How Americans Really Talk
10 Rules You Must Know About Linking, Word Reductions and Casual Speech
What you get in this course:
- 10 lessons (ten modules)
- Advanced topic for fluency and natural sounding speech:
- connecting consonants
- connecting vowels
- casual versus formal speech
- common reductions
- difficult reductions
- reduced sounds
Lisa is a former college instructor of English who left her academic teaching career to found Accurate English over 20 years ago. Her typical clients are foreign-born corporate professionals working in the U.S. and actors in Hollywood for whom clear and accurate communication in English is a must. She speaks five languages and has worked as an interpreter and translator.
Her clients include numerous Hollywood actors and companies such as: Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, Samsung, Google, Amgen, McKinsey and Company, BCG, Nestle, Univison (Spanish Television), HBO television, UCLA Medical School, UCLA Law School, Johnson and Johnson, AT&T, Ernst and Young and many others.
Lisa believes that accent reduction and correct usage of the English grammar and vocabulary go hand in hand. If you have a weakness in one area you will not feel confident and you will not sound fluent. She believes that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve total fluency is for learners to always work on more than one skill at the same time. All of her courses are designed with that philosophy in mind.
Teaching accurate English communication to advanced learners of English has been her main goal and passion for the last thirty years.
Startintroduction v1 (1:18)
StartVideo 1 – Linking Consontants and Vowels (8:00)
StartVideo 2 – Linking Consonant to Same Consonant (4:17)
StartVideo 3- Linking Consonants -Same point of articulation (4:22)
StartVideo 4 - Linking Vowels (4:31)
StartVideo 5 Reducing Words Part 1 (6:29)
StartVideo 6 - Reducing Words -Part 2 (5:06)
StartVideo 7 – Contractions (6:10)
StartVideo 8 - Difficult Contractions (4:42)
Startvideo 9 Casual and Relaxed Speech - (3:30)
StartVideo 10 – Dropped Syllables (7:10)