How to Pronounce POOR, POUR, POOL – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English words POOR, POUR, POOL 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. POOR and POUR are pronounced P-OR and rhyme with door, core, four, lore, more, nor. POOL is pronounced P-long OO-L and rhymes with cool, fool, rule.

What is a heteronym?

Heteronyms are confusing. These words are spelled the same but are pronounced differently.  Depending on the pronuncitation, they have different meanings.  That is why it is so important to LISTEN to the pronunciation instead of relying on reading. Here are some examples: Close: Pronounced CLOZ means to shut. Pronounced CLOS means near. Bass: Pronounced BASE means an instrument. Pronounced BAS means the fish.

How to Pronounce ALL – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Take this quick ESL pronunciation speaking lesson to learn how to pronounce the word: ALL. It is pronounced Short o-L. Yes, only two sounds for three letters. Join Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language for his Minute of Speech video lesson. Be clearer in your communication in minutes! ALL is pronounced short O, L. It rhymes with ball, call, tall, doll, mall, wall. 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. short o: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/short-o-2/ L: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-l-sound/

Homographs: different meaning and different pronunciation

Homographs are words that have the same spelling, but the meaning and pronunciations are different.  These are VERY difficult for most ESL speakers. For example: CLOSE Close (pronounced CLOZ) the door. Don’t stand so close (pronounced CLOS) to me. PROJECT The project (pronounced praw ject) is difficult. Please project (pronounced pro ject) your voice.

How to pronounce EARLY

The word “EARLY” is frequently mispronounced by foreign speakers.  I often hear people say “ear” ly.  This is incorrect and sounds like a reference to the body part used to hear. To correct this mistake, say “ER”, like the sound at the end of occupations:  teacher, professor, driver, and programmer, not “EAR”.

How to Pronounce LOOSE & LOSE American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English words LOOSE & LOOSE correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. LOOSE is pronounced L-Long OO-S. It rhymes with moose, goose. LOSE is pronounced L-Long OO-Z. It rhymes with dues, whose, news, sues. 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. SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/TarleSpeech BLOG/SHOP: http://www.tarlespeech.com FB: http://tinyurl.com/create.php TWEET: https://twitter.com/tarlespeech GOOGLE+: http://tinyurl.com/ol5x762 PODCAST: http://tinyurl.com/q82ph7c IBOOKS: http://tinyurl.com/nfwe2sf

How to Pronounce FOREVER – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Take this quick ESL pronunciation speaking lesson to learn how to pronounce the word: FOREVER. Improve your speaking today with this short video lesson. Join Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language English to learn how to pronounce FOREVER. Be better understood with clear communication today! 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. FOREVER: F-OR-short e-V-short er F: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-f-sound/ R movement (OR): http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/r-movement/ short e: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/short-e/ V: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-v-sound/ short er: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/short-er/ SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/TarleSpeech BLOG/SHOP: http://www.tarlespeech.com FB: http://tinyurl.com/create.php TWEET: https://twitter.com/tarlespeech GOOLGE+: http://tinyurl.com/ol5x762 PODCAST: http://tinyurl.com/q82ph7c IBOOKS: http://tinyurl.com/nfwe2sf

Homonyms: same sound, different meaning

Homonyms are words that are spelled and sound the same.  They confuse people because they have different meanings. Watch is a common homonym.  It can mean “to look” or a “clock”. Andrea wants to watch TV. My watch says it is 7:00. Get more homonyms here.

How to Pronounce SCISSORS – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English word SCISSORS 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. The word is pronounced SI-ZERZ. We love to hear from you so leave us a note in the comments section. SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/TarleSpeech BLOG/SHOP: http://www.tarlespeech.com FB: http://tinyurl.com/create.php TWEET: https://twitter.com/tarlespeech GOOGLE+: http://tinyurl.com/ol5x762 PODCAST: http://tinyurl.com/q82ph7c IBOOKS: http://tinyurl.com/nfwe2sf

How to Pronounce HAD – American English Pronunciation Lesson

Take this quick ESL pronunciation speaking lesson to learn how to pronounce the word: HAD. It is pronounced H-short a-D.  HAD rhymes with bad, Dad, fad, lad, mad, pad, sad   Join Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language English. Learn to speak clearly and to be a more effective communicator quickly.   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. H: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-h-sound/ short a: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/short-a/ D: http://www.tarlespeech.com/product/the-d-sound/ SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/TarleSpeech BLOG/SHOP: http://www.tarlespeech.com FB: http://tinyurl.com/create.php TWEET: https://twitter.com/tarlespeech GOOGLE+: http://tinyurl.com/ol5x762 PODCAST: http://tinyurl.com/q82ph7c IBOOKS: http://tinyurl.com/nfwe2sf

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