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American Rhythm – Reese Witherspoon speech analysis

In this lesson you're going to learn: 1. What is the secret of American rhythm and intonation? 2. What are the things in American...
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08/08/2018
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party vs potty

Do you also struggle with the R sound?If the answer is yes, don’t miss out on today's video lesson. You see, in American English, there’s...
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29/07/2018
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How to pronounce the S suffix

The S suffix is a popular addition to words (plurals, some verbs in the present simple tense, possessions). There are three different ways to...
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13/07/2018
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How to pronounce spreadsheet

You know these words that in your head they sound like one thing, But when they come out of your mouth they sound... Well......
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28/06/2018
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six food names

Have you ever sat in a restaurant and ordered something simple, but the server could just not understand what it is that you're asking...
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22/06/2018
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How to use on, in and at when talking about places

I need to make a confession. For many years I used to get the prepositions of place (on/it/at) all wrong. And every time I...
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31/05/2018
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How to remember when to use ON, IN and AT correctly (part 1)

Does this sound like you? "Let's meet on Wednesday. I mean, in Wednesday. In 9pm. At 9pm. Sorry.. On 9pm. " The problem with...
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24/05/2018
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5:20
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What we can learn from Google Assistant about sounding natural

Last week Google's CEO demonstrated a conversation between Google Assistant (a machine) and a real person (a real person). The conversation was so smooth...
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14/05/2018
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Recipe vs. Receipt

Have you ever gotten the words RECIPE and RECEIPT confused because of the spelling?Or have you ever mispronounced them? Because they sure don't sound...
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26/04/2018
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How I lost my accent and became fluent in English

At the end of my second year of acting school, I was offered to play the role of Lady Macbeth by William Shakespeare in...
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17/04/2018
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American Intonation – what they don’t teach you in school

You know this woman... a non-native speaker just like you, but something about the way she speaks makes her sound so fluent, natural and...
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09/04/2018
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Never Let the Fear of Failure Stop you from Speaking

A few weeks ago I received an email from Rika. Something in what she’d said got me all fired up so I asked for...
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06/04/2018
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ed past suffix

Even Though it seems like English is completely inconsistent and there are no logical pronunciation rules, the pronunciation of the -ed suffix is pretty...
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27/03/2018
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Top 10 words for Tech Professionals [Part 2]

Many of my students come from the tech world, and this is where I draw most of my knowledge of Cybersecurity, Venture Capitals, Algorithms,...
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15/03/2018
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6:06
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How to pronounce costume, custom and customs.

As you probably know, one of my passions (slash, obsessions) is to find words that share similar spelling but are pronounced differently. The timing...
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01/03/2018
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The L in English

Did you know that there are two L sounds in American English? And did you know that getting it right is crucial for your...
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21/02/2018
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How to say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’

It's Valentine's day and.. I have to say that I'm not a big fan of this *overly commercialized* day. Don't get me wrong, I...
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14/02/2018
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How to pronounce ‘Bourgeois’

Did you know that there are many English words that are derived from French? Some of them, for example: entrée, entrepreneur, genre and bourgeois...
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08/02/2018
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3:08
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10 most used words in academia/education

If you’re a student, teacher or an English learner you must’ve come across at least one of the words I'm going to discuss in...
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01/02/2018
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11:42
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Why ‘riding’ and ‘writing’ sound EXACTLY the same?

How is it possible that different words such as ‘rider’ and ‘writer’ sound absolutely the same in American English?* After all, the consonants in...
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18/01/2018
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7:43
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The H in English (how to pronounce, silent H and more)

In this lesson I’ll be talking about the H in American English. You see, I notice that people DROP the H when it shouldn’t...
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04/01/2018
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Days of the Week

How old were you when you first learned the say the days of the week? Who taught you? Was it your parents? Your ESL...
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20/12/2017
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4:57
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What to do when you get stuck in English? (+ phrases that’ll get you unstuck)

Has this ever happened to you? You're starting a conversation feeling fairly confident and fluent. But all of a sudden, you’re stuck. Your brain...
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12/12/2017
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5:23
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5 Tips to Kick Ass in any Meeting, Presentation or Interview in English

I once had a student at a large hi-tech company who told me: “I’m can carry a conversation pretty well, and I think I...
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30/11/2017
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7:47
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Say your name in English [Mini-Training]

Have you ever had your name mispronounced? Have you ever had to repeat your name more than once because the person in front of...
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21/11/2017
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4:20
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Practice your Accent on Your Own

The hardest thing about improving your accent on your own using YouTube videos or other online resources is not knowing whether how you're practicing...
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13/11/2017
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7:06
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How to say your name in English [part 1] #SayMyNameChallenge

We all know the Starbucks experience. You’re walking to the counter, gathering courage to make an order, and then comes the part of saying...
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01/11/2017
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4:20
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The 80/20 rule in Accent training

And how the /oʊ/ as in ‘go’ can get you immediate results:   I’ve been teaching English and accent training for over 10 years,...
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26/10/2017
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The 5 words you’re (probably) pronouncing wrong

My customer services team (i.e. me and myself) has received many complaints lately claiming one word per video is not enough. Now, I love...
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19/10/2017
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6:50
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How to say Chocolate

I think one of the most difficult things to accurately pronounce in English is 'universal' words. Words that share the same root in your...
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06/10/2017
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2:41
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How to say foreigner

Had you asked me 10 years ago what words come up when I think of the word ‘foreigner’ I would have probably said: Difficulty,...
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28/09/2017
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2:41
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Fluency, Confidence & Speaking With Native Speakers

I came across Stefanie’s English coaching videos on FB, and I immediately liked her approach and teaching technique. (spoiler: she thinks traditional English learning...
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05/09/2017
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frustrating

Writing a long email in English and deleting it just before sending it. When your landlord raises your rent by 15%. The political situation....
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29/08/2017
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How to say Literally

The word literally is vastly used in English as.. a filler word. Which means that sometimes people use it in addition to a perfectly...
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15/08/2017
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2:14
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TH and R

Does your mouth get all weird when you’re pronouncing an R right after the TH? I know I know, each sound alone is challenging,...
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08/08/2017
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3:57
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How to make the /ng/ consonant sound

I don’t know what they've told you in school, But there’s one thing they usually forget to mention: When you see N and G...
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01/08/2017
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3:19
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How to say Colonel

There are a few things I teach that I just know will induce the same reaction: Shaking head, palm covering face, a deep sigh....
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25/07/2017
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Lunch or Launch?

This week's request was received by an old friend that is having a hard time understanding one of his colleagues every time they approach...
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20/06/2017
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2:17
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what time is it

Have you ever considered the length of your words or the pitch of your voice when asking for the time? If not, now is...
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05/06/2017
#78
2:24
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How to say “Vulnerable”

When I was asked to explain the word vulnerable, I immediately had a vision of myself 15 years back, struggling with this word as...
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30/05/2017
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3:09
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Analysis

What the’s difference between Analysis (singular) and Analyses (plural)? Because they don’t sound the same. And what about Analyze? Before your head starts to...
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24/05/2017
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5:55
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Twenty First Century

You know those phrases or words that you just wish you could avoid? I’m happy to announce that this will no longer be the...
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16/05/2017
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6:28
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How to pronounce words with the suffix ‘-ial’

When I studied linguistics at the university, my favorite class was Phonology. During the class, we would get lists of words in different languages,...
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06/05/2017
#74
7:07
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How to say COFFEE and CAFE

Whenever I go abroad, the first thing I have to do is to sit in a cafe (of course it has to be as...
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25/04/2017
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4:43
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Kick-Ass pronunciation

When I was at the Youtube space in London last month I came across Master Wong, a British-Vietnamese martial artist and a YouTuber. I...
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13/04/2017
#72
7:10
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How to pronounce GIRL

How many words does it take to explain the word GIRL? When it's me talking about it, the answer is many. Don't blame me!...
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05/04/2017
#71
5:47
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SELL vs. SALE

In American English there are a few diphthongs which are 'changing vowels'. Some speakers don't pronounce the transition (because they never have to do...
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23/03/2017
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1:35
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How to say ‘acknowledge’

Did you know there is no KNOW in acknowledge?
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15/03/2017
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1:35
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How to pronounce WOMAN vs. WOMEN

What better day is there to discuss the difference between 'woman' and 'women' than International Women's Day? 🙂
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08/03/2017
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2:16
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POOL vs. PULL

I think we have finally reached the point in our relationship where we can talk about the pool-pull vowel pair. Let me know how...
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08/02/2017
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The Tongue Twister Challenge

The difference between being a coach in life and a teacher on youtube, is the ability to interact and hear my audience. I also...
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25/01/2017
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5:19
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Staff vs. stuff

Say the following words OUT LOUD: last-lust / lack-luck / stack-stuck / staff-stuff Do they sound the same to you? Do you know that...
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17/01/2017
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3:06
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Mistakes geeks make

Today I wanted to make it a little more interesting for you. I mean, there's a limit to how many videos one can watch...
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10/01/2017
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7:31
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How to pronounce ‘backward’ and ‘forward’

During this time of year I like to look back at the passing year and plan the upcoming year as I look ahead. I...
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27/12/2016
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3:50
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How to pronounce ‘Congratulations’

You know, I've been a dialect coach for almost 10 years, and while I had mostly focused on pronunciation in my first years, I...
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20/12/2016
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2:31
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How to pronounce ‘strength’ and ‘length’

You know, it took me forever to film this video. There are so many little details in this word that we tried something like...
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13/12/2016
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4:51
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How to pronounce ‘TOWARD’

You know, you don't really have to pronounce the W in this word.. Wanna hear how it sounds?.. Thanks for watching and have a...
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06/12/2016
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1:49
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How to pronounce ‘Xenophobia’

I know, I know, xenophobia is not the most common word out there (if you're not sure what it means, the definition is in...
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29/11/2016
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2:40
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How to pronounce Martyr vs. Murder

When I was asked to make this video I thought that this was not a typical mispronunciation video. After all, the spelling is quite...
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22/11/2016
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2:31
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How to pronounce ‘spontaneous’

The word 'spontaneous' is just an excuse to talk about the rhythm of English. How to pronounce 'spontaneous' Enjoy the rest of your week!...
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15/11/2016
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2:20
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QUIT vs. QUITE vs. QUIET

These three words always give me a slight headache when put together. Have a great week. xoxo Hadar
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08/11/2016
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2:24
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How to pronounce GENRE

The word genre comes from French along with its lovely and confusing spelling. Of course, it has only American sounds. Now, people that are...
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01/11/2016
#53
2:17
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I.D. vs IDEA

Is there a difference between a fake I.D. and a fake idea? Watch this episode to find out:) Have a great week. xoxo Hadar
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25/10/2016
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1:44
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How to pronounce ‘Luxury’

It's only appropriate to open my 'luxury' tutorial with a saying: "All that glitters is not gold". Well, same thing goes for spelling vs....
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18/10/2016
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3:30
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How to pronounce ‘sorry’

Today is the eve of Yom Kippur, so I figured it’d be a good opportunity to learn how to pronounce the word ‘sorry’:) Be...
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11/10/2016
#50
1:54
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How to pronounce ‘figure it out’

In today's episode you'll learn about the secret sound that doesn't show up in the spelling and a three word phrase that sounds like...
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05/10/2016
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3:55
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The H (and comparing HOME and WHOM)

I was asked to compare between the words ‘whom’ and ‘home’, so I decided to make it interesting and talk about the important /H/...
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27/09/2016
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3:00
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How to say ‘Focus’

‘Focus’ is one of those words you never think there’s something wrong with how you say them, until…
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20/09/2016
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1:47
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How to say corporate vs. cooperate

There was a time when I used to get self conscious whenever I said one of the two words: ‘corporate’ or ‘cooperate’. I'd say...
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13/09/2016
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2:50
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expect accept except

I’m so happy to be back! The new season has a lot in store for you: pronunciation tips, confusing word pairs and new lessons...
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06/09/2016
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3:33
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How to say ‘WORLD’

World. There’s so much laying behind this small word. People, homes, beaches, kindness, innovation, parks, wars, animals, communication, languages...So it’s only appropriate that one...
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26/07/2016
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4:19
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How to say ‘RESTAURANT’

Working in restaurants throughout my twenties has taught me many things: How to multi task, how to see things when my back is turned,...
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19/07/2016
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2:31
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How to pronounce ‘Thanks’

On the surface this seems like a very basic and simple word to pronounce. Thanks. What is there to say about it? Well, you...
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12/07/2016
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1:48
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The American ‘R’

Since I started this video blog a year ago, I’ve received many requests to explain how to pronounce the R sound. It’s funny, I’ve...
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05/07/2016
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8:14
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There are vs. They are (+TH bonus)

I wanted to share something with you. This week I talked to a student of mine who’s made a huge progress in her training....
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28/06/2016
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6:31
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Serious vs. Series

Are you serious? That’s my favorite series! Yet another glorious pair that can get us utterly confused. The key is in pronouncing the right...
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21/06/2016
#39
2:35
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Can vs. can’t

Sometimes distinction between words is clear and obvious (at least after it's pointed out) and sometimes it’s more subtle and complex. Like in the...
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08/06/2016
#37
4:03
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How to pronounce ‘Months’

Today we have a quick and effective video for you. The word 'months'. First, there's the 'right' way. Then - there's how you actually...
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31/05/2016
#36
1:54
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How to pronounce ‘PARTICULARLY’

Particularly. Do you use this word as much as you want to? (Or do you find substitutions such as : especially, specifically...) How should...
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24/05/2016
#35
2:03
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Advice vs. Advise

This week is really important to me, because today I start to deeply explore the wonders of onlinism in order to get to know...
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17/05/2016
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1:44
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How to say EAR, YEAR and HERE

Awkward mistakes… Yes, I know. It happens. Like - going to the beach (and not B**TCH) or when you say a few years, and...
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10/05/2016
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3:02
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The 3 A’s : cap-cup-cop

Today I’m not going to teach you how to pronounce one word or another, but rather give you tools that’ll help you solve clarity...
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03/05/2016
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4:51
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How to pronounce ‘Quarter’

Today we have another great word - ‘quarter’. Say the following phrases: Quarter past eight I found a quarter The end of the first...
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26/04/2016
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1:42
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How to pronounce ‘Strategy’

You know these words that sneak up on you when you least expect it? Words that you KNOW how to say, you’ve said them...
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19/04/2016
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1:46
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How to pronounce ‘Eventually’

Before we get to our short pronunciation lesson, I want you to do something a little different this week. I'd like you to memorize...
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12/04/2016
#29
1:51
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How to pronounce through Vs. thorough

It seems like last week's OUGH extravaganza really hit the spot for many of you (if you missed it here it is: How to...
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05/04/2016
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2:13
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How to pronounce though, thought, tough

English is definitely one of those languages where what you see is NOT what you get. Look at the words though, thought and tough....
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29/03/2016
#27
1:56
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How to pronounce ‘interpretation’

Many people tell me that although they find my videos interesting, it seems impossible for them to apply everything discussed. Here’s the thing. YOU...
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22/03/2016
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2:50
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This vs. these?

One of the things you probably deal with when communicating in English, is finding the confidence to speak and speak up. To be able...
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15/03/2016
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1:30
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Thirteen or Thirty?

Ever walked into a cab and struggled to explain where you’re going? Or tried to schedule a meeting but wasn’t sure if they got...
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08/03/2016
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2:58
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How to say ‘aw’ in a word

This week I want to share with you an important tip on how to pronounce words with ‘aw’ spelling as in ‘law’ ‘saw’ and...
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01/03/2016
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1:51
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Her vs. Hair

I see her. I see hair. Yet again, similar words that look the same but don’t sound the same. The secret is in the...
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23/02/2016
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2:17
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How to pronounce Opportunity

Last week I gave you an important tip on how to pronounce long words, or more specifically, how to address words with suffixes. If...
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16/02/2016
#21
2:18
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How to Pronounce ‘Mirror’

Do you ever find yourself avoiding using words that you’re not sure on how to say? I bet mirror is one of them. “Hey,...
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01/02/2016
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1:52
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The Angry, the Hungry and the Hangry

When I lived in NY I had a French roommate with a beautiful accent. One day he came up to me and said, Hadar...
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26/01/2016
#18
2:50
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How to pronounce ‘clothes’

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that even the most difficult sounds or words in English have a ‘shortcut’. A little trick...
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19/01/2016
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2:22
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2 ways to pronounce ‘the’

Sometimes it's the little ones that make all the difference (at least that's what my preschool teacher used to say). And today's little word...
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12/01/2016
#16
2:39
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Tuesday and Thursday

Days of the week is probably one of the first few things we learn in school. But wouldn't it have been nice if we...
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05/01/2016
#15
2:31
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How to pronounce resolution

It's almost the end of the year. You may look back at what you accomplished in 2015, or perhaps you're already making plans for...
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29/12/2015
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2:12
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How to pronounce MILLION and BILLION

What do you think  - Is there an 'o' sound In the word Million? Today's video is here to remind you that spelling and pronunciation...
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22/12/2015
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1:36
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How to pronounce the word ‘pretty’

While you might be celebrating Hannukah or preparing for Christmas, I figured it's only appropriate to give you something.. pretty. You know, for the holidays....
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14/12/2015
#12
2:16
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The American T

Have you ever noticed that there are several T's in American English? The American T is pronounced quite differently, depending on its position in...
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08/12/2015
#11
5:47
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How to say ‘Important’

Let's talk about something important. The word important.  Although I'm sure it already sounds great when you say it, I focused on a few...
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30/11/2015
#10
3:03
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How to say ‘Out of’

Get out of here, you’re out of the office?! You’re out of your mind! Such a common phrase - Have you ever listened closely...
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23/11/2015
#9
1:53
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Want vs. Won’t

When you say the words ‘Want’ and ‘Won't’ - Do they sound the same? Although they begin and end the same, the vowel in...
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16/11/2015
#8
2:43
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Simplifying the TH sound

When I was 23, I worked with a dialect coach in NYC. One of the first few things she gave me was a list...
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09/11/2015
#7
5:06
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How to pronounce: Water

Here’s a short and not so farfetched scenario: Can I get some water? Excuse me? Water? Umm, we don’t have that. WATER! Oh, you...
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28/10/2015
#6
2:37
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Pronouncing Bed – Bad

“Don’t say one thing and mean another," I often heard this saying as a kid and tried to live my life accordingly. But what...
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21/10/2015
#5
2:47
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How to pronounce – Entrepreneur

What’s the most difficult thing about English? I’m sure there are many different answers to this question. But one of the things I hear...
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15/10/2015
#4
3:32
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Tips and Tricks for Better English

As promised, today I’m going to provide you with some practical tools to start your accent training journey extravaganza. In my work, I always...
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08/10/2015
#3
6:30
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What is an Accent?

So you’ve been speaking English for so many years that you know all the complicated words and understand (almost) everything when you listen to other...
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01/10/2015
#2
3:53
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Introduction to The Accent’s Way Magazine

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m finally launching my site in English. For a long time, I’ve been planning to launch this program. And...
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21/07/2015
#1
3:00