Tagged with consonants

The Ultimate Pronunciation Challenge

The Ultimate Pronunciation Challenge

Hello again! This pronunciation challenge was passed on to me by Niels Barrezeele, one of my trainees on the TESOL cert course this month (thank you Niels). It was tough to get through but also a lot of fun. The text is below if you want to read along or try it out yourself! Enjoy … Continue reading

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Pronunciation Practice: l and r sounds

Pronunciation Practice: l and r sounds

This week’s video will focus on the sounds ‘l’ and ‘r’. These two sounds can be difficult, especially for students from Asia whose first language is Japanese, Chinese or Korean. Click on the link below and have a look at Tim’s jing video. It teaches you the difference between ‘l’ and ‘r’. At the end … Continue reading

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Words with a final ‘s’

Words with a final ‘s’

Our first post in March is a pronunciation practice for words with a final ‘s’. For example, ‘buses’, ‘languages’, ‘changes’, ‘it’s’ and ‘George’s’. Click on the link below. Watch the jing video. Can you hear the difference? Now, practise your own pronunciation. Link to jing video. * This video uses flash and does not work … Continue reading

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Final Consonants

Final Consonants

After a rather extended Christmas break we are back with our first blog post in 2013! I have to apologise for our long absence. I had a lovely Christmas break with my family in Germany while Tim was exploring the beautiful scenery of Chiang Mai in Thailand. Now, we’re back at work! Our first post … Continue reading

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Consonant Sounds Part 2

Consonant Sounds Part 2

This video teaches you the remaining 8 consonant sounds of the English language. You will learn the following sounds: /m/, /n/, /ŋ/, /l/, /r/, /w/, /j/ and /h/. Remember to watch Part 1 as well. This is the first video which will teach you all other consonant sounds. You can find it on this blog … Continue reading

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Consonant Sounds Part 1

Consonant Sounds Part 1

In this video you will learn the sounds and phonetic symbols of the English consonants. This is part 1 of two videos. You will learn the following sounds: /p/, /b/, /t/, /d/, /ʧ/, /ʤ/, /k/, /g/, /f/, /v/, /θ/, /ð/, /s/, /z/, /ʃ/ and /ʒ/ Please leave me a post if you have enjoyed this … Continue reading

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Consonants: /h/, /w/ and /v/ Practice

Here is the promised video to practise /h/ for my Spanish, Italian and French students, and /w/ and /v/ for my Farsi student. I’m looking forward to listening to you on Monday 🙂 Have a good weekend!  

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The Sounds of American English

This is a great interactive website to learn the sounds of English. The speakers are all American so some sounds might sound a little different to the ones you hear in Britain! Also: you won’t find all eight ‘British’ diphthongs, so make sure you watch my video on diphthongs on this blog! Link to Interactive … Continue reading

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