LinkedEnglish 2 is an in-depth English pronunciation course that will answer your most common questions about the way the native speakers speak English, such as:
Here're a few tips on how to get the most of this course and how to practice your skills to get the results you want. I will also give an overview of the structure of the course, so don't miss this!
When is "and" pronounced as "en"? Learn and practice today!
How does one pronounce "of?" Check out this video and practice to avoid one of the five most common mistakes made by non-native speakers.
Learn how to pronounce -ed endings once and for all!
Did you know that there're two ways to pronouncing "the?" Learn and practice now!
Are you sure you can pronounce -s endings correctly? Check out this video with some very practical exercises!
This is a manuscript that I used for lectures in section 2, so if you would like to follow the lectures and read along, you can download it here! Disclaimer: This is not a word-for-word manuscript, although I've tried following 90% of it very closely.
To make your speech sound more authentic you need to learn a few basic things about English rhythm and time. Go ahead and start the lecture to do so now!
What's the shortest most common vowel in English and why do you need to practice it more than any other vowel? Learn now!
Learn about the weak forms before proceeding any further.
English has its unique rhythm. Find out whether your understanding of English rhythm actually corresponds to the real English rhythm. Practice now!
Learn more about sound changes and disappearances. These little details will help your English sound more natural and clear.
Learn the most important things you need to know about English intonation and how it might be different from your native tongue. In this and following lectures I do a lot of comparisons with my native tongue, Russian, not to pigeonhole one language, but to illustrate how simple phrases when not toned right (or patterned after another language intonation) can sound really awkward in English.
Learn about English intonation in statements and get some practice so you can correctly produce it!
Learn about the cases when the intonation in statements is rising. Practice it!
Practice how to pronounce questions with the falling tone.
Practice questions with the rising tone!
This exercise will help you practice English stressed and unstressed words. Be sure to download the worksheet. Replay the podcast as many times as needed. Pause multiple times to repeat out loud. Keep working until every sentence rolls off your tongue effortlessly.
Practice the neutral vowel using this selection of exercises.
Practice the weak forms in the English language by listening to the podcast and repeating after the speaker.
Practice the consonant clusters where some sounds disappear, and others totally change their shape.
Your understanding of English intonation starts with hearing it. Practice listening to the following sentences, then repeat them.
Learn how to pronounce statements with the falling tone in the end.
Practice speaking statements with the rising tone.
Learn how to pronounce questions with the falling tone.
Learn to use the rising tone in questions.
Teaching English is my Profession, Purpose, and Passion. In the ten years of my work as a teacher it's never been boring or monotonous. Every lesson is a discovery. Every student is a new world. Every new professional summit is an impetus for this never-ending journey. Five years ago I switched to teaching online, and since then I've gained invaluable experience and empowered over 100 students in a one-to-one format and over 1,000 subscribers.
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In the years of teaching I've helped my students to:
I have successfully taught and developed materials for Russian-speaking students for 5 years, and now I am ready to share my expertise with the rest of the world through my pronunciation and fluency courses.
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