Pronunciation

Pronunciation mistakes are the main cause of misunderstanding. Our teachers can show you the correct way to produce the sounds and rhythm of English.

Here are the pronunciation lessons we offer. Each one is 30 minutes and includes a written summary of the topic and a quiz so you can test yourself.

If there is a pronunciation topic you want to study that is not on the list, use the form at the bottom of the page to tell us.


Specialised pronunciation lessons

‘Problem’ sounds (BLIU)
In this lesson, you will focus on making the sounds of English you find difficult. (The choice of sounds depends on your first language.)

-ed endings (BLI)
This lesson looks at the three different ways to pronounce the ‘-ed’ on the end of past verbs.

Commonly mispronounced words (BLIU)
In this lesson, you will practise saying some of the English words that learners often find difficult to say.

Word stress (BLI)
This lesson focuses on the stress patterns that are an important part of saying English words correctly.

Consonant clusters (LI)
In this lesson, you will learn to say some of the combinations of sounds that are part of English pronunciation such the ends of words like ‘crisps’ and ‘clothes’.

Weak sounds (LI)
This lesson examines the weak sounds of English that result from the stress patterns of words and sentences.

Linking between words (IU)
In this lesson, you will learn how to remove or add sounds when linking English words together in a sentence.

English intonation patterns (UA)
In this lesson, you will learn about the rising and falling melody of English and how it can affect meaning.

Fast connected speech (UA)
This lesson focuses on the stress patterns and changes to sounds that occur when a native English-speaker talks at a fast speed.

 

Key to levels:

  • Beginner
  • Lower-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-intermediate
  • Advanced

 

If there is a pronunciation topic you want to study that is not on the list, use this form to tell us.