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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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‘Certificate’ Pronunciation In English – Avoid THIS Mistake

In this English Pronunciation tutorial, we use the British Accent Method (BAM!) to overcome the common mistake that professionals often make when pronouncing the word ‘certificate’ in British English.

Do you know how to pronounce ‘certificate’?

The phonetic transcription of ‘certificate’ is: /səˈtɪf.ɪ.kət/

Here’s what you need to know about certificate pronunciation in English:

1. There are 4 syllables in this word. 

2. The first and last syllables are weak syllables which means they are pronounced more quickly and with less volume than the other 2 syllables.

3. The stressed syllable is the second syllable. This syllable should be pronounced louder, and with more force and length than the other syllables.

The most common mistake non-native English speakers make with this word is pronouncing it with stress on the first syllable instead of on the second syllable.

If you do this, it will affect the rhythm of your speech when you use this word, which will stop you from sounding like a native

In this video, I break the word down syllable by syllable to show you how to pronounce it like a native so that you feel confident to use this word when you speak English.

Discovering Pronunciation should be simple, fun, and predictable.

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‘Career’ Pronunciation (Vs ‘KOREA’ vs ‘COURIER’)

In this English pronunciation tutorial, you will discover how to tell the difference between ‘Career’ pronunciation, ‘Korea’ pronunciation, and ‘Courier’ pronunciation.

‘Career’ pronunciation can easily be confused with ‘Korea’ pronunciation and ‘Courier’ pronunciation. Are you making these mistakes?

The reason why these three words sound so similar is that the consonants are the same, and the vowel sounds sound almost identical.

Here’s the difficulty:

Although the vowel sounds in these 3 words sound very similar, they are different and are made up of the 3 kinds of vowel sounds that your native language may not have. 

Career pronunciation – Diphthong

Korea pronunciation – Long Vowel Sound

Courier pronunciation – Weak Vowel

So in this British English pronunciation tutorial, we use the British Accent Method to master the clear pronunciation of all of these words and integrate them into your English so you can speak like a native.

If you’ve ever struggled with English vowel sounds, or been asked to repeat yourself…

It’s not your fault!

English contains (or even 5) different kinds of vowels sounds when many languages only have one – short vowels.