Wednesday, November 2, 2011

American English Pronunciation Podcast

Mandy Egle | 2008—2010 | mp3 + mp4 + Tapescript | 1.71 GB

In the American English Pronunciation Podcast, Mandy offers weekly lessons covering the most common and difficult English pronunciation issues for non-native English speakers and ESL students everywhere. Formal and informal pronunciation patterns are discussed. Learn about the pronunciations you are actually hearing in conversational English, not just perfect “dictionary pronunciation.” Content :
01 The English th sounds
02 The English t sound and d sound
03 The English s sound and z sound
04 The American English r sound
05 The American English r sound and l sound
06 The American English r-controlled vowels
07 The English w sound and y sound
08 The American English long vowel sounds
09 The American English short vowel sounds
10 The American English oo sound and u (as in put)
11 The American English aw sound, oi sound and ow sound
12 The American English common contractions
13 The American English informal contractions
14 Linking consonant sounds
15 Linking vowel sounds
16 Reduced pronouns he, him, her, them
17 The English sh sound and zh sound
18 The English f sound and v sound
19 The English -ed ending pronunciation
20 The Rythm Rule and Sentence Stress
21 The Rythm Rule and Sentence Stress, continued
22 Review all the sounds covered so far
23 English p sound and b sound
24 English ch sound and j sound
25 English ng sound, beginning nasal sounds
26 English m sound and n sound
27 English g sound and k sound
28 English h sound
29 compare the short i and long e sounds
30 2-syllable word stress and -tion -sion syllable stress
31 -ic suffix word syllable stress
32 -ize suffix word syllable stress
33 -ate suffix word syllable stress and heteronyms
34 consonant plus y suffix word syllable stress
35 there, their, they’re – they’re all said the same!
36 palpable, a word worth learning to say
37 says and said – two words not said with a long a
38 idea – a troublesome little 4-letter word
39 quit, quite, and quiet
40 been, not bean
41 the silent b in the -mb spelling
42 audio of video 1 review long and short vowels, long and short a
43 about the words world and word
44 letter x pronunciations
45 audio of video 2 long e and short e
46 th+r=difficult sound combination
47 could, should, and would
48 talk and walk and other -alk words
49 audio of video 3 long i and short i
50 the silent t in sten and stle
51 audio of video 4 compare short e, long e and short i
52 Linking from the -ed ending
53 Phrasal verb sentence stress
55 Introduction to intonation and high pitch words
56 Extra-high pitch words for extra intensity
57 Comparing extra-high and rising pitch words
58 Pitch Boundaries, Rising and Falling
59 Falling pitch boundaries on yes-no questions
60 Are tag questions really questions
61 The American t as a quick d sound
62 audio of video 5 long o spelling and pronunciation
63 When Americans don’t say the t sound
64 audio of video 6 short o spelling and pronunciation
65 The glottal stop in place of the t sound
66 Syllabic n’s and nasal plosions
67 audio of video 7 aw sound spelling and pronunciation
68 Voiced and Unvoiced th sound review
69 Numbers – Teens versus Tens
70 audio of video 8 long u and oo sound spelling and pronunciation
71 dropped syllables, syncope
72 Substituting the n sound for the ng sound in the -ing ending
73 Reducing the word ‘of’ to the schwa sound
74 Are the words for and four pronounced the same
75 The differences between can and can’t
76 audio of video 9 Schwa, Part 1
77 Comparing the long e, short i, short e, and short u sounds
78 Comparing the short a, short o, and aw sounds
79 Comparing the long a, long i, and long e sounds
80 audio of video 10 other u sound (u as in put)
81 Comparing the long o and ow sound
82 Thanksgiving holiday th sounds review
83 audio of video 11 schwa+r spelling and pronunciation
84 Words that begin with the wh- spelling
85 Why is the word Christmas pronounced with a k sound
86 audio of video 12 Using rhymes to learn pronunciation
87 Two New Year’s announcements
88 Why is tch easier to pronounce than ch
89 audio of video 13 Introduction to long vowels
89 introduction to long vowels.m1v
90 The j sound, spelled j, dge, ge, and g(i)
91 iPad-iPod, the world’s newest short a short o minimal pair
92 audio of video 14 sh sound, pronunciation and beginning spelling patterns
93 Do you accidentally make your l sound into a w sound
94 t+y=ch, d+y=j
95 audio of video 15 sh sound, part 2
96 The word women could have been wimmen


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