How To Pronounce the GH sound in English: 14 Tough Words To Practice

This month’s post teaches you how to pronounce the -gh sound in English. You’ve probably seen it lurking in words like enough, through, and sigh. You might try your best to pronounce it, or, you might avoid it completely. Through? Furlough? Cough. Ugh. What is that sound?! Continue reading How To Pronounce the GH sound in English: 14 Tough Words To Practice

Eight phrases with "back" for travel and how to use them like a pro.

8 Phrasal Verbs with BACK and How To Use Them Like a Pro

The preposition back generally means to return. But there are many different ways you can return something or somewhere! By using phrasal verbs like go back, get back, and come back, you can increase your vocabulary and be more specific in communication. Let’s look at a few of these phrasal verbs with back in a fun short story about a trip to a tropical island. At the end of the story, there’s a short quiz you can take to see if you really know how to use these return expressions like a pro. Continue reading 8 Phrasal Verbs with BACK and How To Use Them Like a Pro

vocabulary for ordering drinks at a bar

What’s Your Poison? Vocabulary for ordering drinks at a bar

Ordering drinks can be intimidating for a non-native speaker. Everything is moving fast, so you quickly blurt out your order. “I’ll have 3 beers and…um…uh…a mojito.” There. You feel pretty good. You said it right. He understands you and starts to make the drinks, but suddenly he asks a second question… Continue reading What’s Your Poison? Vocabulary for ordering drinks at a bar

8 Words in English Difficult To Pronounce for Non-Native Speakers

English is not an easy language to pronounce! If you’re having trouble with your tongue, read on. English borrows words from many different languages, so the rules for pronunciation can change depending on the origin of the word, the meaning of the word, or even the region where the word is spoken. Here are some of the most common English words that are difficult for non-native speakers to pronounce.

Pronunciation

pruh-nun-see-A-shun

Pronunciation is a noun.

My pronunciation isn’t very good.

Pronounce

pruh-NOWNCE

Pronounce is a verb.

How do you pronounce this word?

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