American English Pronunciation Podcast

American English Pronunciation Podcast

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American English Pronunciation Podcast

The American English Pronunciation podcasts teaches non-native English speakers and ESL/ELL students correct English pronunciation in short lessons. Learn, listen, repeat!
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221: Compare 'unvoiced th' to /f/, /s/, and /t/ Nov 29, 2016 Listen Download
220: The 'n-g' spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word 'song' Nov 12, 2016 Listen Download
219: /g+n/ as in "signal" and "ignore" Oct 26, 2016 Listen Download
218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce them Oct 14, 2016 Listen Download
217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/ Sep 29, 2016 Listen Download
216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /ɑ/, and short a /æ/ Sep 17, 2016 Listen Download
215: Adding "bonus" information by using a low pitch Sep 1, 2016 Listen Download
214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns Aug 20, 2016 Listen Download
213: Intonation of Wh- Questions Aug 7, 2016 Listen Download
212: /r+ɚ/ “explore” into “explorer” Jul 25, 2016 Listen Download
211: Compare /æ/ and /ɑ/ ('short a' and 'short o') Mar 28, 2016 Listen Download
210: '-ue' ending (unique, avenue, and rescue) Jul 27, 2015 Listen Download
209: The difference between /ə/ and /ʌ/: schwa and short u Mar 25, 2015 Listen Download
208: Cone/corn, coat/court Mar 11, 2015 Listen Download
207: Why is 'quarter' so hard to say? Feb 25, 2015 Listen Download
206: I like/I'd like... bacon! Feb 11, 2015 Listen Download
205: Dealing with 'o-u-g-h' Jan 28, 2015 Listen Download
204: How 'have to' becomes 'hafta' Jan 14, 2015 Listen Download
203: When /t/ sounds like /d/ during linking: alveolar stop Dec 31, 2014 Listen Download
202: How similar are /n/ and /l/? Nov 12, 2014 Listen Download
201: Why is 'symptom' pronounced that way? Oct 16, 2014 Listen Download
200: A new spelling poem! Oct 1, 2014 Listen Download
199: Would you like some coffee or tea? Jun 25, 2014 Listen Download
198: Pronouncing 'clothes,' 'close' (verb), and 'close' (adjective) Jun 11, 2014 Listen Download
197: Linking vowels to sound fluent! Mar 26, 2014 Listen Download
196: Do you say 'people' as 'peopo'? Feb 26, 2014 Listen Download
195: Dropping the /k/ in 'asked' (HIMYM) Feb 5, 2014 Listen Download
194: 'faux pas, chauffeur, fiance,' and more Jan 22, 2014 Listen Download
193: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Dec 19, 2013 Listen Download
192: Special holiday words Dec 5, 2013 Listen Download
191: The difference between 'my car' and 'Mike are' Nov 27, 2013 Listen Download
190: From 'wait time' to 'snack time' Nov 13, 2013 Listen Download
189: Linking magic! Oct 30, 2013 Listen Download
188: Heteronyms: 'Lead' rhymes with 'read' Oct 16, 2013 Listen Download
187: 'Fall' and 'autumn' Oct 2, 2013 Listen Download
186: Fake it 'til you make it! Sep 11, 2013 Listen Download
185: From /ʒ/ to /ʤ/ ('zh' to 'j') Aug 28, 2013 Listen Download
184: Pronouncing /ʒ/ the 'zh sound' Aug 14, 2013 Listen Download
183: expected and unexpected /s/ and /ʃ/ minimal pairs Jul 31, 2013 Listen Download
182: 'on' and 'off': /ɑn/ and /ɔf/ Jul 17, 2013 Listen Download
181: The troublesome 'thr' /θr/ combination Jul 3, 2013 Listen Download
180: 'because'→'cuz': stressed, unstressed, informal Jun 19, 2013 Listen Download
179: The silent /p/ in 'pneumatic' and 'psychology' Jun 5, 2013 Listen Download
178: "Feeling" the vibration of vowel sounds May 15, 2013 Listen Download
177: -ate suffix revisited--advanced lesson May 1, 2013 Listen Download
176: Swearing! Apr 17, 2013 Listen Download
175: Short Vowels Minimal Sets Apr 3, 2013 Listen Download
174: 3-sound clusters beginning with 's' Mar 20, 2013 Listen Download
173: Digraphs and trigraphs, complicated spelling patterns Mar 6, 2013 Listen Download
172: The 'cc' spelling pronunciations (as in 'accuse' and 'succeed) Feb 20, 2013 Listen Download
171: The silent /l/ in the word 'salmon' Feb 6, 2013 Listen Download
170: 'schwa+r' /ɚ/ paragraph practice Jan 23, 2013 Listen Download
169: Pronouncing 'Seattle' Jan 9, 2013 Listen Download
168: Stress pronunciation patterns in 3-syllable words Dec 19, 2012 Listen Download
167: When to use the informal contraction 'useta' Dec 5, 2012 Listen Download
166: Understanding /ŋ/, the 'ng' sound Nov 7, 2012 Listen Download
165: What is the vocal tract? Oct 24, 2012 Listen Download
164: Consonant clusters in English Oct 10, 2012 Listen Download
163: -ile and the differences in American and British English Sep 26, 2012 Listen Download
162: The differences between /b/ and /v/ Sep 12, 2012 Listen Download
161: Schwa in 2-syllable words Aug 29, 2012 Listen Download
160: w+a (want), w+a-r (warm), w+o-r (work) Aug 8, 2012 Listen Download
159: What are non-phonetic words? Jul 25, 2012 Listen Download
158: Vowels plus voiced and unvoiced consonants Jul 11, 2012 Listen Download
157: Native French speakers special! Jun 27, 2012 Listen Download
156: Silent letters in high-frequency words May 30, 2012 Listen Download
155: The f sound and semi-irregular plurals May 16, 2012 Listen Download
154: 'She sells seashells' May 2, 2012 Listen Download
153: 'Look at Luke!' Apr 18, 2012 Listen Download
152: 's-c-h' and the word 'schedule' Apr 4, 2012 Listen Download
151: j/ch sounds plus -ed ending Mar 14, 2012 Listen Download
150: Common spellings and non-phonetic words Feb 29, 2012 Listen Download
149: Practicing the /w/ and /v/ Feb 15, 2012 Listen Download
148: More 'th' sounds practice Feb 1, 2012 Listen Download
147: The -ious suffix Jan 11, 2012 Listen Download
146: Happy "New" Year! Dec 28, 2011 Listen Download
145: a, e,i, o, u and sometimes y Dec 14, 2011 Listen Download
144: -ed ending exceptions Nov 30, 2011 Listen Download
143: Don't over-pronounce sounds Nov 2, 2011 Listen Download
142: The syllabic /l/ Oct 12, 2011 Listen Download
141: We "recently" changed our t sound lesson Sep 28, 2011 Listen Download
140: The 'oo' spelling of the words 'foot' and 'soon' Sep 14, 2011 Listen Download
139: Pronunciation of 'sure' Aug 31, 2011 Listen Download
138: Pronunciation of 'often' Aug 10, 2011 Listen Download
137: 'ct' spelling plus -ed and -s ending Jul 27, 2011 Listen Download
135: m sound/n sound/ng sound Jun 29, 2011 Listen Download
134: consonant-y-consonant Jun 15, 2011 Listen Download
133: t/d, p/b, and k/g at the beginning of a word Jun 1, 2011 Listen Download
132: ea spelling: long e or short e May 18, 2011 Listen Download
131: The word "new" in place names Apr 28, 2011 Listen Download
130: 2-syllable word stress Mar 30, 2011 Listen Download
129: Portuguese speakers special, part 2 Mar 16, 2011 Listen Download
128: The pronunciations of i-consonant-e Mar 2, 2011 Listen Download
127: Portuguese speakers special, part 1 Feb 17, 2011 Listen Download
126: Unstressed syllables, part 2 Feb 2, 2011 Listen Download
125: Unstressed syllables, part 1 Jan 19, 2011 Listen Download
124: French words in English Jan 4, 2011 Listen Download
123: A Merry, Marry, Mary Christmas Dec 22, 2010 Listen Download
119: The bunched /r/ Oct 27, 2010 Listen Download
118: The prefix re- Oct 13, 2010 Listen Download
117: Suffixes with /ʧ/ (ch sound) Sep 29, 2010 Listen Download
116: Using 'ain't' Sep 15, 2010 Listen Download
115: Sound combinations: sp-, st-, sk-, sc- Sep 1, 2010 Listen Download
114: 'Puff' (aspiration) details of stop sounds Aug 18, 2010 Listen Download
113: The /h/, like a chameleon Aug 4, 2010 Listen Download
112: Dropping the /d/ Jul 21, 2010 Listen Download
111: Linking /v/ and /f/ Jul 7, 2010 Listen Download
110: Troublesome /v/ and /f/ Jun 23, 2010 Listen Download
109: /s/, /z/, /ʃ/, /ʒ/ (s, z, sh, and zh sounds) compare and contrast Jun 9, 2010 Listen Download
108: In the US, it is 'learned' and 'spelled,' while the British kept 'learnt' and 'spelt' Jun 2, 2010 Listen Download
107: 'ck' after short vowels (as in back), 'k' after all the others (as in 'bake) May 26, 2010 Listen Download
106: 'long u' stressed and reduced; /yu/ or /yə/? May 19, 2010 Listen Download
105: Pronouncing 'though,' 'thought,' 'through,' and 'thorough' May 12, 2010 Listen Download
104: Pronouncing 'pronounce' and 'pronunciation' May 5, 2010 Listen Download
102: Russian/Ukrainian Special Episode Apr 21, 2010 Listen Download
101: Subtle oddities of the word 'subtle' Apr 14, 2010 Listen Download
100: A Hundred/One Hundred Apr 7, 2010 Listen Download
99: Three-word informal contractions Mar 31, 2010 Listen Download
97: The transition from 'used to' to 'useta' Mar 17, 2010 Listen Download
96: How 'women' could have been 'wimmen' Mar 10, 2010 Listen Download
94: /t/+/y/=/ʧ/, /d/+/y/=/ʤ/, surprising 'ch' and 'j' sounds. Feb 24, 2010 Listen Download
93: Do you accidentally make your /l/ into /w/? Feb 10, 2010 Listen Download
91: iPad/iPod, the world's newest /æ,ɑ/ (short a/short o) minimal pair Jan 27, 2010 Listen Download
90: The j sound, spelled j, dge, ge, and g(i) Jan 20, 2010 Listen Download
88: Why is 'tch' (as in 'watch') easier to pronounce than 'ch' (as in which)? Jan 6, 2010 Listen Download
85: Why is the 'Ch' in 'Christmas' pronounced as /k/? Dec 16, 2009 Listen Download
84: 'Who,' 'what,' 'when,' and 'where': How do you pronouce words that begin with wh-? Dec 9, 2009 Listen Download
82: Thanksgiving holiday th sounds /ð, θ/ review Nov 18, 2009 Listen Download
81: "About a boat," comparing /oʊ/ and /aʊ/ Nov 10, 2009 Listen Download
79: Comparing /eɪ/, /i/, /ɑɪ/ (long a, long i, and long e) Oct 28, 2009 Listen Download
78: Comparing /æ/, /ɑ/, /ɔ/ (short a, short o, and aw) Oct 21, 2009 Listen Download
77: Comparing /i/, /ɪ/, /ɛ/, and /ʌ/ (long e, short i, short e, and short u) Oct 7, 2009 Listen Download
75: 'can' and 'can't,' how are they different? Not how you expect! Sep 16, 2009 Listen Download
74: Are 'for' and 'four' pronounced the same or differently? Sep 9, 2009 Listen Download
73: Reducing the word 'of' to /ə/ Aug 26, 2009 Listen Download
72: Using /n/ instead of /ŋ/ (the 'ng' sound) in -ing ending Aug 19, 2009 Listen Download
71: When and why do some words (like 'interesting') lose a syllable? Aug 12, 2009 Listen Download
69: Numbers: Teens versus Tens (as in 19 vs. 90) Jul 22, 2009 Listen Download
68: Voiced and Unvoiced 'th' /ð,θ/ review Jul 15, 2009 Listen Download
66: Syllabic n's and nasal plosions (as in the words 'sudden' and 'couldn't') Jul 1, 2009 Listen Download
65: Uh-oh! The glottal stop in place of /t/ Jun 24, 2009 Listen Download
63: When Americans drop the /t/ (with audio from The Incredibles) Jun 3, 2009 Listen Download
61: The American /t/ as a quick /d/ May 21, 2009 Listen Download
#60 Tag questions aren't really questions, are they? May 13, 2009 Listen Download
59: Falling pitch boundaries on yes/no questions May 6, 2009 Listen Download
58: Pitch Boundaries, Rising and Falling Apr 22, 2009 Listen Download
57: Comparing extra-high and rising pitch words Apr 15, 2009 Listen Download
56: Extra-high pitch words for extra intensity Apr 8, 2009 Listen Download
55: Intonation and high pitch words, an introduction Apr 1, 2009 Listen Download
53: Phrasal verb sentence stress Mar 18, 2009 Listen Download
52: Linking from the -ed ending Mar 11, 2009 Listen Download
50: The silent /t/ in '-sten' and '-stle' (as in 'listen' and 'whistle') Feb 25, 2009 Listen Download
48: 'talk' and 'walk' and other '-alk' /ɔk/ words Feb 11, 2009 Listen Download
47: 'should,' 'could,' and 'would': /ʃʊd/, /kʊd/, /wʊd/ Feb 3, 2009 Listen Download
46: 'Three,' 'through,' 'throw' and other /θr/ combination words Jan 27, 2009 Listen Download
45: Chinese speakers special episode Jan 21, 2009 Listen Download
44: Letter 'x' pronunciations: /ks/ or /gz/ Jan 14, 2009 Listen Download
43: About the words 'world' and 'word': /wɚld/ and /wɚd/ Jan 7, 2009 Listen Download
42: Spanish speakers special episode Dec 30, 2008 Listen Download
41: The silent b in the -mb spelling (as in 'climb' and 'thumb') Dec 27, 2008 Listen Download
40: 'been,' not 'bean': /bɪn/, not /bin/ Dec 17, 2008 Listen Download
39: 'quit, quite,' and 'quiet' Dec 10, 2008 Listen Download
38: 'idea'--a troublesome little 4-letter word Dec 6, 2008 Listen Download
37: 'says' and 'said'--two words NOT pronounced with 'long a' /eɪ/ Nov 26, 2008 Listen Download
36: Japanese speaker special Nov 16, 2008 Listen Download
35: there, their, they're: they're all said the same! Nov 15, 2008 Listen Download
34: consonant+y suffix (-cy, -ity, -graphy, -fy) word syllable stress Nov 8, 2008 Listen Download
33: -ate suffix word syllable stress and heteronyms Nov 1, 2008 Listen Download
32: -ize suffix (as in 'recognize' and 'prioritize') word syllable stress Oct 21, 2008 Listen Download
31: -ic suffix word syllable stress Oct 15, 2008 Listen Download
30: 2-syllable word stress and -tion/-sion syllable stress Oct 8, 2008 Listen Download
29: Compare /i/ and /ɪ/ ('long e' & 'short i'--as in 'sheep' and 'ship') Sep 30, 2008 Listen Download
28: The /h/ (as in 'hello' and 'happy') Sep 24, 2008 Listen Download
27: The /g/ and /k/, stops in American English Sep 17, 2008 Listen Download
26: English /m/ and /n/ pronunciation Sep 10, 2008 Listen Download
25: The 'ng' sound /ŋ/ (as in 'song') pronunciation Sep 3, 2008 Listen Download
24: The 'ch' /ʧ/ and 'j' /ʤ/ pronunciation in English Aug 27, 2008 Listen Download
23: The /p/ and /b/ in English Aug 20, 2008 Listen Download
22: Review all the sounds covered so far Aug 13, 2008 Listen Download
21: The Rhythm Rule and sentence stress, continued Aug 6, 2008 Listen Download
20: The Rhythm Rule and Sentence Stress Jul 30, 2008 Listen Download
19: -ed ending pronunciation Jul 23, 2008 Listen Download
18: The /f/ and /v/ in English Jul 16, 2008 Listen Download
17: The 'sh' /ʃ/ and 'zh' /ʒ/ in English Jul 9, 2008 Listen Download
16: Reduced Pronouns: 'he, him, her,' and 'them' Jul 2, 2008 Listen Download
15: Linking vowel sounds Jun 24, 2008 Listen Download
14: Linking consonant sounds Jun 18, 2008 Listen Download
13: Informal contractions in American English Jun 11, 2008 Listen Download
12: Common contractions in American English Jun 4, 2008 Listen Download
11: 'aw' /ɔ/, 'oi' /ɔɪ/, and 'ow' /aʊ/ in American English May 28, 2008 Listen Download
10: The American English 'oo sound' /u/ and 'other u' /ʊ/ May 20, 2008 Listen Download
9: The short vowel sounds /æ, ɛ, ɪ, ɑ, ʌ/ in American English May 14, 2008 Listen Download
8: The long vowel sounds: /eɪ, i, ɑɪ, oʊ, yu/ in American English May 7, 2008 Listen Download
7: Pronouncing /w/ and /y/ Apr 30, 2008 Listen Download
6: American English r-controlled vowels /ɚ, ɑr, ɔr, ɛr/ Apr 23, 2008 Listen Download
5: The American English /r/ and /l/ Apr 15, 2008 Listen Download
4: The American English /r/ Apr 7, 2008 Listen Download
3: The English /s/ and /z/ Apr 1, 2008 Listen Download
2: The English /t/ and /d/ Mar 24, 2008 Listen Download
1: The English 'th sounds' /θ, ð/ Mar 19, 2008 Listen Download

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