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221: Compare 'unvoiced th' to /f/, /s/, and /t/Nov 28, 2016 Listen
220: The 'n-g' spelling creates /ŋ/, as in the word 'song'Nov 12, 2016 Listen
219: /g+n/ as in "signal" and "ignore"Oct 26, 2016 Listen
218: Learn to hear vowels to learn to pronounce themOct 14, 2016 Listen
217: Compare long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/Sep 29, 2016 Listen
216: The Cardinal Vowels--long e /i/, oo sound /u/, short o /ɑ/, and short a /æ/Sep 15, 2016 Listen
215: Adding "bonus" information by using a low pitchSep 01, 2016 Listen
214: Yes/No Pitch PatternsAug 20, 2016 Listen
213: Intonation of Wh- QuestionsAug 07, 2016 Listen
212: /r+ɚ/ “explore” into “explorer”Jul 25, 2016 Listen
211: Compare /æ/ and /ɑ/ ('short a' and 'short o')Mar 28, 2016 Listen
210: '-ue' ending (unique, avenue, and rescue)Jul 27, 2015 Listen
209: The difference between /ə/ and /ʌ/: schwa and short uMar 25, 2015 Listen
208: Cone/corn, coat/courtMar 11, 2015 Listen
207: Why is 'quarter' so hard to say?Feb 25, 2015 Listen
206: I like/I'd like... bacon!Feb 11, 2015 Listen
205: Dealing with 'o-u-g-h'Jan 28, 2015 Listen
204: How 'have to' becomes 'hafta'Jan 14, 2015 Listen
203: When /t/ sounds like /d/ during linking: alveolar stopDec 31, 2014 Listen
202: How similar are /n/ and /l/?Nov 12, 2014 Listen
201: Why is 'symptom' pronounced that way?Oct 16, 2014 Listen
200: A new spelling poem!Oct 01, 2014 Listen
199: Would you like some coffee or tea?Jun 25, 2014 Listen
198: Pronouncing 'clothes,' 'close' (verb), and 'close' (adjective)Jun 11, 2014 Listen
197: Linking vowels to sound fluent!Mar 26, 2014 Listen
196: Do you say 'people' as 'peopo'?Feb 26, 2014 Listen
195: Dropping the /k/ in 'asked' (HIMYM)Feb 05, 2014 Listen
194: 'faux pas, chauffeur, fiance,' and moreJan 22, 2014 Listen
193: 'Twas the Night Before ChristmasDec 19, 2013 Listen
192: Special holiday wordsDec 05, 2013 Listen
191: The difference between 'my car' and 'Mike are'Nov 27, 2013 Listen
190: From 'wait time' to 'snack time'Nov 13, 2013 Listen
189: Linking magic!Oct 30, 2013 Listen
188: Heteronyms: 'Lead' rhymes with 'read'Oct 16, 2013 Listen
187: 'Fall' and 'autumn'Oct 02, 2013 Listen
186: Fake it 'til you make it!Sep 11, 2013 Listen
185: From /ʒ/ to /ʤ/ ('zh' to 'j')Aug 28, 2013 Listen
184: Pronouncing /ʒ/ the 'zh sound'Aug 14, 2013 Listen
183: expected and unexpected /s/ and /ʃ/ minimal pairsJul 31, 2013 Listen
182: 'on' and 'off': /ɑn/ and /ɔf/Jul 17, 2013 Listen
181: The troublesome 'thr' /θr/ combinationJul 03, 2013 Listen
180: 'because'→'cuz': stressed, unstressed, informalJun 19, 2013 Listen
179: The silent /p/ in 'pneumatic' and 'psychology'Jun 05, 2013 Listen
178: "Feeling" the vibration of vowel soundsMay 15, 2013 Listen
177: -ate suffix revisited--advanced lessonMay 01, 2013 Listen
176: Swearing!Apr 17, 2013 Listen
175: Short Vowels Minimal SetsApr 03, 2013 Listen
174: 3-sound clusters beginning with 's'Mar 20, 2013 Listen
173: Digraphs and trigraphs, complicated spelling patternsMar 06, 2013 Listen
172: The 'cc' spelling pronunciations (as in 'accuse' and 'succeed)Feb 20, 2013 Listen
171: The silent /l/ in the word 'salmon'Feb 06, 2013 Listen
170: 'schwa+r' /ɚ/ paragraph practiceJan 23, 2013 Listen
169: Pronouncing 'Seattle'Jan 09, 2013 Listen
168: Stress pronunciation patterns in 3-syllable wordsDec 19, 2012 Listen
167: When to use the informal contraction 'useta'Dec 05, 2012 Listen
166: Understanding /ŋ/, the 'ng' soundNov 07, 2012 Listen
165: What is the vocal tract?Oct 24, 2012 Listen
164: Consonant clusters in EnglishOct 10, 2012 Listen
163: -ile and the differences in American and British EnglishSep 26, 2012 Listen
162: The differences between /b/ and /v/Sep 12, 2012 Listen
161: Schwa in 2-syllable wordsAug 29, 2012 Listen
160: w+a (want), w+a-r (warm), w+o-r (work)Aug 08, 2012 Listen
159: What are non-phonetic words?Jul 25, 2012 Listen
158: Vowels plus voiced and unvoiced consonantsJul 11, 2012 Listen
157: Native French speakers special!Jun 27, 2012 Listen
156: Silent letters in high-frequency wordsMay 30, 2012 Listen
155: The f sound and semi-irregular pluralsMay 16, 2012 Listen
154: 'She sells seashells'May 02, 2012 Listen
153: 'Look at Luke!'Apr 18, 2012 Listen
152: 's-c-h' and the word 'schedule'Apr 04, 2012 Listen
151: j/ch sounds plus -ed endingMar 14, 2012 Listen
150: Common spellings and non-phonetic wordsFeb 29, 2012 Listen
149: Practicing the /w/ and /v/Feb 15, 2012 Listen
148: More 'th' sounds practiceFeb 01, 2012 Listen
147: The -ious suffixJan 11, 2012 Listen
146: Happy "New" Year!Dec 28, 2011 Listen
145: a, e,i, o, u and sometimes yDec 14, 2011 Listen
144: -ed ending exceptionsNov 30, 2011 Listen
143: Don't over-pronounce soundsNov 02, 2011 Listen
142: The syllabic /l/Oct 12, 2011 Listen
141: We "recently" changed our t sound lessonSep 28, 2011 Listen
140: The 'oo' spelling of the words 'foot' and 'soon'Sep 14, 2011 Listen
139: Pronunciation of 'sure'Aug 31, 2011 Listen
138: Pronunciation of 'often'Aug 10, 2011 Listen
137: 'ct' spelling plus -ed and -s endingJul 27, 2011 Listen
135: m sound/n sound/ng soundJun 29, 2011 Listen
134: consonant-y-consonantJun 15, 2011 Listen
133: t/d, p/b, and k/g at the beginning of a wordJun 01, 2011 Listen
132: ea spelling: long e or short eMay 18, 2011 Listen
131: The word "new" in place namesApr 28, 2011 Listen
130: 2-syllable word stressMar 30, 2011 Listen
129: Portuguese speakers special, part 2Mar 16, 2011 Listen
128: The pronunciations of i-consonant-eMar 02, 2011 Listen
127: Portuguese speakers special, part 1Feb 17, 2011 Listen
126: Unstressed syllables, part 2Feb 02, 2011 Listen
125: Unstressed syllables, part 1Jan 19, 2011 Listen
124: French words in EnglishJan 04, 2011 Listen
123: A Merry, Marry, Mary ChristmasDec 22, 2010 Listen
119: The bunched /r/Oct 27, 2010 Listen
118: The prefix re-Oct 13, 2010 Listen
117: Suffixes with /ʧ/ (ch sound)Sep 29, 2010 Listen
116: Using 'ain't'Sep 15, 2010 Listen
115: Sound combinations: sp-, st-, sk-, sc-Sep 01, 2010 Listen
114: 'Puff' (aspiration) details of stop soundsAug 18, 2010 Listen
113: The /h/, like a chameleonAug 04, 2010 Listen
112: Dropping the /d/Jul 21, 2010 Listen
111: Linking /v/ and /f/Jul 07, 2010 Listen
110: Troublesome /v/ and /f/Jun 23, 2010 Listen
109: /s/, /z/, /ʃ/, /ʒ/ (s, z, sh, and zh sounds) compare and contrastJun 09, 2010 Listen
108: In the US, it is 'learned' and 'spelled,' while the British kept 'learnt' and 'spelt'Jun 02, 2010 Listen
107: 'ck' after short vowels (as in back), 'k' after all the others (as in 'bake)May 26, 2010 Listen
106: 'long u' stressed and reduced; /yu/ or /yə/?May 19, 2010 Listen
105: Pronouncing 'though,' 'thought,' 'through,' and 'thorough'May 12, 2010 Listen
104: Pronouncing 'pronounce' and 'pronunciation'May 05, 2010 Listen
102: Russian/Ukrainian Special EpisodeApr 21, 2010 Listen
101: Subtle oddities of the word 'subtle'Apr 14, 2010 Listen
100: A Hundred/One HundredApr 07, 2010 Listen
99: Three-word informal contractionsMar 31, 2010 Listen
97: The transition from 'used to' to 'useta'Mar 17, 2010 Listen
96: How 'women' could have been 'wimmen'Mar 10, 2010 Listen
94: /t/+/y/=/ʧ/, /d/+/y/=/ʤ/, surprising 'ch' and 'j' sounds.Feb 24, 2010 Listen
93: Do you accidentally make your /l/ into /w/?Feb 10, 2010 Listen
91: iPad/iPod, the world's newest /æ,ɑ/ (short a/short o) minimal pairJan 27, 2010 Listen
90: The j sound, spelled j, dge, ge, and g(i)Jan 20, 2010 Listen
88: Why is 'tch' (as in 'watch') easier to pronounce than 'ch' (as in which)?Jan 06, 2010 Listen
85: Why is the 'Ch' in 'Christmas' pronounced as /k/?Dec 16, 2009 Listen
84: 'Who,' 'what,' 'when,' and 'where': How do you pronouce words that begin with wh-?Dec 09, 2009 Listen
82: Thanksgiving holiday th sounds /ð, θ/ reviewNov 18, 2009 Listen
81: "About a boat," comparing /oʊ/ and /aʊ/Nov 10, 2009 Listen
79: Comparing /eɪ/, /i/, /ɑɪ/ (long a, long i, and long e)Oct 28, 2009 Listen
78: Comparing /æ/, /ɑ/, /ɔ/ (short a, short o, and aw)Oct 21, 2009 Listen
77: Comparing /i/, /ɪ/, /ɛ/, and /ʌ/ (long e, short i, short e, and short u)Oct 07, 2009 Listen
75: 'can' and 'can't,' how are they different? Not how you expect!Sep 16, 2009 Listen
74: Are 'for' and 'four' pronounced the same or differently?Sep 09, 2009 Listen
73: Reducing the word 'of' to /ə/Aug 26, 2009 Listen
72: Using /n/ instead of /ŋ/ (the 'ng' sound) in -ing endingAug 19, 2009 Listen
71: When and why do some words (like 'interesting') lose a syllable?Aug 12, 2009 Listen
69: Numbers: Teens versus Tens (as in 19 vs. 90)Jul 22, 2009 Listen
68: Voiced and Unvoiced 'th' /ð,θ/ reviewJul 15, 2009 Listen
66: Syllabic n's and nasal plosions (as in the words 'sudden' and 'couldn't')Jul 01, 2009 Listen
65: Uh-oh! The glottal stop in place of /t/Jun 24, 2009 Listen
63: When Americans drop the /t/ (with audio from The Incredibles)Jun 03, 2009 Listen
61: The American /t/ as a quick /d/May 21, 2009 Listen
#60 Tag questions aren't really questions, are they?May 13, 2009 Listen
59: Falling pitch boundaries on yes/no questionsMay 06, 2009 Listen
58: Pitch Boundaries, Rising and FallingApr 22, 2009 Listen
57: Comparing extra-high and rising pitch wordsApr 15, 2009 Listen
56: Extra-high pitch words for extra intensityApr 08, 2009 Listen
55: Intonation and high pitch words, an introductionApr 01, 2009 Listen
53: Phrasal verb sentence stressMar 18, 2009 Listen
52: Linking from the -ed endingMar 11, 2009 Listen
50: The silent /t/ in '-sten' and '-stle' (as in 'listen' and 'whistle')Feb 25, 2009 Listen
48: 'talk' and 'walk' and other '-alk' /ɔk/ wordsFeb 11, 2009 Listen
47: 'should,' 'could,' and 'would': /ʃʊd/, /kʊd/, /wʊd/Feb 03, 2009 Listen
46: 'Three,' 'through,' 'throw' and other /θr/ combination wordsJan 27, 2009 Listen
45: Chinese speakers special episodeJan 21, 2009 Listen
44: Letter 'x' pronunciations: /ks/ or /gz/Jan 14, 2009 Listen
43: About the words 'world' and 'word': /wɚld/ and /wɚd/Jan 07, 2009 Listen
42: Spanish speakers special episodeDec 30, 2008 Listen
41: The silent b in the -mb spelling (as in 'climb' and 'thumb')Dec 27, 2008 Listen
40: 'been,' not 'bean': /bɪn/, not /bin/Dec 17, 2008 Listen
39: 'quit, quite,' and 'quiet'Dec 10, 2008 Listen
38: 'idea'--a troublesome little 4-letter wordDec 06, 2008 Listen
37: 'says' and 'said'--two words NOT pronounced with 'long a' /eɪ/Nov 26, 2008 Listen
36: Japanese speaker specialNov 16, 2008 Listen
35: there, their, they're: they're all said the same!Nov 15, 2008 Listen
34: consonant+y suffix (-cy, -ity, -graphy, -fy) word syllable stressNov 08, 2008 Listen
33: -ate suffix word syllable stress and heteronymsNov 01, 2008 Listen
32: -ize suffix (as in 'recognize' and 'prioritize') word syllable stressOct 21, 2008 Listen
31: -ic suffix word syllable stressOct 15, 2008 Listen
30: 2-syllable word stress and -tion/-sion syllable stressOct 08, 2008 Listen
29: Compare /i/ and /ɪ/ ('long e' & 'short i'--as in 'sheep' and 'ship')Sep 30, 2008 Listen
28: The /h/ (as in 'hello' and 'happy')Sep 24, 2008 Listen
27: The /g/ and /k/, stops in American EnglishSep 17, 2008 Listen
26: English /m/ and /n/ pronunciationSep 10, 2008 Listen
25: The 'ng' sound /ŋ/ (as in 'song') pronunciationSep 03, 2008 Listen
24: The 'ch' /ʧ/ and 'j' /ʤ/ pronunciation in EnglishAug 27, 2008 Listen
23: The /p/ and /b/ in EnglishAug 20, 2008 Listen
22: Review all the sounds covered so farAug 13, 2008 Listen
21: The Rhythm Rule and sentence stress, continuedAug 06, 2008 Listen
20: The Rhythm Rule and Sentence StressJul 30, 2008 Listen
19: -ed ending pronunciationJul 23, 2008 Listen
18: The /f/ and /v/ in EnglishJul 16, 2008 Listen
17: The 'sh' /ʃ/ and 'zh' /ʒ/ in EnglishJul 09, 2008 Listen
16: Reduced Pronouns: 'he, him, her,' and 'them'Jul 02, 2008 Listen
15: Linking vowel soundsJun 24, 2008 Listen
14: Linking consonant soundsJun 18, 2008 Listen
13: Informal contractions in American EnglishJun 11, 2008 Listen
12: Common contractions in American EnglishJun 04, 2008 Listen
11: 'aw' /ɔ/, 'oi' /ɔɪ/, and 'ow' /aʊ/ in American EnglishMay 28, 2008 Listen
10: The American English 'oo sound' /u/ and 'other u' /ʊ/May 20, 2008 Listen
9: The short vowel sounds /æ, ɛ, ɪ, ɑ, ʌ/ in American EnglishMay 14, 2008 Listen
8: The long vowel sounds: /eɪ, i, ɑɪ, oʊ, yu/ in American EnglishMay 07, 2008 Listen
7: Pronouncing /w/ and /y/Apr 30, 2008 Listen
6: American English r-controlled vowels /ɚ, ɑr, ɔr, ɛr/Apr 23, 2008 Listen
5: The American English /r/ and /l/Apr 15, 2008 Listen
4: The American English /r/Apr 07, 2008 Listen
3: The English /s/ and /z/Apr 01, 2008 Listen
2: The English /t/ and /d/Mar 24, 2008 Listen
1: The English 'th sounds' /θ, ð/Mar 19, 2008 Listen