How to Pronounce Question Words

Question words are used frequently.  Learning them will make you clearer.  Some of my clients get confused since WH is pronounced as H or W.   WH pronounced W: WHEN is pronounced W-short e-N WHERE is pronounced W-AIR.  Video lesson for where. WHAT is pronounced W-short u-T WHY is pronounced W-long I.  Video  lesson for WHY.    WH pronounced H: WHO is pronounced H-long EW.  Video lesson for WHO.    HOW is pronounced H-long OW

How to say KEYS and KISS

Today’s question is originally from Mexico City. I’ve lately watch many of your videos. Your content is very helpful for us all.  I want to thank you for what you’ve done and I want also make a video request about the difference between the word KEYS and KISS, one friend once taught me the difference which I forgot, so I wish you read this and assist me.  So, that’s it, thank you again and goodbye. 😀   It was posted again today on YouTube from a Spanish speaker in Spain. Hi, Jennifer. I’m from Spain, and I want to thank you for your extremely useful channel, and your great teaching. I would like to ask you a question. What is the difference between “kiss” and “keys”, please? Thank you very much, Jennifer. KEYS has three sounds:  K-long E-Z KISS has three sounds:  K-short i-S Spanish speakers typically make the long

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How to say ESTIMATE

Today’s question comes from a web conference client in Japan:  How do you say ESTIMATE?  I hear two things which is correct? Both are correct.  The pronunciation depends on whether the word is used as a noun or verb.   es ti mit for the noun es ti mate for the verb Listen to the words here:  estimate  

How to say the letter -S at the end of a word.

In English, an -S is added to words to make them plural, possessive, or to change the verb tense.  Even though the letter is always an -S we pronounce this sound differently depending on the sounds the precede it. If the word ends in a sibilant sound that ‘hisses’ like s, sh. z, ch, j, zh; then pronounce the -S as IZ. If the word ends in a voiceless sound t, k, f, th, p; then pronounce the -S as an S sound. If the word ends in a voiced sound: m, n, l, b, d, g, v, th, r; then pronounce the -S as a Z sound. For example: BUSES is pronounced bus-iz CATS is pronounced cat-s CABS is pronounced cab-z If you need practice for this rule, we can help.  Check out our digital audio, video, and PDF package to learn this skill today!

FREE CLASS: Common Mistakes V and W sounds (Recorded)

Thanks for attending my live YouTube class. You can get the handouts and recorded video with the following links: HANDOUTS: V and W Sounds   For more assistance, check out these products: The W Sound  The V Sound 

FREE CLASS: Common Mistakes-SH and CH sounds (Recorded)

Thanks for attending my live YouTube class. You can get the handouts and recorded video with the following links: HANDOUTS: SH and CH sounds  

FREE CLASS: Common Mistakes-R, W, L sounds (Recorded)

Thanks for attending my live YouTube class. You can get the handouts and recorded video with the following links: HANDOUTS: R, W, L Sounds  

FREE CLASS: Common Mistakes-Z sound (Recorded)

Thanks for attending my live YouTube class. You can get the handouts and recorded video with the following links: HANDOUTS: Z sound  

FREE CLASS: Common Mistakes-TH sound (Recorded)

Thanks for attending my live YouTube class. You can get the handouts and recorded video with the following links: HANDOUTS: TH sounds  

FREE CLASS: Introduction to Word Stress

Learn how to improve your speaking clarity in American English with syllable stress.   Watch the 1/2 hour class and follow along with handouts below. HANDOUTS:  Word Stress YouTube 4_15

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