Practice English Pronunciation

Practice Speaking English

Canada Provinces & Territories

Practice Speaking English

Capital Cities of Canada

SING to Improve your

SPEAKING Voice

Daily Warm-Up #1 

SING to Improve your

SPEAKING Voice

Daily Warm-Up #2 

Practice Speaking English

Pronounce the 'UH' Vowel Sound

Practice Speaking English

Pronounce the 'OO' Vowel Sound

Healthy Vocal Technique

Problems caused by a Breathy Voice

LISTEN: Kathy explains
BREATHING TECHNIQUE
Part 1: Legislative Assembly INTRODUCTION 
* Listen to this once for instructions  (1:30)
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PART 1
INTRODUCTION
Legislative Assembly -April 2020
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PART 2
NAMES & RIDINGS
Legislative Assembly - 
Part 2.a. Leg. Assembly  -
Say Names & Ridings SLOWLY (21:43)
Part 2.b. Leg. Assembly  -
Say Names & Ridings QUICKLY (14:25)
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Short "i" Vowel Sound   
Section  #2    Vowel:  Pronounce Short "i"  (37:45)
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Canadian Political Terms   
Section  #3    Practice Pronouncing Political Terms (18:53)
(This is not a comprehensive list of political terms. Think of it as a primer.)
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Pronounce "L"  
Section  #4     Pronounce "L"
Pronounce "L" - Exercise #1 
(9:13)
Pronounce "l" - Exercise #2  
(9:40)
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Pronounce "R"  
Section  #5     Pronounce "R"
Pronounce "R" - Exercise #1  
(14:22)
Pronounce "R" - Exercise #2  
(6:56)
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Word Stresses
Section  #6       Syllable Stresses (no audio)
Practice learning to emphasize the correct syllable of English words.
Section  #7       Months of the Year 
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.
Section #8    Pronounce Days of the Week (1:40)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Section  #9 :  11 Vowel Sounds 
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11 Columns of Vowel Sounds
1.) O as in ROSE | 3:02 
2.) OO as in COOL | 3:36 
3.) YOO as in UNIVERSE | 3:36 
4.) AY as in DAY | 3:51 
5.) OW as in COUNT | 3:35
6.) UH as in DRUM | 3:54
7.) AHHH as in WANT | 3:35
8.) AAAH as in CAT | 4:19
9.) EH as in RED | 3:49
10.) IH as in SIT | 4:50
11.) OY as in TOY | 3:15

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This sentence contains 

9 pure vowel sounds

in English.

 

(doesn't include diphthongs) 

GLOSSARY OF LINGUISTIC TERMS (in progress)

AFFRICATE: A consonant that begins as a stop and releases as a fricative, generally with the same place of articulation. It is often difficult to decide if a stop and fricative form a single phoneme or a consonant pair. English has two affricate phonemes, and, often spelled ch and j, respectively.

GLIDES: See Semi-vowel

LIQUIDS: See semi-vowel

PHENOMES: See PHONETICS

PHONETICS: The study of the sounds of language. These sounds are called phonemes. There are hundreds of them used in different languages. English requires us to distinguish about 40.  https://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/phonetics.html 

SCHWA:  A very short neutral vowel sound, and like other vowels, its quality varies depending on the adjacent consonants. In English, schwa usually occurs in unstressed syllables. An example in English is the vowel sound of the "a" in the word about.

SEMI-VOWEL: A semivowel is a sound that acts as both a vowel and a consonant. The two main semivowels in English, W and Y, (as in wet and yet), are known as "glides", but there are others, such as R and L, known as "liquids". They are non -percussive.

SPIRANT: An older term for fricatives used by some American and European phoneticians and phonologists.[2] "Strident" could mean just "sibilant", but some include also labiodental and uvular fricatives in the class.

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