Improve Your Accent: Pronunciation, Stress, and Intonation

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

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

How to Pronounce Phrasal Verbs in English with Stress and Linking

I can’t believe I’m going to talk about phrasal verbs! While I’m not going to teach you the 10 most common phrasal verbs in English, or anything like that, I am going to explain how to pronounce phrasal verbs like a native English speaker. Specifically, we’re going to talk about … 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

30 Words That Americans and Brits Stress Differently

 Have you noticed that Americans and Brits pronounce words quite differently? You might be able to hear that some vowel sounds are completely different. After all, vowel sounds do vary quite a lot between regional dialects. And you might notice different consonants, especially when we’re talking about the American … 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

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