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How Many Vowels In English?

Jul 31, 2019

Lesson 3

There are 5 vowels in American English, right?

Not exactly.

Most people think there are 5 vowel sounds in American English because there are 5 vowel letters. But...

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Accent vs. Dialect: What is the Difference?

Jul 26, 2019

Lesson 2

An accent refers to the distinctive pronunciation patterns and rhythms of a particular group of people, especially of the natives or residents of a region. A...

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The Best Accent In America

Jul 02, 2019

Lesson 1

The Standard American Accent is the non-regional, neutral American Accent.

It is an accent, but it is not associated with any part of the United States. Most...

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Staying Motivated When Learning the American Accent

Jun 25, 2019

Sometimes it is difficult for your students to find the motivation to improve their speech. 

Everyone starts off strong, but after a few weeks, the...

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First Sound For Accent Reduction Lesson Plan

Jun 22, 2019

Not sure when to begin with a new accent reduction student?  I always begin teaching the American Accent by working on /TH/.  

Most non-native...

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How do you pronounce “kn” in English?

Jun 14, 2019

When you see the letters "kn" at the beginning of a word in English, the "k" is (almost always) not pronounced.  Take a look at these examples:

      • knot
      • knee
      • know
      • ...
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