American English Pronunciation Podcast

Sinopse

The American English Pronunciation podcasts teaches non-native English speakers and ESL/ELL students correct English pronunciation in short lessons. Learn, listen, repeat!

Episódios

  • 221: Compare unvoiced th to /f/, /s/, and /t/

    221: Compare 'unvoiced th' to /f/, /s/, and /t/

    28/11/2016 Duração: 12min

    Compare words like "thin/fin," "mouth/mouse," and "both/boat" Transcripts at pronuncian.com

  • 220: The n-g spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word song

    220: The 'n-g' spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word 'song'

    12/11/2016 Duração: 06min

    At the end of the word, the /ŋ/ doesn't need an additional /g/. The /g/ is potentially included mid-word. Transcripts available at pronuncian.com

  • 219: /g+n/ as in signal and ignore

    219: /g+n/ as in "signal" and "ignore"

    26/10/2016 Duração: 09min

    "Coarticulating" the /g/ and /n/ is the trick to fluent pronunciation of these two sounds. Don't release the /g/ before starting the /n/. Transcripts available on Pronuncian.com

  • 218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them

    218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them

    14/10/2016 Duração: 14min

    Test your ability to identify vowel sounds with this special listening quiz episode. Transcripts available on pronuncian.com.

  • 217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ?, ?/

    217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ?, ?/

    29/09/2016 Duração: 11min

    The long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/, are three front vowel sounds that can be practiced from a high, front tongue position to a mid-front position. Compare and contrast! Full podcast transcripts available at pronuncian.com.

  • 216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /?/, and short a /æ/

    216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /?/, and short a /æ/

    15/09/2016 Duração: 12min

    All about that vowels diagram that shows the vowel sounds placed over a sort of square-like shape that’s bigger on the top than it is on the bottom. Transcripts at pronuncian.com.

  • 215: Adding bonus information by using a low pitch

    215: Adding "bonus" information by using a low pitch

    01/09/2016 Duração: 08min

    Use a low pitch to signal a spoken aside (like information that would be written in parentheses or between commas). Transcripts available at pronuncian.com.

  • 214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns

    214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns

    20/08/2016 Duração: 10min

    Understand the rising and falling pitch patterns for yes/no questions and learn how to read emotion. Transcripts on pronuncian.com. Classes available from seattlelearning.com.

  • 213: Intonation of Wh- Questions

    213: Intonation of Wh- Questions

    07/08/2016 Duração: 06min

    What are you *really* asking? Using a rising or a falling pitch on a wh- question means something different than using a rising pitch. Transcripts available at pronuncian.com

  • 212: /r+?/ “explore” into “explorer”

    212: /r+?/ “explore” into “explorer”

    25/07/2016 Duração: 07min

    Adding /ɚ/ (schwa+r) to an /r/ can be difficult. Make it into two syllables, but don't add a vowel sound between. Learn how here! By Seattle Learning Academy. Transcripts on pronuncian.com.

  • 211: Compare /æ/ and /?/ (short a and short o)

    211: Compare /æ/ and /?/ ('short a' and 'short o')

    28/03/2016 Duração: 07min

    Words like 'hat' and 'hot' are important to distinguish. Full episode transcripts available at Pronuncian.com

  • 210: -ue ending (unique, avenue, and rescue)

    210: '-ue' ending (unique, avenue, and rescue)

    28/07/2015 Duração: 07min

    Is it silent, pronounced as 'long u' or 'oo sound'? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

  • 209: The difference between /?/ and /?/: schwa and short u

    209: The difference between /?/ and /?/: schwa and short u

    26/03/2015 Duração: 09min

    What's up with /ə/ and /ʌ/ in words like 'custom' /ˈkʌs təm/? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

  • 208: Cone/corn, coat/court

    208: Cone/corn, coat/court

    12/03/2015 Duração: 07min

    Practice the difference between the or sound and the long o sound. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

  • 207: Why is quarter so hard to say?

    207: Why is 'quarter' so hard to say?

    26/02/2015 Duração: 08min

    Rhyming with 'shorter' and 'border,' this is a quirky word. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

  • 206: I like/Id like... bacon!

    206: I like/I'd like... bacon!

    12/02/2015 Duração: 08min

    Rhythm and linking from /d/. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

  • 205: Dealing with o-u-g-h

    205: Dealing with 'o-u-g-h'

    29/01/2015 Duração: 07min

    No English spelling could be more confusing. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

  • 204: How have to becomes hafta

    204: How 'have to' becomes 'hafta'

    15/01/2015 Duração: 07min

    Informal contractions for fluency! Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

  • 203: When /t/ sounds like /d/ during linking: alveolar stop

    203: When /t/ sounds like /d/ during linking: alveolar stop

    01/01/2015 Duração: 08min

    Most recognize the /d/ in the pronunciation of 'little' but how about in 'out_of'? Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

  • 202: How similar are /n/ and /l/?

    202: How similar are /n/ and /l/?

    13/11/2014 Duração: 05min

    Even small differences in vocal tract profiles can make a big difference. Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

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