Many non-native speakers don't move their mouth enough while speaking English. This includes not dropping the jaw enough and not rounding lips enough. In this video, you'll see a lesson with a non-native speaker. Many of his vowel sounds improve … [Read more...]
This is a collection of all of the Rachel's English videos in the order they were produced, with the most recent videos first.
What is the difference between 'cloth' and 'clothe'? How does the final 'e' change the pronunciation? And what about clothes? You can simplify 'clothes' by dropping the TH sound and making it sound like 'close'. YouTube blocked? Click here to see … [Read more...]
It can be helpful to see all of the Vowel sounds of American English in a row. How does the mouth move, what has to change to make the different sounds? YouTube blocked? Click here to see the … [Read more...]
What is the difference between voiced consonants and unvoiced consonants? For voiced consonants, the vocal cords are engaged, making sound. For unvoiced consonants, the vocal cords are not making sound, there is just air passing through … [Read more...]
Mixing up the V and W sounds is common for some people, for example, those from Germany and India. Get these English sounds straight in this video. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C_uw2PaA2w Video … [Read more...]
The THS is one of the English sound combinations that can be tricky. One tip that will help: keep your tongue relaxed. A relaxed tongue is necessary to make the TH. If the tongue has tension in it, the TH will sound like a stop consonant rather … [Read more...]