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The Power of the Pause

January 25th, 2019 | Public Speaking
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Thought Groups & Prominence

March 26th, 2018 | Public Speaking
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A really useful way to help our students with their listening is to help them become aware of ‘thought groups’ – a term from the excellent phonology book for learners ‘Speaking Clearly’ – Rogerson & Gilbert – (CUP). These are sometimes called ‘tone units’ or ‘sense groups’. Rogerson & Gilbert define ‘thought groups’: When we […]

Collocations for Work

February 14th, 2018 | Public Speaking
Collocations for Work

Key features of Collocations                        Call Today 781.385.0231 Collocations are made from a group of simple words that appear together to produce a specific meaning.

How to Use Intonation to Boost Intelligibility

December 28th, 2017 | Public Speaking
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Intonation is the Rise and Fall of Your Voice at the Right Time Intonation is what native listeners need to recognize vocabulary words, grammar, and syntax. If your intonation is off,

Intelligibility and How to Say It Right

December 14th, 2017 | Public Speaking
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Learn English and conduct conversations with confidence. What do you do when others can’t understand what you are saying? 

Can You Deliver a Speech with Great Pronunciation?

November 24th, 2017 | Public Speaking
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Your English pronunciation should convey a message that is easy to understand. If you are addressing native listeners, and notice looks of confusion on their faces, you may need to improve certain aspects of your spoken English. But which aspects of your speech need work?  The Features most likely to confuse native listeners are segmental errors. Call […]

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