10 silent letters you should check

10 silent letters you should check

Georgie Taylor Speech Pathologist Call Now How to pronounce: words with silent letters Many words in English have silent letters. Silent letters are letters that you can’t hear when you say the word, but that are there when you write the word. Our students know about...
Top 6 English Pronunciation Tips for Mandarin Speakers

Top 6 English Pronunciation Tips for Mandarin Speakers

Georgie Taylor Speech Pathologist Call Now Many people from China lack confidence with their spoken English because they don’t get much opportunity to practice and improve it. Some people tell me they avoid speaking face to face or on the phone, preferring to use...
Our top 5 English Pronunciation tips for Farsi speakers

Our top 5 English Pronunciation tips for Farsi speakers

Georgie Taylor Speech Pathologist Call Now When you speak English do you say ‘avare’ instead of ‘aware’? Does ‘phone’ sound more like ‘fon’ or ‘faun’? Do you say ‘proDUCT’ instead of ‘PROduct’? These are all English pronunciation errors that that are common for...
The importance of proper pronunciation

The importance of proper pronunciation

Georgie Taylor Speech Pathologist Call Now Pronunciation IMPORTANCE OF PROPER PRONUNCIATION Whilst it may not be a fair reflection of an individual’s skills or competence, research shows that proper pronunciation goes a long way towards instilling confidence in your...
The difference between ‘accent’ and ‘pronunciation’.

The difference between ‘accent’ and ‘pronunciation’.

Georgie Taylor Speech Pathologist Call Now I am often asked about ‘accent’ and ‘pronunciation’. The dictionary definition of the word ‘accent’ is – a distinctive way of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular country, area, or social class....
Accent reduction: Part 1] Five English homophones to check

Accent reduction: Part 1] Five English homophones to check

Georgie Taylor Speech Pathologist Call Now Accent Accent reduction: Part 1] Clear and correct English pronunciation for Homophones – Part 1. So many of our accent reduction students ask us about homophones. Homophones are words that are spelled differently but are...
Clear English pronunciation of ‘th’

Clear English pronunciation of ‘th’

Georgie Taylor Speech Pathologist Call Now English CLEAR ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION OF ‘TH’ Difficulties with pronouncing ‘th’ is a very common problem for non-native English speakers. In fact most ESL speakers mispronounce the sound ‘th’ in some words. ‘th’ is...

Are ‘muscle’ & ‘mussel’ different or the same?

Georgie Taylor Speech Pathologist Call Now English ARE MUSCLES & MUSSELS DIFFERENT OR THE SAME? Are ‘muscle’ and ‘mussel’ different or the same? The same! Did you know they are pronounced exactly the same way. Homophones are words that look different but are...
Improving my pronunciation of sounds (word endings)

Improving my pronunciation of sounds (word endings)

Georgie Taylor Speech Pathologist Call Now Do you sometimes have problems pronouncing the ends of word clearly in English? Did you know that improving your word endings is a great way to quickly improve your speech clarity in English! Speakers of Thai, Vietnamese,...