How to Say, “ASKED”

How to Say, “ASKED”

How to Say, ASKED Let me ASK you something: Is it possible to say the past tense form, ASKED (aSKT) with any degree of confidence or fluency? Of course not!  Even native speakers of English do not attempt the hard mash of the three consonant sounds, S+K+T. Instead,...

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Pronunciation Practice

Pronunciation Practice

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE -- Everyday words often mispronounced. I will say them as students say them and then repeat the word with the correct sound. Let me know if you have questions on the pronunciation in the comments below! ⬇️ Pretty = PRIh-di (rhymes with “city”)...

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Exploring “Mind”

Exploring “Mind”

Your MIND is that place in your head where you think, feel, and want. Your body does the physical things – the mind does the mental things. We use “mind” as a noun and verb in a variety of common expressions that show care or concern about something. Here are three:...

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Everyday Words Often Mispronounced

Everyday Words Often Mispronounced

In English, many words are spelled with 3 syllables but pronounced with only 2 syllables. “Different,” for example, is written with 3 syllables but it is not pronounced “diff-er-ent,” but “DIFF-rent.” The stress falls on the first syllable and the second is reduced....

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Accent on English | April 2020 Newsletter

Accent on English | April 2020 Newsletter

This past month several students came up with new projects and sent me their rough drafts – an article, video project, and audio recording -- to edit for clarity, brevity, and natural language. Keep in mind that Soho Language Group provides not only English classes...

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