English Pronunciation Training | Improve Your Accent & Speak Clearly

English Pronunciation Training | Improve Your Accent & Speak Clearly

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hey guys I know you’re super keen to improve your English pronunciation and to do that you need two things a native English speaker and a super amazing tool called the IPA the international phonetic alphabet huh don’t worry I’m going to tell you all about it in just a minute in lots of languages each letter represents only one sound so it’s easy to try and pronounce words just by looking at how the word is spelled but English isn’t like this no no no no no no nope nope nope when you see letters in an English word they won’t always be pronounced the same way take the letter C for example in the word cup it’s pronounced cut but that’s different to the word place and when a c is next to a hey CH it’s often chip like in chocolate but in the word ake it’s pronounced like a cut again here this is why the International phonetic alphabet is such a great tool for English students to practice their pronunciation with and I use it all the time when I’m teaching pronunciation lessons in the IPA every sound has a unique symbol so when you read it you know exactly how to pronounce the English word for example the words though thought and cough all have the same Oh ugh spelling but actually they’re pronounced very differently though thought and cough now these symbols might seem a little scary to you especially if you haven’t seen the IPA before but actually they’re so helpful for you when you’re learning English pronunciation because it tells you exactly how to say the word Oh Koff so even if you’ve never heard of these symbols before don’t freak out in today’s lesson we’re going to go through the International phonetic alphabet together now there’s 26 letters in the English alphabet right but there are 44 different sounds way more than there are letters that’s why I use the IPA to help my students when they’re studying English pronunciation let’s look at vowels first there are five English vowels aren’t there a oh I oh and you but there are way more English vowel sounds some of them are long some of them are short and some of them are just lazy let’s go through them e e o o err oh all ah ah are oh there’s another group of vowel sounds called diphthongs now don’t worry about remembering that crazy name all you need to do is remember the sounds diphthongs are sounds that change from one vowel sound to another but in the same syllable so watch my mouth position change as I make each of these sounds ear air or al Oh a I we so we’ve been through valves and diphthongs now we’ll move on to consonants the top row are unvoiced consonant sounds which means that the sound is made by air moving from the back of your mouth through and out your lips there is one extra letter that is unvoiced down the bottom then all the rest of the consonant sounds are voiced which means that the sound is made here with your vocal cords are you can feel it here and unvoiced sounds use just air you can’t feel anything here huh tip shit Shh but mmm mmm Jim this is good what you well that’s it for this lesson make sure you go to my website and download the free worksheet to help you practice the IPA sounds the link is in the comments box below or right here make sure you subscribe by clicking the red button so that you get my next video lesson which is all about English vowels now see you then

100 thoughts on “English Pronunciation Training | Improve Your Accent & Speak Clearly”

  1. Honestly, IPA is sooooooo key to understand when you're looking to improve pronunciation. Studying phonetics & the IPA opened up a lot of doors language learning wise

  2. I am from algeria situeted in north of africa between morocco ans tunisia i am 14 years old and in our contry we learn in englensh but not like you

  3. I love the way you pronounce your channel name "mmmEnglish".. And your stuff is relevant.. Thank you 🤗
    You are amazing 🤞🏻✌🏻🤘🏻🤟

  4. Very well and really valid to every English speaker , the way you explained is much beautiful as you thank you mam.

  5. Your video was very helpful for me it's fantastic but we need some examples to see how this vowels are spelt inside the words

  6. One of the best, shortest, most useful and concise lesson I have ever followed! Thanks for your generosity. I hope to be in touch with you so soon.

  7. I love your content. Even three years after you posted the video, I am so glad I found your content. As a non-native English speaker, I always find your messages valuable. Blessings to you.

  8. English pronunciation is very importance for non speaking English language.. Your constant effort of the same is very excellent

  9. It's amazing. Well explained and cute heheh.

    I'm sorry, just a question. When you said that there are 44 sounds, are you/she talking about english? or about all the languages in general.

    I'm hispanic hehe :3.

  10. You know it’s weird because my English teacher at school uses the International phonetic alphabet and she does not pronounce good at all… she should know better than us, right?

  11. Hello mam,
    You can create content for beginners and still zero English speakers, let alone for indonesians who want to learn English from the start

  12. It's too late to go now.
    ↑Please teach this pronunciation, stress and rythm.
    from Asian who started to study English

  13. Emma, this lession seems to me very effective & useful.
    By the way, I am from Bangladesh and I am very keen to work with Australian English. Let me inform you that there are so many institutions in Bangladesh promoting British / American English but a few provide Aus English. Have you ever come to Bangladesh? If you make it in near future please let me know. I will try to meet you to explore the opportunity to work together for bringing Francaise of mmm English in Bangladesh.
    My contact number is +8801712109485

  14. OMG YOU SAID "HAITCH"… There is only 1 H in the word Aitch and its at the end. In the dictionary it is under AITCH…. not impressed Emma

  15. your method is good, thing is that your subject is some how goes behind your facial Impressions. try to make your subject in spot light rather then your self

  16. i'm not a native english speaker and english is my second language, i want to be a rapper but i struggle to rap fast english, i want to pronounce words faster and i hope this helps me

  17. i watched this video just for see her , she's beautiful 😍😍 if i had a teacher like her, i would be a fucking best speaker English in the world 😢😢

  18. it is a great video but there is a little mistake the sound theta θ, like in think, both
    is voiceless and the other sound ð like in this, mother, is voiced .

  19. Wow. This is incredible. I'm a 25 year old native English speaker and I have understood a few of these concepts since a young age but have never heard of a few of the useful terms in this video. Every English speaker should see this video. The singer the better. Great job and I like the pace of your speech lady. It sounds a little force but probably for the sake of clarity. In definitely going to check out more of your vids.

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