My language learning goals for January and going to be very short and focused. I am going to set a very specific time limit on my language study. First thing every morning and last thing at night are my new times for language learning. I am not going to worry...
Short listening exercise - can you hear which words are replaced by the schwa sound?
Can you recognise the weak forms of words in everyday spoken English? Free listening exercise.
The grammatical function words in a sentence are usually unstressed and so sound different to how you might expect. Can you recognise the word - you - when it's pronounced in it's weak unstressed form?
The weak word of the week is the little word AND.
Helen’s Language Home is launching its own English soap opera, The Birthday Surprise tells the story of Julie and her husband Paul, who she has been married to for 15 years, they have two wonderful children who take up a lot of their time and attention. Julie would love...
Can you recognise the little grammatical function word - OF - in spoken English? OF is often hard to hear and sounds very different to how you might expect, especially when the word after _of_ begins with a vowel sound.