The American English Pronunciation podcasts teaches non-native English speakers and ESL/ELL students correct English pronunciation in short lessons. Learn, listen, repeat!
221: Compare 'unvoiced th' to /f/, /s/, and /t/
Compare words like "thin/fin," "mouth/mouse," and "both/boat"
Transcripts at pronuncian.com
220: The 'n-g' spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word 'song'
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
219: /g+n/ as in "signal" and "ignore"
"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
218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them
Test your ability to identify vowel sounds with this special listening quiz episode. Transcripts available on pronuncian.com.
217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/
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.
216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /ɑ/, and short a /æ/
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.
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