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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 Rule 1

Pronunciation Rule 1

This video will teach you a general pronunciation rule for short words (with one syllable) with a final silent ‘e’. Watch the video and do the short exercise. Many English words follow this rule but please remember, as with most rules, there are exceptions! Can you think of any?      

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Diphthong Exercise

Diphthong Exercise

Have you watched the Diphthong Video (Vowel Sounds Part 2: Dipthongs)? Do you know the phonetic symbols and sounds? Then it’s time to practise! Click on the link below and try out the diphthong exercise.  

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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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Long Vowels Exercise

Long Vowels Exercise

Have you watched the monophthong video (vowel sounds part 1)? Then you’re ready for this one. In this video you can practise the long vowel sounds of British English. Try it out and see how many you get right!

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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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Vowel Sounds Part 2: Diphthongs

Vowel Sounds Part 2: Diphthongs

This video will help you pronounce the double voewls of the English language, also called diphthongs. You will learn the following sounds: /aɪ/, /eɪ/, /ɔɪ/, /əʊ/, /aʊ/, /ɪə/, /eə/ and /ʊə/. Try out the activity at the end of the clip and leave me a post with your own sentence! Have fun!

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