AEE 349: Three Key Sounds that Will Make You Sound Like a Native Speaker

Sean Morgan English pronunciation

Today we have a guest on the show!

Sean Morgan is an English pronunciation specialist with an acting background.

He will give us three key English sounds that will make you sound like a native speaker.

 

Three key sounds to pronounce English more naturally:

  • “Er” sound: Think of a dog growling and try to repeat this sound. This sounds different in the British English or Australian English. This is one of the most important sounds in American English pronunciation.

 

  • Nasal “A” sound: This occurs in “land” or “pan”  or “band” or “and.” It sounds different in British English. The tone of this sound happens in the nasal cavity.

 

  • 5 long vowel sounds: Focus on these because they are super common.

 

Sean’s Bio:

Our guest today has been a teacher for over 9 years.

He is a songwriter and author.

Although our guest is certified to teach English as a foreign language, he credits his vocal and acting training for his ability to help people with pronunciation and accent reduction.  Through careful listening and reducing the English language to it’s most basic sounds, our guest is is able to identify student challenges and focus on the most important pronunciation issues.

Our guest today is Sean Morgan.

To work with Sean on italki go here and then search for Sean’s profile in the search bar.

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