ESL Podcast Blog Welcome to ESL Podcast Blog So Go Ahead and Sue Me, Taylor Swift I can’t say that I have never, never, never listened to a song by Taylor Swift, but I can say that I’m not exactly (I’m not really) a fan of her music. Ms. Expressions & Sayings Index If you prefer to go directly to the meaning and origin of a specific expression, click on its relevant entry in the alphabetical list below. Use this alphabet to speed up your search: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Improve English Pronunciation with free podcast Saturday April 11th, 2009 English Pronunciation Podcast 31- How to Pronounce Words that End in <ed> : This podcast teaches you how to pronounce words that end in <ed>, the simple past form. Share In this week's podcast, we're going to learn the different ways that the <ed> ending is pronounced. If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud, and we’ll be honest with you, we struggled with parts of it. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities How to Start a Conversation When You Have Nothing to Talk About (with Examples) Edit Article Sample HintsStarting Your Conversation Edited by Anthony J. Colleluori, Jack Herrick, DrLynx, Ben Rubenstein and 164 others Starting a conversation to get to know someone or breaking an awkward silence can be very stressful. Talking People - Speaking - Phonetics - Pronunciation of the -ed ending 01 When to say /t/ or /d/ When to pronounce the "-ed" as a /t/ and when to pronounce it as a /d/? If the last SOUND in the infinitive form (the form without the -ed ending) is a vowel or a voiced consonant, the -ed should be pronounced /d/. If the last SOUND in the infinitive form (the form without the -ed ending) is a voiceless consonant, the -ed should be pronounced /t/. IF YOU HAVE NO TIME TO WORK THAT OUT, PLEASE PRONOUNCE A /t/, a strong dental sound, so that it is clear to the listener that you are not using a present or infinitive form! This was my first tip when you started reading these notes, wasn't it? To find out which are the voiced and the voiceless consonants, you need to do the following exercise:
ə Sound: How to pronounce the /ə/ Phoneme This is the ə sound. As in the words: a /ə/the /ðə/about /əbaʊt/ How to pronounce the ə sound It is a Vowel sound and it’s technical name is the ‘Mid-Central Vowel’.