The TH is one of the hardest sounds for non-natives to master, and it’s also a tough sound to know how to link to other sounds. In this video, we’ll go over the movements the tongue has to make to change position between these sounds. YouTube … [Read more...]
This set of videos goes over all of the consonant sounds in American English. Find all of the videos on one specific consonant by clicking on that subcategory under 'Videos' in the main menu.
If you're struggling with a concept, it often helps to watch someone else learn it. In this video, I work with my friend who is a non-native speaker on the V sound. Watch what he does to improve. Can you make the V sound this way? YouTube … [Read more...]
Do you make the F and V sounds clearly? This video will help you differentiate between these two sounds, and understand when the V consonant is weak. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the … [Read more...]
What is the difference between the consonants N and NG? The tongue position is quite different. YouTube blocked? Click here to see the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0leLr_fO4XE Video Text: I recently got an email asking me to make a … [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...]