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Schwa Mill: The American English Pronunciation Show

English, Education, 3 seasons, 138 episodes, 1 day, 4 hours, 42 minutes
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The Schwa Mill is a show from Fluent American (www.youtube.com/fluentamerican) where we look at audio files from listeners and give suggestions to help achieve a more natural sound in American English pronunciation. This podcast is the audio from our live weekly video livestream. If you are looking at expanding your accent, this is the show from you!
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You Are 10,000 Mistakes Away From A Natural Accent

If you knew how many mistakes you had left to make before having the American accent you'd like, how would that change your approach whenever you talked? Let's discuss mindset and mastering American English pronunciationWelcome to Wake Up American, where Monday through Friday, we spend a couple minutes on a challenging aspect of American English pronunciation and walk through examples to help you achieve a more natural sound the next time you speak in American English at work, at home, or out and about town.Video version: https://youtube.com/live/BMNHUXD7MRASupport the Show.
5/1/202412 minutes, 42 seconds
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Go vs GOAL: Confusing American English Sounds

See the video version here: https://youtube.com/live/774qqBVWPswThese exercises are from our pronunciation Telegram group, where you send audio and get feedback from us every day! See what it's like here:    https://youtu.be/FDwPuwstUEoWelcome to Wake Up American, where Monday through Friday, we spend a couple minutes on a challenging aspect of American English pronunciation and walk through examples to help you achieve a more natural sound the next time you speak in American English at work, at home, or out and about town.Today we're talking about the American English /OU/ sound and comparing it to the dark LTranscript: (NOTE--this is AI generated and may contain errors:Hello, hello, hello.Good morning, good evening, good afternoon, guys.Welcome back to another episode of Wake Up American.This is our daily American English pronunciation show where we give youWhat you need if your goal is serious change in pronunciation, and that is just trying to get in daily practice.Just show up.Just be there.Just get your five minutes in, your 10 minutes in, whatever it is that you need to study.So that way you can say you did it for today because when you take days off, things just slow down.You can feel it.You can feel the rust.You can feel that you're not progressing as fast as you want.So we're here to give you those five, 10 minutes of practice every single day.And to join you in this process, there is me.Hello.My name is Jeff.You're friends with breath.That is one of the four key ingredients to a natural sound, including breath, placement, pitch, and trying toWe can hear constant sounds trying to strengthen your vowel sounds.And today, this is kind of like a part two in a way, because this is a bit of a continuation of what we talked about in our last stream in Wake Up American.In the last stream, what we discussed...We were talking about dark L sounds.We're talking about them at the ends of words and how when you have these at the ends of words, what you want to do is you want to say them fast.You want to say them weak.You want to say them potentially with the tip of your tongue down.You don't have to do that, but it's possible for when we talk about L sounds today, it's going to be the same thing.So for instance, we saw yesterday, let's just look at, we have some words here to actually are very similar to words that we saw yesterday.The first words of all these groups have this dark oil at the end.So this kind of gives you a quick crash course.And if you're interested, you can go back and look at yesterday's stream.We have rubble, double, shovel, bubble.So, you know, it's not like rubble, double, shovel.Those all sounds just way too strong.You want to be weak, fast, and lower in pitch.So those are things you want to be considering there.Let's just...See what else we have going on here.So our big focus today is going to be comparing dark L's at the ends of words versus an O sound.From working with students, I know it just can be a difficult combination.Sometimes instead of making a dark L at the end of words, what students do is they're like, oh, it's just kind of like, it's just a vowel, so I'm just going to make an O sound.Or I think I'm making a dark L sound, but I'm actually making an O sound.These are things that do happen.And we're going to try to fight against that a little bit today.Okay?Because these are different sounds.So the second and third word of each of these groups should sound different.Okay?It's an O sound versus an O sound.Let's just kind of practice making those a couple times.O, O, O. That's our dark L sound.Support the show
12/20/202310 minutes, 5 seconds
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How To Add S After TH In American English

See the video version: https://youtube.com/live/FAEQ9kMNt_cWelcome to Wake Up American, where Monday through Friday, we spend a couple minutes on a challenging aspect of American English pronunciation and walk through examples to help you achieve a more natural sound the next time you speak in American English at work, at home, or out and about town.The exercises are taken from our Telegram group, where we provide daily pronunciation corrections to make sure you have a couple of minutes of practice and feedback from native speakers every day. See more of what our Telegram group is like here: https://youtu.be/FDwPuwstUEoToday, we'll go over linking th to sbath soap  math sense   with some    pass the      this thing    it's thereSupport the show
10/20/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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American Accent Shadowing: Listen & Repeat

American English shadowing exercises are for people interested in expanding their American English accents, whether you are located in the US, North America, or other areas around the world. For the best use of shadowing exercises in American English, listen to a section of audio, pause, and repeat what you hear. Try to use the same pronunciation, intonation, stress, pitch patterns, and linking that you find native English speakers use; record yourself and compare the differences.Find the mp3 version here: www.fluentamerican.com/podcast#fluentamerican #shadowing #americanaccent
7/4/20234 minutes, 51 seconds