Minute of Speech

The Minute of Speech provides quick and easy instruction on American English Pronunciation. Each video focuses on ESL client questions, common mistakes that instructors encounter, and speaking concerns from ESL teachers around the world. Lessons are quick! Each video provides instruction and examples to make your pronunciation clearer. Learn frequently mispronounced words, confusing word pairs, embarrassing mistakes, and how to say vowel and consonant sounds.

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Frequently Mispronounced Words

These common English words are frequently mispronounced by ESL speakers. Master these words to improve your pronunciation.

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“WON’T& WANT” – 1:49

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“THERMOMETER” – 1:30

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“TO, TWO, & TOO” – 1:04

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Confusing Word Pairs

Learn how to pronounce confusing word pairs. These words have only ONE sound that differentiates them. Apply what you learn to the subtle sound differences to be better understood.

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“WORD” & “WORTH” – 1:51

“THOUGHT” & “FOUGHT” – 1:45

“WORSE” & “WORTH” – 1:49

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Embarrassing Mistakes

These common words are often pronounced in VERY embarrassing ways. Learn these words to avoid an awkward misunderstanding and to increase your speaking clarity.

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“TEETH” – 1:20

“PAWN” – 1:05

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Vowel Sounds

Learn how to pronounce standard American vowel sounds. Each video targets one sound and provides directions on how to pronounce it. Example words and sentences are provided.

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Consonant Sounds

Learn how to pronounce standard American consonants sounds. Each video targets one sound and provides directions on how to pronounce it. Example words and sentences are provided.

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