Intonation in American English

Learn to communicate well and connect in conversations in English with these articles and video lessons

Five Intonation Myths: The Difference Between Stress and Intonation and Why Intonation Matters

You’ve probably noticed that I love talking about stress and intonation. In my opinion, speaking with clear stress and expressive intonation will help native speakers understand you better. You’ll communicate what you really mean, sound more natural, and feel more confident as a result. Even if you recognize that stress … Read the article and watch the video lesson

How to Say American Phone Numbers with the Right Stress and Intonation

Have you ever had to repeat yourself several times when giving your phone number in English? After all, accuracy matters! You want to make sure the other person gets the right number so they can actually reach you. How we say phone numbers varies from culture to culture and country … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Intonation Exercises: Change Your Tone of Voice to Express Emotions in English

 In order to improve your intonation when speaking English, you need to develop sensitivity to the emotions and attitudes that native English speakers express through their tone of voice. A deeper awareness of how we communicate meaning through intonation will help you become more socially and emotionally intelligent in … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Choosing Falling or Rising Intonation: Show You’re Done Talking or Ask a Question

 Are you done talking? Have you finished your thought? Can I answer your question now? If so, please let me know – with your voice. You’re probably really careful with your choice of words, but your intentions might be misunderstood if you use the wrong intonation pattern. Here’s why … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Accent Mistakes: How NOT to Sound Like a Native English Speaker

Chances are you want to sound MORE like a native English speaker! After all, improving your accent can help you feel more confident when speaking because you know that the focus is going to be on your words, not the way you say them. On top of that, speaking with … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Rising Intonation in American English | Use Rising Tone in Yes/No Questions and More

 Ready to learn how to use rising intonation? In this article and video, we’re going to talk about how to use rising intonation in order to ask questions in American English. At the end, you’ll also learn the many other reasons that you may hear native speakers use rising … Read the article and watch the video lesson

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