Hear our Head Speech Pathologist Georgie Taylor give feedback to speakers of Arabic, Farsi / Persian, a language of India, Korean, Malay, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. We asked subscribers to record their speech in the form of a voicemail, then using these recordings Georgie gives her top tips on speaking with excellent English pronunciation.
Arabic has a small number of vowel sounds compared with English. As a result, Arabic speakers often have difficulty making a number of English vowels correctly. Find out more by listening to Georgie’s feedback for this Arabic speaker.
Listen to this feedback to hear about some common problems Farsi speakers have with English pronunciation. This Farsi speaker’s pronunciation is very good. Georgie has some tips for how he can improve his pronunciation further. Hear her feedback on his word stress (emphasis), rate of speaking and how words like ‘another’ and ‘London’ are commonly mispronounced by non-native speakers.
Farsi / Persian Speaker
Do you have an Indian accent? Would you like to neutralise it? Hear Georgie‘s feedback for this person with an Indian accent. You will be introduced to important double (diphthong vowels), a common problem with consonant sounds and most importantly - improving word stress and emphasis in English.
Indian English Speaker
Hear three areas that this Korean speaker should improve for clearer, more correct English. Find out about why word stress (emphasis) is so important for Korean speakers. Hear about some vowels that Korean speakers often find challenging.
Malay speakers and speakers of Malaysian English often use a flatter pitch and tone than native English speakers. Do you feel like your English is flatter than a native speaker? Hear Georgie’s feedback about this and find out about some vowels that Malay speakers mispronounce.
Hear Georgie’s feedback on 3 areas this Russian speaker should improve for clearer, more correct English pronunciation. Learn more about word stress, weak vowels and the long vowel /i:/. Improving these areas will neutralise this person’s Russian accent and improve her English accent.
Russian Speaker 1
Find out why Russian speakers should change their mouth position when they speak English. Learn about how Russian speakers can improve their word stress and sentence stress (emphasis) in English. Hear some feedback on vowels sounds and other areas too.
Russian Speaker 2
Hear Georgie’s feedback on how this Spanish speaker can improve their syllable stress to make their English clearer and more engaging for listeners. Using good syllable stress is essential for being easily understood and communicating effectively in the workplace and in job interviews.
Spanish Speaker 1
Hear Georgie’s feedback for this Spanish speaker on problems with some English vowel sounds. Find out about some other very common issues that Spanish speakers have with English pronunciation.
Spanish Speaker 2
Do you have difficulty pronouncing sounds at the ends of words in English? Are you pronouncing past tense ‘ed’ ending correctly, for example at the ends of the words ‘looked’ and ‘shopped’? Hear Georgie’s feedback for this Vietnamese speaker on their word endings and vowel sounds. Learn more about what areas Vietnamese speakers should improve for clearer English pronunciation.