series to learn more! To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToMakeYourEnglishPronunciationPerfectPart1=body
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How to speak English with an American accent
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtospeakEnglishwithanAmericanaccent&adposition=body An accent is the carryover of the sounds and rhythm of your first language to the sounds and rhythms of your second language. If English is your second language then you most likely speak with an accent. The only people I ever hear who speak with a flawless American accent are natives, people who came to the US as a child, or actors or actresses (who work tirelessly to learn the accent with set scripts). With this being said, I can guarantee that if English is your second language and you are motivated to speak clear American English then you can do it. You can speak American English clearly and with confidence that your listener will understand every word you say. No more awkward situations where you say something in English and the other person asks you to repeat it 3 times. You can be understood every time you open your mouth. It’s important to know that learning to speak American English without an accent takes time and consistent effort. In a matter of 12 weeks you can learn everything you need to know about speaking clear American English. If you practice 30 minutes a day for 12 weeks you will be able to fix the majority of pronunciation errors you might be making. Sound doable? The key is you need the right English pronunciation program. You need an online American accent training program that's flexible so you can work around all of your other life's responsibilities. You need support and feedback to make sure you are practicing correctly. It's always easier to accomplish a goal if you know someone else is checking up on you. You also need to feel confident that the English pronunciation program is going to get you results. Hmmm, I might know of a program you might be interested in then! :) Over the last several years I've worked tirelessly to research and create my 12 week English Pronunciation and Fluency course for people who want to reduce their accent. I know it works, it's based on linguistic research and best practices. As a result, my clients consistently get the results they want and are able to speak American English clearly and with confidence. You can sign up for a free week of the program at: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowtospeakEnglishwithanAmericanaccent&adposition=body Do it now, you won't regret it. Just think about the opportunities that could result from being able to speak English clearly and with confidence!
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Pronunciation Pro Reviews: Hear it from our past students
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=PronunciationProReviews:Hearitfromourpaststudents&adposition=body Listen to a few of our past students tell you why they LOVE the Pronunciation Pro course. Each of these students went through our PLUS package which includes personalized feedback from our American English Pronunciation Trainers. See our packages & pricing here: http:/www./pronunciationpro.com/pricing
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Improve Faster by getting help from an American Accent Trainer! (Part 2 - Sounds of English)
 
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I want to help you improve faster! In part one of these video series I focused on teaching you about 3 easy tips that will be instrumental in helping you be confident in your American accent. In this video I want to review with you the Sounds of English. Once the 3 easy tips have been mastered, we can focus more on the different sounds that need more attention. It is important to identify what sound error is causing the most problems for you individually. The Pronunciation Pro Course can help you recognize these different sounds by providing helpful lesson materials and expert feedback to help you succeed! Want to receive more helpful tips? We post a new video every Friday. Click here to Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/pronunciationpro To Enroll In The Pronunciation Pro Course 7-Day FREE Trial, Click Here: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/ Visit My Website Here: https://www.pronunciationpro.com Learn more about our packages and pricing: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/  Interested in Having 1-to-1 Pronunciation Sessions With A Trainer? Click Here To Learn More: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/premier-package/
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How To Build Confidence In Your English Pronunciation
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToBuildConfidenceInYourEnglishPronunciation=body Confidence is a critical piece to this English pronunciation program. The first thing students say when they begin the program is “I don’t feel confident” and "I want to feel more confidence when I speak English". So my goal has been to build your English pronunciation skills so that you can build your confidence when speaking English. This lesson will cover two powerful ideas of how to build confidence. This video is an excerpt from one of my alumni course English pronunciation lessons. Students who go through my 12-week Pronunciation Pro online course have at this point already improved their pronunciation dramatically, which results in increased confidence when speaking English. To enroll in my 12-week Pronunciation Pro course go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToBuildConfidenceInYourEnglishPronunciation=body The first powerful idea is to think positive. The mind is a powerful tool and we can use it to give us positive results. In contrast, there’s negativity. When nonnative English speaking students come into the program I often hear “I sound awful”, “I can’t”, “I’ll never get better”, “They’re judging me”, or “It’s too hard”. This negative thinking about your English speaking skills needs to stop. Stop telling yourself it’s too hard, or that you can’t do it. The first step to building confidence when speaking English is: stop your negative thinking. However, building confidence in your spoken English means more than stopping your negative thinking, it also includes replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts. How do we do this? Listen to my English pronunciation video to see how to replace negative thought with positive thoughts! The second powerful idea is working hard every day! Roger Staubach, former American football quarterback in the NFL, said “Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something…hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication”. You have probably noticed this in your own life. Think of something you're great at... You most likely worked really hard and even spent years learning what you are now great at. Is it any surprise to you that in order to speak English fluently and confidently that you need to actually work hard everyday? Learning to speak English confidently takes being consistent, and you need to stay focused. Remember: if it were easy, everyone would do it. Learning English and mastering English has to be hard, it has to be challenging if you want to set yourself apart from everyone else. Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and having the power to make it so. Are you serious about learning how to improve your American English accent? My English pronunciation teaching method is scientific based and is guaranteed to get you results and improve your English communication skills. It's time to take your future seriously. You are capable of so much more and I can help you get there! :) To learn more go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToBuildConfidenceInYourEnglishPronunciation=body
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How To Change Your Voice - Part 1
 
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This English pronunciation video is Part 1 of how to change your voice! In this video I introduce you to head voice vs chest voice and how that relates to your English fluency. Enjoy! To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToChangeYourVoicePart1=body YOUR VOICE In this lesson we will cover the quality of your voice and discover what your voice is saying about you. What does the quality of your voice say about you? The quality of your voice can describe you in many ways. It can make you sound mature, calming, casual, unsure, authoritative, exaggerated, etc. HEAD VOICE vs CHEST VOICE There are two different ways that we identify the quality of your voice: one is ‘head voice’, and the other is the ‘chest voice’. It all has to do with where your voice is resonating—or where you are feeling a vibration. The head voice resonates more in the head, and the chest voice resonates more in the chest. In other words, we’re talking about the tone of our voice. People who have a head voice are using higher tones, and those who have a chest voice are using lower tones. To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToChangeYourVoicePart1=body
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Vowel To Vowel Linking - American English Pronunciation
 
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Vowel to vowel linking is a concept that many English learners don't know about! This lesson is for advanced English learners and it will help you sound more fluent! To Enroll In The 7-Day FREE Trial Click Here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=VowelToVowelLinking=body LINKING Linking is an important skill to learn when speaking English. There are different types of linking and one of them is to learn how to link vowels to vowels. For example: "gO-Inside before yoU-Over heat". Listen carefully to how Andrea, the Pronunciation Pro lead trainer, teaches this to one of our students and learn how to link vowels to vowels! Enjoy!
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How To Pronounce Difficult Words In English: Problem Words
 
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In this video I teach you step-by-step how to pronounce difficult words that you have problems with! Learn the rules and learn how to pronounce those problem words you have in English! Have you ever come across a difficult English word that you don’t know how to pronounce? If English is your second or third language it might be hard to know how to pronounce hard words, especially if you have never heard anyone say the difficult word aloud. In this video I will teach you exactly how to pronounce difficult English words in the American English accent. This video does not cover all difficult English words, but it gives you a great starting point, direction, and I explain why certain words are pronounced the way they are pronounced. This video is an excerpt from one of my alumni course English pronunciation lessons. Students who go through my 12-week Pronunciation Pro online course have at this point already improved their pronunciation dramatically, which results in increased confidence when speaking English. To enroll in my 12-week Pronunciation Pro course go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToPronounceDifficultWordsInEnglishProblemWords=body STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS: 1 - Break down the word into SYLLABLES 2 - Identify the SOUNDS in each syllable 3 - Identify the STRESSED syllable 4 - MERGE the syllables slowly Following these steps and applying them to words that you cannot pronounce will help you learn how to pronounce difficult words correctly! Enjoy!
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How To Improve Your Communication Skills In English
 
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In this video I go beyond pronunciation and teach you about how to improve your English communication skills! This is just Part 1! Part 2 will be available next Monday! To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToImproveYourCommunicationSkillsInEnglish=body Here is the LINK to the University Of Kent's communication skills website: http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/communicating.htm Communication skills can be divided into two different categories: (1) what you say, and (2) how you say it. In the past we have been focusing on the second category: HOW you say it. But in this lesson we are going to focus on the first category: WHAT you say. Research conducted at the University of Glasgow shows that it takes less than a second for someone to form an impression based on another person’s voice. Less than a second is not a lot of time, so there’s a lot of power in your voice. In addition, the research also showed that there’s a strong correlation between the pitch of your voice and the impression that it gives other people. Researchers found that men are perceived as more trustworthy if they use higher pitches in their voice, and that women are perceived as more trustworthy if their voice pitch glides from a high tone to low tone. BODY LANGUAGE When you go to the University of Kent’s website you can take their body language quiz and see an explanation of the answers. They also include information on Amy Cuddy’s power poses research as well as information on “postural echo”. LISTENING The key to being a better listener is having empathy. Empathy means being open to the idea of others and sensitive to their values and feelings: trying to see things from the other person’s perspective. Stay tuned for Part 2 coming next Monday! I hope you enjoyed this so far! See you next week! To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToImproveYourCommunicationSkillsInEnglish=body
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Pronounce English with an American Accent Using 3 easy tips
 
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Using the 3 easy tips to Slow Down, Move Your Mouth, Speak Up you can improve your pronunciation of the English language significantly! This is the first lesson we talk about in the Pronunciation Pro Course, but we apply these tips to everything we do in the course! You really can find more success in your interactions with native English speakers! To Enroll In The 7-Day FREE Trial, Click Here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishRSoundInitialRRblendsandRVowels=body Visit My Website Here: https://www.pronunciationpro.com Interested in Having 1-to-1 Pronunciation Sessions With A Trainer? Click Here To Learn More: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/premier-package/
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Improve Faster by getting help from an American Accent Trainer! (Part 1 - 3 Easy Tips)
 
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As a trained accent professional it is my job to be able to help you reduce your accent in the shortest amount of time. I want every student I work with to feel confident and successful! There are three things that I look for when I first start working with individuals. The three easy tips (slowdown, move mouth, and speak up) as well as the sounds and rhythm of English. One of the most important things as you progress in the Pronunciation Pro Course is receiving feedback and there are a variety of different ways we accomplish this in the program. My professional trainers and I will help you know what is the most important thing to work on and you can also attend our study groups to learn right along side other students! Want to receive more helpful tips? We post a new video every Friday. Click here to Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/pronunciationpro To Enroll In The Pronunciation Pro Course 7-Day FREE Trial, Click Here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishRSoundInitialRRblendsandRVowels=body Visit My Website Here: https://www.pronunciationpro.com Interested in Having 1-to-1 Pronunciation Sessions With A Trainer? Click Here To Learn More: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/premier-package/
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How To Change Your Voice Part 2
 
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This English pronunciation video is Part 2 of how to change your voice! In this video I teach you exactly how to use your Chest Voice and how to sound more confident, authoritative, and strong when you speak English. Enjoy! To enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToChangeYourVoicePart2=body Here is the LINK to Caroline Goyder's TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/a2MR5XbJtXU HOW TO USE YOUR CHEST VOICE There are two different types of students that I tend to work with. The first type tends to have deep, low, monotone voices (chest voice). They typically sound sad, too formal, stern, or angry, and can have a hard time connecting with people because of this. For this first group, it’s important to create more variation in their tone. The alumni lesson on Pace is a perfect lesson for these students to study and review. The second type of students, which tend to be the majority, want to sound more mature, sure, and confident. In this case, these students need to learn how to utilize their chest voice. The following will provide you with exercises and strategies to help you learn how to have a chest voice: 1.Breathe a.Breathe from your diaphragm b.Practice deep chest breathing c.Exhale using the diaphragm 2.Tone a.Practice low tone i.warm up your voice (“ahhhhhhh”) starting high and ending low. ii.with a low note - hold “low” iii.with a low tone - hold “welcome” iv.with a low tone - say “welcome” Do these exercises before you start your daily practice. I hope you enjoyed this lesson! As always, to enroll in the 7-day free trial go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=HowToChangeYourVoicePart2=body
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English Pronunciation -voiced & voiceless English sounds (part 3 of 3)
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=EnglishPronunciation-voiced&voicelessEnglishsounds(part3of3)&adposition=body In English Pronunciation there are voiced and voiceless English sounds. Make sure you are aware of these sounds so you don't say one sound when you mean to say another.
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Why didn't I get the job? Is it my accent?
 
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Want to receive more helpful tips? We post a new video every Friday. Click here to Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/pronunciationpro Have you ever asked yourself "Why didn't I get the job" and wondered if it was because of your accent? You are not alone! As human beings we typically make stereotypes & generalizations of other individuals based on the first things we see or hear about them. This might be one of the reasons. Another thing that your accent might be doing is limiting certain job positions. We want to help your feel more confident in your job, visit our website to learn more! To Enroll In The Pronunciation Pro Course 7-Day FREE Trial, Click Here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishRSoundInitialRRblendsandRVowels=body Visit My Website Here: https://www.pronunciationpro.com Interested in Having 1-to-1 Pronunciation Sessions With A Trainer? Click Here To Learn More: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/premier-package/
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5 Reasons Why You Need To Improve Your Spoken English
 
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As you work to improve your spoken english you are also able to improve your life! Here at Pronunciation Pro we strive for everyone to increase their confidence by being understood. Students all around the world have been inspired and gained skills that have been life changing. Here are 5 Reasons Why You Need to Improve Your Spoken English: 1. Better job Opportunities 2. Improved Self-Confidence 3. New Friends/Better Relationships 4. Better Travel Experience 5. Better Academic Performance We would love to help you improve your American English Pronunciation and Fluency! To Enroll In The 7-Day FREE Trial, Click Here: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=AmericanEnglishRSoundInitialRRblendsandRVowels=body Visit My Website Here: https://www.pronunciationpro.com Interested in Having 1-to-1 Pronunciation Sessions With A Trainer? Click Here To Learn More: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing/premier-package/
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Learn the American Accent with an American!
 
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To access your FREE 7-day trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=LearntheAmericanAccentwithanAmerican&adposition=body Looking for an American Speech Pathologist? Trying to perfect your English accent fast? Need to get your online classes with payment options? Pronunciation Pro and Accent Reduction Center offer it all! Hear from our past accent reduction and pronunciation students about how our online accent reduction classes have given them more confidence in their spoken English. http://get.pronunciationpro.com/pluspackage/ For more info and links to prices, check out https://www.pronunciationpro.com/pricing
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Common Reductions For American English Pronunciation: Part 2
 
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Learn to speak English clearly with an American accent in my pronunciation program course! http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=CommonReductionsForAmericanEnglishPronunciation:Part2&adposition=body There is much more to speaking English like a native speaker than just saying the sounds of American English correctly. You have to use the correct American English rhythm and reductions that English native speakers use too. In this pronunciation video tutorial I teach you how to use a few common reductions in American English that you’ll hear from native English speakers. To start my proven 12-week online accent reduction program go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=CommonReductionsForAmericanEnglishPronunciation:Part2&adposition=body Common reductions help you sound more like a native English speaker. Common reductions will make your pronunciation sound more natural and casual as you speak English, and less robotic and sounding too formal. In this short video tutorial I show you the second part of how to use common reductions in American English pronunciation in order to know how to sound like a native English speaker. Let’s continue! Here are some examples of common reductions in American English pronunciation: and: In American English pronunciation we don’t usually pronounce the word “and” fully when we speak English—it’s only pronounced fully when we are emphasizing and stressing the word “and”. The common reduction for the word “and” is the /n/ sound. For example, in the sentence “pass the salt and pepper”, you would pronounce it “pass the salt ‘n pepper”. or: You’ll notice that the common reduction of the word “or” is the sound /r/ in American English pronunciation when native English speakers use it in connected speech. For example, in the sentence “would you like coffee or tea?” you would pronounce it as “would you like coffee ‘r tea?” However, the word “or” can be pronounced fully when you want to emphasize and stress it. for: The next American English common reduction I teach you is the word “for”. The common reduction for “for” is pronounced in American English pronunciation like /fer/ in connected speech. For example, in the sentence “what do you do for a living?” you would pronounced it as “what do you do ‘fer’ a living?” That's all for now! I hope you enjoyed studying from my American English pronunciation how to pronounce common reductions video. There is a lot more to learn about common reductions in American English pronunciation, and it’s all covered in my Pronunciation Pro 12-week online program course. If you want to learn how to improve your English pronunciation and communication skills then my pronunciation online program course can help you. If you enjoyed this video tutorial lesson then check out my accent reduction online program! Speaking American English clearly and with confidence is one click away. Go to http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=CommonReductionsForAmericanEnglishPronunciation:Part2&adposition=body now to get started in my PROVEN American English pronunciation program course!
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Difference Between Long /A/ & Short /e/
 
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What is the difference between the Long /A/ vowel sound and the Short /e/ vowel sound? The majority of ESL students do not can't hear the difference and don't know how to pronounce these vowels correctly. Watch this short tutorial to learn how to hear the difference and how to pronounce the Long /A/ and Short /e/ sound correctly! To enroll in the 7-Day FREE Trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=DifferenceBetweenLongA&ShortE=body LONG /A/ VOWEL SOUND The Long /A/ vowel is found in words such as: "trace", "race", "gate", "crave", "late", "favorite", "amAzing", "ate", "eight", "Katie", "bacon", and many more. It is a very common English vowel and is used all the time. SHORT /e/ VOWEL SOUND The Short /e/ vowel is also extremely common in English. It is found in words such as: "elephant", "bet", "Jessica", "Eric", "met", "tech", "deck", "decoration", "check", "let", "bench", "hen", and many more. In this short English training video I do a simple vowel listening exercise because you must first know how to hear the difference before you can pronounce the difference. Follow along with me! To enroll in the 7-Day FREE Trial, go to: http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=DifferenceBetweenLongA&ShortE=body
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English Pronunciation Poem | The Chaos by Dr. Gerard Nolst
 
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http://www.pronunciationpro.com/youtube-free-trial/?keyword=EnglishPronunciationPoem=body If you are a nonnative English speaker then you know all too well that English pronunciation can be very confusing because of the overwhelming number of English exceptions to the rules. For example, why can’t you pronounce “mow” like you do in the word “cow”, or why do you sometimes pronounce “read” as “red”? English has many pronunciation exception to the rules. Learning the exceptions to the rules doubled with learning how to pronounce sounds in English can be exhausting. That’s why we have provided you with a little piece of American pronunciation help with this English pronunciation poem. I have recorded an audio recording of the abridged version of the famous English pronunciation poem (written by Gerard Nolst Trenité in 1922) so that nonnative English speakers can practice speaking along with me. As I always say: it’s not how it’s spelled that matters, it’s how it SOUNDS! THE CHAOS, BY GERARD NOLST Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse, Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it’s written.) Now I surely will not plague you with such words as plaque and ague. But be careful how you speak: Say break and steak, but bleak and streak; Cloven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe. Hear me say, devoid of trickery, Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore, Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles, Exiles, similes, and reviles; Scholar, vicar, and cigar, Solar, mica, war and far; One, anemone, Balmoral, Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel; Gertrude, German, wind and mind, Scene, Melpomene, mankind…. For the rest of the poem please click the link below: https://www.pronunciationpro.com/english-pronunciation/english-pronunciation-poem-exceptions-to-the-rules/ Note: the English accent you’ll hear is the Standard American English accent. I hope you enjoy this English pronunciation poem! Listen carefully to how I pronounce the words in this English pronunciation poem! The pronunciation in this English pronunciation poem is going to be very tricky! So listen carefully and repeat after me! And remember, have fun learning English! What other words have you noticed—when studying English—are pronounced differently than you expected? Let me know in the comments below! If you like what you heard (pronounced like “herd”), you can contact me through my website: http://www.pronunciationpro.com
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