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British English vs. American English Pronunciation

You might be able to recognize a British accent or an American accent... but do you know the details of the pronunciation differences? This lesson will teach you some of the major differences (although there are some variations depending on what region of the country the speaker is from). Listen to the difference - first [...]

Top 10 English Pronunciation Problems

In this lesson, you're going to practice English words with very similar sounds. Many English learners have problems pronouncing these words correctly. If you can master the differences in pronunciation between these words, you'll improve your pronunciation and be able to talk more like a native English speaker. Download the entire audio mp3 (Right-click the link and [...]

105 Regular Verbs with ED in the Past

American English Pronunciation Course >> Many English learners make pronunciation mistakes with the -ED ending of regular verbs in English in the past tense. There are 3 ways to pronounce it: Like T Like ED (with an extra syllable) Like D Let's do some English pronunciation practice with examples: After English verbs ending with a [...]

Pronunciation Changes in English Questions

American English Pronunciation Course >> Has this ever happened to you - someone asks you a question in English, and you don't understand it at ALL? It can be frustrating and embarrassing when you don't understand a question... but this video will help! One reason for the difficulty is the pronunciation changes that often occur [...]

Minimal Pairs: English Pronunciation Exercises – Vowels

American English Pronunciation Course >> Minimal pairs are two words whose pronunciation is different by only one sound - like reach and rich, or man and main. In this lesson, you're going to practice your pronunciation of similar English words with minimal pairs exercises. The sound in bought is like in the words saw, call, [...]