Do you wonder how to sound more natural when you speak English? There is a sound that is key in English pronunciation because it has a huge impact on how English words and sentences sound: the schwa /ə/. It is… Read More »The schwa in words | Better pronunciation
Listen here to part 1/V/ as in Valentine’s Day… or /v/ as in lavender, or /v/ as in love … Pronunciation of the letter V never varies. Nevertheless, the /v/ sound can be challenging for speakers of several languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, Dutch,… Read More »The /v/ sound | Correct pronunciation
Here’s a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. There’s a lot going on around the letter O in English pronunciation! If you are interested in fine-tuning your accent, then listen to this post. You can practise at… Read More »The letter O as a diphthong | Better pronunciation
First impressions count. Your pronunciation is the very first thing that people will notice when you speak. It is, as it were, your business card as a foreign language speaker. 4 reasons and 3 tips for better pronunciation 1. Better… Read More »Better pronunciation makes life easier!
The ending -able can transform verbs into adjectives. It may look like an ordinary word, but be careful! As you will see later, wrong pronunciation can lead to a good deal of confusion here. If you want to avoid misunderstandings… Read More »Word ending -able | Correct pronunciation
Perhaps you wonder what the dozen colourful sponges in the picture above has to do with pronunciation. Well, keep reading or listening to find out. As always, you can practise your pronunciation at the end of this post, and download… Read More »Letter O as in ‘cup’? | Better pronunciation
Pronunciation can be a challenge when learning a new language, especially with longer words. But there is help! Here is a technique that will enable you to get your tongue around tricky words more easily. You can also view an… Read More »How to better pronounce long words