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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

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 K sound asked checked kicked [...]

Pronunciation Changes in English Questions

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 at the beginning of questions [...]

Minimal Pairs: English Pronunciation Exercises – Vowels

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, and automatic. Notice that this [...]

English Pronunciation Practice: Reductions

Many English learners pronounce each word clearly, to get the pronunciation perfect - but native English speakers don't do this. Natural spoken English contains reductions - sounds that change and disappear when spoken at normal speed. This sometimes makes spoken English hard for students to understand. Doing English pronunciation practice with reductions will help you [...]