English Pronunciation and Listening: Master English Speaking
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English Pronunciation and Listening: Master English Speaking

Skyrocket your speaking skills with this intermediate level course. Take your pronunciation/listening to the next level.
4.2 (9 ratings)
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Last updated 7/2015
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Speak English with friends and colleagues with confidence.
  • Understand ALL English speakers even when they speak at full speed.
  • Be understood by everyone. Avoid confusion and make people happy to be speaking to you.
  • Master English listening skills and start to naturally learn everyday 'real life' English
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Requirements
  • Pen and Paper
Description

Master English Pronunciation and Listening.

Of course the two most important things when speaking English are:

  • 1)Being understood by who you are talking to (pronunciation).
  • 2)Understanding the other person (listening skills).

However, these two areas are often totally ignored by English language teachers and are very difficult skills to master on your own. The result? Students of English are often totally lost when they have a real life conversation with someone who isn't either speaking very clearly or slowing down what they are saying. This means that the students are totally missing out on learning English naturally through real conversation.

So, why study pronunciation and listening skills together?

For years I have taught all sorts of students from different countries and backgrounds and have come across the same problem over and over again. Even if a student sounds good, if you actually listen, you will discover that their English is quite broken. In particular students often miss out smaller words such as 'a' and 'the' and the prepositions such as 'in', 'at' etc. When I ask them to pronounce these words, they give me the perfect 'classroom' pronunciation. The problem is that no one speaks like that in real life. So that's the problem; because they don't know the real life pronunciation they can't hear it in real conversations, and because they can't hear it, they can't get used to hearing it and start using it naturally. So as soon as I teach them the real everyday pronunciation they are able to hear the words properly and in turn are able to use them as well. It's like magic how quickly their pronunciation, listening skills and English usage improve when taught in this way.

This course will help you master this problem and many other intermediate issues such as intonation and easily confused words as well. We are constantly updating the course and are on hand to help you with any questions or issue you may have.

Benefits of the course:

1)Understand the details of what people are saying and not just the general idea.

2)Be able to speak to native/fluent English speakers without them having to repeat or slow down what they are saying.

3)Feel comfortable speaking to friends and work colleagues without constant misunderstandings.

4)Improve your pronunciation so others can understand you more easily. Avoid confusion and embarrassing situations.

5)Enjoy speaking in English more. The better you are understood (pronunciation), and the better you understand others (listening skills), the faster you will learn and the more fun you will have interacting with other English speakers.

6)If you are not totally satisfied with the course, you can get a full refund within 30 days of purchase. So it is totally risk free for you.

What this course is: Full of easy to understand explanations. Activity based; learn through actually doing. Every lesson has lots of opportunities for you to practice what you are learning. Designed to take you from 'intermediate classroom' usage to real life usage.

What this course isn't: We don't just concentrate on pronouncing the same old sounds that other lower level courses do. We haven't included any jargon or strange 'pronunciation symbols'. So literally anyone can follow along and benefit immediately.

Bonus!: For all our paying customers . Just send us a short recording of yourself speaking (it's easy to record on a mobile phone) and we will send you in-depth feedback on where you need to improve your pronunciation.

So get started right away. The course is short enough so you can start seeing real progress immediately but detailed enough that you can keep going back and improving more and more.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those who have a good knowledge of basic English pronunciation.
  • Students able to follow basic instructions in English.
  • Students wishing to understand 'real' English at full speed (not just classroom English).
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 01:12:44
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Introduction to the course.
1 Lecture 02:11

In this lecture you will learn how pronunciation and listening skills are closely linked and be introduced to what is covered in this intermediate level course.

Preview 02:11
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Weak Forms: Discover the secret to understanding English at 'Full Speed'.
12 Lectures 47:02

In this lecture we will begin to look at what 'Weak Forms' are and how they can literally transform your English speaking and comprehension.

Preview 00:52

In this lecture you will see why you find it difficult to hear and use the article 'a'. Through practice exercises you will feel confident hearing and pronouncing this article and will naturally begin to become familiar with its usage.

'A'. Master the English 'Articles'.
04:56

In this lecture you will see why you find it difficult to hear and use the article 'the'. Through practice exercises you will feel confident hearing and pronouncing this article and will naturally begin to become familiar with its usage.

'The'. Master the English 'Articles'.
04:35

'And'. Weak Form
04:23

In this lecture you will see why you may find it difficult to hear the pronoun 'I'. Through practice exercises you will feel confident hearing and pronouncing this pronoun and will naturally begin to become familiar with its usage.

'I'. Master the English 'Pronouns'.
04:54

In this lecture you will see why you may find it difficult to hear the pronoun 'You'. Through practice exercises you will feel confident hearing and pronouncing this pronoun and will naturally begin to become familiar with its usage.

'You'. Master the English 'Pronouns'.
04:40

In this lecture you will see why you may find it difficult to hear the preposition 'at'. Through practice exercises you will feel confident hearing and pronouncing this preposition and will naturally begin to become familiar with its usage.

'At'. Master the English 'Prepositions'.
04:57

In this lecture you will see why you may find it difficult to hear the preposition 'in'. Through practice exercises you will feel confident hearing and pronouncing this preposition and will naturally begin to become familiar with its usage.

'In'. Mastering the English 'Prepositions'.
04:34

In this lecture you will see why you may find it difficult to hear the preposition 'of'. Through practice exercises you will feel confident hearing and pronouncing this preposition and will naturally begin to become familiar with its usage.

'Of'. Mastering the English 'Prepositions'.
04:26


Other Useful 'Weak Forms'.
03:06

Activity.
00:52
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Middle of Words.
4 Lectures 09:58
Introduction to this section.
00:21

In this lecture students will be able to tell the difference between the sounds 'e' and 'i' in the middle of words.

The difference between 'e' and 'i'.
03:08

The difference between 'o'and 'a'.
03:20

In this lecture students will be able to tell the difference between the sounds 'u' and 'o' in the middle of words.

The difference between 'u' and 'o'.
03:09
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Easy to confuse words.
2 Lectures 01:58
Notes.
00:13

Students will be able to tell the difference between these two similar sounding words.

Ball and Bowl.
01:45
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Pronunciation Techniques.
6 Lectures 11:16
Note about intonation and rhythm.
00:23

Emphasize Notes.
00:13

In this lecture you will learn how you should emphasize different words depending on what you wish to say.

Preview 05:10

Intonation Notes.
00:18

In this lecture you will learn how you should change your intonation depending on the type of sentence.

End of a sentence: Up or Down?
04:38

Activity: Mirroring People.
00:34
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English Fluency Today is a UK based group dedicated to providing English learning books, audio books and courses that focus on 'real life everyday English' and not the usual same old boring stuff you see in traditional textbooks. After years of teaching we found that all of the main textbooks just taught what they thought was useful and not what people actually use in everyday life. We have released many popular books that teach English in a fun and engaging way including the Amazon Bestseller and Kindle All-star 'Master English in 36 Topics' by Jenny Smith (the German edition). Our main instructor is Isaac Hays, an experienced English teacher, owner of English Fluency Today and the editor of all of Jenny Smith's books.

We will continue to provide quality English learning programmes that are not only actually useful but help the student learn in a fun and effortless way. Come and join us and let us help you towards your goal of English fluency today.

English Fluency Today ist eine im Vereinigten Königreich ansässige Gruppe, die es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht hat, englische Lernbücher, Hörbücher und Kurse anzubieten, bei denen der Schwerpunkt auf dem ,Alltagsenglisch des echten Lebens' liegt und nicht auf den üblichen langweiligen Themen, die man in herkömmlichen Lehrbüchern findet. Jahrelanges Unterrichten hat uns gezeigt, dass all die großen Lehrwerke nur das weitergeben, was sie als sinnvoll erachten und nicht das, was die Menschen tatsächlich im alltäglichen Leben anwenden. Wir haben viele beliebte Bücher veröffentlicht, die Englisch auf unterhaltsame und ansprechende Weise vermitteln, einschließlich des Amazon Bestsellers und Kindle All-Stars ,Englisch beherrschen mit 36 Themenbereichen' von Jenny Smith (die deutsche Ausgabe). Wir werden auch zukünftig qualitativ hochwertige Englischlernprogramme anbieten, die nicht nur wirklich nützlich sind, sondern den Lerner auch dabei unterstützen, auf mühelose Weise zu lernen und sogar Spaß daran zu haben. Machen Sie mit und lassen Sie uns Ihnen noch heute auf den Weg in Richtung Ihres Ziels - der englischen Redegewandtheit - verhelfen.