How to Pronounce HER – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Take this quick ESL pronunciation speaking lesson to learn how to pronounce the word: HER. Learn to say this common word to be better understood. . It is pronounced with only two sounds: H and ER. HER rhymes with fur, purr, per, were, sir, stir, blur. 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. HERE and HAIR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aewha-BwtpE H: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-h-sound/ short er: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/short-er/    

How to pronounce SNACK and SNAKE

Learn How to pronounce SNACK and SNAKE in this American English Pronunciation Lesson. This video targets a confusing word pair: SNACK and SNAKE. Say them correctly to get your meaning across. SNACK: S-N-short a-K SNAKE: S-N-long A-K

How to pronounce ICE and EYES

Learn How to pronounce ICE and EYES in this American English Pronunciation Lesson. This video targets a confusing word pair: ICE and EYES. Say them correctly to get your meaning across. ICE: Long i-S EYES: Long i-Z

How to pronounce WOOD (or WOULD)

Learn how to pronounce WOOD and WOULD. This video targets a frequently mispronounced word.. WOOD. WOOD and WOULD are pronounced the same way: W-short oo-d. Correcting this mistake will make you sound clearer. Check out this video for SHOULD, WOULD, and COULD for another lesson.    

How to pronounce PEANUTS not penis

Take this quick ESL pronunciation speaking lesson to learn how to pronounce the word PEANUTS. Improve your speaking and avoid an embarrassing mistake today with this short video lesson.

How to Pronounce SHOULD, WOULD, COULD

Learn how to pronounce the English words SHOULD, WOULD, COULD correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. They are pronounced SH-ooh-D, C-ooh-D, W-ooh-D. Yes, the L is a silent letter and is not pronounced. 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. We love to hear from you so leave us a note in the comments section.  

Word Stress: schwa syllable

Most ESL speakers mispronounce my name, Jennifer.  They say Jen Ni Fer.  American English speakers say Jen uh Fer. What is the difference?  The schwa.  One of my students commented that it is what gives Americans their “casual” sound.  It helps to provide the rhythm to words. A schwa is basically the “uh” sound.  It occurs in words longer than one syllable.  Pronounce it shorter and softer than the other syllables.  It is ALWAYS unstressed.   When spelling, it can be represented by any vowel. Here are some examples (schwa is written as uh): Jennifer:  pronounced /Jen uh fer/ experiments:  pronounced /Eks peer uh ments/ beautiful:  pronounced /B yout uh ful/

How to pronounce PAINTING not panting

Take this quick ESL pronunciation speaking lesson to learn how to pronounce the word PAINTING. Improve your speaking today with this short video lesson.

How to say THURSDAY

This video targets a frequently used word… THURSDAY. We use this word often. Correcting this mistake will make you sound clearer.

How to say THIRD not turd

This video targets a common error that is a very embarrassing mistake.. THIRD. Say it incorrectly and it sounds like a product of a biological function.  

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