American Accent and Phonetics
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American Accent and Phonetics

Master the American accent,IPA phonetics,Speak English like an American,Accent reduction,American English pronunciation
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Created by Zaki Badr
Last updated 6/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 18 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learning the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabets) so that you can read any word easily even if you don't know it.
  • You will be able to speak and listen to English as native speakers.
  • American Accent exercises with answers to test your understanding.
  • 3 types of American intonations - how native speakers speak English?
  • Some shortcuts in English conversations -Wow you speak very fast!
  • American R sound /r/ as in Far and Water
  • Ah /ɑ:/ sound as in Car
  • Ay sound /eɪ/ in American accent as in Play
  • Aaa sound /æ/ as in Cat - Full American accent course
  • Uh sound /ʌ/ as in Cut - Full American accent course
  • C sounds like K ,S ,Q(KU) as in Cat,cinema , cute
  • D sound as in Dog
  • Lone E sound /i:/ as in Feel - American accent
  • Short e sound /e/ as in tent -American accent
  • Long U sound /u/ as in Blue,too - American accent
  • Long O sound /oʊ/ as in hope -American accent
  • Very short O sound /ʊ/ as in put,foot.
  • aw sound /ɔ:/ as in Storm,for - American accent
  • OW sound /aʊ/ as in Cow - American accent.
  • OI sound /ɔɪ/ as in Boy
  • The difference in pronunciation of P (pen) and B (Bear)
  • The difference between /v/ Van , th/θ/ think sounds
  • The difference between /θ/ 'th' in think and /s/ in sink
  • T sound /t/ as in Tool
  • T rules as r (fast d) sound as in water
  • T rules -flap t /d/ as in Little
  • Sh /ʃ/ sound as in Shirt,Tension, and Ch /tʃ/ sound as in Church
  • Hard /g/ sound as in Good
  • Gged sound as in Tugged
  • Soft G /dʒ/ sound as in Gym,gem
  • Ed-endings . Replace “ed” with “T” sound as in Worked
  • “H” is silent or not hour or hat
  • Light L :Lend and Dark L : Call
  • N sounds /n/ as in Noon, / ŋ/ as in Going
  • Silent N
  • X pronounce as KS ,GZ,KSH, or what?
  • S endings - s pronounced as S or Z ?
  • S is pronounced as "IZ" like Churches
  • Silent S after "th" like Months
  • When 'e' is silent in English?
  • ٍٍSilent t as in Internet
  • j sound /dʒ/in Dream
  • Ch sound /tʃ/ as in True ,control
  • Omit(leave out ) T in these words
  • Silent K
  • ِAll rules of silent letters in American accent pronunciation
  • Phonetics chart with words
  • All Linking sounds rules of American accent pronunciation
  • American intonation( rise,fall, rise and fall)
  • /ʒ/ sound as in casual.
  • SCHWA Vowel /ə/ as in America
  • American Phonetics
  • Bonus videos
Requirements
  • A headset
  • A paper and a pen to write down the phonetic symbols.
Description

American ِAccent and Phonetics course will help you to learn:

  • American phonetics,linking sounds,accent reduction, and how to speak English like a native speaker.

  • With practice exercises in the course,your accent will be improved quickly.

  • You will be learning types of intonation which will help you to speak English confidently and clearly so that anyone would understand your English.

In section two of the course,you will be learning the following:

  • American accent vowel sounds,American accent consonants sounds,American accent phonetics chart

  • You're not just watching videos,you will also do some assignments to make sure that you understand the lessons within this course. I will give you my personal feedback on the assignments you do,and that's how you master the American accent and phonetics.

In section three of the course,well, that's a BONUS! which means more practice videos on the rules of pronunciation I give within this course.

In section four of the course,well, that's another BONUS videos. Lots of bonus videos for students who have finished the course.

  • .Enjoy being with us in this course.Ask questions any time.I'm glad to support you at all times.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn or improve their American accent and general English pronunciation.
Course content
Expand all 75 lectures 02:19:41
+ Introduction
2 lectures 07:17

My name is Zaki .I am an online English instructor .

I am a native-like English speaker with a pure American accent.

I have been teaching English  since 2011.

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English teaching certificates that I got :

*TESOL Certificate, Arizona State University,USA, December 2018.

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Preview 05:16

This is an important note you need to know before starting taking this course.It will help you to understand how you're going to study this course.Also there are lots of exercises with  answers to help you understand the sound of American accent.PDF files have been added so that you could study the course whenever and wherever you are.


*** How to study this course?

—The colored letters usually represent the sound. Wherever they exist in any word, the sound exists within them. For example  ar  make AH sound in all words like  Farm, Far,... Some rules can be applied differently like ea can be long E (Fear) or ay(Great)

—Some words don’t have a rule of pronunciation, in this case,  you need to memorize their sound.

Preview 02:01
In this assignment, I request you to record your voice and post it to Q/A, and I'll give you feedback myself. Also, you may have feedback for your fellow learners.Please check the instructions.
Test Your Pronunciation
1 question
+ All American Accent Pronunciation Rules
50 lectures 53:40

-Bonus- In this class,you will know how many letters and sounds English has. And,we're going to sing the alphabets song.

Preview 01:17

In this class,you'll learn how to feel the American accent vibration of sound.

Feel the American vibration
00:51

In this class,you'll learn  what the 'ah' sound is , in words like Father ,call ,..

Preview 01:00
Write short stories in Google, read any story, and write down the words (at least 3 words) which have 'ah' sound. Remember the rule, many words contain consonant + ar+ consonant, 'a' will be pronounced 'ah'
Ah /ɑ:/ sound
1 question

In this class,you'll learn h ay sound as in play and okay.

Ay sound /eɪ/ in American accent as in Play
01:31
Write short stories in Google, read any story, and write down the words (at least 3 words) which have /eɪ/ sound. Remember the rule, many words that contain the following may have /eɪ/ sound: -ai- -ay -ey a+consonant+ e (sound or letter)
/eɪ/ sound
1 question

In this class,you'll learn the 'a' sound which comes from the throat in words such as cat and bat.

Aaa sound /æ/ as in Cat
00:42
You're going to listen to a song with lyrics. Check the words (at least one or three) that have the /æ/ sound Adele - Chasing Pavements (Lyrics) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E4A03XYiEM
/æ/ sound
1 question

In this class,you'll learn the 'uh' sound .This sound is made as if you had cough.

Uh sound /ʌ/ as in Cut
00:32
You're going listen to a song. write down the words which have /ʌ/ sound
/ʌ/ sound
1 question

In this lecture,you're going to learn how to produce the schwa vowel sound   /ə/ as in America.

SCHWA Vowel /ə/ as in America
01:17

In this class,you'll learn the difference between the sound of p as in pen and B as in Bear.

P (pen) and B (Bear)
02:12

In this class,you'll learn when to pronounce C as K ,S ,or Q.

C sounds K (Car) or S (Cement)
01:07

In this class,you'll learn how to pronounce the D letter.

D sound as in Dog
00:24

In this class,you'll learn how to make long eee sound as in feel and ears.

Long E sound /i:/ as in Feel
01:35

In this class,you're going to learn about /ɪ/ sound   as in kid,bit. It is not a general rule what I am going to say but it would definitely help you recognize that sound. When you see 'it' or 'id' at the end of any word ,you would find that sound /ɪ/ except if there is a vowel before 'it' or 'id' such as paranoid 

/ɪ/ sound as in kid,bit,..
01:01

In this class,you'll learn short e sound as in tent.

Short Eh sound /ɛ/ or /e/ as in red,tent
01:28

In this class,you'll learn long O sound as in Blue

Long U sound /u:/ as in Blue
00:51

In this lecture,you're going to learn how to produce the very Short O sound /ʊ/ as in put,foot.

Very Short O sound /ʊ/ as in put,foot
00:23

In this class,you'll learn Long O sound as in  open,home,..

Long O sound /oʊ/ as in open,home
01:56

In this class,you'll learn aw sound as in storm.

aw sound /ɔ:/ as in Storm
00:51

In this class,you'll learn the ow sound as in Cow.

OW sound /aʊ/ as in Cow
00:50

In this class,you'll learn how to produce the oi sound as in Oil and Boy.

OI sound /ɔɪ/ as in Boy
00:18

In this class,you will be introduced to /ɝː/ or /ɜː/ sound  in words like 'world', 'work',..   

/ɝː/ sound as in Work,World,..
00:56

In this class you will learn the difference between /v/ Van , th/θ/ think sounds.

/v/ Van , th/θ/ think sounds
00:39

In this class,you will learn what letters make 'f' sound.

F sound /f/ as in phone,funny
00:31

In this class,you will learn how to make the 'r' American English

R sound /r/ as in Far
00:30

In this class,you will learn how to pronounce the letter T.

T sound /t/ as in Tool
00:20

In this class,you will learn the 't' rules.

T rules as r sound as in water
00:39

In this class,you will learn when to say T as D.

T rules -flap t /d/ as in Little
00:27

In this class,you will learn the sounds of 'sh' and 'ch' and the difference between them.

Sh /ʃ/ (Shirt), Ch /tʃ/ (Church)
01:40

In this class,you will learn hard g as in Good and God.

Hard /g/ sound as in Good
00:41

In this class,you will learn how to pronounce the words when ending with Gged letters.

Gged sound as in tugged
00:23

In this class,you will learn what the soft G is as in Gym.

Soft G /dʒ/ sound as in Gym,gem
00:36

In this class,you will learn when to say ed as T.

Ed-endings 'T' (Finished)
01:14

In this class,you will learn when not  to pronounce H.

“H” silent or not as in hour,hot?
00:39

In this class,you will learn the two different sounds of L.

Light L and Dark L as in lend,call.
00:49

In this class,you will learn the two different sounds of N,

N sounds /n/ as in Noon, / ŋ/ as in Going
00:58

In this class,you will learn when not to pronounce N.

Silent N as in Damn
00:22

In this class,you will learn the right pronunciation of X.

X pronounce as KS ,GZ,KSH as in Box,luxury,sexual
01:15

In this class,you will learn when to pronounce S as S (ex: works)  or Z (ex: words).

S endings
01:42

In this class,you will learn when to pronounce S as IZ

S is pronounced as "IZ" like Churches
00:44

In this class,you will learn when S is silent in a word like months.

Silent S after "th" like Months
00:17

In this class,you will learn that the last e in a word is  silent.

When 'e' is silent in English?
00:40

Is it optional to say t or not in words like internet?

ٍٍSilent t as in Internet
00:28

You're going to learn when to pronounce /ʒ/ sound as in casual,measure,and other words.Is there a rule? let's find out.

/ʒ/ sound as in casual
01:57

In this class,you will learn the j sound in a word like Dream.

j sound /dʒ/in Dream,Juice
00:32

In this class,you will learn how to make the 'ch' sound as in True.

Ch sound /tʃ/ as in True ,control
00:29

In this class,you will learn when to omit t .

Omit(leave out ) T in these words
03:07

In this class,you will learn when K is silent.

Silent K
00:22

In this class,you will learn an overview of all letters which are silent in English.

Preview 03:33

In this class,you will learn all phonetic symbols which will help you to read any words using a dictionary.

Phonetics chart with words
01:06

In this class,you will learn all about American intonation and its types.If you have an American accent, and don't have an American intonation , then you don't speak English correctly.

Preview 03:50

In this class,you will learn how to speak quickly through knowing the rules of linking sounds. Like give him --> giv em

All Linking sounds rules
02:08
+ Bonus Practice section
5 lectures 22:24

In this practice 1 lesson,you're going to review what you are taking in this course.

Preview 03:26

In this bonus practice 2 ,you're going to read the phonetic symbols that you've taken throughout the course.Enjoy

Practice 2
05:13

In this bonus lecture,you're going to practice all the rules that you have learned throughout the course.

Practice 3
06:07

In this bonus lecture,you're going to practice all the rules that you have learned throughout the course.

Practice 4
04:35

In this class, I'm going to compare some sounds.

Practice 5
03:03
+ Bonus section
18 lectures 56:20

These symbols when you them, you'll learn a lot.

Preview 02:02

This is a video lesson,you're going how to distinguish between 'S' sound as in sink and 'Th' sound as in think.

Preview 03:15

In this video lesson,you're going to learn when to say two different sounds of the as in  the book, the apple

Preview 02:33

In this video lesson,you're going to learn how to pronounce 'th' as in the world.

Preview 02:04

In this class,you'll be learning the Glottal T  you may consider it as schwa /ə / or it's not pronounced and also the weak syllable is not pronounced after it  so both are removed 't' and the weak syllable. We put an extra sound like /^/ before the 'n' .

Glottal 'T' /ʔ/
02:37

In this class, you're going to know what 3 types of ED pronunciations are.

3 types of ED pronunciation
04:25

In this video lesson, you're going to learn how to link consonants to vowels and speak quickly without mistakes.

Preview 03:36

When linking vowels to vowels, new sounds exist or intrude between the vowels you  want to link.

Linking Vowels to Vowels
04:49

In this lecture,you're going how to distinguish between 'S' sound as in sink and 'Th' sound as in think.

Th as in think or S as in sink?
02:33

This bonus lesson is about /aI/ sound as in Hi

Long /aɪ/
02:06

New sounds intrude between two vowel sounds. These sounds are /j/ /w/ /r/

for example:

we /j/ all play /j/ out.

Intrusion
03:46

In this lecture,you're going to learn the key factors of how to master English language in a really few steps.

How to master English language?
06:06

In this class,you will learn formal and informal English shortcuts.Wow you speak very fast!

How to speak English quickly?
04:19

In this lecture,you're going to learn what a syllable means in English.

What is a syllable?
02:44
What are the writing rules?
04:55

In this video,you will learn about what an abstract noun is.

What is an abstract noun?
00:51

In this video,you will learn about what a collective noun is.

What is a collective noun?
01:15

In this lecture,you're going to learn what the idioms are and how they are useful in your English conversation.

What are the idioms?
02:24