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The 2 second rule (British Vowels Made EASY)

In this English Pronunciation tutorial, You’re going to learn the 2-second rule which is a rule I developed to help my English

Pronunciation students overcome one of the biggest challenges that were stopping them from speaking English with clear pronunciation.

As soon as they started implementing it and understood the logic behind it, they were able to learn the correct pronunciation of all the long English vowel sounds, much quicker, which enabled them to speak English much more clearly.

The difficulty that so many learners of English face is that their native language doesn’t contain long vowel sounds.

This means that when they encounter long vowel sounds in English, it feels very uncomfortable and unnatural to make them.

Even if they know what they need to do, they still find it hard to hold their mouth in a static position for a longer period of time than normal.

The result is that long vowel sounds end up sounding like short vowel sounds, or something in between, and the result of this is the poor pronunciation that is unclear and hard to understand.

I developed this rule as I saw that if my clients could learn to hold their mouths in the correct position for longer than was necessary, then when it came to speaking more quickly in conversation, they would naturally hold the long vowel sounds for the right amount of time.

The 2-second rule is an incredibly valuable tool for you to learn the long English vowel sound and improving your pronunciation, and once you learn it, you will immediately experience the benefits.

I can’t wait for you to get the benefits of implementing this rule into your English speaking so watch the video and comment below with any questions.

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Pre Fortis Clipping In British English – Vowels Made EASY

In this week’s video, I will show you how Pre Fortis Clipping affects vowel length in British English, and how you can use it to pronounce English vowel sounds clearly.

You’re going to learn how to implement pre-fortis clipping into your English speech, which will enable you to improve your English pronunciation skills and your English listening abilities!

Pre-fortis clipping is the effect that causes vowel length to get squashed in English speech.

How does this happen?

A voiceless consonant, such as ‘K’ or ‘T,’ squeezes a vowel and makes it shorter.

This happens because the tongue pauses airflow while we’re forming these voiceless consonant sounds. 

Try it for yourself by saying ‘seed’ and then ‘seat.’