Meghan Markle’s Voice and Speech

How Meghan Markle speaks: A description of her voice and speaking style. Based on how Meghan Markle speaks, will the Queen like her and approve of her relationship with Prince Harry? Are we likely to hear wedding bells for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and is she likely to join The Royal Family in the future?

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The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles

Voice acting to tell you ‘The Story of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles’ by Jethro Tull. The accent I am speaking in is a mixture of Northern English dialects combined with voice acting/theatrical emphasis. This one might be hard for you to understand if you are not a native speaker of English, therefore this performance has subtitles/captions enabled.

Lyrics to ‘The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles’

Owl loved to rest […]

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Excellent Introduction to the R.P. Accent

Benjamin gives a fantastic breakdown of the R.P (Received Pronunciation) accent.

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Sindarin Language: Love For 100 Lifetimes (Monologue)

Listen to Elvish: Love for 100 lifetimes monologue. In this elvish speech, Andreth the elf maiden talks about her love for Faelon and how happy she is to have love for a hundred lifetimes with him.

Text in English

Elbereth Gilthoniel thank you for this beautiful day, It was my fate to catch the forget-me-not. I will not forget Faelon’s expression when I caught the flower and saw his eyes, I […]

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Some Feedback About My Accent Course

Eduardo from Spain wrote with some feedback about my Clear Accent course:

“Just a few lines to thank you for your advice. I started your course “Clear up your Accent” a couple of weeks ago. I was already familiar with the IPA and so on, but I must say that all the exercises and lectures you provide us with are being really helpful, and reviewing all the sound is making my speech much clearer. I’ve […]

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Do you speak English too slowly?

Speed up your English by learning relaxed pronunciation. I will teach you how to say questions with ‘do’ and ‘did’ in a natural, flowing way. The secret to speaking fast is that there are no clear word boundaries. Whole syllables may be missed completely (“elision”), individual sounds may change (“assimilation”), or completely new sounds may appear (“intrusion”). No matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced speaker of English, I’ll break down the […]

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How to Check the Pronunciation of Individual Words

Sometimes it happens that there is a specific pronunciation that you would like to check to make sure that you get it right. For this you can use online dictionaries, which is helpful. However, it is also very useful to hear the word in a complete sentence, which you can’t do using online dictionaries. To hear the word in a complete sentence, you can search for the word in YouGlish. It’s a handy […]

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Accent Training Secrets — How to Improve Your Accent

My biggest speech training secrets revealed: How to improve your accent or speech via self-training. This is the accent and speech training method that is used in my accent training course and is also the method I follow when I want to teach myself a new style of speech. Follow this method and you will achieve results that improve your overall speech clarity and confidence when speaking. The same method applies to native speakers […]

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Chinese Accent Speaking Problems in English

My thoughts on the speech and accent problems some Chinese people encounter when they learn to speak English. Also, telling you a little about myself as a teacher and why I am motivated to help people who have speech problems.

In summary, as a teacher I serve people who are aware of their speech problems and who need extra support so that they can stop struggling in their daily life due to miscommunication.

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Practice ‘To be or not to be’ (Shakespeare)

I read Hamlet’s famous soliloquy ‘To BE or not TO BE’. In this speech Hamlet is contemplating the pain of life — is it worse than death itself?

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we […]

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Release Your Sorrow — Feel Like a Whale

Release your blocked or numbed emotions in a light trance. Watch this video to feel the deep, soulful and sorrowful emotions of whales in the ocean. Listen to this 10 Minute Whale trance, close close your eyes and put the focus of your attention on the sounds within the repeated words and lines of the trance. If any feelings of sadness or grief rise to the surface, let the feelings move through you and […]

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Voice Tips for Recording Audio with a Clear Voice

Voice recording tips: how to get a more professional and clear result from your voice when you record.

“Floppy, gloopy voice” is when the voice sounds disharmonious and the tones of your voice are out of tune. It can sound mucusy and the transition between the tones will sound off key. There may also be the sensation of the voice getting stuck. I explain how to avoid having an unclear voice in your audio recordings. […]

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Elvish Language (Spoken)

Take it easy and relax to the sound of my voice reading elvish. Elvish has a soothing and melodious sound and if you close your eyes you could even fall asleep. The language in the video is called Sindarin and is a fictional language devised by J. R. R. Tolkien, which you may have heard in the Lord of the Rings films.

If you like ASMR and get tingles from the voice frequency, then you […]

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Skype Consultations with Jade Joddle

I meet with clients who don’t like the way they speak or sound in private Skype consultations. If you are interested to work with me, here’s some things to know first so that you can decide if my approach is a good fit for you.

1. My approach is holistic: in addition to speech training my appointments may include practical health or wellbeing advice.

2. I analyse your speech and voice at a technical level […]

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What a Lisp Means

An intuitive description of the meaning of a lisp in terms of a person’s deeper psychology. Also including a simple exercise you can do to train your tongue to keep a more set back position in order to reduce the lisp and change your life!

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