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The American English Accent:: The “Explosive” T And P Sounds

» 2008 » May

May 30th, 2008 by admin

By Frank Gerace

The “explosive consonants”

Earlier we said that the vowels are an important factor in hearing a “foreign” accent. But it is not only the vowels. The consonants also must be mastered.

When we say that English consonants are “explosives”, we mean that they are pronounced with a sudden release of air. It is this characteristic that marks the accent of an English speaker when they try to speak your language. Read the rest of this entry »

Intonation: An Essential Element of the American English Accent

» 2008 » May

May 19th, 2008 by admin

By Frank Gerace

Intonation in English.

Intonation, the “music” of a language, is perhaps the most important element of a correct accent. Many people think that pronunciation is what makes up an accent. It may be that pronunciation is very important for an understandable accent. But it is intonation that gives the final touch that makes an accent correct or native. Read the rest of this entry »

American English: Listen and Learn Essential Differences

» 2008 » May

May 16th, 2008 by admin

By Frank Gerace

The voiced and unvoiced consonants

In this section we will try to clarify the difference between the voiced consonants and the unvoiced consonants.

If you want to master English pronunciation you have to Read the rest of this entry »

Communication Skills

» 2008 » May

May 13th, 2008 by admin

By Louise Manning

Communication is the passing of a message from one person to another person or a group of people. To put it another way communication involves Read the rest of this entry »

Body Language – 10 Tips for Reading People and Interpreting Gestures

» 2008 » May

May 8th, 2008 by admin

By Lynda Goldman

Reading people and their body language can give you great insights into their true feeling.

We use our head, arms, hands, shoulders and even legs and feet to make gestures, and emphasize what we are saying, but the majority of gestures are made with the Read the rest of this entry »

Proper Phone Etiquette – 5 Tips for Business Phone Etiquette

» 2008 » May

May 5th, 2008 by admin

ByLynda Goldman

The telephone can be the most convenient invention ever, or the biggest intrusion. It all depends on whether you are the caller or the receiver.

When we call a business contact, it’s because we want to connect with them to get or give information. But when we receive a phone call, Read the rest of this entry »

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