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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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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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Short Vowels Exercise

Short Vowels Exercise

Hi again. I hope you’ve enjoyed watching the monophthongs video and the exercise for long vowels? This is the second exercise that goes with the monophthongs video (Vowel Sounds Part 1). You can practise the short vowels of British English. The style of the exercise is very similar to the long vowels exercise. Try it … Continue reading

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Vowel Sounds Part 1: Monophthongs

Vowel Sounds Part 1: Monophthongs

This video will teach you the twelve single vowel sounds of English, also called monophthongs. You will learn the following sounds: /i:/, /ɪ/, /ʊ/, /u:/, /ɒ/, /ɔ:/, /ʌ/, /ɑ:/, /e/, /ə/, /æ/ and /ɜ:/. This video comes with two exercises on long and short vowel sounds. You can find them in the pronunciation category on … Continue reading

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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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