The way that you say something can have a big influence on how we understand it. Yes, we’re talking about intonation: the melody of our sentences.

Level: medium • 

Category: pronunciation; listening; vocabulary

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Vanessa is from the US and is one of the most smiley and enthusiastic teachers you’re likely to come across. In the video above, she talks you through ten common phrases paying special attention to pronunciation.

Students often ask me if there’s a big difference between British English and American English. The answer is yes and no. Vanessa doesn’t say everything in exactly the same way that I do but a lot of the pronunciation “shortcuts” are the same. She also talks about some of the differences. Give it a try!

If you like Vanessa’s style, she has a YouTube channel with over 300 videos!


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