How to Read and Pronounce the letters NG - American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the letters NG as the sound NG in English words correctly with this American English 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. NG is pronounced…


How to Pronounce CEREAL & SERIAL - American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English words CEREAL & SERIAL correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. CEREAL & SERIAL are pronounced the same way. They are pronounced: S-EAR-Long E-L. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson…


How to Pronounce THUS & DUST - American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English words THUS & DUST correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. THUS is pronounced: TH-short u-S. It rhymes with cuss, fuss, Gus, puss, Russ. DUST is pronounced: D-short u-ST. It rhymes with cussed, fussed, just, lust, must, rust. Jennifer Tarle…


How to Pronounce TOES and THOSE - American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English words TOES and THOSE correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. THOSE is pronounced: TH-long o-Z TOES is pronounced: T-long o-Z These words rhyme with doze, hose, lows, mows, nose, knows, pose, rose, woes. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and…


How to pronounce MILLION, BILLION, TRILLION-American English Pronunciation Question of the Week

Pronunciation question of the week: How to pronounce MILLION, BILLION, TRILLION - American English Pronunciation These words have TWO syllables or beats in each word, not three. Be sure to say the beginning syllable then end with yin: mill-yin, bill-yin, trill-yin. Subscribe:…


How to Pronounce LOGGED OUT and LOCKED OUT American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English phrasal verbs LOGGED OUT and LOCKED OUT correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. LOGGED OUT is pronounced L-short o-G-D-short o-T. LOCKED OUT is pronounced L-short o-K-D-short o-T. Since these are phrasal verbs, be sure to link the words…


Why Do I Make These Mistakes?

Accent mistakes are related to the lack of a sound in your native language. When you don’t have a sound, then you just leave it out of the word, or replace it. If you replace it, typically you use a sound that is “close” to the sound that you do not have in your repertoire. If you leave off a…


Intonation in Elephant Seals

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

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…


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…