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Master Connected Speech in British English

Is Connecting Speech in the English language stopping you from speaking like a native?

Easily fix it in this video by using the Whisper Technique

If you find connecting speech difficult in English and feel like you’re choking when you’re trying to connect your speech… The whisper technique will show you how to quickly and easily overcome it, so you stop pausing unnaturally and start speaking with a British Accent.



The Whisper Technique
Connected Speech Tips
Applying the Whisper Technique
Difficult Phrases

The Whisper Technique enables you to say fully connected English sentences by forcing continuous airflow as you speak.

But why would you want that?

Having connected speech makes you sound more like a native English speaker.

This means you will sound much more confident in your English speech.

Instead of pausing between each word in a sentence, you’ll notice that your words flow into one another.

If you’re still not getting it, this week’s tutorial will help you to understand this technique and the concepts that go along with it.

So if you’re looking to sound more professional and fluent when you speak English, you’ve come to the right place!

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British Accent Training - Suprasegmental Phonology British English Word Pronunciation Tutorials

English Rhythm Practice – What Are English Rhythm Words?

In this week’s tutorial, you’re going to discover the rhythm pronunciation of 9 of the most common English Rhythm words in English.

And I’m going to show you how to implement them into your English speaking right away. I’m going to give you 5 English Rhythm practice exercises to do this.

This will give you an immediate boost in confidence when you speak English, and it will improve your English listening too!

If you’re looking for a simple way to speak English like a native and have more confidence when you speak, this tutorial is for you!

English has two kinds of words:

Information words & grammar words (Also known as English Rhythm Words).

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British Accent Training - Suprasegmental Phonology British English Word Pronunciation Tutorials

Weak ‘TO’ Pronunciation in British CONNECTED SPEECH

In this tutorial, I give you 1 simple exercise to master the weak pronunciation of ‘to’ in connected speech.

Did you know the correct pronunciation in connected speech?

Native speakers use the weak form of ‘to’ nearly all the time because it gives your English natural rhythm – which is VERY important if you want to speak like a native.

To help you to integrate natural ‘to’ pronunciation into your English speaking, I’ve given you a fairly challenging phrase that combines the weak form of ‘to’ with 2 words that contain the ‘th’ sound.  

The ‘th’ sound is a commonly mispronounced sound. By focusing on pronouncing ‘th’ correctly in combination with the weak form of ‘to’, you’re going to be able to master both of these important English pronunciation points, just by practicing this one phrase.

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British Accent Training - Suprasegmental Phonology British English Consonant Sound Tutorials

Master English PLOSIVE Sounds in Connected Speech

In this tutorial, I give you one simple exercise to master plosive sounds in connected speech using my signature ‘word chains’ method.

When multiple plosive sounds come together in connected speech (such as at the end of one word and the beginning of the next word), native speakers don’t fully pronounce the first sound.

Instead, they do the following:

1. Go into the position of the first plosive sound

2. Pause airflow

3. Move to the position of plosive sound 2

4. Resume airflow with a plosive release in the next sound.

MASTERING plosive sounds in connected speech gives you  3 benefits:

1. It makes English easier to speak

2. You naturally use connected speech 

3. It makes your English flow naturally

In this video, I give you one simple phrase to practice the connecting plosive sounds principle using my signature ‘word chains’ method.

The phrase is:

‘it lead to a heated debate’