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Let's say 96 words with SILENT letters!
The English language has a lot of silent letters that cause difficulties for both native speakers and English learners, because they make the spelling of words different from their pronunciation.
You don’t want to make embarrassing mistakes by saying these words wrong, so today let’s practice pronouncing some common English words with silent letters from A to Z!
Thanks for practicing with me!
When you practice by repeating out loud, you’re training your mouth to pronounce these English words more clearly, so that other people can understand you even better.
My American English Pronunciation Course has tons of listen and repeat exercises – both words and full sentences – so that you can get this essential practice and improve your pronunciation fast. I hope to see you in the course :-)
How to say & write the DATE correctly in English
What's today's date? Can you answer quickly in English?
A lot of English learners have doubts about how to say and write dates correctly, and you don’t want to make mistakes with something so common and basic. So let’s make sure you’re doing it the right way, because there are a lot of little details to remember.
If you want make less mistakes fewer mistakes in your English, it’s good to learn the most common ones so that you can avoid them!
This means your English will be more accurate, and you can also speak and write more confidently since you know you’re saying things correctly.
I created a course called 200 Common Errors in English for exactly this reason!
The 40 lessons in this course can help you fix any mistakes you might be making in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and more.
10 idioms for communication & miscommunication
Do you know what it means to:
drop someone a line get your wires crossed or beat around the bush? These are all examples of idioms that we’re going to learn today!
Idioms and informal expressions like these are used frequently in movies, TV shows, and casual conversations. But a lot of English textbooks don't teach you these expressions! So you might be confused when you hear them in real life.
That's why I created the 300+ English Idioms Course - to teach you the most common idiomatic expressions!
After you learn the idioms, there are quizzes and writing exercises to help you review and practice the expressions.
10 types of nouns in English
You already know a LOT of nouns in English, but did you know that there are different types of nouns? That’s what we’ll be learning today!
Make sure to watch to the end of the lesson, because I’m going to clarify a very common confusion between categories of nouns that many English learners have.
There's a lot more grammar to learn - and you can learn it easily in my Basic and Intermediate Grammar E-Books!
They have 70+ step-by-step lessons and quizzes teaching you grammar in about 10 minutes a day, so that you can be confident you’re saying and writing things correctly.
How to pronounce -ED perfectly every time
Today I want to help you fix a pronunciation problem that I hear in a LOT of students’ English, and that is saying things like this:
I ask-ed him to help me. We pre-par-ed for our trip. The mistake is with the verbs in the past, ending in -ED. The correct way to say them is:
askt (not ask-ed) pre-pard (not pre-par-ed) It’s a small mistake, but unfortunately it makes it obvious that someone’s not a native English speaker. I’ll explain some simple rules to help you pronounce the -ED ending correctly every time, and we’ll practice together!
If you want to improve your pronunciation fast in the next 30 days, then I’d like to invite you into my American English Pronunciation Course.
We’ll go through every sound in the English language and help you speak more clearly, so that you can be confident that other people will understand you!
When do we use "shall" in English?
A lot of English learners are curious about the word “shall.”
Is it the same thing as “will”?
When exactly do we use it?
I’ll answer those questions in today’s lesson.
I hope this lesson has helped you understand when people sometimes use “shall” and what it means, as well as the alternatives which are becoming more and more common nowadays, especially in American English.
If you’ve got a question about a word or a phrase, please let me know, because I love getting ideas from students about tips and lessons to create in the future.
And if you want to take your English to the next level, check out my courses and e-books because they can help you improve your speaking, understand better when listening, expand your vocabulary, and so much more!
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Positive spirit and structure
This is a great podcast! So methodical, well-structured, and organized! I like how you’ve developed the podcast in bite-sized lessons. This is ingenious! Your calm voice and positive spirit radiate through the episodes! Well-done! Keep it up and thank you so much, Shayna!
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