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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

accent modification

Pronouncing T in Canada

By |December 4th, 2014|

In Canadian English, there are several ways to pronounce the letter /T/. This depends on where the letter is in the word and whether it begins a stressed syllable or not. If so, the sound is sharp and has quite a bit of air. […]

Do Canadians really say “Aboot”?

By |December 3rd, 2014|

I have often heard the pronunciation stereotype for Canadians which states we pronounce the word “about” as “aboot.” But I always wondered where that came from since I certainly had never heard that.

Recently, I came across the following article which backs me up […]

The Relationship between Spelling and Pronunciation

By |November 26th, 2014|

What is the relationship between spelling and pronunciation?

I recently saw an article about the pronunciation of the word PHO, a popular Vietnamese noodle soup. Based on the spelling, most Canadians and Americans tend to pronounce the word as FOE (rhyming with the word NO.) […]

Learn to Speak Clearly and be Understood in English

By |November 5th, 2014|

You CAN learn to speak clearly and be better understood when you speak English.

Do you have difficulties understanding and/or being understood? The ability to participate comfortably in a conversation depends upon language and context. Understanding the culture, being familiar with the topic and concepts […]

Different Pronunciation – How Brits and Americans Pronounce them Differently

By |November 4th, 2014|

Having grown up with British parents, I got used to hearing words pronounced differently than most people around me pronounced them. We would often tease our mother as she pronounced A-LU-MIN-IUM which we pronounced A-LUM-I-NUM, or my name pronounced as HEATH-AH instead of HEATHER […]

Muscle Buttons – The Key Physical Elements for Accent Modification

By |October 24th, 2014|

What are muscle buttons? In the following video, pronunciation instructor, Adrian Underhill, talks of the key physical elements which we all need to be able to isolate in order to move from habitual mouth movements to adjusting these movements at will.
Pronunciation Skills: The […]

Music and Language, Communication and Survival

By |October 24th, 2014|

I often write about the connection between music and language skills. I believe that music plays a huge role in  how we develop our communication skills. I have noticed that very  few of my accent students have ever studied music which seems to indicate […]