Intonation in American English

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

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

Falling Intonation in American English | Falling Tone in Statements and Information Questions

If you’ve been hanging around here for even a little while, you’ve probably heard me talk about the importance of intonation in American English. Intonation is like the music of English. It’s how our voices rise and fall in order to communicate certain meaning through our tone. In this video, … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Pitch Exercises: Improve Your Stress and Intonation in American English with Steps and Glides

 Have you practiced your pitch recently? If not, I encourage you to get started with these pitch exercises now so that you can be more easily understood by native English speakers. Learning to change and vary your pitch will help you: pronounce words more accurately; call attention to the … Read the article and watch the video lesson

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