If we don’t pronounce a clear T in “can’t”, how can one tell the difference between it and “can”? Though it’s subtle, there is still a difference in … [Read More...]
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In this Ben Franklin exercise, you’ll study real English conversation. We’ll study everything we hear. Try this on your own to improve your listening … [Read More...]
I’m, you’re, they’re, and so on are the TO BE contractions. In this real life English conversation study, you’ll notice lots of TO BE contractions … [Read More...]
Come for a visit to New York’s Coney Island! You’ll study real English conversation and see reductions in action. Plus, you get to see Rachel get … [Read More...]
Study real English conversation while going on vacation with Rachel’s family. See how native speakers drop the H, use wanna, use the phrase ‘except … [Read More...]
Have you noticed Americans drop the T in WANTED so it sounds like ‘wan-id’? Learn how to sound more natural when using ‘wanted’, ‘want it’, and … [Read More...]
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In this advanced topic, study words that end in the [ns] sounds, and how Americans really pronounce them. Bonus: this applies to words with [nʃ] as … [Read More...]
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What should you say when you didn’t understand someone? This video gives several ideas of words and phrases to use to say “what?” when you need … [Read More...]