Practise English pronunciation with speech recognition exercises
Net Languages' 8-level General English online course incorporates a wide variety of speech recognition exercises to practise pronunciation, fluency, grammar, vocabulary, functional language and much more. Try sample exercises with feedback here: This sample from the General English Mid-Intermediate course shows how poems can be used to practise pronunciation. The student listens to the lines that rhyme and the lines that don’t rhyme and repeats them.
Learn English using speech recognition exercises
Net Languages' 8-level General English online course incorporates a wide variety of enjoyable and motivating speech recognition exercises to practise pronunciation, fluency, grammar, vocabulary, functional language and much more:
ESL PRONUNCIATION EXERCISE: Free Time - American English
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Improve your American Accent / spoken English at Rachel's English with video-based lessons and exercises.
Cải thiện nói tiếng Anh Mỹ / 미국 영어 발음 향상 / 話されているアメリカ英語を向上させる / Улучшаем произношение американского варианта английского языка / Meningkatkan berbicara bahasa Inggris Amerika / Melhore sua pronúncia do inglês americano / Mejorar el habla Inglés Americano / 美語 / बात अमेरिकी अंग्रेजी में सुधार / تحسين لهجتك الأمريكية الإنجليزية / שפר את המבטא האמריקאי שלך
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Interactive Phonetic chart for English Pronunciation
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This video is part of our series on phonetics and pronunciation for learners of English as a foreign language.
Phonetics is the academic study of speech production. You may find it useful if you are studying English as a foreign language who want to improve your pronunciation, which for many students is a challenging area. With phonetics we look at the individual sounds that are used to make up words. We can focus on how each sound is physically formed so you can identify the sounds you are having problems with and focus your study on the individual sounds to improve your pronunciation.
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Practice Using the Short - i - Vowel Sound - Learn English Pronunciation #8: Speak American English
In this lesson, we're using sentences to practice saying words that have the short - i - vowel sound. For example, Did Jill kick and hit him? Please subscribe to my channel.
Practice Using the Short - i - Vowel Sound - Learn English Pronunciation #8: Speak American English. You will learn how to Speak English online, here. Lyman Holton (me, your teacher) is a native speaker of American English, and will show you how to learn English.
Using an English video is a terrific instructional way to learn English. This will also help you to improve listening skills as you study the language. Learn to speak American English through the use of the language.
You can learn basic English up through advanced English. I suggest that you start with the basics. Speak American English with Lyman Holton is the channel where you will improve your English, your English pronunciation, speech, and speaking ability.
Your proper use of business English will improve, too. This English class also supports EFL. It is a great tutorial for furthering your education as an English speaker. Speak American English is what most English learners want to learn, but many aren't aware that American and British English are two rather separate forms English.
It's referred to as 영어 (English) in South Korea and Ingles in another. Do you know which country that is? A native English speaker, such as myself, is a great learning resource. I can give correct English pronounciation (Did you catch that there's an extra letter in that last word?
Do you know what it is?) English pronounce or pronounce English, which is the right way to say it? You'll also learn that here. Is the correct spelling; English grammer, English grammar, English gramar, English gramer, or are any of them correct?
Spelling is important, too when mastering a language. We also cover English verbal phrases (or is it phases?) and practice English conversation. All these things may be helpful for someone studying IELTS or ielts, if you prefer.
I also teach American accent training. The American English accent is the preferred accent for many English learners. Let's talk about this in a few of my videos lessons, shall we? American English conversation will help you to pronounce English words, pronounce words.
Let's have an English class, an English lesson or many English lessons together starting today! English subtitles are provided in many of my video lessons, but if not, just read the computer monitor or white board I'm using in the video. It works out the same way.
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Learn English Hacks: Voice Recognition Software
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8 Tips for British English Pronunciation
Take your English to the next level by learning eight pronunciation tips that will help you sound like a native speaker. These tips apply to a British English accent or a neutral English accent. In this lesson, you will learn about -ed and -ing word endings, the difference in pronunciation between the north and south of England, the schwa sound, the pronunciation of the R sound in English, the tricky th sound, and more. Whether you want to perfect your pronunciation or learn about different accents, this video is for you. After watching, complete the quiz to test your understanding.
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Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. What we're talking about today is some pronunciation tips for British English. Some of them are tips; some of them are observations that you might be interested to know. We've got eight of them, so let's get started.
Pronunciation of-ed word endings. This is not specifically a British English issue. If your preference -- I don't know why I can't speak suddenly in an English pronunciation video, but that's how it is. If your preference is American English, this also applies to American English. So what I hear a lot at, sort of, around intermediate level -- sometimes upper intermediate level if you haven't had someone to correct you -- -ed word endings sound like this. I can't even do it because it's so unnatural for me. Excite-ed shout-ed, remind-ed. It's so unnatural for me. But in fact, it's not like that. It doesn't sound like an -ed. It might sound like an /id/; it might sound like a /t/; or it might sound like a /d/. So I've got some examples here. This word, even though it's spelled -ed, makes an /id/ sound. It becomes excited. I'm really excited. Shouted. He shouted at me. Reminded. I reminded you to do your homework; didn't I? And -- yeah.
So now, we can talk about the ones that finish with a t sound. Finished. Dripped. Laughed. They don't have the-ed sound. So that's an important thing to know about pronunciation. Even if it's spelled-ed, it doesn't mean it sounds like that. And what about the ones that end with a d sound, a duh sound. Remembered. I remembered what you said to me. Called. I called you. Didn't you hear your phone? Imagined. I imagined a better future for everyone. So with those, it's a D sound. How do you know for each one? Go with what feels most natural when you're saying the word. The main thing is don't force the -ed sound at the end of the word because it's that that gives you an unnatural rhythm when you're speaking English.
So moving on to -- this one's an observation, really. British English pronunciation. We have so many different accents in England. But one of the biggest divisions in our accents is -- it's between the north of the country and the south, and it's our pronunciation of these words: bath and laugh, as I say them. I say them in the southern pronunciation. But if I were from the north -- if I were from the north of the country, I'd say bath and laugh because they have a different accent up there. Well, they've got loads of different accents, but they don't speak in the same way as me. So let's break it down into the actual sound. So if you're from the North, you say, a. But we, in the South, say au. So you say bath, we say bauth. And you say laf; we say laugh. And you can also hear it in these two words. It doesn't have to be the first or only a vowel in the word. In the southern pronunciation, this is commaund. But in the northern pronunciation, it's command. And the southern pronunciation of this word is caust. The northern pronunciation is cast. The cast of Brookside came to London. Brookside was an old soap that's not on TV anymore, and it was people from Liverpool. And I was just doing the accent. Probably that's really irrelevant to you. You will never see that show, but anyway. You know, now.
Next tip. I don't hear this that often, but when I do, it sounds really, really, really wrong. And I think this tip generally -- generally a good example of how -- just because we write something one way doesn't mean we say it that way. So in English -- American English, too -- W sounding words are the same as the wh sound in words for spelling. It actually sounds the same. So we've got two words here, wine and whine. One is spelled with WH, and one is just spelled with I. Whine is a kind of moan or a kind of cry. Sometimes, young children whine. Sometimes, women who are upset about something are said to be whiny.
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English Pronunciation Listening Exercises: Vowels - Part 1
In this English pronunciation video lesson I teach you how to pronounce long vowels and how to pronounce short vowels. I also provide you with listening exercises that will help you learn what vowels sound like in correct American English pronunciation. This is part 1 of the listening exercise. Enjoy!
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Short Vowels: when there is 1 vowel letter separated by 2 consonants then you will pronounce that vowel letter with a short pronunciation. For example: “jet”, and “pepper”.
Long Vowels Rule 1: when 2 vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. This means that when there are 2 vowels together, the first vowel will pronounce its letter name. For example, in the word “please”, the letter ‘E’ in the word is pronounced, not ‘A’.
Long Vowels Rule 2: when 2 vowels are separated by only 1 consonant, then the first vowel gets the long pronunciation. For example: “Pete”.
COMMON WORDS MISPRONOUNCED IN ENGLISH LISTENING QUIZ
In this section of the video I provide you with a vowel listening exercise. This listening exercise will help you hear the difference between vowels that nonnative English speakers have a hard time distinguishing.
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American Accent Training - ALL Sounds of American English - Vowels & Consonants - Pronunciation
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Pronunciation Coach: Making recordings
Pronunciation Coach lets you record your speech so you can compare it with a pronunciation model. Each recording contains:
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- COMMON PRONUNCIATION PROBLEMS
- REGULAR PAST TENSE ENDINGS
- THIRD PERSON ENDINGS
- PHANTOM VOWELS
- TH SOUNDS
1.MUSCLE MEMORY - PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
2. LEARN SOME PRONUNCIATION RULES
3. BACK CHAINING
4. SIRI / VOICE-TO-TEXT
5. INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET
World-wide vowels wow weavers with wavy vows
W / V
Free fleas for all the loyal royalty
L / R
Cheap sheep shave shapes in cheat sheets
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She sells seashells by the seashore.
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Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?
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Speech technology for language learning (DISCO) pronunciation exercises
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Prononce - check your pronunciation online
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Velawoods English Speech Recognition
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3 tips for sounding like a native speaker
That'll be 66 cents please. Sikysi... what? Having a hard time understanding native speed English? This lesson will give you some tips on how to sound like a native speaker as well as how to understand what you hear by breaking down expressions into their individual word and sounds.
Hi again, welcome back to I'm Adam. Today, I'm going to help you sound a little bit more like a native speaker, hopefully. Students ask me all the time: How can I sound like a native speaker? Well, before I say anything, let me just tell you that it will take time and a lot, a lot, a lot of practice. The best way is to live in an English-speaking country, of course, but of course you can do it anywhere, but it takes time; be patient, practice, practice, practice.
So we're looking at pronunciation. Let me start with this word: pronunciation. Not: pronounciation. It is not a pronoun. A pronoun is: I, me, my, mine. Pronunciation is how we speak English. So I'm going to give you three tips that will help you sound a little bit more like a native speaker. We're going to start with connecting words. Now, think about your own language, whether you're speaking Spanish or Polish or Chinese, you do this in your language as well. When you're speaking fast, you're taking words and you're squeezing them together; you're connecting them, so one word flows into the next word. That's what we're going to do here.
You can connect consonants to consonants. What this means: when a word ends in a consonant... A consonant is b, c, d, f, g, etc. A vowel is a, e, i, o, u. When a word ends in a consonant and the next word begins with the same consonant, drop the first one. So for example: we do not say: black coffee, we don't say: ke, ke. There's only one k: bla coffee, bla coffee. Okay? Practice that. Now, t and d, these are two different consonants, but according to the tongue and the mouth, they almost sound the same so we do the same thing. Wha do you do?, Wha do you do? But again, another thing you have to keep in mind is when we say it fast, we also don't really say e, we say like a... Sort of like a small... We don't say o - sorry -, we say sort of a small e. Wha do ye do? Practice that. Wha do ye do? Strange, huh? No t, wha, de ye do?, Wha de ye do? That's how a native speaker would say it naturally.
Now, another thing is when a word ends in a consonant and the next word begins in a vowel, make sure you roll it in. Right? Roll the consonant into the vowel and separate the syllable before. A syllable is the vowel sounds in a word. Okay? So nobody, like native speakers don't say: Not at all. Oh no, not at all. We don't say it like that. We say: Oh, not-at-all., Not-at-all., Not-at-all. Right? The t, so this becomes: No-ta-tall, No-ta-tall, Not at all. Okay? Say it quickly, blend the letters one into the next. But again, practice it.
Now, for those of you who are going to be taking a test, an English test that involves listening; IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, if you're in Canada you're maybe doing a CELPIP test. Okay? This is going to help you on the listening section as well. This is one of the things they're testing. Somebody on the recording will say: Not-at-all, and you need to cut: Not at all, you need to understand the separate words, that's part of the test. So practice speaking it, practice listening to it. Another thing we do is we squeeze some words. Okay? Certain words, we don't say all the syllables, we don't even say all the letters. I've heard many students say: Com-fort-able, com-fort-able, but native speakers, we don't say this part, we don't say the or. We say: Comf-ta-bil, and notice the last sound is like a small tiny, tiny little i in there. Comftabil, comf-ta-bil, comftabil. Okay? We don't pronounce the or: Comfortable. Nope, don't do that.
Another word like that: Interesting. In-chre-sting. Find out what the syllables are so: In-ter - sorry, my mistake -, In-ter-rest-ing. If you want to emphasize something, we have a word called: enunciate. When someone wants to emphasize a word, then they enunciate each syllable; they say each syllable separately. Oh, that is very in-ter-est-ing. Right? Because I want you to understand that the word is interesting, but in every day speech: Intresting, in-tre-sting. In-ter-est-ing, I have four syllables, when I actually say it naturally, it becomes three syllables and the t and the r become like a ch, but that's... We'll talk about that next. Another word: every. E-vry. I don't say: Ev-er-y, I don't say this letter e, ev-er-y. E-vry, evryone, evrything, evry.
The Schwa /ə/ Sound - How to Pronounce the Schwa - How to Improve English Pronunciation
In this lesson you can learn how to pronounce the most common sound in English: the schwa /ə/.
The most common sound in English is called the schwa. Do you know what a schwa sounds like, or how to pronounce it? In this class, you’ll learn about the schwa, how to recognise it and how it can help improve English pronunciation.
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1. How Can You Recognise a Schwa? 2:37
2. How to Find the Schwa Sound in Words 3:35
3. How to Find the Schwa Sound in Phrases and Sentences 7:16
4. How You Can Pronounce the Schwa Sound 11:47
In this lesson, you will learn:
- What the schwa is and how it's pronounced.
- How you can recognize the schwa sound in English pronunciation.
- How to find the schwa sound in different words.
- Different ways to find the schwa sound in phrases and sentences.
- Some useful words to help improve pronunciation of the schwa sound.
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