I (Heart) Chinese Obama

Enough said…

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What I Really Think of the R.P. Accent (honestly this time…)

When I make videos about the R.P. (Received Pronunciation) accent, people tend to get upset. I think that’s because some people feel like I am being critical of the way they have learnt to speak English – but is that really so? Or am I just observing subtle realities in language and the voice that the great majority of people cannot hear themselves?

In 2013 I made lots of videos about the R.P. accent that […]

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Funny Flashback — Chavvy English

I came across this old video of mine where I do some chavvy English accents and common catchphrases. (Chavvy means low class / common). I wonder how much you can understand? :p

 

 

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Jade Joddle Interviewed by New Zealand Radio

I did a really fun and funny interview with hosts Jay-Jay, Dom and Randell from New Zealand’s biggest breakfast radio show. We talk about what makes a seductive, sexy voice. Listen to a three minute clip of our chat by clicking the player below:

 

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Speak Like a REAL Londoner

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Who’s got an attractive voice?

I’m in the Daily Mail newspaper today talking about how changing your voice can help you find love. I know from my experience working with clients in private coaching sessions that changing your voice can change your life. The improved confidence and ability to express oneself that comes as a result of training one’s voice often leads to huge changes in my client’s lives. Among the changes that may come as a result of developing your […]

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Pronunciation Practice /ɔɪ/ and /aʊ/ Phonemes

The pronunciation exercise ‘Doyle The Owl’ is to train two main English phonemes (sounds). The sounds are foil /ɔɪ/ and foul /aʊ/. Both of these sounds are diphthongs and therefore can be tricky to pronounce for many non native speakers of English.

To train your accent with me join my Clear Up Your Accent course. CLICK HERE.

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/u:/ Pronunciation Practice: Ruth The Moose

Improve your British accent pronunciation by learning the vowel sounds of English. In this lesson you will learn the long /u:/ sound which we find in words such as ‘Ruth’ and ‘Moose.’

This pronunciation exercise is a practical accent training exercise from my Clear Up Your Accent pronunciation training course. For more information and to join CLICK HERE.

A moose named Ruth held herself aloof.
She considered herself quite superior
And looked down her rather longish nose
In cool […]

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How Tone of Voice Can Lie

Did you ever talk to an English person and get confused because what they were saying to you didn’t quite seem to make sense? – Perhaps you encountered one of the sophisticated liars of England who make use of tone of voice and speaking style to appear nice, professional or kind when telling you something that doesn’t quite make sense and often means the opposite.

The sophisticated liars of England are […]

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How I really Talk

How I speak in real life…

My real voice and speaking style is monotone and my face is lacking in expression as I speak. The reason that I do not naturally have an expressive voice or speaking style is due to my having Asperger’s Syndrome. I taught myself how to become more expressive via the process of making videos for this YouTube channel. If you look back at older videos you will see a […]

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Reduce a Nasal Voice

A nasal voice is a voice that travels through the nose. This puts lots of resonance from the nose into the speaking voice. Some people consider the nasal qualities to be unpleasant.

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Unusual Names for Girls (Hippy Names)

What are the unusual names for girls that may be chosen in the UK? Here’s a list of hippy and magical names for baby naming inspiration…


TO DO THE IPA PRONUNCIATION LESSON: CLICK HERE.

 Download High Quality Audio: CLICK HERE.

35 Hippy and Magical Names for Girls’ UK:

Avalon
Agartha
Inanna
Isolde
Tatiana
Vesta
Ether
Luna
Selene
Sage
Sable
Althea
Aria
Astrid
Samsara
Gaia
Maia
Maya
Pandora
Sorrel
Genesis
Ambrosia
Tali
Jasper
Jet
Wren
Veda
Rowan
Oonagh
Arcadia
Lani
Enfys
Lemuria
Shaylee
Faylinn

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Spasmodic Dysphonia Example Voice and Healing Advice

Spasmodic dysphonia is a speech disorder where the voice cuts out. What happens from a medical perspective is that the voice box and/or glottis spasms while the person is speaking. A example of a person speaking with a mild case of spasmodic dysphonia can be heard in the video below:

For more videos from Sara Conte CLICK HERE.

What I picked up from Sara’s voice is that there is a lot of forcing in it in the […]

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The Beautiful and Painful Longing For Connection

Language is painfully isolating at times. Here is a video about the beautiful and painful longing for connection through language.

For more short films from National Geographic CLICK HERE.

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Most Populous Cities in The UK

What are the biggest cities in the UK? Find out the population size and learn how to pronounce the most populous cities in the United Kingdom…


TO DO THE IPA PRONUNCIATION LESSON: CLICK HERE.

 Download High Quality Audio: CLICK HERE.

TOP TEN MOST POPULOUS CITIES (UK):

London
Manchester
Birmingham
Leeds & Bradford
Glasgow
Liverpool
Southampton & Portsmouth
Newcastle & Sunderland
Sheffield
Bristol
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