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American English Pronunciation Podcast

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

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

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Thank you for helping me 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽😁

By madmemo - Feb 27 2018
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Listening to your podcast had made me a better speaker.

Good class!

By Tphippotang - Jun 07 2017
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As a non native english speaker, this podcast is very helpful to improve my accent. Thanks!

iTunes Ratings

420 Ratings
Average Ratings
348
25
19
12
16

Thank you for helping me 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽😁

By madmemo - Feb 27 2018
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Listening to your podcast had made me a better speaker.

Good class!

By Tphippotang - Jun 07 2017
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As a non native english speaker, this podcast is very helpful to improve my accent. Thanks!

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

164: Consonant clusters in English

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/br/, /pr/, /gr/, /kr/, and /skr/ at the beginning of a word.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Oct 10 2012

8mins

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185: From /ʒ/ to /ʤ/ ('zh' to 'j')

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A natural progression through consonant sounds.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Aug 28 2013

7mins

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3: The English /s/ and /z/

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When does the -s ending sound like /s/, and when does it sound like /z/?

Apr 01 2008

9mins

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48: 'talk' and 'walk' and other '-alk' /ɔk/ words

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Another silent /l/, plus the 'aw' vowel sound /ɔ/ in this English spelling pattern.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Feb 11 2009

8mins

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161: Schwa in 2-syllable words

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The importance of tiny syllables!

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Aug 29 2012

9mins

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

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Words like 'hat' and 'hot' are important to distinguish.

Full episode transcripts available at Pronuncian.com

Mar 28 2016

7mins

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118: The prefix re-

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long e, short i, short e, and schwa: all pronunciations of re-

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Oct 13 2010

9mins

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123: A Merry, Marry, Mary Christmas

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A tri-sound merger explained for the Holidays.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Dec 22 2010

6mins

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160: w+a (want), w+a-r (warm), w+o-r (work)

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Less-known patterns for the aw sound, schwa+r, and or sound.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Aug 08 2012

8mins

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4: The American English /r/

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Learn how the American /r/ is different from the British /r/.

Apr 07 2008

7mins

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127: Portuguese speakers special, part 1

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The English vowel sounds that cause problems for Portuguese speakers.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Feb 17 2011

12mins

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126: Unstressed syllables, part 2

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Short i as an unstressed vowel sound for English as a Second Language Learners.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Feb 02 2011

9mins

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128: The pronunciations of i-consonant-e

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i-consonant-e in 1-, 2-, and 3-syllable words for English as a Second Language Learners.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Mar 02 2011

9mins

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61: The American /t/ as a quick /d/

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Why does 'water' sound like 'wadder'?

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

May 21 2009

11mins

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186: Fake it 'til you make it!

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Are you uncomfortable speaking really well?

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Sep 11 2013

5mins

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129: Portuguese speakers special, part 2

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Troublesome consonant sounds for Portuguese speakers.

Troublesome consonant sounds for Portuguese speakers.

Mar 16 2011

13mins

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#60 Tag questions aren't really questions, are they?

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Pitch boundaries are the clue to knowing what someone is really asking when they ask a tag question.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

May 13 2009

8mins

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159: What are non-phonetic words?

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Words that aren't pronounced like we'd expect.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Jul 25 2012

7mins

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63: When Americans drop the /t/ (with audio from The Incredibles)

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When do Americans omit the /t/? This audio from the movie "The Incredibles" will help you understand.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Jun 03 2009

11mins

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

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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.

Sep 17 2016

12mins

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

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Compare words like "thin/fin," "mouth/mouse," and "both/boat"

Transcripts at pronuncian.com

Nov 29 2016

12mins

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

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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

Nov 12 2016

6mins

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

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"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

Oct 26 2016

9mins

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218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them

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

Oct 14 2016

14mins

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217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/

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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.

Sep 29 2016

11mins

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

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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.

Sep 17 2016

12mins

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

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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.

Sep 01 2016

8mins

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214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns

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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.

Aug 20 2016

10mins

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213: Intonation of Wh- Questions

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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

Aug 07 2016

6mins

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212: /r+ɚ/ “explore” into “explorer”

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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.

Jul 25 2016

7mins

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

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Words like 'hat' and 'hot' are important to distinguish.

Full episode transcripts available at Pronuncian.com

Mar 28 2016

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

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Is it silent, pronounced as 'long u' or 'oo sound'?

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Jul 27 2015

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209: The difference between /ə/ and /ʌ/: schwa and short u

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What's up with /ə/ and /ʌ/ in words like 'custom' /ˈkʌs təm/?

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Mar 25 2015

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208: Cone/corn, coat/court

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Practice the difference between the or sound and the long o sound.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Mar 11 2015

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

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Rhyming with 'shorter' and 'border,' this is a quirky word.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Feb 25 2015

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

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Rhythm and linking from /d/.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Feb 11 2015

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

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No English spelling could be more confusing.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Jan 28 2015

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204: How 'have to' becomes 'hafta'

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Informal contractions for fluency!

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Jan 14 2015

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

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Most recognize the /d/ in the pronunciation of 'little' but how about in 'out_of'?

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Dec 31 2014

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

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Even small differences in vocal tract profiles can make a big difference.

Full episode transcripts at www.pronuncian.com/podcast.

Nov 12 2014

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