WORD STRESS | How to Pronounce DEFINITELY - American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English word DEFINITELY correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. Improve Your Accent & Speak Clearly with this video lesson. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick tips to have you…


WORD STRESS | How to Pronounce PRESENT & PRESENTATION - American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English words PRESENT & PRESENTATION correctly with this American English pronunciation lesson. Improve Your Accent & Speak Clearly with this video lesson. Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick…


How to Pronounce ANALYSIS, ANALYSES, ANALYZE, ANALYZES -American English Pronunciation

Learn how to pronounce ANALYSE, ANALYSES, ANALYZE, ANALYZES. Learn how to correctly pronounce this spelling combination with this American English pronunciation lesson. Improve Your Accent & Speak Clearly today! Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick…


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…


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…


How to Pronounce PERSUASIVE - American English Pronunciation Lesson

Learn how to pronounce the English word PERSUASIVE 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 PER-SWAY-SIV.…


Linking: Articles (A, An, The)

Linking is used by American speakers during conversation.  It is essentially connecting words by having NO pauses between them.  We do this in thought groups, or phrases.  Sounds complicated, right?  No worries, start with this quick and easy tip. Link articles to the following noun.  Do this by…


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…


Word Stress: Difference between nouns and verbs spelled the same

When a noun and verb are spelled the same but sound different, remembering how to say them can be very confusing.  In most cases, there is a simple rule to help you. If the word is a noun, stress the first syllable. If the word is a verb, stress the second. It helps if you remember that in many…


Syllable Stress: Stressing numbers with TENs.

When counting the "tens":  20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90, stress the first syllable.  Stress the number word, not the "ty".  Remember, stress means to make the syllable louder and longer than the others. For example: 20 is pronounced TWENty 50 is pronounced FIFty 90 is pronounced……