How to Pronounce RARE – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English word RARE correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. RARE is pronounced R-AIR. It rhymes with Claire, dare, fair, fare, hair, glare, lair, mare, pair, pare, tear, wear. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick tips to have you sounding clearer in no time. Reduce your accent and speak clearly today with all of our FREE ESL video pronunciation lessons. SUBSCRIBE

How to Pronounce BOYS & VOICE – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Take this quick ESL English pronunciation speaking lesson to learn how to pronounce the words: BOYS and VOICE. These words have a slight difference in pronunciation making them confusing to say. Improve your speaking today with this short video lesson. BOYS: B-long oi-Z. Boys rhymes with joys, noise, poise, toys. VOICE: V-long oi-S. Voice rhymes with Royce. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick tips to have you sounding clearer in no time. Reduce your accent and speak clearly and confidently with this free ESL video lesson. Need more help, then buy a sound package with directions on how to say the sound, audio examples, video examples, and practice word and sentence lists. B: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-b-sound/ V: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-v-sound/ Long oi: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/long-oi/ Z: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-z-sound/ S: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-s-sound/ How to pronounce -S at the end of a word: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/s-endings/    

How to Pronounce THROUGH and THREW – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English words THROUGH and THREW correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. THREW and THROUGH are both pronounced TH-R-EW. These words rhyme with two, boo, do, who, Lou, new, Sue. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick tips to have you sounding clearer in no time. Reduce your accent and speak clearly and confidently with this free ESL video lesson. Check out all of our videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/TarleSpeech  

How to Pronounce HORIZONTAL – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English word HORIZONTAL correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. HORIZONTAL is pronounced H-OR-short u-Z-short o-N-L (hor-uh-zon-l) Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick tips to have you sounding clearer in no time. Reduce your accent and speak clearly and confidently with this free ESL video lesson. Check out all of our videos  

How to Pronounce QUESTION – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English word QUESTION correctly with this American English video pronunciation lesson. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick tips to have you sounding clearer in no time. QUESTION is pronounced K-E-short e-S-CH-u-N

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Intonation in Elephant Seals

If Elephant Seals can recognize vocal rhythm then YOU can learn to recognize word stress and intonation!  

Bats learn from their crowd, just like humans

Human children learn an accent from peers.  This is why teen aged girls may sound very different than their parents.  New research reveals that this also happens with bats.  Fun read.  Check it out. Bat pups learn language from peers in colony, not from moms, study finds

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How to Pronounce CHOKE & JOKE – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Take this quick ESL pronunciation speaking lesson to learn how to pronounce the words: CHOKE and JOKE. These words have a slight difference in pronunciation making them confusing to say. Improve your speaking today with this short video lesson. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick tips to have you sounding clearer in no time. Reduce your accent and speak clearly with this ESL English pronunciation lesson. CHOKE/ʧok / is pronounced CH-long oo-K. JOKE/ʤok/ is pronounced J-long oo-K. These words rhyme.  They also rhyme with Coke, poke, soak, woke. Need more help, then buy a sound package with directions on how to say the sound, audio examples, video examples, and practice word and sentence lists: CH J Long o K      

Pronunciation Question: Can you explain why the sound /a/ is different in cash and wash?

Today’s pronunciation question is:  “Can you explain why the sound /a/ is different in cash and wash?” Sure. That is a great question!  I will respond in two parts: 1.  why the same vowel is different in two words 2.  why the same vowel in the same word is different at times   Why is the same vowel sound different between two words? Speech sounds, especially vowels which do not have a specific “place” of articulation (i.e. your tongue does not touch a specific place in the mouth), are influenced by the sounds around it. A /w/ sound is a semi vowel meaning it has properties of BOTH vowels and consonants. So the /w/ sound influences the /a/ sound making it sound slightly different. In this case, the vowel will be made with more rounded lips than it would in the word cash. This also happens in words with sounds

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Difference between WITCH and WHICH

This question comes from a podcast subscriber from Panama:  “Could you tell us if the words WHICH and WITCH are pronounced the same? Thank you.  Saludos desde Panamá.” Hello Panama!  Thanks for the question.  What a perfect question for today, Halloween. WITCH and WHICH are pronounced the same.  Both words have three sounds:   W-short i-CH. Happy Halloween!

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