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English, Education, 200 seasons, 416 episodes, 5 days, 20 hours, 30 minutes
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The InFluency podcast is your go-to resource for learning, speaking and teaching English. Hadar Shemesh is a pronunciation expert and fluency coach with thousands of students around the world, though she herself was an intermediate speaker of English once. In this podcast she will share her best strategies for learning English, speaking English with confidence and mastering the American accent. Discover how becoming fluent has everything to do with acquiring the right mindset, setting goals and learning how to overcome challenges. Hadar will also share her teaching philosophy and techniques to support English teachers looking to help their students become fluent.
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412. Reflections at the end of the school year | My Relocation Diaries

It’s been 6 months since we’ve relocated to Spain – I can barely believe it! I’m spending some time today reflecting back on the past few months, comparing my own progress, the progress of my daughters, and sharing how DIFFERENT things look and feel since we arrived in January.
6/21/202423 minutes, 53 seconds
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411. Strategies to Improve your Listening in English

I’m interviewing Jennifer from JForrestEnglish on the show today. Jennifer shares how her own experience as a “failed language learner” inspired her to begin teaching English and helping others improve their listening skills, confidence and mindset. I enjoyed this talk with Jennifer, and I hope you will too! Watch my interview on Jennifer’s channel here: https://youtu.be/0ntWvSE8cDI Check out Jennifer’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@JForrestEnglish Join my InFluency Community to practice speaking with others for free: https://bit.ly/47tinnp
6/18/202434 minutes, 32 seconds
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410. I need to do this more often | My Relocation Diaries

Getting away from the city, reconnecting with family and nature…I had a chance to do all of that this week and let me tell you, it was much needed!
6/14/202415 minutes, 39 seconds
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409. Eww, m-hm, phew! How to pronounce common interjections in English

Hmm, a-ha, eww! Huh…chances are that you’ve come across interjections in English before when reading, but you may not know how to pronounce all of them! In this episode, I’ll share some of the most common interjections in English.
6/11/202410 minutes, 58 seconds
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408. We had our student meetup in Barcelona! | My Relocation Diaries

I’ve been teasing it for the past few weeks, but on June 1, we finally had our student meetup! We had 80 students come from all around the world to meet each other – most of us meeting for the very first time in person! It was so incredible, emotional, and special to connect with the students that I’ve known over the screen (some of them for more than 5 years!) and finally hug them in real life. If you want to join the magic of this community, what are you waiting for? Join our free InFluency Community https://bit.ly/47tinnp
6/7/202429 minutes, 46 seconds
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407. How to stay FOCUSED when studying English and stop getting distracted

Easily distracted when studying English? Learn how to tune out distractions and laser in on your English to get the results you’re after.
6/4/202420 minutes, 3 seconds
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406. I’m so tired of PLANNING! (And other exciting updates) | My Relocation Diaries

This week I’m talking about all the things that I’m currently planning. The thing is, since the moment I arrived in Spain, I haven’t stopped PLANNING! And even though it seems like a simple thing, I feel it’s one of the most energy consuming things we do! From planning a holiday, to a birthday party for Amalia, a community meetup, team activities, play dates, it’s so. much. planning. In today’s episode I’ll also share with you my tips for how to plan well, and other exciting updates about my community retreat.
5/31/202415 minutes, 15 seconds
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405. The Impostor syndrome [Revisiting favorite episodes]

In this episode I talk about the impostor syndrome, what it is, and how it affects non-native speakers of English. This is an episode I published 3 years ago, and I wanted to bring it back for all the new people who joined my world recently! Full transcript: https://hadarshemesh.com/transcript/impostor-syndrome/
5/28/202439 minutes, 47 seconds
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404. The Advantages of NOT being Fluent 😎 | My Relocation Diaries

We all know that speaking a language fluently has tons of advantages. Better communication! New friendships! Less misunderstandings! Life is easier when you understand everyone around you, no doubt. But today, I wanted to think of it from a COMPLETELY different perspective. What are the advantages of NOT being fluent in a language? I’ve noticed quite a few things that I’ve experienced since moving to Spain where I can’t understand everything that’s being spoken around me…and that’s what I want to share with you today.
5/24/202417 minutes, 32 seconds
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403. 20 common English phrases to use when you’re at a restaurant

Can I get that to go? Can I get the dressing on the side? There are tons of useful expressions to know when you go to a restaurant. Today, we’re going to practice 20 of them focusing on pronunciation, rhythm and intonation so the next time you go out to eat in English, you can ask for the specials with confidence and clarity. Download the free PDF to practice the phrases here! https://bit.ly/4bzjJib
5/21/202411 minutes, 35 seconds
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402. I’m a student again! My experience in Spanish class | My Relocation Diaries

This week, I started taking Spanish classes, and as you can imagine, I have a LOT of thoughts. It’s been a while since I was a student, and being on the receiving end of a class has taught me so much about how important pronunciation, mindset, and strategy are when learning a second language. Here’s the vocabulary method I developed and am now using to learn and remember new words and grammar structures: https://bit.ly/4ammPFf
5/17/202428 minutes, 42 seconds
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401. Settling in & starting Spanish classes | My Relocation Diaries

It’s been about 4 months since I’ve moved, and now I’m starting to feel like I’ve “settled in”. Today I’ll share updates about my Spanish, and some funny miscommunications that I’m sure you can relate to
5/10/202416 minutes, 57 seconds
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400. How to pronounce words like horror, mirror, error and more

Oh, the horror of pronouncing the word horror!! Today, I’m teaching you how to pronounce words that end in -RROR. Words like error, horror, mirror and more. Join me for this fun practice.
5/7/202410 minutes, 18 seconds
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399. The first visit back home | My Relocation Diaries

Last week, we visited our family and friends back home. Today, I’ll share about how it was to return home, the way I tried to maximize our time there, and what it felt like returning back to Barcelona.
5/3/202426 minutes, 7 seconds
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398. Practice connected speech in these 25 daily phrases

In today’s episode, we’ll practice connected speech in 25 of some of the most common, daily expressions that you can use in your everyday conversations. Wadaya-think? Download the free practice sheet with audio here to see the transcript and follow along: https://bit.ly/49SSm1s Check out my other episodes to learn the basics of connected speech: Connected speech in English: How to use it to sound even clearer: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/274/ How to Connect Words and Sounds in English: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/connected-speech/
4/30/202412 minutes
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397. Lessons learned from 1 million subscribers on YouTube 🥹

I hit a million followers on YouTube! Today, I want to share some of the lessons I’ve learned over the past several years, with hundreds of videos later, and how I view this milestone.
4/23/202420 minutes, 14 seconds
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396. The refrigerator story | My Relocation Diaries

I’ve been promising I’d tell you this story for several weeks now…and I won’t hold you in suspense any longer. Here’s the story of my refrigerator, and a much bigger story about dealing with circumstances completely out of your control. If you’re living in Spain and looking for a moving company, this is the company that I can’t recommend enough! http://www.mudanzasdiagonal.com/
4/19/202433 minutes, 19 seconds
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395. Sick | My Relocation Diaries

I got really sick. In this episode I talk about why it was different to be sick in a different country, what was the hardest thing for me, and the funny thing that happened at the pharmacy
4/12/202418 minutes, 58 seconds
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394. The 5 Most Common Words in English and How to (Actually) Pronounce Them

Do you know the 5 most common words in English? Are you actually pronouncing them the RIGHT WAY? You might be surprised! Tune in to this episode to learn about how to actually pronounce the most common words that appear in the English language. Practice more of these words in phrases and sentences on my website: https://bit.ly/3THEdOw
4/9/202412 minutes, 17 seconds
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393. Roller coaster of emotions🎢 and things I love about this city ❤️ | My Relocation Diaries

Relocating can bring up all kinds of emotions – happiness, sadness, loneliness, hopefulness…and sometimes all of the emotions can all happen at once. Today I want to share with you how I’m dealing with different emotions, and some of the ways I’m processing them. How do you process your emotions?
4/5/202422 minutes, 38 seconds
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392. Do you feel Fake in English?

Sign up for my FREE live class: https://bit.ly/3U0xuk9 Do you ever feel fake in English, especially when it comes to pronunciation? This is something that I’ve seen many of my students struggle with. Today, I want to talk about why you might feel fake, and how you can feel more authentic, and like yourself when you speak. I’m talking about this and more in my free live class, grab your spot here! https://bit.ly/3U0xuk9
4/2/202412 minutes, 54 seconds
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391. My journey to becoming a Life Coach | My Relocation Diaries

In today’s episode of My Relocation Diaries, I share an update with you about my journey to getting certified as a Life Coach through The Life Coach School. It was most definitely a challenging and humbling experience, but I learned a lot – and that’s what I want to talk about today. Check out the Life Coach School podcast: https://thelifecoachschool.com/podcast/
3/29/202427 minutes, 15 seconds
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390. How to pronounce words like audio, awesome, awful | English Spelling Patterns

Did you know there’s not actually a U sound in words like audio and author? It’s true! In this episode, I’ll show you how to pronounce words that have an AU and AW spelling pattern in English.
3/26/20247 minutes, 29 seconds
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389. Making Friends 🫶🏽 | My Relocation Diaries

In this episode I talk about friendships. I will take you through what friendships looked like for me before I moved here, what has changed, and how I’m making new connections here now. I’ll also talk about how we change over the years in the way we make friends and the way we find the right people for us. This episode was recorded with enormous love to all my friends here and there. I’m grateful for having you in my life.
3/22/202429 minutes, 8 seconds
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388. How to (politely) disagree with someone: Useful phrases

Have you ever needed to disagree with someone in English, but weren’t sure how exactly to say it? In this episode, I’ll share with you several different ways you can (politely) disagree with someone the next time you don’t see eye to eye with them
3/19/20248 minutes, 5 seconds
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387. Spanish and Me ❤️‍🩹 – my experience learning another language | My Relocation Diaries

Today, I’m starting to share my humble experience learning Spanish living in Barcelona, and trying to understand others and get by. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be! But I’m working on finding my path. Tune in to listen to my episode and hear what it’s like to be an absolute beginner in a new language.
3/15/202429 minutes, 38 seconds
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386. Pronounce this suffix right every time (-ally)

Practice pronunciation with me! Suffixes in English often change the pronunciation and stress on a word, which can make guessing the right pronunciation a bit stressful. But in this episode, I’ll show you how to pronounce words with the -ally suffix with ease. What other words with the -ally suffix can you think of? In this episode, the examples include how to pronounce the words: Cultural and Culturally Digital and Digitally Natural and Naturally Accident and Accidentally Specific and Specifically
3/12/20245 minutes, 50 seconds
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385. A day in my life – productivity, managing work & balancing family | My Relocation Diaries

If moving to a new country does anything, it definitely shakes up your daily routine. In this episode, I’ll talk about how I’m balancing productivity, creating a different work environment, developing different routines and balancing family time in Barcelona.
3/8/202427 minutes, 51 seconds
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384. Business English Communication – How to Succeed in Conversations with Lindsay McMahon

Do you want to improve your communication skills in professional environments in English? That’s exactly what we’re talking about today with Lindsay from All Ears English. We talk about how business English has changed since the pandemic, and how you can succeed in conversations remotely or in-person.  Useful Business English phrases, recommended by Lindsay: I apologize but I need to reschedule our meeting. Does [time] work for you? I hate to do this but I need to reschedule our meeting. Can you please send me your availability for next week? I’m sorry, I have to cancel. Would you be available at [time]? I want to respect your time today. What are your time constraints? How did [event] go? I’m wondering what you’re thinking about [topic of interest]? What are your thoughts on [topic]? What keeps you busy when you’re out of work? What do you like to do outside of work? Now I’m gonna pass this to [person]. Next up is [person] who’s gonna go through [something]. I’ll hand it back to [person] to show us [something].   Connect with Lindsay on All Ears English  Website: https://www.allearsenglish.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/all_ears_english/ Subscribe to All Ears English Podcast: https://www.allearsenglish.com/episodes/ Check out Lindsay’s Business English course https://bit.ly/30AttqB  Listen to our previous interview together: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/68/
3/5/202430 minutes, 4 seconds
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383. The biggest risk I’ve ever taken | My Relocation Diaries

Today I’m sharing with you the CRAZIEST thing I’ve ever done and how I moved my entire family to Spain…before even knowing if I would receive the visa. I’ll also share why the power of our thoughts can either limit us, or allow us to take risks we never could have imagined, but get us big results.
3/1/202438 minutes, 8 seconds
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382. Will learning another language mess up your English? 🫣

Whether you’re a passionate polyglot, or you have to learn several languages out of necessity, you might have wondered if learning more than one language can harm your progress in English. In today’s episode, I’ll share my thoughts, and what steps you can take if you are learning more than one language at a time. Did you like this episode? Check out the episode “Will Learning Other Accents Mess Up My English?” https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/listening-to-different-accents/
2/27/20249 minutes, 36 seconds
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381. Little pieces of confidence | My Relocation Diaries

Moving to a new country can be scary, and you need to build a new sense of confidence in this new place. I realized that the only way for me to overcome my fear of ‘not belonging’ or ‘doing something wrong’ is by building my confidence little by little by taking small actions. And that’s what I’m talking about today. Video version is available here: https://youtu.be/sEDlJwSUF_4
2/23/202427 minutes, 11 seconds
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380. Relocation Diaries: So…I moved to Barcelona 🤯😍 [NEW SERIES]

Guess what!? I moved! In January, 2024, my family and I packed up and moved to Barcelona. A new country, new language(s), and many, many challenges. This new series, Relocation Diaries, will be about the struggles, conflicts, happy moments, learning a language, mindset work, and how I almost lost my mind over one refrigerator (long story, coming soon). I knew I wanted to document this time and share it with you. Get ready for more behind the scenes of my life and my business!
2/16/202437 minutes, 59 seconds
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379. Using Tag Questions the Right Way – English Pronunciation

Tag questions in English can be tricky, can’t they? In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about how to pronounce tag questions in English so you can use them confidently. Download the free PDF to practice tag questions: https://hadarshemesh.com/tagquestions
2/13/202412 minutes, 17 seconds
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378. Succeed in IELTS speaking with these tips

Today I had the honor of interviewing Keith from English Speaking Success, where he shared his experience and best tips and tricks for helping students succeed in the IELTS exam, and feel more confident in their speaking. Learn more about Keith’s courses here: Keithspeakingacademy.com Follow Keith’s channel to get more tips that will develop your speaking and prepare you for IELTS: https://www.youtube.com/@EnglishSpeakingSuccess
2/9/202435 minutes, 40 seconds
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377. 15 words my students HATE to say (and how to pronounce them!)

What are the hardest words to pronounce in English? Don’t take it from me! I asked this question to my students and here’s what they said. What English word is the hardest for you to pronounce?
2/6/202414 minutes, 56 seconds
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376. How to stop avoiding conversations and start conquering them – an interview with my student, Daniela

What does it take to overcome your fear in English and express yourself freely and completely? In this episode I interview my student, Daniela Vašinková, who lives in the Czech Republic. We talk about Daniela’s story of learning English (without having ever lived in an English speaking country), and how she went from avoiding all conversations, to becoming the outgoing, influential and incredible speaker that she is today. Daniela was a student of mine in my signature program, New Sound (get on the waitlist here https://bit.ly/48NUVSP), and a pillar in my membership community, Beyond! Beyond is now open for registration, click here to join: https://bit.ly/42eKQf9
1/30/202441 minutes, 13 seconds
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375. Start practicing English consistently with these steps

You know you should practice your English, but it can feel overwhelming not knowing where to begin, what to study, or how to do it effectively. Today I’ll walk you through the essential elements you need to begin practicing more consistently in English. Add a quick, easy and fun daily 10-minute practice to your routine for free! Become a Sprint Rookie: https://bit.ly/43pCotf  Videos to help you know what to focus on and practice more effectively: 15 Minute Morning Pronunciation Practice for English Learners https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/pronunciation-practice-english/  Get fluent in English FASTER – 3 Unconventional and effective strategies https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/3-ways-to-improve-english-fast/  The method I use to teach pronunciation (Pronunciation & Productivity tips inside!) https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/my-method-to-teach-pronunciation/  Do you really need feedback to improve? The answer might surprise you https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/do-you-need-feedback/ How to stop REPEATING yourself, ORGANIZE your thoughts, and speak TO THE POINT https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-be-concise-in-english/
1/23/202410 minutes, 19 seconds
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A special invitation for you – The Start Strong Challenge

Join The FREE 7-Day Start Strong Challenge here: https://bit.ly/3SkT4il I’m always talking about the importance of planning, prioritizing, setting goals, and getting clear about what you want to achieve. This is something that we’re doing in my business constantly, because when you take just a few days to zoom out and focus on the big picture, like where you want to go in your English and how you want to feel, the results are instant. That’s exactly what we’re going to do in the FREE 7-Day Start Strong Challenge. 7 days of planning, goal setting, habit building, speaking, and much, much more. You will leave feeling motivated and inspired to take action on your English goals. Join me? We start Monday, January 22. https://bit.ly/3SkT4il
1/19/20247 minutes, 40 seconds
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374. How to REALLY set English goals you will achieve in 2024 (+ a special invitation!)

Join the 7-Day Start Strong Challenge for free: https://bit.ly/41XW8UM How can you actually set goals that you are excited about and that you’ll commit to in 2024? In this episode, we’ll talk about how you can start and stay strong in 2024 by creating goals that set you up for success. And, if you want to set your goals with me, build habits that last, get more practice, speaking opportunities and lots more, I’m inviting you to our Start Strong Challenge from January 22 – 28. It’s 100% FREE! Join the challenge today. We start January 22! https://bit.ly/41XW8UM
1/16/202410 minutes, 25 seconds
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373. Can listening to different accents RUIN your pronunciation?

Have you ever thought that listening to different accents might confuse you or slow down your progress in English? This is a concern that I’ve heard a lot over the years, and today I’ll share the truth about what listening to different accents and dialects can actually do to your English.
1/9/20247 minutes, 25 seconds
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372. 3 strategies that will help you stop translating and start thinking in English!

Do you want to begin thinking in English more? Naturally, it can be challenging to switch from thinking in your native language to English. But today, I’m sharing with you three strategies that I’ve used myself to start thinking in English. Are you already using any of these strategies? Let me know!
1/2/202410 minutes, 18 seconds
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371. 10 Common Words in Medicine and How to Pronounce Them

Anesthesia, syringe, malignant tumor…so many words that look intimidating in medicine, but are essential to know! In today’s episode, I’ll share 10 common words used in medicine, what they mean, and how to pronounce them. Download the free PDF to follow along with the audio and see the definition, IPA transcription, and example sentences: https://bit.ly/3TCKCMz Whether you need to go to a doctor and use English, or you just want to brush up on your medical vocabulary, you’ll enjoy this episode!
12/29/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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370. How to pronounce “has to”, “have to” and “had to” in connected speech

We use “has to”, “have to” and “had to” all the time when we speak, but did you know that something interesting happens to them in connected speech? Find out how in this episode. Connected speech in English – why do we need it? https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/connected-speech-in-english/ How to connect words in American English? | Tips & Tricks https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/connected-speech/
12/26/20237 minutes, 36 seconds
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369. 3 types of English mistakes and how they HELP your fluency

You’ve heard that making mistakes are bad…but what if I told you that making mistakes can actually improve your English and get you closer to your fluency goals? In today’s episode, we’re talking about three different types of mistakes in English, and how you can use each mistake to learn from it and identify what you need to work on to overcome those challenges. Practice your English through daily, effective fun repetitions using my SPRINTS! https://hadarshemesh.com/sprint-rookie/ Transcribe your speech using Descript https://www.descript.com/ Get my free ChatGPT guide and boost your English practice: https://hadarshemesh.com/chatgpt-freebie/
12/19/202316 minutes, 58 seconds
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368. The different ways to pronounce O in English

Hot, work, photo, who…these words all have the letter ‘O’ in them, but each O is pronounced completely different! In this lesson, I’ll teach you the different pronunciations of the letter O in American English, and how to develop a method for pronouncing it accurately when you’re not sure. Watch the full video version of it here: https://youtu.be/nsCyAWyqn4k
12/14/202334 minutes, 13 seconds
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367. Pronunciation Q&A with me: Answering your questions

Ready for a Q&A with me? I’m answering all questions about pronunciation. Here’s a sneak peek of what we cover in today’s episode: Words with -er at the end of them Words with Flap T and L (little, turtle) Connected speech Intonation Do you have questions for me? Submit them here: https://bit.ly/3L71bu8
12/8/202348 minutes, 35 seconds
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366. Unconventional and effective ways to improve your English FAST

Are you looking for a different approach to becoming more fluent in English? There are a lot of tips and resources out there for how to improve your spoken English, but today, we’re discussing uncommon, practical and unconventional strategies that you might have never heard of. These strategies are designed to help you get fluent and take your spoken English to the next level – fast! Resources mentioned: Upwork: https://www.upwork.com/ Fiverr: https://www.fiverr.com/ Digital Nomad Facebook Groups: – https://www.facebook.com/groups/DigitalNomadJobs – https://www.facebook.com/groups/remotejobsfordigitalnomads
12/5/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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365. How to pronounce P/T/K in words

In this episode we’re going to talk about the H, and talk about what happens to the T, K and P’s at the beginning of words (hint, it has to do with H’s). For more resources watch these videos: Silent H in English: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/the-h/ The American T Sound: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-pronounce-american-t-sound/ T and D in English: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/t-d/
12/1/202313 minutes, 56 seconds
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364. The method I use to teach pronunciation (Pronunciation & Productivity tips inside!)

In this episode, I’m showing you the ins and outs of the exact method I use to teach pronunciation to my students, and how you can use the same method on your own to get great results.  Not sure what sounds to start with? Listen to this episode: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/348/  Resources I’ve prepared for you with words, phrases and sentences to practice: The OW as in GO https://hadarshemesh.com/ow-freebie/ The Flap T https://hadarshemesh.com/t-d-freebie/ The L sound https://hadarshemesh.com/american-l-freebie/ The R sound https://hadarshemesh.com/the-r-in-english-podcast-freebie/ More resources for you:  Join the waitlist for my 3-month program New Sound: https://bit.ly/49SHOjQ  Create sentences with ChatGPT: https://bit.ly/47p7003   Practice with YouGlish: https://youglish.com/   Get word lists from Homespeechhome https://www.home-speech-home.com/speech-therapy-word-lists.html
11/28/202313 minutes
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363. How the 80/20 principle will help you improve your English

In this episode, I’ll share how to use the 80/20 principle and apply it to your English practice. Join my free speaking community – The InFluency Community: https://bit.ly/47tinnp Transform your mindset in English through my 30-day audio course My English Mindset: https://bit.ly/47wXuYD
11/24/202330 minutes, 1 second
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362. What to do when you get stuck while speaking

Do you sometimes get stuck in conversations, looking for the right word but you just can’t find it? It can ruin your flow, and your confidence when communicating with others. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about WHY it happens, and what you can do when you find yourself stuck! Boost your communication with my FREE 5-Step Vocabulary Planner: https://bit.ly/3XiF0qv
11/21/202314 minutes, 4 seconds
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361. Mindset Talk: Tap into your full potential

What would it feel like to speak English with your full potential? In our final episode of this mini-series, this mindset talk is all about overcoming internal obstacles to do just that! If you feel like you want to take the next step in working on your mindset and untapping your full potential in English, I’m inviting you to join my 30-day audio training, My English Mindset today: https://bit.ly/3VdK0eW
11/17/202314 minutes, 19 seconds
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360. Effectively practice the 5 Diphthongs of American English

Can you pronounce the difference between sell and sale or want and won’t? In today’s episode, we’re talking about how to effectively pronounce the 5 diphthongs of American English. Download your FREE practice sheet with words, minimal pairs and sentences so you can learn common words with diphthongs, and pronounce them like a pro  https://bit.ly/49g4drm
11/15/202313 minutes, 49 seconds
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359. Mindset Talk: Setting yourself up for success

Your environment has a BIG impact on setting yourself up for English success. This mindset episode will show you how to create the right environment to thrive. In this new mini-series called Mindset Talks, we’ll be tackling different topics around mindset and English and how they are connected. If you feel like you want to take the next step in working on your mindset and untapping your full potential in English, I’m inviting you to join my 30-day audio training, My English Mindset today: https://bit.ly/3VdK0eW
10/6/202314 minutes, 55 seconds
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358. Do you really need feedback to improve? The answer might surprise you

Do you need feedback to improve your English? You might think that the ONLY way to improve is to have a teacher or person that can give you feedback and corrections on everything that you say. While having a teacher that can give you feedback is certainly valuable, you can absolutely improve without having a teacher or anyone to give you feedback when you practice! Having a teacher give feedback can be a privilege that many people don’t have. You might feel that if you don’t get feedback, you’ll never be able to get to where you want to be. But that’s not the case at all! In this episode, I’ll talk about the pros and cons of receiving feedback, and how you can give yourself feedback – no teacher required! Now I want to hear from you. Have you found a strategy to practice giving yourself feedback on your own? Do you have any tips for the rest of us? Let me know in the comments! Check out the following episodes: How to pronounce words with Google: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/google-ipa/ How to use Google to improve your pronunciation: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/8/ ChatGPT tutorial for English: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/288/
10/3/202317 minutes, 30 seconds
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357. Mindset Talk: Feeling Fake

Do you ever feel fake in English? This episode will focus on what to do when you feel fake in English. Whether that’s fearing what others will think, staying in your comfort zone, or falling victim to imposter syndrome, we’ll talk about it all! In this new mini-series called Mindset Talks, we’ll be tackling different topics around mindset and English and how they are connected. If you feel like you want to take the next step in working on your mindset and untapping your full potential in English, I’m inviting you to join my 30-day audio training, My English Mindset today: https://bit.ly/3VdK0eW Why do I feel like a fraud every time I speak English? | The Impostor Syndrome: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/11/
9/29/20239 minutes, 1 second
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356. Avoid these mistakes if you want to grow your vocabulary!

Do you want a bigger vocabulary? Of course! Who doesn’t? But there are many methods out there that might be harming you instead of helping. If you’ve ever tried to learn new vocabulary, you know that it can feel impossible at times, or overwhelming when you think about all the words you need to learn. Even worse is when you spend time learning vocab, but then you can’t put it in a sentence when you need it! Today, I’m talking about the WORST techniques to improve your vocabulary. Avoid these techniques to save yourself time and prevent future headaches . I’ll also be showing you proven methods that will ACTUALLY help you boost your vocabulary in a way that is productive, easy and will make words stick for good. To get started, download my FREE 5-Step Vocabulary Planner: https://bit.ly/3XiF0qv Check out more videos about building vocabulary: How To Learn New Vocabulary | Build Pronunciation Confidence https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-learn-new-vocabulary/ Want to improve your speaking vocabulary? STOP LEARNING NEW WORDS https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/improve-speaking-vocabulary/
9/26/202315 minutes, 18 seconds
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355. Mindset Talk: Dealing with Criticism

Have you ever dealt with criticism or unsolicited comments about your accent or your English? In this new mini-series called Mindset Talks, we’ll be tackling different topics around mindset and English and how they are connected. Learn about how to deal with criticism in English, and how to change the negative thoughts in your head you might have when it comes to what you think about your English.
9/22/202310 minutes, 41 seconds
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[Bonus episode] Q&A about New Sound: Answering everything about my transformative program

Are you curious about joining my 3-month course New Sound? Enrollment is open until Thursday, September 21. If you’re wondering what it’s all about, and if it’s right for you, this bonus episode will give you all of that, and more! Click here to join New Sound: https://bit.ly/3rjPn1I
9/20/202351 minutes, 39 seconds
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354. 6 English Success Stories That Will Inspire You

I love success stories. Especially when I see someone who I identify with achieving the things I want to achieve in life. That’s why I’m so excited to share with you today’s real-life success stories! In this episode, I’m interviewing 6 of my New Sound students as they share their experience inside New Sound, and what has become possible for them during and after. Join New Sound today: https://bit.ly/3ZcYhus They’ll share what are the things that they needed to learn, and the things they needed to let go of to speak English powerfully, clearly and fluently. They will also share the values of what New Sound is all about: speaking up, being heard, and using your English voice to change your life. And mostly, when we build pronunciation confidence, we feel more free and fluent, and much more like ourselves when speaking. My students with me today are: Rosario Oliva, a Software developer living in Italy Antonina Zusko, an English tutor from Ukraine, now living in the US Luciana Caraça, a UX Designer from Brazil, now living in Portugal Fred Silva, a digital marketer living in Brazil Muxiang Liu Pajerski, a National Marketing Technology Project Manager from China, now living in the US Sheena Weeden, a stay-at-home mom from the Philippines, now living in the US
9/19/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 22 seconds
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353. Mindset Talk: How to Get Unstuck

In this new mini-series called Mindset Talks, we’ll be tackling different topics around mindset and English and how they are connected. Today’s episode is about how to get unstuck. Today, we’re talking about the feeling of being stuck in your English journey. Have you ever experienced that? Maybe you’ve been practicing for a while, but you’re not seeing the results you hoped to see. Or maybe, you’re just not feeling the same passion or excitement anymore as you practice. In today’s talk, I’m going to share with you why these feelings might happen, and what you can do to overcome these feelings. If you’re looking for a way to get unstuck in your English and reach a breakthrough, I’m inviting you to check out my program New Sound. New Sound is the only program that focuses on the exact elements that will transform your English, build your confidence, and level up your pronunciation in English. Click here to learn more! https://bit.ly/3ZcYhus Registration closes on September 21.
9/15/202314 minutes, 3 seconds
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352. Advantages vs. Disadvantages of learning on your own

What are the advantages and disadvantages of learning on your own? There are so many benefits to learning on your own, especially now that we have access to so many materials, videos and practice online. We can literally learn whenever and however we want! But sometimes we get off track, get stuck, or simply don’t know what to focus on. What can we do from there? What does it take to keep the momentum going when studying alone, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of learning on your own? That’s exactly what we’ll talk about today. Join the FREE Masterclass (September 12 or 13). https://bit.ly/44ARgEU If you’re looking for a system with a full circle of support that keeps you on track, motivated and inspired, I’m inviting you to check out my program New Sound which is open for enrollment until Thursday, September 21. https://bit.ly/3ZcYhus
9/12/202331 minutes, 58 seconds
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351. Mindset Talk: Managing your thoughts about your accent

In this new mini-series called Mindset Talks, we’ll be tackling different topics around mindset and English and how they are connected. Today’s episode is about managing your thoughts about your accent. When you hear yourself speak in English you might have a lot of judgement or self-doubt, and today’s topic is all about how to handle those thoughts and feelings that might come up. If you’re looking for more actionable steps to go from avoiding speaking in English to speaking with impact, I’m inviting you to join my free Masterclass where we’ll be talking about 3 powerful strategies to get you the results you want to see in your English. Save your seat here: https://bit.ly/44ARgEU Finally, if you’re ready for a real transformation in the way you think, feel and sound in English, doors open for my transformational program New Sound in just a few days! Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/47pygvK
9/8/202313 minutes, 21 seconds
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350. Practice your English with Barbie – America Ferrera’s Monologue

Have you seen the movie Barbie? Recently, I went to the theater to watch it with my mom and sister, and immediately knew I HAD to make a video about it.  America Ferrera’s monologue in the movie Barbie is a great example of how the different elements of speech come together to deliver an important message.  Want to join the FREE 5-Day Pronunciation Training? Click here! https://bit.ly/3Ebb5rs  For the full transcript to practice with and the video version, click here: https://bit.ly/47YWGwh  Watch my other speech analysis of America Ferrera: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/america-ferrera-ted-talk-analysis/
9/5/202321 minutes
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349. A story of resilience and persistence #immigrant_experience

What does it take to build confidence in a language and country that you weren’t born into? In today’s episode, I’m interviewing my student Zoraida Cruz. Zoraida is from Nicaragua and immigrated to the US as a teenager. She shares her experiences of living in a predominantly Spanish-speaking community, the struggles she faced and how ultimately she was able to completely transform her English and confidence to become an unstoppable communicator. Zoraida was a student in my program New Sound. Read more about New Sound here: https://bit.ly/47pygvK
9/1/202333 minutes, 33 seconds
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348. How to get started learning pronunciation

With so many videos, lessons and information out there, how do you know WHERE to get started learning pronunciation? In this episode, I’ll take you step-by-step through how to learn pronunciation and save yourself time and frustration. Fast-track your pronunciation practice when you join the FREE 5-Day Pronunciation Training: https://bit.ly/3Ebb5rs Resources mentioned in the episode: 6 signs to know if it’s time to work on your pronunciation  https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/time-to-work-on-your-pronunciation/ Prioritize your challenges with The Priority Chart: https://hadarshemesh.com/the-priority-chart/ Pronunciation challenge guides by language: https://hadarshemesh.com/challenges-in-different-languages/
8/29/202319 minutes, 3 seconds
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347. Mindset Talk: How to Find Motivation

In this new mini-series called Mindset Talks, we’ll be tackling different topics around mindset and English and how they are connected. Today’s episode is about How to Find Motivation. Something so many English learners struggle with. But the motivation I’m going to talk about today might be a little different than what you think of when you hear the word motivation. My FREE 5-Day Pronunciation Training is happening September 4-8! Save your seat now: https://bit.ly/3Ebb5rs
8/25/202311 minutes, 37 seconds
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346. Vowel Practice with American English Vowels

What’s the difference between sheep-ship, pool-pull and bus-boss? There are so many words in English where the difference between the words are small, but so important! Vowels are essential for sounding clear in English. The problem is that English has SO MANY vowels, and many of them don’t exist in other languages! That’s why today, I’ve made a full vowel practice where we can practice all of the vowels of English together. Watch the full vowel masterclass for more of an explanation about each vowel: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-vowels/ Practice your vowels daily for FREE with The Sprint Rookie! https://hadarshemesh.com/sprint-rookie/
8/22/202313 minutes, 38 seconds
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345. Interview with my student Fred Silva

I love getting to interview my New Sound students! Fred is an entrepreneur and hosts his own podcast for English learners where he interviews others about their journey. He immediately got my attention when I saw him in New Sound – he was ready for a challenge and eager to improve. Today, I had the chance to interview him. Fred’s story is full of motivation and valuable tips for English learners, regardless of where you’re at in your journey. Listen to our interview on Fred’s channel: https://youtu.be/mF8YXAieZV0 Get on the waitlist for New Sound: https://bit.ly/47pygvK
8/18/202333 minutes, 16 seconds
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344. Jokes in English, explained

Jokes in English, they’re not always easy to understand Humor can be tricky to master in a different language. There are a lot of cultural references, nuances, wordplay, and more that can make a joke hard to understand. That’s why this week, I’m bringing different styles of jokes you might find in English, and the explanation behind them! What’s your favorite joke in English? Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/jokes-in-english/
8/15/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
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343. The Music of English: Interview with Jason R. Levine

How does English, intonation, rhythm and rap combine into one interview? You’ll just have to watch today’s episode to find out! I’m interviewing Jason R. Levine, also known as Fluency MC (https://www.youtube.com/fluencymc) on the channel today. Jason is an English teacher, content developer, and songwriter with the goal to help English learners use and memorize grammar, vocabulary, intonation and more through raps and songs. I can’t wait for you to listen to this week’s interview!  Learn more about Jason’s work:  Jason’s song book for learners: https://fluencymc.com/  Jason’s song and activity book for teachers: https://fluencymc.com/teacher-activity-book/  France Got Talent: https://youtu.be/F1zS-dsTnVw  Contact Jason: https://fluencymc.com/contact-fluency-mc/  Jason’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fluency_mc/
8/11/202350 minutes, 57 seconds
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342. Never confuse these vowels again! Sheep vs. Ship Explanation

What’s the difference between sheep-ship, beat-bit, leave-live, sheet-sh and beach-b…you know what I mean! In this episode, I’m going to explain the differences between these two vowels. Practice these sounds with me for free! Download your sheep-ship practice now: https://bit.ly/44Z4aO2 Want to level up your pronunciation? Get on the waitlist for my signature program, New Sound! Doors open soon: https://bit.ly/47pygvK
8/8/202314 minutes, 39 seconds
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341. Pronunciation & Inspiration with Sim Ahmadu

In this episode, I speak with coach and ESL teacher Sim Ahmadu about her journey from growing up in a small village without any knowledge of English, to becoming an accent and communication coach for a global IT company in Nigeria. This episode was originally published on Sep 24, 2020. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/j6Zwo-BeVqM Follow Sim on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ddigitalbee/ Subscribe to her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@DDigitalBee
8/4/202353 minutes, 15 seconds
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340. How To Use Your Voice To Get What You Want | Interview With Author Samara Bay 🔥

This is an interview you DON’T want to miss. The incredible author, speech coach and dear friend of mine, Samara Bay, is back on my channel, this time with her NEW BOOK Permission to Speak! https://www.samarabay.com/book In this interview, Samara shares what it means to be vulnerable in a language, how to regain your power and strength in your voice, and more about her book Permission to Speak, (and a special discussion about the chapter on the sounds of English). Order Permission to Speak now: https://www.samarabay.com/book Get Samara’s free warm-up: https://www.samarabay.com/goodies Samara’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samarabay/
8/1/202357 minutes, 18 seconds
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339. Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress and Improve Speaking Skills with Ori Keren

In this episode, I talk with yoga and breathing coach Ori Keren. Ori has developed a way to reduce stress using yoga, breathing, movement, and mindfulness. Ori also shares in this episode how to optimize your breath so you can improve your communication skills and voice. This episode was originally published on Jun 24, 2021. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/-7MF_gRyj1c Check out Ori’s website: https://www.orikerenyoga.com/ Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orikerenyoga/
7/28/20231 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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338. Do you sound rude in English? Try doing this

Have you ever been told that you sound “rude” in English, or maybe you just feel like you’re lacking the same expression in your voice like you do in your native language? Today I’m sharing with you a few reasons why you might come across as “rude” and some exercises you can try! Get more examples of direct vs. indirect communication on my website! https://bit.ly/3q4AbF8 Check out these other episodes: How to sound interesting in English: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/intonation-pitch/ Tone of voice: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/tone-of-voice/ Why your voice changes in English: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/change-your-voice-in-english/
7/25/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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337. Different Levels in the Classroom with Bruno Miceli

In this episode, I talk with English teacher Bruno Miceli about learning and teaching in a multilevel classroom, how to make our learning more effective, and how to come up with teaching ideas. This episode was originally published on Apr 29, 2021. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/0urY0ac1C3g Follow Bruno on IG: https://www.instagram.com/inglespelocontexto/
7/21/202354 minutes, 46 seconds
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336. How to become a better English Speaker (without saying a word!)

Is it hard to keep a conversation going in English, or do you ever just feel like you aren’t as good of a communicator as you’d like to be? In this episode, I’m sharing three tips for how to become a better communicator when English isn’t your first language, so you can keep the conversation flowing, build deeper connections and speak freely with others. Cuz that’s what it’s all about! Join My English Mindset: https://bit.ly/3VdK0eW Join the InFluency Community to practice your English with people all around the world for FREE: https://bit.ly/3Nqwd35 Want weekly bite-sized lessons from me in your inbox every week? Sign up here! https://bit.ly/3MNyEfn
7/18/20239 minutes, 52 seconds
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335. Amplify Your Voice with Mary Chan

In this episode, I talk to podcast strategist, voice coach, and voice over artist, Mary Chan, about how to use your voice to share your message in an authentic way. This episode was originally published on Apr 22, 2021. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/PPxnMGchWYs Check out Mary’s website http://www.organizedsound.ca/ Listen to her podcast https://www.organizedsound.ca/podcast/ Follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/organizedsoundproductions/
7/14/202348 minutes, 12 seconds
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334. Simplify your pronunciation with these English tricks

Download your FREE practice sheet with all 11 hacks: https://bit.ly/3ObdNDq There are many tricky things about English, we all know that. But did you know there are MANY tricks that will actually make your life EASIER in English? Today, I’m sharing with you 11 of my most favorite hacks that will make pronunciation in English easier, more effortless, and you will sound BETTER! I even made it easy for you to implement what I teach you today with my FREE pronunciation cheatsheet with words and sentences for you to practice on your own: https://bit.ly/3ObdNDq
7/11/202310 minutes, 21 seconds
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333. Culture, Identity, and Language with English Teachers Chris & Nick

In this episode I speak with English teachers Chris and Nick about the intersection of language, culture, and identity, and how all of that relates to English learning and to different experiences of people who immigrated to an English-speaking country. This episode was originally published on Sep 17, 2020. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/hrkCY51AsZ8 Join the InFluency Community to practice your English with people all around the world for FREE: https://bit.ly/3Nqwd35 Want weekly bite-sized lessons from me in your inbox every week? Sign up here! https://bit.ly/3MNyEfn
7/7/202356 minutes, 36 seconds
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332. How to stop REPEATING yourself, ORGANIZE your thoughts, and speak TO THE POINT

Join the FREE 30-day Speaking Challenge! https://bit.ly/44owKYs Do you feel it’s hard to stay organized, get to the point and stay concise when speaking? You’re not alone! In fact, I decided to make this episode because of comments and questions I’ve been getting on exactly this topic. In this episode, I’ll share tips and strategies for how to stay concise and improve your communication in English. If you’re ready to put into practice everything you learned in this episode, join my FREE 30 Day Speaking Challenge, going July 1-30! Sign up here: https://bit.ly/44owKYs
7/4/202318 minutes, 1 second
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[Bonus] Join our FREE July 30 day speaking challenge

Join me for the 30 Day Speaking Challenge! Click here https://bit.ly/44owKYs Today, I’m inviting you to join the FREE 30 Day Speaking Challenge that starts on July 1. If you’re ready to feel more confident, use more vocabulary, practice your storytelling, and have some FUN, you won’t want to miss this! Click here for the details: https://bit.ly/44owKYs
6/29/20235 minutes, 59 seconds
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331. 3 Things Successful English Learners Do Differently

What makes someone successful in English? Are you struggling to see progress on your journey? Today, I’m sharing 3 traits I believe are essential if you want to succeed in English, and that will make all the difference. Join My English Mindset: https://bit.ly/3VdK0eW Join the InFluency Community to practice your English with people all around the world for FREE: https://bit.ly/3Nqwd35 Want weekly bite-sized lessons from me in your inbox every week? Sign up here! https://bit.ly/3MNyEfn
6/27/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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330. Why can’t I use the right pronunciation when I talk to someone? TRY THIS

If you’ve ever studied pronunciation, you know how challenging it can be to actually USE it in a conversation with someone! Sometimes, it feels like all the work you’ve done disappears once you start talking. Why is that? Today, I’m going to share with you my answer, and what you can try so that the pronunciation sticks. This question came from my student, Silvia. Did you know you can ask me a question too? Submit it here: https://bit.ly/3L71bu8 Want weekly bite-sized lessons from me in your inbox every week? Sign up here! https://bit.ly/3MNyEfn Watch the video version here: https://youtu.be/GIyLHAGruI8
6/23/20235 minutes, 46 seconds
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329. Why is it so hard to be funny in a second language? (and other fun things) with Luke from Luke’s English Podcast

Today I’m thrilled to share with you my interview with Luke Thompson from Luke’s English Podcast! You might know Luke’s English Podcast, after all, he started it in 2009, and now has over 800 episodes! In this episode, we talk about his experience with standup comedy, humor in language, strategy, navigating life as a content creator and more. Luke and I had so much fun (and a lot of laughs) together, and I’m excited for you to listen in today Watch the interview I had with Luke on his podcast here. Luke’s Podcast: https://teacherluke.co.uk/ Luke’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@LukesEnglishPodcast
6/20/202346 minutes, 8 seconds
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328. How You Think About Your English Affects Your Fluency

In this episode, I address the way our thoughts affect our performance in a second language, and why you need to change your thoughts if you want to improve the way you communicate in English. Join My English Mindset: https://bit.ly/3VdK0eW This episode was originally published on Sep 10, 2020. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/HGL320clBLQ Get my FREE monthly Vocabulary Planner: https://bit.ly/3XiF0qv Download our 30 Most Powerful English Speaking Affirmations PDF: https://bit.ly/41UMrpr  
6/16/202350 minutes, 30 seconds
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327. How to understand Fast English (plus a quiz!)

Do you sometimes have trouble understanding people when they speak fast in English? When learning and speaking a second language, one of the biggest challenges we face is being able to understand the speakers of that language, and fast speakers can be extra intimidating! In this episode, I’m gonna share with you strategic tips to improve your listening comprehension, and a quiz for you to put your skills to the test! Using these tips will allow you to develop your listening skills and feel much more confident when communicating in English. Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/understand-fast-english/ Here are some episodes for practicing reductions and connected speech: How to use OF, AND, FOR and OR in a sentence: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/reductions-in-english/ Connected speech in English: How to use it to sound even clearer: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/connected-speech-in-english/
6/13/202314 minutes, 48 seconds
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326. Behind the Scenes with “The Ladies of English” Jelena, Marcela, and Daniela

In this episode, I talk with Daniela, Jelena, and Marcela, three amazing English coaches, who were also my students. They talk about their journey as non-native teachers, and how building pronunciation confidence has helped their students’ clarity and confidence in English. This episode was originally published on Aug 6, 2020. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/3zgk7DZ7Cf4 Want to know more about my signature program New Sound? Get on the waitlist and be the first to hear when doors open next time! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/
6/9/202344 minutes, 4 seconds
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325. The BEST WAY to Remember Vocabulary, Sounds, and Grammar | 10 minutes a day

You wouldn’t believe what 10 minutes of THIS PRACTICE would do to your English! Get 3 more Sprints & Scripts for FREE: https://bit.ly/43pCotf Level up your grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and confidence with intentional repetition in daily Sprints. Set yourself up for success by doing this 10-minute pronunciation practice every morning before you start your day, or before an important meeting, and you’ll feel the difference. Did you like this exercise? Get 3 more Sprints with more exercises just like this for FREE: https://bit.ly/43pCotf Watch the video version and practice with me here: https://bit.ly/42o4L9W
6/6/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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324. Q&A: You asked, I answered! Answering my audience’s questions

In this episode, I answer different questions about confidence, voice, fluency and language learning from my followers. This episode was originally published on June 25, 2020. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/48J601_ued8 Daily Pronunciation Practice for English Learners: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/pronunciation-practice-english/ How to Practice Pronunciation Effectively: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/21/ Join the InFluency Community to practice your English with people all around the world for FREE: https://bit.ly/3Nqwd35 Want weekly bite-sized lessons from me in your inbox every week? Sign up here! https://bit.ly/3MNyEfn
6/2/202349 minutes, 9 seconds
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323. How to pronounce ENVIRONMENT (there’s more than one way!)

In today’s episode, I’m showing you the different ways you can pronounce the word ENVIRONMENT. Check out these other lessons to keep practicing your pronunciation: The R in English: The most in-depth lesson you’ll ever hear: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/17/ The American ‘R’: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/the-american-r/ How to pronounce ‘Iron’: https://hadarshemesh.com/articles/iron-pronunciation/ Want weekly bite-sized lessons from me in your inbox every week? Sign up here! https://bit.ly/3MNyEfn
5/30/20236 minutes, 41 seconds
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322. Will Shadowing Make Me Fluent? #AskHadar

Chiara from Italy asks: Is shadowing enough to make me fluent? Today I’ll share my thoughts about shadowing, and the impact it has on your fluency. Do you have a question to ask me? Submit it here! https://bit.ly/3L71bu8 Want weekly bite-sized lessons from me in your inbox every week? Sign up here! https://bit.ly/3MNyEfn
5/26/20232 minutes, 59 seconds
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321. Why is it hard to express your anger in English? (Plus 3 techniques)

Practice your anger with me in this episode! It can be hard to express anger with our voice, especially in a second language. But today I want to show you how you can tap into a different side of English! Your voice and your thoughts deserve to be heard, regardless of the language you’re using and that’s why today, we’ll practice 3 different techniques for expressing anger. See the script and watch more power speeches here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-express-anger-in-english/ How to memorize a text in English: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/309/ Want weekly bite-sized lessons from me in your inbox every week? Sign up here! https://bit.ly/3MNyEfn
5/23/202315 minutes, 32 seconds
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320. Live Accent Coaching 1:1 – Listen to me work with 5 different students! – Part 2

In this episode, (part 2 of 2), I share with you the last half of my coaching call, where I work with three more students 1:1 and talk with them about their challenges and training process, and give coaching and feedback on their pronunciation. Listen to part 1: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/318/ This episode was originally published on July 9, 2020. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/ZQNEZlzG004 Join the InFluency Community to practice your English with people all around the world for FREE: https://bit.ly/3Nqwd35 Want weekly bite-sized lessons from me in your inbox every week? Sign up here! https://bit.ly/3MNyEfn
5/19/202353 minutes, 16 seconds
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[BONUS] Go Beyond – registration ends Friday!

Click here to learn more about Beyond https://bit.ly/3Oj1hSO My English membership Beyond is now open! In this episode, I’ll tell you what it’s all about, and what you can find inside Beyond. Doors are only open until Friday! Join today: https://bit.ly/3Oj1hSO Check out an example of my Sprint here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/sprint-with-hadar/
5/17/202317 minutes, 51 seconds
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319. Six things I would do differently if I started learning English in 2023

Join my English practice membership BEYOND, doors close Friday, May 19! https://bit.ly/3OdOvVB If I began learning English starting TODAY, this is what I would do! In this episode, I’m sharing with you the top tools I would use if I started learning English in 2023. Things are pretty different than it was when I first started learning English back in the day. Now, there are so many awesome tools we can use that make life so much easier! Here are some of the resources mentioned in the video: The Ultimate ChatGPT Guide for English Learning: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/chatgpt-for-learning-english/ Join The InFluency Community: https://bit.ly/3Nqwd35 The STRANGEST and Most EFFECTIVE Way to Learn CONDITIONAL SENTENCES: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/conditionals-sentences/ How to pronounce any word with Google: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/google-ipa/ Wordtune.com Tophonetics.com
5/16/202314 minutes, 45 seconds
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318. Live Accent Coaching 1:1 – Listen to me work with 5 different students! – Part 1

In this episode, (part 1 of 2), you’ll get to hear me as I work 1:1 with two of my students and talk with them about their challenges and training process, and give coaching and feedback on their pronunciation. Stay tuned next week for part 2! This episode was originally published on July 9, 2020. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/ZQNEZlzG004 Join the InFluency Community to practice your English with people all around the world for FREE: https://bit.ly/3Nqwd35
5/12/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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317. Shadowing English Practice with Ana de Armas (SNL monologue + script)

Download the free PDF to practice your shadowing and see the full transcript: https://bit.ly/3NN1cq9 In this episode, shadow a scene with me by the Cuban actress, Ana de Armas! Not only is Ana an incredible actress, but she’s also a great example of how to use voice, humor, and intonation to make an audience laugh – and she does that in her second language. Ana’s story of learning English is an inspiration, she didn’t learn English until she came to the US, at 26 years old! I hope you will see this as a true example of what is possible in a second language, as we’ll practice Ana’s speech and see how she uses her voice to deliver lines that are both funny, charming, and inspiring. Video version of the episode: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/shadowing-with-ana-de-armas/ Watch the original monologue here: https://youtu.be/MTJK-4Eu4r8
5/9/202315 minutes, 24 seconds
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316. From ZERO English to Teaching Success: Interview with Mariana Plesco from DLanguages

In this episode I had the opportunity to interview a fellow English teacher, Mariana Plesco from DLanguages. Mariana is originally from Moldova, and now teaches English…in Spanish! Mariana will share her story of learning four languages, and how she went from not speaking any English, to now teaching it to her platform of hundreds of thousands of learners, in her second language, Spanish. I can’t wait for you to listen to this episode Read the article about Mariana: https://bit.ly/3ng2YFu Follow Mariana on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dlanguages/ Follow Mariana on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dlanguages Subscribe to Mariana’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@dlanguages
5/5/202352 minutes, 22 seconds
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315. 3 crazy simple (daily) habits that will transform your English and your life

The way you THINK about your English has a big impact on how you SPEAK! In this video, I’m sharing my 3 favorite daily habits that will transform your English so you can speak with clarity, confidence and freedom. Do you have a habit that helps you? Download 30 more English affirmations: https://bit.ly/41UMrpr Join My English Mindset: https://bit.ly/3VdK0eW
5/2/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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314. EASY in Class, HARD in real life – The reality of Learning English #AskHadar

Join my 30-day mindset training and transform the way you feel and think about your English: https://bit.ly/3VdK0eW “Why is English easier in class, but when I speak with real people, it becomes so much harder?” This is the question I got from Mayu in Japan, and I thought it was such a great question that many other people struggle with! Today I’ll answer why things feel so much harder in real life, and what to do about the gap between what you know and how you speak. Join the InFluency Community to practice your English with people all around the world for FREE: https://bit.ly/3Nqwd35 Did you know you can ask me a question too? Submit it here: https://bit.ly/3L71bu8
4/28/20235 minutes, 15 seconds
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313. I asked 30K students what words they confused the most, here’s what they said

The most confusing word pairs EVER! If you’ve been speaking English for a while, you probably know how complicated the spelling can be. But how about words that are spelled differently, but sound soooo similar? These word pairs I’m going to teach you today are common pairs that people confuse, and can lead to misunderstanding. But don’t just take my word for it, I asked this question to my InFluency Community, a community of non-native speakers around the world, and we came up with this list together! (P.S. Have you joined the free community? You’re invited! https://bit.ly/3Nqwd35) Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/confusing-word-pairs/
4/24/202323 minutes, 11 seconds
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312. Equality in English Teaching with Marek Kiczkowiak

In this episode, I talk with Marek Kiczkowiak about native speakerism in the ELT (English Language Teaching) industry and how it promotes discrimination and inequality suggesting that native speaking teachers are more qualified and skilled to teach English as a second language as they represent the standard of English speaking and teaching. Marek shares his story as well as some tips and resources to help students and teachers battle this phenomenon. Marek runs TEFL Equity Advocates and Academy, where he helps teachers tackle native speakerism and teach English for global communication: https://teflequityadvocates.com/ TEFL Equity Advocates and Academy YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/TEFLEquityAdvocates He also helps university students and researchers write better theses and papers on Academic English Now: https://academicenglishnow.com This episode was originally aired on October 1, 2020. See the video version here: https://bit.ly/3KUbiCl
4/21/202343 minutes, 29 seconds
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311. Can’t understand TV and Movies without subtitles? Here’s WHY

Do you ever feel like you understand most everything when you watch your favorite YouTuber, or have a conversation with others in English, but when you watch a movie or TV show, you suddenly start to question how much you really know and understand!? You’re not alone! In fact, today I share with you 3 reasons why it’s hard to understand TV and movies with subtitles, and what to do about it! Learn more about why we need subtitles in movies and TV from this video by Vox: https://youtu.be/VYJtb2YXae8 Improve your listening comprehension with these episodes: Schwa – the BEST vowel sound in English https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/schwa/ How to Improve Your Listening Skills in English – 9 tips for English Learners https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-improve-english-listening-skills/ How to pronounce AND, OF, OR and FOR in a sentence | Reductions in English https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/reductions-in-english/
4/18/202312 minutes, 20 seconds
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310. The Secrets of TED Speakers with Helena Bowen

In this episode, I talk with public speaking coach Helena Bowen about the work she does with TED speakers and how she helps them deliver a compelling message in an interesting way. You’ll get to hear some stories, mindset tips, and practical tips to improve your speaking skills, in general and on video in particular. This episode was originally published on Jul 16, 2020. To see the video version, click here: https://youtu.be/F4Htgb6JJAM
4/14/202355 minutes, 59 seconds
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309. How to memorize a text in English

Memorizing a text can be really useful for your English practice! It can help you learn words in context, new grammar structures and help you use your voice in English more confidently. And most important, it’s SO MUCH FUN! In this episode I share with you the technique I used to memorize monologues when I was an actress, and then – we’ll put it into practice together! Here’s the text I used, but I highly recommend to also download my FREE memorization guide so you could see the script written out phonetically: https://hadarshemesh.com/memorizing-a-text-freebie/ On our very first day at Harvard, a very wise professor quoted Aristotle: ’The law is reason free from passion.’ Well, no offense to Aristotle, but in my three years at Harvard I have come to find that passion is a key ingredient to the study and practice of law – and of life.” If you are an InFluency Community member, I’m challenging you to memorize this text with me, and upload your video in the community! Not a member of the InFluency Community? Join my FREE speaking community today: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ Want to improve your speaking vocabulary? Check out this episode: https://bit.ly/3mnoDea
4/11/202329 minutes, 50 seconds
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308. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Ibrahim

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Ibrahim, a New Sound student of mine, shares his story of how he transformed his experience and started developing a new method for learning with us in New Sound Ibrahim’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibrahim.umulu/ Want to know more about New Sound? Get on the waitlist and be the first to hear when doors open next time! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/  
4/7/202327 minutes, 58 seconds
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307. How to pronounce the days of the week in English

Welcome to another Tuesday episode By the way, do you say TYOOZ-day or TOOZ-day? If you’re not sure how to pronounce it, this episode is for you. Join me as I go over the pronunciation of the days of the week and learn how you can practice so you feel natural when saying them. Learn how to pronounce the months of the year: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/266/
4/4/202312 minutes, 19 seconds
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306. Student special: Differently Abled by Vanessa and Soraya

This Friday is a bit different from what I normally post on the InFluency Podcast. In this episode, I have the absolute privilege of sharing with you something very special from my students, Vanessa Castillo and Soraya Carvajal, members of my Beyond Community. Today, you will hear from Vanessa and Soraya, as Vanessa shares her journey of overcoming limiting beliefs, sharing awareness about her condition, symbrachydactyly, and celebrating differences. April 1 is the beginning of International Limb Difference and Limb Loss Awareness Month. I am so happy to begin this month with this special episode.
3/31/202335 minutes, 46 seconds
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305. How to pronounce NG | American English Pronunciation

Want to know how to pronounce the NG sound in English, and common exceptions for this sound? Join me in today’s episode! To practice with more words and sentences, read the full blogpost here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/ng-sound-in-english/
3/28/202314 minutes, 6 seconds
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304. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Jacqueline

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Jacqueline, a New Sound student of mine, shares her story of transformation from feeling stuck in English for many years to becoming a fearless speaker of English! Click the link to learn more about New Sound and get on the waitlist: https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/ Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/40dYKfI  
3/24/202350 minutes, 56 seconds
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303. 6 New Sound Students Share Their Before & After Stories

  What does it look like to transform from feeling insecure to feeling expressive and confident in English? In today’s episode, I’m interviewing 6 of my New Sound students as they share their experience inside New Sound, and what has become possible for them during and after New Sound. They’ll share what are the things that they needed to learn, and the things they needed to let go of to speak English powerfully, clearly and fluently. They will also share the values of what New Sound is all about: speaking up, being heard, and using your English voice to change your life. And mostly, when we build pronunciation confidence, we feel more free and fluent, and much more like ourselves when speaking. Get on the waitlist to be the first to know when we open doors to New Sound next time: https://hadarshemesh.com/join/
3/17/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 44 seconds
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302. My English Program ‘New Sound’ is Now Open!

New Sound is the ONLY program for speakers of English as a second language that focuses on EVERYTHING you really need to own your voice in English and find the freedom you deserve. New Sound offers a holistic approach to teaching pronunciation and prosody that will help you overcome your limitations and find your unique, powerful voice. I’ve integrated elements from my theater training (I bet you didn’t know I was once destined for Hollywood), including voice work, body language, speech analysis, and more, to help you feel more comfortable speaking English. But the secret sauce? The stuff that really leads to true success? It starts with how you think and feel about speaking English. In other words, this English fluency course is like no other. So, if you’re ready to: Have a confident command of your English Become successful, powerful, and happy with your voice, no matter what comes up in conversation; Master the English-speaking mindset, and change the circumstances in your life (and the lives of the people around you) …then, I would be honored to show you what’s waiting for you inside New Sound. Get on the waitlist to be the first to know when we open doors next time: https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Check out the success stories of my students: https://hadarshemesh.com/success-stories/
3/15/202314 minutes
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301. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Tram

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Tram, a student of mine, shares how she completed her 90-day goal she set at the beginning of the course, and is now feeling confident to communicate, and above all, she has a clear strategy and learning method for what to focus on in her English. Listen to her incredible story, and learn from the wisdom she has collected about language learning. Click the link to learn more about New Sound and get on the waitlist: https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/ Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3J0ybTM  
3/10/202325 minutes, 46 seconds
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300. The hardest things I had to overcome (in English and business)

  In this episode, I’m taking things in a bit of a different direction than normal! This week, I wanted to share the things I’ve had to overcome in English, and what that has allowed me to do in my personal life and business. As I mentioned, here are some of my old original YouTube videos: And my videos after I made the decision to start showing up authentically:
3/7/202329 minutes, 32 seconds
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299. How to pronounce Were, Work, and World

In this episode, I’ll teach you how to pronounce the words Were, Work, and World. I call this sound the STIR sound. There are a LOT of words in English with this sound, and once you master it, these words are going to feel so much easier! Practice along with me in this episode today.
3/5/202310 minutes, 25 seconds
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298. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Renata

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, my inspiring student Renata shares her journey from an immigrant struggling to express herself in English to a confident speaker hosting English classes for new immigrants in Canada. Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3IIZYYT
3/3/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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297. 6 signs to know if it’s time to work on your pronunciation

How can you know when it’s time to work on your pronunciation in English? In this episode, I explain 6 different signs for you to know if or when it’s time to work on your pronunciation, and how you can practice it! Want a more in-depth pronunciation course? Get on the waitlist to know when doors open next time for my 3-month program New Sound where you will transform your English and learn more about shadowing, pronunciation, mindset, and so much more! https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/
2/28/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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296. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Osiris

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, my phenomenal student Osiris shares how taking my signature New Sound has helped her become more confident giving public speeches in English and finding a job as an associate banker. Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3IQV2m0 Want to know more about New Sound? Get on the waitlist and be the first to hear when doors open next time! https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/
2/24/202330 minutes, 13 seconds
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295. Shadowing Intonation, Rhythm and Tone of Voice with THE WHITE LOTUS

Download my shadowing analysis from the hit show on HBO The White Lotus: https://hadarshemesh.com/jennifer-coolidge-shadowing-freebie/ Shadowing is a great way to practice your pronunciation, prosody, grammar and so much more, and in this episode, we’ll focus on the intonation and rhythm from one of my favorite actresses, Jennifer Coolidge from the show The White Lotus, Season 1 and 2! Today, I’m going to walk you through practicing your intonation and rhythm, using scenes with Tanya McQuoid (Jennifer Coolidge) from the HBO show The White Lotus. Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/practice-english-with-jennifer-coolidge/ I also prepared for you a free PDF with the shadowing analysis and notes so you can practice this speech on your own. Here’s the PDF with analysis again. Join the list for my program New Sound where you will transform your English and learn more about shadowing, pronunciation, mindset, and so much more! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Did you like this shadowing practice? There’s more! Here are links to other episodes you might like: Reese Witherspoon’s Woman of the Year Speech Shonda Rhimes’ TED Talk ‘My year of saying yes to everything’ Taylor Swift’s Commencement Speech at NYU Kamala Harris’ Victory Speech Simon Sinek’s Answer to ‘The Millennial Question’  America Ferrera’s TED Talk ‘My identity is a superpower &#8212; not an obstacle’ Lizzo’s Song ‘About Damn Time’ Scenes from the Movie ‘Frozen’ <a href="https:
2/21/202314 minutes, 48 seconds
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294. Advanced accent coaching | How I coach an actress on her American accent

Maera Daniel Hagage is one of my students who recently came to my studio for a 1:1 coaching session. In this episode, see how I work with Maera on advanced pronunciation feedback, where we focus on her vowels, voice quality, and rhythm. Maera was a previous private student of mine, and she joined my course New Sound, where she practiced the foundations of pronunciation and accent. In this coaching session, you’ll get the chance to see how I work with my students and give them feedback that allows them to express themselves through their voice even more in English! My course New Sound is designed to transform your pronunciation and mindset, and help you feel free when you speak English. Get on the waitlist to be the first to know when we open doors again: https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Get to know Maera’s story in part 1 where I interviewed Maera about her English journey: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/292/ Maera’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maera_d_ha/
2/17/202336 minutes, 59 seconds
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293. Letting go of tension when you speak

Do you ever feel tired after speaking? Maybe you’ve felt tension, discomfort or even pain when you speak in English. We can hold a lot of tension in our muscles and in our voice, especially if we feel stressed, nervous, or we’re using English sounds in a way that doesn’t serve us. In today’s episode, I’ll talk about why that happens, and what to do to release that tension and feel more free, less exhausted, and more energetic when speaking English. Watch the video of my 5-minute pronunciation routine to release tension here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/5-min-pronunciation-cooldown
2/15/202311 minutes, 18 seconds
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292. Reinventing Yourself: An Actress’s Accent Journey to Freedom and Confidence

Maera Daniel Hagage is one of my students and I had the privilege of interviewing her in person at my studio! In the first episode of this two-part series, Maera shares her story of moving to the US, working on her accent, and the freedom and confidence she has developed over the past few years which has opened so many opportunities for her. Maera’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maera_d_ha/ Join us next week for part two where I’ll do a pronunciation coaching session with Maera! Check out these other videos: TH transitions The TH Sound in English &#8211; New and IMPROVED Lesson Become More Fluent and Confident with this Simple Practice How To Get Over The Fear Of Being Judged When Speaking English How to stop feeling FAKE and start sounding NATURAL in English
2/10/202336 minutes, 16 seconds
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291. Disappearing sounds in English | Make pronunciation easier with this hack

Download your FREE PDF to get more words to practice and make your pronunciation easier with these disappearing sounds in English: https://hadarshemesh.com/syllable-deletion-freebie/ Make your life easier with this hack! You don’t always have to pronounce all the syllables in a word! In some cases in English, if the syllable is unstressed in a word, you can completely drop it. In this episode I share with you when you can eliminate an entire syllable from a word, and make your life so much easier! Don’t forget to download your FREE PDF for more practice Make your life easier with more pronunciation hacks: Schwa &#8211; the best vowel sound in English Are you struggling with understanding word stress? Watch this Boost your PRONUNCIATION, GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY with this 10-min daily exercise Make the American R sound
2/7/20237 minutes, 18 seconds
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290. Conversations with a Polyglot: What does it take to learn a language effectively?

Steve Kaufmann is a Canadian polyglot who speaks around 12 languages and knows around 8 more.  And in this interview, he’s going to share valuable advice on language learning, and joins me for a conversation about the different aspects of learning and speaking a second language. Watch our interview on Steve’s channel: https://youtu.be/S7WpN34YQjk Steve’s learning platform &#8211; LingQ: https://www.lingq.com/  Check out these other videos! Will reading books help you get fluent? https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/reading-books-and-fluency/  Want to Speak Well in Your Target Language? Read More https://youtu.be/FQD80QeWwx4   How To Sound More Confident In English (Even When You’re Not!) https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/sound-more-confident-in-english/  Change Your Mindset Change Your English https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/fixed-mindset-vs-growth-mindset/
2/2/202340 minutes, 28 seconds
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289. 5 pronunciation challenges for Japanese speakers

Get the top 10 pronunciation challenges for Japanese speakers here: https://bit.ly/3Y7N0tE In this episode, I’m going to talk about 5 English pronunciation challenges for Japanese speakers &#8211; all broken down and explained. Download the practice guide here for 5 MORE challenges that aren’t mentioned in the episode! https://bit.ly/3Y7N0tE You&#8217;ll learn what those main challenges are, why they are difficult, but more than that &#8211; you&#8217;ll learn how to overcome them and become a more confident and clear speaker of English. More resources mentioned in the episode: The Stir R: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/17/ Pool-pull vowels: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/pool-pull/ See pronunciation guides for other languages: Pronunciation challenges for SPANISH speakers Pronunciation challenges for BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE speakers Pronunciation challenges for RUSSIAN speakers Pronunciation challenges for ARABIC speakers Pronunciation challenges for KOREAN speakers Pronunciation challenges for HINDI-URDU speakers Pronunciation challenges for CHINESE speakers
1/31/202315 minutes, 39 seconds
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288. ChatGPT Tutorial – How to use Chat GPT for Learning and Practicing English

ChatGPT is a FREE computer program that will change the way you practice English forever. In today’s episode, I’ll walk you through how to use OpenAI ChatGPT to enhance your vocabulary, grammar, conversation, exam prep and so much more. It will completely transform the way you practice in ways you wouldn’t believe are possible! Read my ULTIMATE guide for using Chat GPT for English Learning: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/chatgpt-for-learning-english/ Download my list of prompts for practicing with ChatGPT: https://hadarshemesh.com/chatgpt-freebie/ Try OpenAI ChatGPT now: https://chat.openai.com/ Can’t WAIT for you to get started! Don’t miss my ULTIMATE guide for using Chat GPT for English Learning: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/chatgpt-for-learning-english/ Join my FREE speaking community: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ Convert text to speech: https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/ Practice grammar effectively: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-improve-grammar/
1/24/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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287. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Piotr

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Piotr, an amazing student of mine, shares how joining my program New Sound has helped him to like his voice in English and to take action and really get on his English journey with joy and confidence. Now, he forms friendships, does Karaoke, dabbles in acting and much more &#8211; all in English! Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3kvD5j9
1/20/202322 minutes, 59 seconds
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286. Why is speaking English with people so freakin’ hard?!

Join my 30-day mindset training and transform the way you feel about your English: hadarshemesh.com/mindset If you lack confidence, feel anxious or nervous, or you’re just ready to feel more CONFIDENT when you speak English, this is for you! Confidence and mindset are something we have to practice if we want to feel better about our English. It’s just like with grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, and sometimes, it’s even more essential. In this video, I talk about 5 different aspects you can work on to overcome your fears and become a more confident speaker in English. But I have identified 30 elements that hold you back from expressing yourself in English, and I created a 30-day audio training called My English Mindset, which is designed to help you transform how you feel in English and what you believe is possible for you. Read more about it here: hadarshemesh.com/mindset
1/17/202318 minutes, 31 seconds
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285. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Brenda

Join my new mindset training! 30 days of audio trainings designed to transform your confidence and mindset in English hadarshemesh.com/mindset My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Brenda, a scholar and a professor in the field of Physics, shares how changing her mindset helped her to let go of the limiting belief that she was not qualified enough to teach, this mindset shift allowed her to get the position where she is today! Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3IN1mvc
1/13/202335 minutes, 9 seconds
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284. Practice English with Wednesday Addams | Shadowing Sounds & Intonation

Join my new mindset training! 30 days of audio trainings designed to transform your confidence and mindset in English hadarshemesh.com/mindset Download my shadowing analysis from the hit Netflix show Wednesday: https://hadarshemesh.com/shadowing-with-wednesday-freebie/ Shadowing is a great way to practice your pronunciation, prosody, grammar and so much more, but the key is knowing what to focus on. When you focus on EVERYTHING, you focus on NOTHING! Today, I’m going to teach you how to shadow intentionally, using a scene with Wednesday Addams from the Netflix show Wednesday I also prepared for you a free PDF with the shadowing analysis and notes so you can practice this speech on your own. Here’s the PDF with analysis again: https://hadarshemesh.com/shadowing-with-wednesday-freebie/ Learn more about the R with these videos: https://bit.ly/3X0uovA 
1/10/202323 minutes, 4 seconds
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283. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Ekaterina

Join my new mindset training! 30 days of audio trainings designed to transform your confidence and mindset in English hadarshemesh.com/mindset My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Ekaterina, a student of mine and an ambassador in my signature program New Sound, shares how her English speaking skills have evolved since she decided to make English a daily habit and find new ways to challenge herself as well as inspire others. Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3jXOhEY Want to know more about New Sound? Get on the waitlist and be the first to hear when doors open in 2023! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/
1/6/202329 minutes, 45 seconds
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282. When you’re not where you want to be in English

Join my new mindset training! 30 days of audio trainings designed to transform your confidence and mindset in English hadarshemesh.com/mindset What can you do when you’re not where you want to be in your fluency? As we go into a new year, you might be looking back at last year and feeling like you didn’t accomplish what you wanted to in English. No doubt, this is a discouraging feeling! But have you ever stopped to ask yourself what exactly is holding you back from achieving your goals and being where you want to be? Or, maybe you have improved this year but you haven’t realized how much progress you’ve made! No matter where you’re at, today, I’ll walk you through four different stages that could be causing this gap between where you are in your English, and where you want to be. Here are the four stages I discuss in today’s episode: Have you set high expectations that are unachievable? Have you shown up for your English and created a practice habit? Have you practiced, but not improved because you fell into the illusion of learning? Have you improved, but you can’t see it? Which of the stages do you identify the most with? Send me a DM on my Instagram and let me know! https://www.instagram.com/hadar.accentsway/ Get resources for each stage on my website: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/gap-in-english/
1/3/202314 minutes
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281. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Gabriel

Join my new mindset training! 30 days of audio trainings designed to transform your confidence and mindset in English hadarshemesh.com/mindset My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, my student Gabriel shares his journey in English, from feeling not good enough and avoiding speaking in public to making videos and actively joining conversations in English. Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3PY0C82
12/30/202221 minutes, 33 seconds
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280. How did you do in 2022? | A Year in Review

Join my new mindset training! 30 days of audio trainings designed to transform your confidence and mindset in English hadarshemesh.com/mindset How was your 2022? What are you wishing for yourself in 2023? In this episode I’m going to ask you 5 questions to reflect on to review 2022 and set the right intention for 2023. I’ll also share with you my review and reflections! I invite you to share with me your wins, regrets, hopes, dreams, and resolutions in the comments or on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hadar.accentsway/ Happy new year! Check out the video version of the episode here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/a-year-in-review-2022/ Join our safe and thriving InFluency Community with over 30000 people from all around the globe https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ More end-of-year episodes: 10 Amazing tips That Will Skyrocket Your English Fluency: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-fluency/ End of the Year 2020: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/finally-fluent-in-english-1/
12/27/202213 minutes, 37 seconds
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279. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Dharshini

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Dharshini, a student of mine, shares about the shift she has made in her life. Dharshini used to avoid speaking in English because she didn’t want to make any mistakes. But having gone through New Sound, she realized that she had to embrace her mistakes if she wanted to become more fluent. Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3FOfKQv
12/23/202222 minutes, 42 seconds
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278. Mistakes

Join my new mindset training! 30 days of audio trainings designed to transform your confidence and mindset in English hadarshemesh.com/mindset Are all mistakes in English equally important? What does that even mean to make a mistake? And who decides what IS a mistake ANYWAY?? In this episode, I discuss my holistic yet unconventional approach toward mistakes in English, and why I think the way we currently address mistakes is often the reason why people are struggling to see progress. The idea for this episode came from receiving MANY comments on a recent video I created calling out other YouTube creators for their content. It made me realize that we all need a decent shift in how we think about mistakes, and to recognize the complexity of speaking and owning any language. Listen to it here: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/268/
12/20/202239 minutes, 51 seconds
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277. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Nabila

Join my new mindset training! 30 days of audio trainings designed to transform your confidence and mindset in English hadarshemesh.com/mindset My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Nabila, a student of mine and a shining star in our community, shares how she has gained confidence in English and started hosting conversation groups as well as giving cooking classes that have been a big hit with members of my community. Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3WDpQe7 Want to know more about New Sound? Get on the waitlist and be the first to hear when doors open in 2023! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/
12/16/202234 minutes, 3 seconds
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276. 5 Phrasal Verbs for the Holidays ❄️🎄🎁 [+ FREE practice download]

How often do you use phrasal verbs? In this episode I share some common phrasal verbs that you can use during the holiday season. Want even more? Get 5 EXTRA phrasal verbs and sentences, download my FREE pdf here: https://hadarshemesh.com/phrasal-verbs-284-freebie/ More episodes on phrasal verbs and vocabulary: Phrasal verbs to use when you’re angry: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/angry-phrasal-verbs/ PHRASAL VERBS &#8211; Do you REALLY need them to sound fluent?: https://bit.ly/3hmbX4R Download Monthly Vocabulary Builder and use it for learning new phrasal verbs here https://hadarshemesh.com/freebie-163-vocabulary/
12/13/202211 minutes
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275. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Jelena

In this episode, I interviewed a special guest, Jelena, who is the head of coaching and training on my team. She will share with you how she has overcome her limiting beliefs around her English teaching and helped hundreds of our students reach their own breakthroughs. Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3Fg8I6N Want to know more about New Sound? Get on the waitlist and be the first to hear when doors open in 2023! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ This is a replay of a &#8220;What&#8217;s Possible&#8221; Interview series with students from my programs.
12/9/202232 minutes, 14 seconds
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274. Connected speech in English: How to use it to sound even clearer

Whadaya thin-ki-nabout? Connected Speech in English &#8211; it’s not always so clear! Connected speech in English is a powerful tool to help us understand others, and be even clearer in English! Yep, connecting your words will actually help you sound clearer. Do you ever get the feeling that you have to pronounce every word separately? You’re not the only one. But actually, not connecting words together can have a significant impact on your clarity and lead to some misunderstanding. In this episode, I’ll show you how connected speech works in English and how you can practice it in a way that will help you as a listener as well as a speaker of English. Learn more about stressed and reduced words in English in my magazine article: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/connected-speech-in-english/
12/6/202218 minutes, 40 seconds
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273. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Hernan

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, listen as Hernan shares the story of giving a presentation in English and acing it, recording his own online course in English, and how it was going through my program, New Sound. Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3Urf74E Want to know more about New Sound? Get on the waitlist and be the first to hear when doors open in 2023! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/
12/2/202218 minutes, 40 seconds
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272. The secret behind basic vs. advanced English | Interview with my head of content Christina

Is being a basic speaker so bad? This week I interviewed the head of my content team, Christina Hilton. In this episode, we’ll get to know her better as we discuss what pisses her off in English content , the misleading videos you might be watching, and what mistakes really mean for learners! Watch the video version of the interview here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/basic-vs-advanced-english/ Subscribe to my newsletter to get weekly updates and good stuff for free! https://hadarshemesh.com/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all around the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ &nbsp;
11/29/202247 minutes, 31 seconds
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271. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Szilvia

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Szilvia will tell you how she has overcome her fear of speaking and improved her fluency, and eventually started making meaningful connections and taking initiative in English. Watch the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3EUbwrk Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
11/25/202222 minutes, 3 seconds
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270. How to pronounce silent letters in English + Free PDF download

English words with silent letters &#8211; like them or not, they’re here to stay and you just have to get to know them. But more than that, you have to practice them if you want to get their pronunciation right and use them confidently. Download a FREE practice PDF to practice these words with me: https://hadarshemesh.com/silent-letters-281-freebie/ In this episode I share some of the most confusing examples out there of words with silent letters. Let me know in the comments below which one bugs you the most and come up with a sentence to practice it! How to remember vocabulary: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-learn-new-vocabulary/
11/22/202210 minutes, 46 seconds
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269. How to pronounce ‘opportunity’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘opportunity’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Opportunity: aa-p’r-TUW-nuh-dee [IPA: ˌɑːpəɹˈtuːnəɾi] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/opportunity/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ &nbsp;
11/18/20222 minutes, 48 seconds
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268. They criticized her English mistakes publicly… and this is how I responded

Is English really for everyone? Not according to a YouTube channel named… English for Everyone. The creators of this channel have published a series of critical videos targeting the mistakes of another YouTube creator with millions of followers &#8211; Marina Mogilko. Marina, a non-native speaker, immigrant, and a very successful creator and entrepreneur is an example of what’s possible when you use English to reach your dreams, and you don’t let your mistakes hold you back. But apparently, this seems to really bother the ’English for Everyone’ duo, who are on a mission to ‘expose’ Marina and portray her as a fraud, DESPITE the immense value she brings to her audience. (The numbers speak for themselves, yo!) But it’s not just Marina that they are targeting. It affects every non-native speaker who may one day dare to speak publicly. It’s validating the worst thoughts almost every non-native speaker has. It’s sending a message to non-native speakers that mistakes will cost them their dignity. In this video I want to share how problematic this approach is, the negative impact it has on the mindset of learners, and why we need to call people out on such behaviors so we can foster an environment that allows everyone to thrive. I also want to use this opportunity to show solidarity to my fellow non-native speaking teachers and say &#8211; WE NEED MORE OF YOU! WE NEED MORE NON-STANDARD ENGLISH VOICES IN THE ENGLISH TEACHING INDUSTRY. Don’t let the grammar police and those who think that English belongs to them stop you from reaching your dreams, making an impact, motivating people, and driving students to take action in a positive way. Because at the end of the day, what REALLY counts, is that you dare to speak. And say what you think and want. And how you make others feel. And what DOESN’T count &#8211; is if you used ‘at’ instead of ‘on’. I also want to use this opportunity to give a shoutout to my fellow non-native English-speaking creators teaching in English. You ROCK and you’re making a difference! Lingua Marina: https://www.youtube.com/@linguamarina More episodes on this topic:  Speak English Like A Native Speaker &#8211; THE MYTH https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/speak-english-like-a-native-speaker-myth/ Feel Stuck in English? Here&#8217;s Why (The Illusion of Learning) https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/the-illusion-of-learning-english/ What Do You Do When Someone Criticizes Your English? https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-handle-criticism-of-your-english/ This person criticized my English… This is my response https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/a-native-english-speaker-criticized-my-english/
11/15/202217 minutes, 41 seconds
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267. How to pronounce ‘sorry’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘sorry’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Sorry: saa-ree [IPA: ˈsɑːɹi] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/sorry/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ &nbsp;
11/11/20222 minutes, 59 seconds
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266. Learn how to pronounce the months of the year

In this episode, I’ll teach you how to pronounce all 12 months in the year, plus, I added a few bonus tips about knowing which prepositions to use when we talk about months and dates (yes, those tricky little prepositions in, on, and at)! What month is the most challenging for YOU to pronounce? Want to keep practicing? Use my pronunciation confidence method! Tune in here: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/42/
11/8/202212 minutes, 57 seconds
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265. How to pronounce Martyr vs. Murder

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘martyr’ and ‘murder’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Martyr: maar-d’r [IPA: ˈmɑːɹɾəɹ] Murder: m’r-d’r [IPA: ˈmɜːɹdəɹ] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/murder-martyr/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ &nbsp;
11/4/20223 minutes, 27 seconds
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264. The behind-the-scenes of my New York City Meetup

This October, I was in my beloved New York City, where I had the most incredible meetup with over 50 New Sound and Beyond community members. When I first got the idea for this meetup, I had no clue that it would turn out to be so big, with several students flying from all around the world to come and meet each other! In this episode, tune in to learn about the behind-the-scenes of the meetup, the importance of community, and part of the speech I gave during the meetup. Join the InFluency Community today! https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
11/1/202226 minutes, 16 seconds
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263. How to pronounce V and W

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about words and phrases with a V or W sound. Here’s a loose transcription of the words and phrases as explained in the episode: Vet: vet [IPA: vɛt] Wet: wet [IPA: wɛt] Why: wai [IPA: waɪ] We: wee [IPA: wi] When: wen [IPA: wɛn] While: wail [IPA: waɪl] Vile: vail [IPA: vaɪl] West: west [IPA: wɛst] Vest: vest [IPA: vɛst] Wine: wain [IPA: waɪn] Vine: vain [IPA: vaɪn] Very well: ve-ree wel [IPA: ˈvɛɹi wɛl] White windows: wait win-dowz [IPA: waɪt ˈwɪndoʊz] Vicious wedding: vi-sh’s we-ding [IPA: ˈvɪʃəs ˈwɛdɪŋ] Viking warriors: vai-king wo-ri-uhrz [IPA: ˈvaɪkɪŋ ˈwɔːɹiəɹz] Save the world: seiv thuh w’rld [IPA: seɪv ðə wɜɹld] Of which: uhv wich [IPA: əv wɪtʃ] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/v-w/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ &nbsp;
10/28/20227 minutes, 33 seconds
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262. What to do when you LOSE YOUR FLUENCY

Can you lose fluency in English? What can you do if you need to get it back? In this episode, I’ll talk about how you can measure fluency which will help you know if you’ve lost it. I also talk about tips for what to do to gain fluency back, and how to prevent it from happening! Research published in 2014 about loss of fluency in the Journal of Cognitive Science: https://bit.ly/3D2A4w9 Want more tips on how to maintain and improve your fluency? Check these videos out! 5 Fluency Strategies for Teachers and Students: https://bit.ly/3gxAnHH Want more confidence in English? Do this: https://bit.ly/3TR2SPc This Really Helped Me Become Fluent: https://bit.ly/3VX380S 50 Powerful Fluency Tips (in under 5 minutes) https://bit.ly/3gF5scI Have you ever felt like you’ve lost fluency in English?
10/26/202211 minutes, 7 seconds
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261. How to pronounce ‘frustrating’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘frustrating’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Frustrating: fruhs-chrei-ding [IPA: ˈfɹʌstʃɹeɪɾɪŋ] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/frustrating/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
10/21/20223 minutes, 6 seconds
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260. Will reading books help you get fluent?

Have you ever had this feeling while reading a book that you’re really making progress? That if someone were to start a conversation with you, all those words and grammar structures you’ve read would be there for you, and come out of your mouth effortlessly? But has that ever happened? Probably, reality hit and you realized that it doesn’t work that way! In this episode I explain why reading books in English, as wonderful as it is, is not enough if you want to become fluent. I’ll also share 5 tips on how you can use books effectively to improve your fluency. Because books should definitely stay a part of our practice, but in a way you might not know about. How To Learn New Vocabulary? Build Pronunciation Confidence https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-learn-new-vocabulary/ Feel Stuck in English? Here&#8217;s Why (The Illusion of Learning) https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/the-illusion-of-learning-english/
10/18/202213 minutes, 22 seconds
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259. How to pronounce ‘Forward’ & ‘Backward’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘forward’ and ‘backward’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Forward: for-w’rd [IPA: ˈfɔːɹwəɹd] Backward: bak-w’rd [IPA: ˈbækwəɹd] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/backward-forward/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
10/14/20224 minutes, 41 seconds
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258. Obedience

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself where the fear of making mistakes in English comes from? We avoid mistakes because making mistakes means that we are “breaking the rules of language”. Following the rules &#8211; including the rules that society, native speakers, or people in positions of authority have placed on us, has a greater impact on our English than you might realize! In this episode, I talk about the connection between obedience and how it’s affecting your English Do you follow the rules?
10/11/202215 minutes, 30 seconds
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257. How to pronounce Quit, Quite, Quiet

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘quit’, ‘quite’, and ‘quiet’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Quit: kwit [IPA: kwɪt] Quite: kwait [IPA: kwaɪt] Quiet: kwai-y’t [IPA:ˈkwaɪət] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/quit-quite-quiet/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
10/7/20223 minutes, 17 seconds
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256. The Dark L sound [+ FREE practice download]

Download my FREE L Practice Sheet here. The Dark L is a type of sound that exists at the end of words and before consonants in English, but it may not be in your language! This episode is going to give you all the tips and tricks for knowing how to pronounce the different Ls in English, plus quick tips for how to make this sound easier! Don’t forget to download your FREE L practice sheet so you can keep working on your L! https://hadarshemesh.com/dark-l-276-freebie/
10/4/202218 minutes, 17 seconds
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255. The letter O in ‘coffee’, ‘job’, and ‘office’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing or challenging words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about words with the A as in ‘father’ vowel sound, as in the words ‘coffee’, ‘job’, and ‘office’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Office: aa-f’s [IPA: ˈɑːfəs] Job: djaab [IPA: dʒɑːb] Coffee: kaa-fee [IPA: ˈkɑːfi] or ko-fee [IPA: ˈkɔːfi] Not: naat [IPA: nɑːt] Possible: paa-suh-b’l [IPA: ˈpɑːsəbəl] Possibility: paa-suh-bi-luh-dee [IPA: ˌpɑːsəˈbɪləɾi] Problem: praab-l’m [IPA: pɑː ˈpɹɑːbləm] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/aa-as-in-father/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/30/20224 minutes, 8 seconds
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254. When TH is the HARDEST and how to make it EASIER | American English Pronunciation

This episode will help you pronounce the English TH consonant sound when there are many in a sentence, and how to make it smoother in sentences and between several tricky consonants. Have a question for me too? Ask me here! https://hadarshemesh.com/ask-hadar/ &nbsp; If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/27/20227 minutes, 44 seconds
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253. How to pronounce Million and Billion

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘million’ and ‘billion’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Million: mil-y’n [IPA: ˈmɪljən] Billion: bil-y’n [IPA: ˈbɪljən] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/million-billion/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/23/20222 minutes, 44 seconds
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252. How to pronounce ‘Spreadsheet’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘spreadsheet’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Spreadsheet: spred-sheet [IPA: ˈspɹɛdʃiːt] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/spreadsheet/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/16/20223 minutes, 45 seconds
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251. Success in English – Real Life Stories

&nbsp; If English is not your native language, does that mean you have to compromise on the things you want to achieve in your life? In today’s episode, you’ll see that the answer is absolutely not! Today, you will hear the stories of my New Sound students. Each of these remarkable people share stories about their English journey, and the success they have achieved! They are the inspiration that show us that English doesn’t have to be a barrier in our lives!
9/13/20222 hours, 12 minutes, 24 seconds
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250. How to pronounce Corporate vs. Cooperate

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘corporate’ and ‘cooperate’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Corporate: kor-pr’t [IPA: ˈkɔːɹpɹət] Cooperate: kow-aa-puh-reit [IPA: koʊˈɑːpəɹeɪt] Corporation kor-puh-rei-sh’n [IPA: ˌkɔɹpəˈɹeɪʃən] Cooperation: kow-aa-puh-rei-sh’n [IPA: koʊˌɒpəˈɹeɪʃən] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/corporate-cooperate/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/9/20223 minutes, 35 seconds
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249. Hope

&nbsp; Have you ever considered giving up on your English practice because you felt it was going nowhere? Or maybe you have been studying for so long, but you don’t see any progress, and you wonder why you do it? Learning a language and trying to reach fluency can be a challenging process and sometimes we might lose our hope and motivation. In this episode I talk about this common feeling that creeps up on us, and why it happens. I will also share what you can do to change your situation, gain back motivation and not lose hope. Find out more about New Sound, my signature program: https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English speakers from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ The Illusion of learning episode: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/165/ Episodes about mindset: Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset What to do when someone criticizes your English Feeling stuck in English? Here’s why Do you hate your voice in English?
9/6/202226 minutes, 40 seconds
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248. How to pronounce ‘Spontaneous’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘spontaneous’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Spontaneous: spaan-tei-nee-y’s [IPA: spɑnˈteɪniəs] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/spontaneous/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/2/20223 minutes, 11 seconds
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247. Magic Solutions in English: The Quick Way to Get Fluent

We hear a lot of false promises in English like “Get Fluent in 30 days!” or “Learn 1000 words in a month!”. While we know that those are unrealistic, we still want fast solutions in English, because we are all busy people. We all know that language and fluency require time and work to really master. But, what if there was a way to see improvement in under 30 days? In this week’s episode I’ll share with you a way to build habits, gain momentum, and build strategy in English &#8211; in 7 days!
8/30/20227 minutes, 5 seconds
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246. How to pronounce Staff vs. Stuff

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘staff’ and ‘stuff’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Staff: staf [IPA: stæf] (but in British English: staaf [IPA: stɑːf] Stuff: stuhf [IPA: stʌf] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/stuff-staff/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
8/26/20223 minutes, 32 seconds
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245. Do you really need to live in an English-speaking country to get fluent?

&nbsp; Do you HAVE to live in an English-speaking country to achieve fluency? Do you think the best way to truly learn English is to move to a different country? Many people believe that unless they live in an English-speaking country, they’ll never be fluent! This is a very common belief &#8211; that’s not always true. In this episode, I’ll share with you why you DON’T need to move to another country in order to improve your English, along with my personal experience and the experience of my students who have reached limitless fluency &#8211; without ever leaving their home country! Get on the waitlist for New Sound https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ The illusion of learning https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/the-illusion-of-learning-english/ Join the InFluency Community https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
8/23/202217 minutes, 18 seconds
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244. How to pronounce ‘Xenophobia’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘xenophobia’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Xenophobia: ze-nuh-fow-bee-yuh [IPA: ˌzɛn.əˈfoʊ.bi.jə] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/xenophobia/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
8/19/20223 minutes, 10 seconds
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243. The Importance of Perseverance & Community – Interview with Alma Vivero

&nbsp; What does it take to feel like you belong in a new place? In this episode I interview Alma Vivero, who immigrated to the US nine years ago. We talk about immigration, the feeling of belonging, and speaking habits that strengthened her English. Alma is a student of mine and is now an ambassador in my signature program, New Sound. #immigrant_experience If you like this episode, you&#8217;d love to meet Rita and Marcelo, who shared with me their immigrant experience. &#8211; Battling Discrimination and Discovering Self-Worth in a New Country &#8211; She immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 45… this is what happened
8/16/202251 minutes, 35 seconds
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242. How to pronounce 21th Century and 20th Century

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘21th century’ and ‘20th century’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: 21th century: twe-nee-f’rs(t) sen-chree [IPA: &#8216;tweni fɜːɹst sentʃɹi] 20th century: twe-nee-uhth sen-chree [IPA: &#8216;tweniəθ sentʃɹi] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/twenty-first-century/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
8/12/20227 minutes, 3 seconds
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241. Does your mouth hurt when you speak in English?

Does your mouth hurt when you speak English? Does your tongue feel too heavy, or your jaw too tight? These symptoms are quite common for speakers of English as a second language, but why? In this episode I discuss why that happens and what you can do to start speaking English effortlessly. I’ll share some of the best exercises that worked for me and my students. We’re opening doors for my NEW SOUND program on September 12th. Join the waitlist to get more info: https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ To learn more about releasing tension in your voice, check out this episode: Go from EXHAUSTED to EFFORTLESS when speaking English https://bit.ly/3SNjAiK
8/9/202213 minutes, 56 seconds
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240. How to pronounce Advice vs. Advise

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘advice’ and ‘advise’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Advice: uhd-vais [IPA: ədˈvaɪs] Advise: uhd-vaiz [IPA: ədˈvaɪz] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/advice-advise/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
8/5/20222 minutes, 30 seconds
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239. 11 Tips for Powerful Presentations in English

Download free presentation-prep checklist: https://hadarshemesh.com/presentation-freebie/ Do you avoid giving a talk or a presentation in English? Does it feel the same when it comes to presentations in your first language as well? Many people find it hard to deliver a presentation, let alone a presentation in English. But in just a few steps, you can turn this experience upside down and no longer be afraid of presentations in English. Through my own experience giving presentations, and my experience working with students on their presentations, in this episode, I share tips for preparing and delivering a powerful presentation! To make things easier, I prepared a FREE checklist that you can download right now to really make sure you’re doing what it takes to be prepared and deliver a stunning presentation: https://hadarshemesh.com/presentation-freebie/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ For more episodes on public speaking: How we talk: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-we-talk-with-samara-bay/ American Intonation and Public Speaking with Shonda Rhimes: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/shonda-rhimes-speech/
8/2/202215 minutes, 22 seconds
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238. How to pronounce ‘Symbol’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘symbol’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Symbol: sim-b’l [IPA: ˈsɪmbəl] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-pronounce-symbol/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
7/29/20222 minutes, 44 seconds
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237. What is fluency and how can I reach it? Conversations with my student Orsi

I&#8217;m used to interviewing other people, whether it&#8217;s colleagues or students, so it was refreshing to be interviewed by Orsi, an amazing student of mine and one of the ambassadors in my signature program, New Sound! In this interview, we discuss fluency, motivation, language, and identity. Are you ready to join the conversation? Watch the video version of the interview here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/interview-with-orsi/ Want to know more about how you can be a part of my programs just like Orsi? Join the waitlist for my signature program New Sound: https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/ Find out more about our Beyond membership and join the waitlist here: https://hadarshemesh.com/join-beyond/
7/26/202246 minutes, 29 seconds
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236. How to pronounce Lunch vs. Launch

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘lunch’ and ‘launch’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Lunch: luhnch [IPA: ˈlʌntʃ] Launch: laanch [IPA: lɑːntʃ] or lawnch [IPA: lɔːntʃ] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/lunch-launch/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
7/22/20222 minutes, 53 seconds
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235. What’s So Special About BINOMIAL PAIRS?

Have you heard of Binomial pairs in English? They are fun expressions in English that have a very special rhythm ? To see a list of some of the most popular binomial pairs and expressions go here: https://bit.ly/3OhlPqX Practicing the different rhythms of different types of expressions (and their meaning, of course) can really contribute to your fluency and comprehension in English. It’s also FUN ? In this episode I dive into the world of Binomial Pairs. If you want to learn more about the meaning of binomial pairs, check out my blog post: https://bit.ly/3OhlPqX Other episodes you might like: Want to improve your speaking vocabulary? STOP LEARNING NEW WORDS PHRASAL VERBS &#8211; Do you REALLY need them to sound fluent? How To Learn New Vocabulary? Build Pronunciation Confidence ?
7/19/20228 minutes, 55 seconds
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234. How to pronounce P vs. B

English words can be really challenging sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of challenging words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about words with the P or B sound. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Pay: pei [IPA: pʰeɪ] People: pee-p’l [IPA: ˈpʰiːpəl] Picture: pik-ch’r [IPA: ˈpʰɪktʃəɹ] Pack: pak [IPA: pʰæk] Back: bak [IPA: bæk] Bay: bei [IPA: beɪ] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/p-b-in-english/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
7/15/20225 minutes, 53 seconds
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233. Being present

Do you feel present in your day-to-day life? How about in English conversations &#8211; are you easily distracted, too focused on how YOU sound or worrying that you won’t understand the other person? As speakers of English as a second language, we are often consumed with the fear of not being able to finish our thought, being misunderstood, or not understanding the other person. These fears have a huge impact on how we show up in conversations, and can cause us to not be fully present in English. Join me for a conversation about being present in English and why it’s important that we become more connected with ourselves and the people we interact with in English. More episodes about mindset: Feeling worthy: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/226/ Expectations https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/220/ Feeling Invisible https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/188/ Challenges https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/29/ Watch the episode on my YouTube channel (with English subtitles):
7/12/202222 minutes, 22 seconds
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232. How to pronounce ‘Colonel’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘colonel’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: colonel: k’r-n’l [IPA: ˈkɜːɹnəl] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/colonel/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
7/8/20222 minutes, 55 seconds
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231. How to pronounce ‘Vulnerable’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘vulnerable’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Vulnerable: vuhl-nuh-ruh-b’l [IPA: ˈvʌlnəɹəbəl] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/vulnerable/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
7/1/20223 minutes, 54 seconds
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230. LGBTQ+: What it means and other important terms

This month we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride and call for the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of LGBTQ+ people. In this episode I explain some English terms that refer to the different minorities that make up the LGBTQ+ communities, so hopefully we can all be more informed when we use or come across these terms. Want to learn the meaning of the ‘plus’ in LGBTQ+ ? Visit my blog post at https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/lgbtq-meaning/ For more information about LGBTQ+ pride: https://www.genderbread.org/ https://bit.ly/3nG27KR https://www.hrc.org/resources
6/28/20227 minutes, 21 seconds
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229. How to pronounce ‘Equality’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘equality’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Equality: i-kwaa-luh-tee [IPA: ɪˈkwɑləti] or i-kwaa-luh-dee [ɪˈkwɑləɾi] or uh-kwaa-luh-dee [IPA: əˈkwɑləɾi] Equal: ee-kw’l [IPA: ˈiːkwəl] Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/equality/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
6/24/20223 minutes, 39 seconds
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228. Productivity Tips For English Learning

How productive are you when it comes to your English practice? Is it easy for you to stay focused, or do you get distracted often? Even if you practice English daily (and I hope you do!) &#8211; if you’re not productive, you won’t see the results you’re after! In this episode, I share productivity tips that will help you see real progress, and sooner than you think! Want to learn more? Check out this: Three habits to learn a language: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-learn-a-language/ Stay motivated: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/motivation-in-english/ Practice vocabulary: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-learn-new-vocabulary/ Improving your grammar: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-improve-grammar/ The illusion of learning: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/the-illusion-of-learning-english/
6/21/202220 minutes, 28 seconds
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227. How to pronounce Acknowledge

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘acknowledge’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Know: now [IPA: noʊ] Knowledge: naa-l’dj [IPA: ˈnɑːlədʒ] Acknowledge: uhk-naa-l’dj [IPA: əkˈnɑːlədʒ] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/acknowledge/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
6/17/20223 minutes, 34 seconds
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226. Feeling Worthy

We grow up learning that to get what we want we have to work hard, behave well and do what other people want us to do. And because of that, sometimes we feel like we need to work really really hard to be worthy of the things we want. And you can BET this affects your experience speaking English. In this episode, I make the connection between feeling unworthy and why you’re not seeing the results you want in your English. You can watch the video version with subtitles here: https://youtu.be/xUgS67i7K8s More episodes about mindset: Expectations https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/220/ Feeling Invisible https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/188/ Challenges https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/29/
6/14/202216 minutes, 53 seconds
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225. How to pronounce TH before R

English words can be really challenging sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing or challenging words. This week we’re going to talk about words with TH+R clusters. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Three: three [IPA: θɹiː] Thrill: thril [IPA: θɹɪl] Through: thruw [IPA: θɹuː] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/th-r/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
6/10/20224 minutes, 29 seconds
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224. 5 Fluency Practice Strategies for Teachers and Students

Join the Beyond Waitlist: https://hadarshemesh.com/wait-beyond/ What is the best way to become fluent? Practice! But not every practice is equally effective. In this episode, I’m sharing with you my top 5 fluency practice strategies that my coaches and I have been using with our students for years, and that have gotten great results! Here’s a short recap of my 5 fluency practice strategies: 1. Speaking with feedback (even when you don’t have anyone to give you feedback) 2. Daily speaking practice on varied topics 3. Imitation 4. Listening &amp; Transcribing 5. Challenging yourself For more details, see this post: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/5-fluency-strategies-for-teachers-and-students/ Wordtune https://www.wordtune.com/
6/7/202214 minutes, 57 seconds
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223. How to pronounce Focus

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘focus’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Focus: fow-k’s [IPA: ˈfoʊkəs] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/focus/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
6/3/20222 minutes, 28 seconds
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222. Learn Intonation, Stress, and Connected Speech with Taylor Swift

Download my Analysis of Taylor Swift’s Speech: https://hadarshemesh.com/taylor-swift-speech-analyses-pdf/ Listen to this episode to learn new phrasal verbs, understand connected speech, and ask the question with me &#8211; What makes a good speech a good speech? Because it’s not just the words, it’s how we say the words, as well. The words we choose to emphasize, the melody we use to tie it all together. And listening to and watching speeches can teach us a lot about reductions, stress, connected speech, and intonation. For this episode I’ve chosen some parts of Taylor Swift’s commencement speech at NYU and analyzed the way she used her speech to convey a powerful message. I also prepared for you a free PDF with my speech notes so you can practice this speech later at home. Here’s the PDF with analysis again: https://hadarshemesh.com/taylor-swift-speech-analyses-pdf/ More Speech Analyses for your to practice: America Ferrera&#8217;s Ted Talk analysis Reese Witherspoon&#8217;s speech analysis Kamala Harris&#8217;s Speech Analysis Simon Sinek&#8217;s Speech Analysis Bill Murray’s Movie Speech Breakdown Shonda Rhimes&#8217;s Ted Talk Analysis Lizzo&#8217;s Song lyrics Analysis
5/31/202215 minutes, 48 seconds
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221. How to pronounce Interpretation

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘interpretation’ and ‘interpret’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Interpretation: in-t’r-pruh-tei-sh’n [IPA: ɪntəɹpɹəˈteɪʃən] Interpret: in-t’r-pr’t [IPA: ɪnˈtɜːɹpɹət] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/interpretation/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
5/27/20223 minutes, 24 seconds
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220. Expectations

Have you ever thought about the expectations you have of yourself when speaking English? And while there’s a common belief that high expectations lead to great results &#8211; is that really true? In this podcast episode, I discuss how your expectations may affect your speaking experience, and may do more harm than good. More episodes on this topic: Why do I feel like a fraud every time I speak English? https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/11/ 10 Things You Should Stop Doing if you Want to Speak English Fluently https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/05/ Download our 30 Most Powerful English Speaking Affirmations https://hadarshemesh.com/freebie-30-affirmations/ 50 Powerful Fluency Tips (in under 5 minutes) +PDF https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/105/ Watch the video version:
5/24/202219 minutes, 10 seconds
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219. How to pronounce Quarter

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘quarter’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Quarter: kor-d’r [IPA: ˈkɔːɹɾəɹ] or kwor-d’r [IPA: ˈkwɔːɹɾəɹ] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/quarter/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
5/20/20222 minutes, 27 seconds
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218. English With Lizzo: ‘About Damn Time’ Pronunciation Tutorial

Sometimes it’s HARD to understand the lyrics of songs when you’re listening to it for the first time. There’s so much information coming your way &#8211; the melody, rhythm, stress, and of course words. Yet, I think it’s such a great tool to use when practicing English. It strengthens not only our vocabulary but also our listening skills and pronunciation &#8211; especially when it comes to rhythm and connected speech. In this episode I’ll use a huge hit by Lizzo, About Damn Time, and really break it down and explore the beat, the stress and reductions, and everything that makes this song so awesome. Lizzo About Damn Time | Official video https://youtu.be/IXXxciRUMzE Full About Damn Time lyrics: https://hadarshemesh.com/lizzo Lizzo Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/Lizzo/videos
5/17/202216 minutes, 55 seconds
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217. How to pronounce Analysis, analyses, analyze

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘analysis’, ‘analyses’, and ‘analyze’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: analysis: uh-NA-luh-sis [IPA: əˈnæləsɪs] or uh-NA-luh-s’s [IPA: əˈnæləsəs] analyses: uh-NA-luh-seez [IPA: əˈnæləsi:z] analyze: A-nuh-laiz [IPA: ˈænəlaɪz] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/analysis/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
5/13/20226 minutes, 38 seconds
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216. How to succeed in English in 5 steps

As a speaker of English as a 2nd language, you simply CANNOT approach important speaking opportunities the same way you approach them when they’re in your first language. You just can’t. You don’t want to survive in English. You want to thrive. In this episode I share 5 tips on how to prepare for any speaking opportunity in English so it&#8217;ll set you up for success (and not failure). Get the 5 steps to succeed toolkit and step up your performance in English: https://hadarshemesh.com/prepare-meeting-freebie/ Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/succeed-in-english/
5/10/20227 minutes, 42 seconds
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215. No G in NG

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about words with the NG sound. That’s right, it’s not a sequence of an N and a G sound. It’s just one sound. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: sing: sing [IPA: sɪŋ] long: long [IPA: ˈlɔːŋ] or laang [IPA: lɑːŋ] ping: ping [IPA: pɪŋ] rang: rang [IPA: ɹæŋ] wrong: rong [IPA: ɹɔːŋ] or raang [IPA: ɹɑːŋ] longing: long-ing [IPA: ˈlɔːŋɪŋ] or laang-ing [IPA: lɑːŋɪŋ] singing: sing-ing [IPA: ˈsɪŋɪŋ] writing: raid-ing [IPA: ɹaɪɾɪŋ] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/ng/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
5/6/20224 minutes, 31 seconds
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214. 6 Phrasal Verbs To Use When You’re ANGRY ?

Do you like learning phrasal verbs in English? But how often do you USE phrasal verbs in English? One of the best ways to internalize phrasal verbs and use them more often when speaking is to practice them in context and attach some emotion to them &#8211; just like with any other vocabulary words in English! In this episode I share SIX of my favorite phrasal verbs that relate to when I get angry. I talk about when to use them, what they mean, and how to pronounce them. Here they are: come on &#8211; disbelief or frustration at a situation or what someone said or did pissed off &#8211; just plain angry about something or at someone cut it out &#8211; stop it right now, I&#8217;ve had enough freak out &#8211; suddenly feel very angry or panicked blow up &#8211; suddenly lose your temper get over it &#8211; stop making such a big deal about something More episodes on phrasal verbs and vocabulary: PHRASAL VERBS &#8211; Do you REALLY need them to sound fluent? https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/phrasal-verbs-do-you-really-need-them-to-sound-fluent/ ? Download Monthly Vocabulary Builder and use it for learning new phrasal verbs here &gt;&gt; https://bit.ly/3xOEWjN
5/3/20227 minutes, 17 seconds
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213. How to pronounce Question

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘question’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: question: KWES-ch’n [IPA: ˈkwestʃən] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/question/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
4/29/20222 minutes, 41 seconds
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212. Improve Your Pronunciation in 14 Days | Free How To Pronounce Marathon ?

Want to improve your pronunciation fast? Join our 14-day ‘How to Pronounce’ Marathon! The marathon is going to happen on my INSTAGRAM page @hadar.accentsway where I’ll be sharing a short explanation of how to pronounce tricky and challenging words. Why working on the pronunciation of single words is so useful: ? It helps you become more aware of the actual sounds in words (and not how you THINK they should sound) ? You develop an awareness of your articulation organs and how to control them ? You invest less energy in pronouncing frequent words ? You build confidence ? You enhance your active vocabulary thanks to the repetitions in the pronunciation practice! My students and followers love learning how to pronounce tricky words in English. And this is why I decided to have a 14-day marathon to practice just that. The How-to-Pronounce marathon will start on April 27. I’ll share 3 single words every day and invite you to practice them with me. Best part? If you share it in your own story or feed, you might win a live 1:1 coaching session with me.?&#xfe0f;?&#xfe0f; Catch up with the latest how-to pronounce video tutorials here: https://bit.ly/3OFaZfW
4/26/20228 minutes, 4 seconds
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211. How to pronounce Serious vs. Series

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘serious’ and ‘series’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: serious: si-ɹee-uhs [IPA:], or si-ɹee-y’s in connected speech series: si-ɹeez [IPA:] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/serious-series/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
4/22/20223 minutes, 19 seconds
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210. Control

Do you find it hard to let go of control? In life? In your relationships? In your work? You might feel like it has nothing to do with your English but it does. Because we carry this need to be in control when we speak English. What does that look like? &#8211; Not speaking before knowing exactly what you’re going to say &#8211; Not pronouncing words you’re uncertain of their pronunciation &#8211; Not using words you’re unsure of how to use them &#8211; Not speaking much to people you don&#8217;t know And more… But in order to feel more freedom when speaking English, you have to give yourself room to grow and experiment and make mistakes. And that means letting go of control. And unfortunately, many English speakers as a second language don’t allow themselves that. In this episode, I share my own experience with holding on to and letting go of the need for control, and how it relates to perfectionism. Tune in and you’ll get to hear how I think you can let go a bit more and really be present in your English. Why Perfectionism Will KILL Your Fluency: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/62/
4/19/202216 minutes, 36 seconds
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209. How to pronounce ‘chocolate’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘chocolate’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: chocolate: chaak-l’t [IPA: ˈtʃɑːklət] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/chocolate/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://hadarshemesh.com/50-most-mispronounced-words/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
4/15/20222 minutes, 40 seconds
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208. How to pronounce the H and Silent H

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words with the H sound as well as words with a silent H. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: hello: huh-low [IPA: həˈloʊ] hi/high: hai [IPA: haɪ] here: heer [IPA: hɪəɹ] home: howm [IPA: hoʊm] house: haws [IPA: haʊs] hair: her [IPA: heəɹ] hate: heit [IPA: heɪt] hotel: how-tel [IPA: ˌhoʊˈtel] hospital: haas-pi-t’l [IPA: ˈhɑːspɪtəl] hour (=our): aw’r [IPA: ˈaʊəɹ] honest: aa-n’st [IPA: ˈɑːnəst] honor: aa-n’r [IPA: ˈɑːnəɹ] heir (=air): er [IPA: eəɹ] herbs: uhrbz [IPA: hɜːɹbz] he: when stressed &#8211; hee [IPA: hi], when unstressed &#8211; ee [IPA:i] him: when stressed &#8211; him [IPA: hɪm], when unstressed &#8211; im [IPA: ɪm] her: when stressed &#8211; h’r [IPA: hɜːɹ], when unstressed &#8211; uhr [IPA: ɜːɹ] his: when stressed &#8211; hiz [IPA: hɪz], when unstressed &#8211; iz [IPA: ɪz] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/the-h/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
4/8/20227 minutes, 43 seconds
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207. You just asked me where I’m from. So why do I feel offended? [Interview]

What does it take to feel safe and supported in your workplace or when immigrating to a new country? What is the right way to respond when you feel judged? Or criticized by others? What happens internally (and ultimately, how does it affect your communication abilities) when you feel stereotyped &#8211; only because English is not your first language? And why does it bother people when they’re constantly asked “where are you from”? In my Immigrant Experience series, I’ve been sharing stories of students who immigrated to English-speaking countries. But I also want to share insights from people whose work involves supporting marginalized communities, including immigrants. One person who can speak to that experience is Gina Gomez, a business strategist &amp; advisor who has founded a business development company that works with some of the biggest companies in the world. Gina’s company specializes in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. She has helped dozens of clients (myself included) create an inclusive and respectful business. In this episode, Gina and I discuss how being a speaker of English as a second language in certain environments could foster microaggression and micro-inequities. She will explain what those behaviors are, what they look and sound like, and how to manage them in the best possible way. She will also share some insights from her own personal and professional experience, as well as tips and strategies on how to deal with microaggressions and discrimination. To learn more about Gina and her work, visit her at: https://ginagomezandassociates.com and connect with her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ginagomezandassociates/ #immigrant_experience If you like this episode, you&#8217;d love to meet Rita and Marcelo, who shared with me their immigrant experience. &#8211; Battling Discrimination and Discovering Self-Worth in a New Country &#8211; She immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 45… this is what happened
4/5/202234 minutes, 25 seconds
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206. How to pronounce PRETTY

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘pretty’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: pretty: pri-dee [IPA: ˈprɪɾi] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/pretty/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
4/1/20223 minutes, 5 seconds
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205. Finding freedom in English – listen to Success Stories ?

If English is not your native language, does that mean you have to compromise on the things you want to achieve in your life? Listening to the stories in this episode, you’ll see that the answer is absolutely not. For my students who you will meet in this episode, English used to be a huge obstacle that was impossible to overcome. But with the right strategy, practice technique, and mindset, they were able to make an incredible transformation in their English that led to making incredible changes in their lives, well-being, confidence, self-worth, and even salary! These are the stories of my New Sound students. Each of these remarkable individuals shares stories about their English journey, and especially their moments of success &#8211; a true testament to the fact that English doesn’t have to be a barrier in our lives. And if you have the right roadmap, getting to that point is closer than you think. Watch the episode and hear Oscar Montez, who joined NS after watching my previous student success panel&#8230; now HE is the one sharing his success story today; and Francis Kodama, who felt like he lost his super powers when he moved to Canada, but has now gained them back again; as well as Jelena Tosovic, who doesn’t let her fear of making mistakes hold her back from achieving professional success! You’ll also get to know Jessica Anderson, who landed a job in the US after taking New Sound; and Aline de Souza, who found freedom in English; and Šárka Mitterwaldová, who now loves speaking in English and does it proudly and joyously. Learn more about my signature program: https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/
3/29/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 12 seconds
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204. “I Want to Speak Like a Native Speaker. Can You Help?“ – My Answer #askhadar

Does a native accent guarantee ultimate confidence and freedom? Recently I’ve been getting a bunch of questions from people who want to speak with a native accent because they don’t feel confident in English. But is that the solution? In this video, I&#8217;ll answer that! I’ll also share with you what has REALLY helped me and thousands of my students reach limitless fluency (Hint: YES it’s about pronunciation, and NO, it’s not about sounding native!) You’ll get to hear some of my students too, who will share their experiences and how they have changed. Check out more episodes on this topic: Speak English Like A Native Speaker &#8211; THE MYTH https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/speak-english-like-a-native-speaker-myth/
3/22/202213 minutes, 46 seconds
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203. How to pronounce ‘Eventually’ and ‘Actually’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words, common names, and expressions. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘eventually’ and ‘actually’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: eventually: uh-ven-shuh-lee [IPA: əˈvenʃəli] or uh-ven-chuh-lee [IPA: əˈventʃəli] actually: ak-chuw-uh-lee [IPA: ˈæktʃuəli] or ak-shuh-lee [IPA: ˈækʃəli] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/eventually/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
3/18/20222 minutes, 51 seconds
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202. How to pronounce ‘Figure it out’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words, common names, and expressions. This week we’re going to talk about the saying ‘figure it out’. Here’s a loose transcription of the saying as explained in the episode: Figure it out: fig-yuh-ruh-dawt [IPA: ˈfɪɡjər əɾ aʊt] or [IPA: ˈfɪɡjər əɾ æʊt] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/figure-it-out/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
3/11/20224 minutes, 39 seconds
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201. How to go from Fixed to Growth mindset in English (and reach limitless fluency)

How do you feel about yourself when you speak English? How do you handle criticism about your English? The way you experience your English is key to your communication, confidence, and growth as a speaker. In this episode I’ll discuss two types of mindsets: fixed mindset and growth mindset, and how you can shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset in specific situations, so you can achieve more freedom in your English. Developing a Growth Mindset with Carol Dweck https://youtu.be/hiiEeMN7vbQ My episodes about mindset in English: The Single Most Effective Way To Improve Your English https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-improve-english/ 5 things I wish I knew about English Fluency when I was 20 https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/finally-fluent-in-english-2/ 10 ways to DESTROY your English Fluency https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/speak-english-fluently/ Why English learners Fail https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/why-english-learners-fail/ What Do You Do When Someone Criticizes Your English? https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-handle-criticism-of-your-english/
3/8/202228 minutes, 10 seconds
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199. Battling Discrimination and Discovering Self-Worth in a New Country

In this Immigrant Experience interview, we’ll hear the story of Marcelo Silveira, who moved from Brazil to the U.S. for work. In this interview Marcelo openly talks about his experience as an immigrant and the rough start he had when he first moved to the U.S. He talks about the loss of identity as an immigrant and the need to reinvent himself. He also talks about what it was like to be facing small incidents of discrimination, that affected his self-worth and confidence. But most importantly he will tell us about overcoming all obstacles and reinventing himself in this new country. Marcelo is an inspiration and an active member in our community, and I’m proud to call him our student. Every immigrant has a story. A story about their journey, their identity, their accomplishments and struggles, and of course, the place of English in it. Many of my students are immigrants, I was an immigrant myself. There are commonalities, for sure, but each story is unique, a story worth telling and listening to. If you’d like to share your English story as an immigrant, we’d be happy to hear it (click here https://bit.ly/3GSp6d4). During the next few months I’ll share some of your stories, answer questions you might have, and host immigrants, as well as people whose work involves English and the immigrant experience. Some videos on the things we talked about with Marcelo: How to gain confidence in your English https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/confidence-in-english/ Why it’s not cool to talk about people’s accents https://www.instagram.com/p/CRCErfFCplG/ DON&#8217;T ASK me about my ACCENT https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/dont-ask-about-my-accent/ Other guests of the Immigrant Experience Series:  Rita’s Immigration journey https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/192/
3/1/202243 minutes, 40 seconds
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198. How to pronounce HER vs. HAIR

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘her’ and ‘hair’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: hair: her [IPA: heəɹ] her: h’r [IPA: hɜːɹ] or h’r [IPA: həɹ] hurt: h’rt [IPA: hɜːɹt] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/her-hair/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
2/25/20223 minutes, 6 seconds
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197. Shadowing Technique in English: are you wasting your time?

Do you use shadowing when practicing English? Shadowing is one of the best ways to improve your English speaking skills as it helps improve pronunciation, intonation, and vocabulary. It can also help you improve *unconsciously* things like rhythm, stress, grammar, and more. Sounds like fun, no? But, it can also be a WASTE OF TIME! Without proper guidance, it’s easy to fall into the trap of practicing it in an ineffective way! And then you won’t be seeing the results you COULD be seeing. ? If you’ve been using the shadowing technique for a while, in this episode you’ll discover the biggest mistake people make when shadowing, and also learn a bunch of other tips to optimize your practice ? ? If you have no idea what shadowing is &#8211; this episode is definitely for you as you’ll learn about one of the best practice techniques, and how to do it right! ??I collected a list with all the best apps and resources for shadowing, for you! You can get it (and watch the video version) here &gt;&gt; https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/shadowing-in-english/ ?? Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
2/22/202220 minutes, 39 seconds
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196. How to pronounce PARTICULARLY

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘particularly’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: particularly: p’r-ti-kyuh-l’r-lee [IPA: pərˈtɪkjələrli] or puh-ti-kyuh-l’r-lee [IPA: pəˈtɪkjələrli] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/particularly/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
2/18/20222 minutes, 47 seconds
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195. Tongue Twisters… Do we really need ‘em?

Tongue twisters can be a pain in the b**t in ANY LANGUAGE! They can be frustrating, discouraging, and you may even think they&#8217;re pointless. So why am I obsessed with tongue twisters?!? Listen to this episode to find out, as I try to make a case for tongue twisters. Maybe I’ll even convince you Once you’re convinced, go to my website to access my tongue-twister playlist! Something fun to add to your daily practice routine ?? https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/tongue-twisters-in-english/ Join the In-fluency Community here: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ More episodes for daily practice to build pronunciation confidence: A List of Short &amp; Sweet daily pronunciation exercises https://bit.ly/3pQPvAV Sprint #1 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr1 Sprint #2 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr2 Sprint #3 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr3 Morning Pronunciation Routine https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/pronunciation-practice-english/ R Bootcamp https://bit.ly/3rO0EF1 &nbsp;
2/15/202214 minutes, 39 seconds
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194. How to pronounce PULL and POOL

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the minimal pair, ‘pool’ and ‘pull’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: pool: puwl [IPA: puːl] food: fuwd [IPA: fuːd] you: yuw [IPA: yuː] who’d: huwd [IPA: huːd] kook: kuwk [IPA: kuːk] Luke: luwk [IPA: luːk] fruit juice: fruwt djuws [IPA: fruːt dʒuːs] pull: pul [IPA: pʊl] foot: fut [IPA: fʊt] cook: kuk [IPA: kʊk] look: luk [IPA: lʊk] book: buk [IPA: bʊk] cookie: ku-kee [IPA: kʊki] hood: hud [IPA: hʊd] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/pool-pull/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
2/11/20227 minutes, 51 seconds
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193. How to pronounce LUXURY

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘luxury’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: luxury: luhg-juh-ree [IPA: ˈlʌɡʒəri] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/luxury/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
2/4/20224 minutes, 14 seconds
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192. She immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 45… this is what happened

Every immigrant has a story. A story about their journey and the place of English in it. Many of my students are immigrants, I was an immigrant myself. There are commonalities, for sure, but each story is unique, a story worth telling and listening to. In this episode, I’ll be interviewing Rita Ramirez. Rita is a real estate salesperson, originally from Colombia, now residing in the US. Rita was a student in my program Accent Makeover and is a member of our practice group Beyond. As a real estate salesperson, one of her goals is promoting real estate investment within the Latino Community in Las Vegas. If you’d like to share your English story as an immigrant, I’d be happy to hear from you (click here https://bit.ly/3GSp6d4). During the next months I’ll share some of your stories, answer questions you might have, and host immigrants as well as people whose work involves English and the immigrant experience. #immigrantexperience If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
2/1/202241 minutes, 35 seconds
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191. How to pronounce BED vs. BAD

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the minimal pair, ‘bed’ and ‘bad’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: bed: bed [IPA: bɛd] red: red [IPA: rɛd] head: head [IPA: hɛd] set: set [IPA: sɛt] left: left [IPA: lɛft] send: send [IPA: sɛnd] bad: bad [IPA: bæd] cat: cat [IPA: kæt] happy: ha-pee [IPA: hæpi] that: that [IPA: ðæt] sat: sat [IPA: læft] had: had [IPA: hæd] sand: sand [IPA: sænd] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/bed-bad/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
1/28/20223 minutes, 36 seconds
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190. The BIGGEST Pronunciation Challenges Arabic Speakers Face (and how to overcome them)

Download Free English Pronunciation Guide + audio practice here: https://hadarshemesh.com/english-for-arabic-speakers-pdf/ In this episode, I’m going to talk about the biggest English pronunciation challenges for speakers of Modern Standard Arabic &#8211; all broken down and explained. You&#8217;ll learn what those main challenges are, why they are difficult, but more than that &#8211; you&#8217;ll learn how to overcome them and become a more confident and clear speaker of English. Not an Arabic speaker? I bet that as a non-native speaker of English you can still find at least one challenge that is relevant to you Let me know what it is in the comments below! I also created for you a free pronunciation guide with 5 MORE challenges to practice that are not discussed in the video. Download the guide here: https://hadarshemesh.com/english-for-arabic-speakers-pdf/ Video about English Consonants: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-consonants/ Video about English Vowels: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-vowels/ Check out my SPRINTS &#8211; Effective Practice to boost your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation: Sprint #1 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr1 Sprint #2 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr2 Sprint #3 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr3 Morning Pronunciation Routine https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/pronunciation-practice-english/ Daily Pronunciation routine https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-practice/
1/25/202222 minutes, 54 seconds
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189. How to pronounce MONTHS

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘months’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Months: muhnths [IPA: mʌnθs] or muhns [IPA: mʌns] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/months/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
1/21/20222 minutes, 40 seconds
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188. Feeling Invisible

What happens when you’re choosing not to speak? When you feel limited by a language? Maybe you’ve gotten used to avoiding speaking so much that you feel people don’t really know the REAL you. When you constantly feel like your voice is not heard &#8211; whether it’s because of others not listening to you or because you’re not speaking enough, especially when it matters &#8211; you might feel you’re invisible. There’s nothing worse than feeling that people don’t REALLY see you. Join me for a conversation about feeling invisible, how that’s connected to speaking a second language, and what you can do to stop feeling invisible and start feeling more natural, authentic and present when speaking: https://www.instagram.com/hadar.accentsway/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
1/18/202227 minutes, 20 seconds
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187. How to pronounce GIRL

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘girl’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: girl &#8211; g’rl [IPA: ɡɜːrl] You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/girl/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
1/14/20226 minutes, 24 seconds
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186. 10 min English Pronunciation Practice for the New Year

Do this English pronunciation practice every day, and improve your clarity, intonation, pronunciation, and confidence. Ready to kick off the New Year with a healthy habit? This episode will help! You can do it in the morning, in the evening, before an important meeting, or whenever you feel it’s right. Set yourself up for success using these articulation and speech exercises and you’ll feel how your English becomes effortless with time! Watch the video version of the practice here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-practice/ Click here for the Morning Pronunciation Routine. Want more practice? Try these super effective drills: A List of Short &amp; Sweet daily pronunciation exercises https://bit.ly/3pQPvAV Sprint #1 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr1 Sprint #2 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr2 Sprint #3 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr3
1/11/202213 minutes, 52 seconds
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185. How to pronounce CAP, COP, and CUP

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the minimal triplet, ‘cap’, ‘cop’, and ‘cup’. You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/cap-cup-cop/ Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: cap: kap [IPA: kæp] cop: kaap [IPA: kɑːp] cup: kuhp [IPA: kʌp] cat: kat [IPA: kæt] hat: hat [IPA: hæt] last: last [IPA: læst] stack: stak [IPA: stæk] backs: baks [IPA: bæks] father: faath’r [IPA: fɑːðər] lost: laast [IPA: lɑːst] hot: haat [IPA: hɑːt] stock: staak [IPA: stɑːk] box: baaks [IPA: bɑːks] love: luhv [IPA: lʌv] hut: huht [IPA: hʌt] fun: fuhn [IPA: fʌn] lust: luhst [IPA: lʌst] month: muhnth [IPA: mʌnθ] country: kuhn-chri [IPA: kʌntʃri] stuck: stuhk [IPA: stʌk] bucks: buhks [IPA: bʌks] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
1/4/20225 minutes, 37 seconds
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184. 10 AMAZING TIPS that’ll SKYROCKET your English fluency

Download FREEBIE &#8211; A list of the 10 tips, PLUS links to videos and resources to go deeper: https://bit.ly/3Eysic2 Ready to make a change in 2022? ??? The end of the year is always a good time to set goals for the new year. And if improving your English is on that list, you’ll definitely need the right strategy for it! So I got you covered! In this episode, I collected for you 10 of my best tips to help you understand how to reach your English goals THIS YEAR! ? You’ll learn about what you should focus on, and what you should let go of ? Watch the video version of the episode here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-fluency/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
12/29/202125 minutes, 13 seconds
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183. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Vladimir

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Vladimir will tell you how he got the job of his dreams that allows him to travel around the world, simply by being prepared when the opportunity came. Watch the video version of the interview here. Join the waitlist to be the first to know when we open doors to New Sound (Hadar&#8217;s signature program): https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
12/24/202128 minutes, 13 seconds
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182. The Immigrant Experience | Saying goodbye & learning to belong again

Every immigrant has their own story to tell: a story about the circumstances that led them to move to another country, a story about the life they’re building in that new country; The things they left behind, the things they brought with them, the things that they left behind and brought with them. And in their story, you would often find English. One of the things I would like to focus on this year is exactly that, the place where English intersects with the immigrant experience. Many of my students are immigrants, I was an immigrant myself. There are commonalities, for sure, but each story is unique, a story worth telling and listening to. And English had &#8211; and for some of us still has &#8211; a big part in our story. If you’d like to share your English story as an immigrant, I’d be happy to hear from you (click here &#8211; https://bit.ly/3GSp6d4). During the next months I’ll share some of your stories, answer questions you might have, and host immigrants as well as people whose work involves English and the immigrant experience. For now, you can watch these videos where I discussed the experience of being an immigrant with guests and students: The Power of Storytelling with Sun Yi A conversation About Culture, Identity and Language Success Stories of My Students
12/21/20217 minutes, 52 seconds
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181. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Tomasz

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Tomasz will share with us how consistent practice (15 min a day) has helped him do business in English, broadcast live in English for 60 consecutive days, and entertain international diplomats at weddings. Watch the video version of the interview here. Join the waitlist to be the first to know when we open doors to New Sound (Hadar&#8217;s signature program): https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
12/17/202142 minutes, 25 seconds
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180. Go From EXHAUSTED To EFFORTLESS When Speaking English With This One Simple Tip

Do you feel exhausted after speaking in English? Do you feel fake? Almost like &#8211; it’s not really YOU who’s doing the talking? The reason for that could be simpler than you think. In this episode I share with you one thing my students do that makes them feel incredibly uncomfortable and self-conscious in English, and they don’t even know they’re doing it! Best part &#8211; it’s super easy to fix! If you often feel tired after speaking in English…maybe you’re doing it too? Check out today’s episode for this one simple tip that can change how you communicate in English forever! Watch the video version here: https://bit.ly/3IRj1PG Here are more videos to skyrocket your speaking and communication skills: Speak English Like A Native Speaker &#8211; THE MYTH https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/speak-english-like-a-native-speaker-myth/ Improve Your Speaking Voice in ENGLISH with These Vocal Exercises https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/improve-your-speaking-voice-in-english/ This will skyrocket your English communication skills [with only 2 minutes a day] https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/how-to-speak-english/
12/14/202117 minutes, 27 seconds
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179. How to pronounce Law and Low

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘low’ and ‘law’ and focus on other words that are spelled with AW. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: law: laa [IPA: lɑː] or law [IPA: lɔː] low: low [IPA: loʊ] awful: aa-f’l [IPA: ɑːfəl ] or aw-f’l [IPA: ɔːfəl] awesome: aa-s’m [IPA: ɑːsəm] or aw-s’m [IPA: ɔːsəm] draw: draa [IPA: drɑː] or draw [IPA: drɔː] dawn: daan [IPA: dɑːn] or dawn [IPA: dɔːn] crawl: kraal [IPA: krɑːl] or krawl [IPA: krɔːl] lawn: laan [IPA: lɑːn] or lawn [IPA: lɔːn] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
12/10/20212 minutes, 41 seconds
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178. English Consonants Masterclass | IPA Consonant Table Explained [+FREE DOWNLOAD]

Free Download: Clear&amp;Easy English consonants chart https://bit.ly/3lLC2Jy English consonants can be confusing! Whether it’s understanding the difference between the different consonants, or producing them. In this consonant masterclass, I’ll teach you the three elements that you need to take into consideration when pronouncing consonants (hint: it’s all about place of articulation, manner of articulation, and voicing), and how the consonant chart represents all of that. It’s easier than you think! I will also teach you how to read the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) and discuss some tricky cases that you should look out for when it comes to the pronunciation of consonants. Do you merge B and P in English? Or maybe you confuse W and V? Do you struggle with the TH or the R? Or do you simply want to understand the IPA consonant chart? This episode is for you! Watch the video version to get the most of the lesson here. Liked this episode? Don’t miss out on my vowel masterclass &#8211; understanding the vowel sounds of English: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-vowels/ &nbsp;
12/7/202138 minutes, 37 seconds
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177. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Lucrecia

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Lucrécia will tell you how to let go of the impostor syndrome and harness the power of the compound effect, and transform the way you think, feel, and use English. Watch the video version of the interview here. Join the waitlist to be the first to know when we open doors to New Sound (Hadar&#8217;s signature program): https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
12/3/202128 minutes, 56 seconds
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176. American English Intonation: How To Use Stressed Words, Pitch, And Pauses To Make An Impact When You Speak

Download the PDF with the script here https://hadarshemesh.com/freebie-ferrera Being good at telling a story is a skill. And that skill can be learned. In this episode, we’ll watch America Ferrera as she masterfully builds her speech, and learn how emphasizing operative words is key to a good speech. We’ll also pay attention to the way she uses her pitch and tone of voice to convey her feelings, and how the rhythm and the pauses she takes support her message and make her speech more compelling and engaging. Click here to watch the video version of the episode: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/america-ferrera-ted-talk-analysis/ To listen to the entire TED talk, click here: https://bit.ly/3d11CFO Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
11/30/202124 minutes, 8 seconds
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175. How to Pronounce Want vs. Won’t

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘want’ vs. ‘won’t’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: want: waant [IPA: wɑːnt] or wawnt [IPA: wɔːnt] or whunt [IPA: wʌnt ] won’t: wownt [IPA: woʊnt] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
11/26/20213 minutes, 39 seconds
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174. How to Finally Improve Grammar in English [The Lesson You Were Never Taught in School!]

How do you feel about grammar? For some of us, grammar can sometimes be pretty overwhelming. It has been for me, but in my years of using and teaching English, I’ve realized something crucial about it. We can’t build grammar just by learning grammar rules. We have to build ‘Grammar muscles’, and in order to do that, we need to have the right strategy and focus on what matters. That’s always the case, isn’t it? In this episode, you’re going to learn how to do just that &#8211; how to learn and understand grammar so you can become more fluent and confident in English. Here are more episodes on how to improve grammar: Tired Of Making The SAME Grammar Mistakes Again And Again? TRY THIS Boost your PRONUNCIATION, GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY with this 10-min daily exercise A new way to Learn CONDITIONAL SENTENCES + drills How to remember when to use ON, IN and AT correctly | English prepositions of time: Part 1 and Part 2. My favorite ?tools: Grammarly Wordtune ? A list of decent resources for learning English Grammar: Britishcouncil.org Cambridge dictionary Purdue University Grammar Girl Merriam Webster dictionary
11/23/202128 minutes, 29 seconds
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173. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Rosaline

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Rosaline will share a bunch of incredible insights about mindset and language, cultural differences, building habits, and the fastest way to become confident (it worked for her). Watch the video version of the interview here. Join the waitlist to be the first to know when we open doors to New Sound (Hadar&#8217;s signature program): https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
11/19/202130 minutes, 28 seconds
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172. Similar English Vowels? Here’s How Not To Get Confused!

Has it ever happened to you that you wanted to say ‘body’ but it came out as ‘buddy’ instead? Or maybe you never noticed that these two words should be pronounced differently because they sound the same to you? If you sometimes confuse vowel pairs in English, this episode is for you! In this episode, I’ll go over some of the key vowel distinctions in English and will help you perceive the difference between each two vowels, and then &#8211; how to pronounce and practice them. Here are separate videos on some of the vowel pairs you might want to watch: Sheep vs. Ship vowels https://youtu.be/Y3OKnbAaWSs Bed vs. Bad https://youtu.be/8wEuD-k-qdo Cap-Cup-Cop vowels https://youtu.be/f3xmPl34lso POOL vs. PULL vowels https://youtu.be/c9V4JqRhPdo a full Pronunciation Masterclass on all English Vowels + PDF of IPA CHART FREE Download https://youtu.be/9E6F57s-V7U Finally, use Sprints with Free PDFs to practice vowel pairs and other English sounds: Sprint #1 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr1 Sprint #2 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr2 Sprint #3 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr3 Morning Pronunciation Routine https://youtu.be/l69yZ5xabbo
11/16/202123 minutes, 3 seconds
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171. How to pronounce ‘chaos’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘chaos’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: chaos: kei-yaas [IPA: keɪɑːs] chaotic: kei-yaa-dik [IPA: keɪɑːɾɪk] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
11/12/20212 minutes, 32 seconds
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170. What To Do When Someone Criticizes Your English ?

No one likes to get criticized. Especially when the criticism is insensitive, detached, or meant to hurt. When we receive criticism, it’s easy and common to feel bad and even hurt. But in this episode I share with you one strategy that is going to help you manage criticism or comments on your English, don’t let it pull you down, and come out like a WINNER! I created this episode after one of my students received a comment about her English that was out of place. The advice I shared is what I said to her after the incident. Here are more episodes on how to handle criticism and boost confidence: Feeling like an Impostor in English? It&#8217;s not you. It&#8217;s the Impostor Syndrome [Podcast] https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/11/ Stop it: This Really Helped Me Become Fluent https://theaccentsway.com/this-helped-me-become-fluent/ How To Get Over The Fear Of Being Judged When Speaking English https://theaccentsway.com/speaking-with-confidence/ Afraid to make mistakes in English? WATCH THIS https://theaccentsway.com/communication-over-perfection/
11/9/202114 minutes, 20 seconds
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169. Real Stories About What’s Possible | Interview with Soraya

My students and community members are truly inspiring. In these What’s Possible episodes, I’ll have a conversation with them about their journey, and in particular what has worked for them and led them to change the circumstances in their lives (for the better!). In this episode, Soraya will tell you about her journey, and the struggles she had to overcome to become a confident speaker. She’ll also tell you why failing an English exam ended up being better than passing it! Watch the video version of the interview here. If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
11/5/202143 minutes, 53 seconds
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168. The TH in English – New and IMPROVED Lesson

TH is such a fun sound to practice because you get results fast &#8211; if you practice it correctly! This TH lesson is one of dozens of lessons inside my program New Sound. NEW SOUND is the only program for speakers of English as a second language that focuses on everything you really need to own your voice in English and find the freedom you deserve, by simplifying pronunciation, intonation, and stress. In this episode, you’ll get to practice the TH in a simple and effective way, and also get a taste of what it’s like to learn with me in my program. Check it out here: https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound2021 In the program you’ll also learn about intonation, rhythm, stress, phrasing, breathing, voice, body language, fluency strategies, building your vocabulary, effective practice, building habits, and so much more! Everything you need to transform your English. Go here to watch the video version of this episode: https://theaccentsway.com/th-sound-lesson/
10/26/202123 minutes, 45 seconds
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167. How English Changed Their Lives: Success Stories of My Students

If English is not your native language, does it mean you have to compromise on the things you want to achieve in your life? Listening to the stories in this episode, you’ll see that the answer is absolutely not. But it wasn’t always like that. For my students who you will meet in this episode, English used to be a huge obstacle that was impossible to overcome. But with the right strategy, practice technique and mindset, they were able to make an incredible transformation in their English that led to making incredible changes in their lives, well-being, confidence, self-worth, and even salary! These are the stories of my New Sound students. Each of these remarkable individuals shares about their English journey, and especially their moments of success &#8211; a true testament to the fact that English doesn’t have to be a barrier in our lives. And if you have the right roadmap, getting to that point is closer than you think. If you’d like to know how YOU can see similar results in your life, I’m inviting you to click here to learn about my transformational program, New Sound: https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/ Watch the episode and hear how Orsi Csernák started teaching English and giving tours around Budapest in English, and how Sergio Mendes really took things to the next level, and together with Orsi, has recorded about 600 videos, showing up in English one day after another. You’ll also get to know Alma Vivero, who wears her accent with pride and converse confidently and freely in English; Leia Santos, who hosted speaking sessions with other NS members, inspired, and guided them; Barbara Myszka who gained confidence to negotiate for a higher salary; and Ekaterina Ratsina who took initiative and decided to give a full lecture in English in front of 50 people.
10/19/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 40 seconds
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166. How to step into the right mindset in English [Q&A session]

In this episode we’re going to listen to a Q&amp;A session about mindset from the English Fluency Festival event. You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
10/15/202123 minutes, 30 seconds
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165. Feel Stuck in English? Here’s why

Do you spend a lot of time learning and practicing English but don’t understand why you don’t see much progress? If you do, you might be stuck in what I call the Illusion of Learning. In this episode, I’ll help you find out why your English learning is not efficient enough. Listen to the podcast and answer the questions inside to understand how you can get on the right path to success. More amazing episodes if you want to reach a breakthrough in English: ?#1 STRATEGY to become FLUENT in English https://theaccentsway.com/fluency-strategy/ ?How to stay MOTIVATED when learning ENGLISH https://theaccentsway.com/motivation-in-english/ ?What To Do When You Hit A Plateau In English? https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/25/ ?Why English Learners Fail https://theaccentsway.com/why-english-learners-fail/ ?3 MUST HAVE habits to learn a language https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-learn-a-language/
10/12/202115 minutes, 17 seconds
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164. What I’ve been up to

Today’s episode is more personal, as I’ll be sharing with you what I’ve been up to in my life and business over the past few months and the lessons I’ve learned! The English Fluency Festival is an event full of: ?Live learning with me! ?Implementation workshops with our professional English coaches ? Conversation groups to practice English and make new friends LIVE Q&amp;As and coaching Fun challenges, prizes, and more! ?? And it’s FREE!
10/8/202120 minutes, 6 seconds
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163. Want More Confidence in English? Do This

Being a confident English speaker is definitely one of our goals when it comes to communicating in English. Confidence is not necessarily something you’re born with, but something you can work on and improve every day. And when you build that confidence, you will see and feel the results. You will find that you put all the second-guessing aside and put your energy into doing new things. More episodes to boost your confidence: Pattern Interrupt video https://theaccentsway.com/this-helped-me-become-fluent/ How To Get Over The Fear Of Being Judged When Speaking English https://theaccentsway.com/speaking-with-confidence/ Afraid to make mistakes in English? WATCH THIS https://theaccentsway.com/communication-over-perfection/ Feeling like an Impostor in English? It&#8217;s not you. It&#8217;s the Impostor Syndrome https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/11/ ?Here’s the link to join our InFluency Community https://hadarshemesh.com/in
10/5/202115 minutes, 1 second
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162. How to Pronounce ‘Party’ vs. ‘Potty’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about pairs such as ‘party’ and ‘potty’, and explain about the A as in father before an R sound. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: party: paar-di [IPA: pɑːrɾi] potty: paa-di [IPA: pɑːɾi] car: kaar [IPA: kɑːr] part: kaar [IPA: kɑːr] hard: haard [IPA: hɑːrd] start: staart [IPA: stɑːrt] starting: staar-ding [IPA: stɑːrɾɪŋ] harder: haard’r [IPA: hɑːrɾər] hotter: haad’r [IPA: hɑːɾər] farther: faarth’r [IPA: fɑːrðər] father: faath’r [IPA: fɑːðər] further: f’rth’r [IPA: ˈfɜːrðər] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
10/1/202112 minutes
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161. Do You Hate Your Voice in English?

Do you cringe at the sound of your voice? A lot of us do, and when speaking a second language like English, it could be for different reasons. But if you wish to speak English fluently, you have to become comfortable with your voice. In this episode I’ll talk about how your voice works, and why you shouldn’t change it to sound like someone else but find a place where your voice feels comfortable and sounds like YOU. Go here to watch the video version of the episode: https://theaccentsway.com/do-you-hate-your-voice/ Videos mentioned in this episode: “Breathing &amp; Voice” an interview with Ori, a yoga and breathing therapist https://youtu.be/-7MF_gRyj1c How to Use Your Voice in ENGLISH to Sound Powerful and Confident https://youtu.be/_QcygiLnKPw Do you change your voice when you speak English? Here’s why (+ listen to my voice in Hebrew?) https://youtu.be/qFbjwopad7c  And if you’re interested in learning more about your voice and how to use it effectively, make sure you get on the waitlist to my new program, New Sound. We’re opening doors in October so the time is now. Click here for more details: https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/
9/28/202122 minutes, 7 seconds
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160. How to Pronounce ‘Thanks’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘thanks’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: thanks: thanks [IPA: θæŋks] or theinks [IPA: θeɪŋks] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/24/20212 minutes, 37 seconds
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159. Learn American Intonation, Rhythm & Body Language With a Disney Princess

In this week’s episode, I’ll be teaching you the difference between stressed and unstressed words and sharing clips from Frozen 2 to show you how the character animation helps convey those operative (stressed) words. Stressed words are usually longer, louder, and higher in pitch while unstressed words are softer, lower in pitch, we say them quickly, and we reduce vowels there. Just like animated Disney characters, good English speakers have body movement, gestures, and facial expressions that are aligned with the intonation, rhythm, and stress of the language. If you want to enjoy everything this episode has to offer, we recommend watching the video version so you can see the clips I mention: https://theaccentsway.com/learn-english-intonation-with-frozen More video episodes about intonation, rhythm, and stress: American INTONATION &#8211; What They Don&#8217;t Teach You in School https://youtu.be/FStyKn4V8cE How to practice intonation? | Bill Murray movie speech analysis https://youtu.be/4QKfGSUTS7E Are you struggling with understanding word stress? Watch this https://youtu.be/8XhV4oAuPcA How to find the stress in long words https://youtu.be/65wx9_zmuqQ How to sound like Reese Witherspoon https://youtu.be/pkVLwuPvIz8
9/21/202116 minutes, 8 seconds
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158. How to Pronounce Function Words: And, Or, For, Of

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the function words ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘for’ and ‘of’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: and: and [IPA: ænd] or euhnd [IPA: eənd] or ‘n [IPA: ən] or: awr [IPA: ɔːr] or uhr [IPA: ər] or uh [IPA: ə] for: fawr [IPA: fɔːr] or f’r [IPA: fər] of: uhv [IPA: ʌv] or aav [IPA: ɑːv] or ‘v [IPA: əv], or even uh [IPA: ə] before a consonant Want to learn more about the schwa? Tune in to the previous episode #157 &#8211; Schwa &#8211; The BEST Vowel Sound in English: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/157/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/17/20219 minutes, 48 seconds
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157. Schwa – The BEST Vowel Sound in English

You wanted it, you got it! In this episode I’ll talk about the schwa vowel sound. Understanding it will help you sound more natural and effortless, and will help you pronounce words clearly. You’ll learn why the schwa is so important, and what makes it hard to understand. But fear not &#8211; you’ll find answers in this episode and learn how to identify and practice it in words and sentences. Are you ready? What’s your favorite word with the Schwa sound? Put it in the comments! The Schwa episode (long lesson): How One TINY Sound Can Make a HUGE Difference https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/09/ Link to the videos about syllables and primary stress: Are you struggling with understanding word stress? Watch this https://youtu.be/8XhV4oAuPcA How to find the stress in long words https://youtu.be/65wx9_zmuqQ Visit my website: https://hadarshemesh.com/ Say hi on ?INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2M4Tg2R
9/14/202125 minutes, 36 seconds
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156. How to pronounce ‘Clothes’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘clothes’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: clothes: klow-thz [IPA: kloʊðz] or klowz [IPA: kloʊz] close (verb): klowz [IPA: kloʊz] close (adjective/adverb): klows [IPA: kloʊs] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/10/20213 minutes, 9 seconds
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155. How to pronounce ‘Strategy’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘strategy’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: strategy: stra-duh-djee [IPA: strætədʒi] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
9/3/20212 minutes, 38 seconds
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154. Are You Good at Receiving Compliments About Your English?

Is receiving compliments about your English HARD or EASY for you? Do you feel good and respond with a THANK YOU? Or do you start explaining (or thinking) why you’re not really worthy of those compliments? If that’s the case, today’s episode is really for you. I’ll talk about why taking compliments can be so hard, and why we need to start celebrating small achievements to feel better about English. Mentioned in the episode: Why do I feel like a fraud every time I speak English? | The Impostor Syndrome https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/11/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/
8/31/202114 minutes, 22 seconds
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153. How to pronounce ‘Thirty’ and ‘Thirteen’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the tricky pair -‘thirty’ and ‘thirteen’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: thirty: th’r-di [IPA: θɜːrti] &#8211; stress on the first syllable thirteen: th’r-teen [IPA: θɜːrti:n] &#8211; stress on the last syllable If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
8/27/20213 minutes, 50 seconds
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152. Ways to Improve Your Fluency and Confidence Using Video

In this episode I’m talking about one of the best tools for improving our fluency and communication in general in English: making a video of yourself speaking in English. You’ll get some great tips that will make you a confident and present English speaker. To watch the video and take a behind-the-scenes tour in my studio go here: https://theaccentsway.com/making-videos/ Join my FREE community where we practice with videos https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ Beyond &#8211; my incredible English practice community: https://hadarshemesh.com/join-beyond/ More videos to boost your Fluency: Fluency YouTube Playlist https://bit.ly/3mieexT
8/24/20218 minutes, 29 seconds
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151. How to Pronounce ‘Restaurant’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘restaurant’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: restaurant: rest-raant [IPA: restrɑːnt] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
8/20/20213 minutes, 14 seconds
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150. PHRASAL VERBS – Do you REALLY need them to sound fluent? (the answer is NO)

Do English phrasal verbs stress you out? Are you obsessed with understanding how to use them to the point that you find yourself getting stuck when communicating in English? If you do, this episode is for you. I’m gonna talk about the consequences of not using phrasal verbs when speaking English and how to avoid the biggest mistake when learning and practicing phrasal verbs, using my pronunciation confidence method. What are your favorite phrasal verbs in English? How do YOU learn them? Do you find it easy or hard? Let me know in the comments or DM me at @hadar.accentsway. Link to pronunciation confidence method episode: https://youtu.be/8efar0nSZ3Q ? Download Monthly Vocabulary Builder and use it for learning new phrasal verbs here https://bit.ly/3xOEWjN ? Join InFluency Community to practice new phrasal verbs you learn https://bit.ly/3iRFLV6
8/17/202113 minutes, 46 seconds
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149. How to pronounce Ear, Year, Here

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘ear’, ‘year’, and ‘here’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: ear: eer [IPA: ɪr] year: yeer [IPA: jɪr] here: heer [IPA: hɪr] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
8/13/20213 minutes, 38 seconds
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148. Speaking English Faster: ‘Good Fast’ vs ‘Bad Fast’

In this episode, you’ll learn how to speak fast in English WITHOUT compromising your clarity. I will also talk about the difference between GOOD fast and BAD fast speech, and how by applying the three points I teach you in this episode you’ll be able to master the American rhythm and intonation. To watch the full video click here: https://theaccentsway.com/speak-faster/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
8/10/202118 minutes, 24 seconds
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147. Innovative Ways to Learn English with Ethan from ReaLife English

In this episode, I’m hosting Ethan from RealLife English and Learn English with TV Series. Here’s what we talked about: • How to identify your motivations for learning • How to build strong learning habits • Speaking and practicing with native vs. non-native speakers • The challenges and advantages of cross-cultural communication. Ethan is passionate about innovative learning strategies, and is dedicated to developing new ways for global speakers to connect and communicate. Check out the Real Life English app: https://reallifeglobal.com/app/ Here’s where you can connect with Ethan: RealLife English on YouTube &#8211; https://www.youtube.com/user/RealLifeEnglishBH Learn English with TV Series on YouTube &#8211; https://www.youtube.com/c/learnenglishwithtvseries Podcast &#8211; https://reallifeglobal.com/radio-podcast/ Website &#8211; https://reallifeglobal.com/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
8/6/202146 minutes, 13 seconds
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146. What To Do When People Don’t Understand You In English

What do you do when people don&#8217;t understand you? Do you repeat what you said? Do you stop speaking? Do you feel bad? When we speak a second language (and even in our first language), people may not understand us 100% of the time. This can be because of pronunciation, sentence structure, choice of words, and many other reasons. There’s no reason to feel bad about it &#8211; it’s part of speaking a second language. Yet, it’s always a learning opportunity. In this episode, I’ll share some tips to help you deal with this communication barrier and know what to do when it happens, so you can be better understood and feel good about yourself all at the same time! More helpful episodes for you: How to Use Your Voice in ENGLISH to Sound Powerful and Confident https://theaccentsway.com/improve-your-speaking-voice-in-english/ Do you change your voice when you speak English? Here’s why https://theaccentsway.com/change-your-voice-in-english/ How to sound interesting in English https://theaccentsway.com/intonation-pitch/ Boost PRONUNCIATION, GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY https://theaccentsway.com/sprint-with-hadar/ Improve Your Pronunciation With These Effective Exercises https://theaccentsway.com/english-pronunciation-exercises/
8/3/202118 minutes, 40 seconds
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145. How to pronounce ‘toward’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the different ways to pronounce the word ‘toward’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: toward: tuh-word [IPA: təˈwɔːrd] or tword [IPA: twɔːrd] or tord [IPA: tɔːrd] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
7/30/20212 minutes, 46 seconds
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144. What Makes a GOOD English Teacher?

What makes a good English teacher? So many people settle for English teaching that’s not right for them because it’s comfortable and they don’t believe they can find something better. They keep taking English lessons with the wrong teacher for them because it’s either close to home, it’s familiar, it’s cheap, they feel bad leaving the teacher, it doesn&#8217;t require them to do any research, or it simply allows them to stay in their comfort zone. Have YOU ever taken English classes with a private teacher or in a group, but still felt STUCK? Are you learning English and wondering how you can improve your training? Are you teaching English and looking to take your work to the next level? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this episode is a must-watch for you! Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/
7/27/202118 minutes, 18 seconds
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143. The Power of Storytelling with Sun Yi

In this episode, you’re going to learn how storytelling can be interesting, relatable and effective, and why it is important if you’re a speaker of English as a second language. With us in this episode is Sun Yi, the founder of Night Owls, a digital branding agency headquartered in NYC. If you’re a teacher, an artist, or a business owner, you definitely don’t want to miss this conversation. Here’s what we’re going to talk about: Impacting people’s lives with one’s own story The power of showing vulnerability. How to become a great storyteller Creating compelling posts on social media With over 20 years of experience working in digital branding, Sun has helped brands go from virtually zero in revenue to $1 billion. Sun has a passion for personal brands and has worked with bestselling authors as well as world-renowned public speakers and entrepreneurs. He also loves to help personal brands grow by creating content on Instagram. In his personal time, Sun enjoys yoga, audiobooks, YouTube, and motorcycles. For more on Sun Yi, visit: Instagram: @Sun.Yi Authentic as F*ck Podcast/YouTube: nightowls.co/podcast Website: https://www.nightowlinteractive.com/
7/23/202159 minutes, 55 seconds
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142. 10 Pronunciation challenges for Urdu and Hindi Speakers | English for Urdu and Hindi Speakers

Download Free English Pronunciation Guide + audio practice for Hindi and Urdu speakers: https://bit.ly/3iqN0BU In this episode, I’m going to talk about the biggest English pronunciation challenges for Urdu and Hindi speakers &#8211; all broken down and explained. You&#8217;ll learn what those main challenges are, why they are difficult, but more than that &#8211; you&#8217;ll learn how to overcome them and become a more confident and clear speaker of English. Not an Urdu or Hindi speaker? I bet that as a non-native speaker of English you can still find at least one challenge that is relevant to you Let me know what it is in the comments! Don’t forget to download your Pronunciation Guide here https://bit.ly/3iqN0BU See American English pronunciation guides for Spanish, Russian, Brazilian, Chinese, and Korean speakers. Additional episodes I mentioned: Are you struggling with understanding word stress? Watch this https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-find-the-primary-stress-in-words/ Intonation, Stress, Rhythm &amp; Connected Speech [YouTube Playlist] https://bit.ly/3eB2EJK
7/20/202126 minutes, 10 seconds
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141. How to use IN, ON, and AT, without getting confused! [PART 2 – PLACE]

In this episode, I’m sharing with you a super helpful way to understand and use the prepositions ‘in’, ‘on’, and ‘at’ correctly when you talk about places. If you missed the episode about prepositions of time, you can find it here: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/140/ To watch the video version of the episode go here: https://theaccentsway.com/on-in-at-place/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/
7/16/202111 minutes
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140. How to use IN, ON, and AT, without getting confused! [PART 1 – TIME]

On Wednesday or at Wednesday? In the summer or at the summer? In this episode, I’m sharing with you a super helpful way to understand and remember how to use the prepositions ‘in’, ‘on’, and ‘at’ correctly. This episode will focus on time. In the next episode we’ll talk about using these prepositions when we talk about place. Stay tuned for part 2! To watch the video version of the episode go here: https://theaccentsway.com/on-in-at-time/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/
7/13/20218 minutes, 54 seconds
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138. How to Improve your listening skills in English – 9 tips for English Learners

Do you sometimes have trouble understanding native speakers and non-native speakers on television, movies, or in real life? Are you afraid of going into a conversation and not understanding the person you’re speaking with? Well, you&#8217;re not alone. When learning and speaking a second language, one of the biggest challenges we face is being able to understand the speakers of that language. In this episode, I&#8217;m gonna share with you strategic tips to improve your listening comprehension and practice active listening in your day-to-day life. Using these tips will allow you to develop your listening skills and feel much more confident when communicating in English. Visit this page to learn more about Beyond and join my English practice community: https://hadarshemesh.com/join-beyond/ Here are some episodes for practicing your English sounds: Understanding American English Vowels https://youtu.be/9E6F57s-V7U American T https://bit.ly/36dfRDN ‘A’ as in ‘cat’ https://bit.ly/3qQfwk7 ‘A’ as in ‘father’ https://bit.ly/3dOWYvd Sheep-Ship Vowel Pair https://bit.ly/3wnqQoS Most mispronounced words https://bit.ly/3dII3Ti More videos on Listening skills: How to Understand Native Speakers Better https://youtu.be/XSn0vk1uSFI How to Make Everyone Want to Talk to You https://youtu.be/FZdF_32EpCU
7/6/202123 minutes, 30 seconds
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137. Reductions and TH transitions

English words and phrases can be really challenging sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of challenging words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce “there are” and “they are”, as well as the challenging TH-S transition. Here’s a loose transcription of the phrases as explained in the episode: They are = They’re = There: ther [IPA: ðer] There are: the-r’r [IPA: ðerər] Is the: iz-thuh [IPA: ɪzðə ] Has them: haz-th’m [IPA: hæzðəm] With some: with-s’m [IPA: wɪθsəm] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
7/2/20217 minutes, 10 seconds
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136. Legal Vocabulary: 10 Words You Need to Know (and How to Pronounce Them)

Are you a lawyer? Or do you like legal drama in TV or movies? If yes, you must be familiar with words you rarely hear in the ‘real world’ &#8211; like &#8216;attorney&#8217; or &#8216;warrant&#8217;. Since I love ‘Law and Order’, ‘Better Call Saul’ and any other show that has the phrase ‘Objection, Your Honor’ at least once every episode &#8211; I decided to devote one podcast episode to talking about legal vocabulary. In this episode I’ve compiled just for you some of the most common terms in the field of law so you’ll know how to pronounce them effortlessly and confidently the next time you’re in court, or&#8230;just…the next time you want to impress your friends! What is your favorite legal word? Is it on the list? Do you know how to pronounce it? You can look for more legal terms here: https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
6/29/202114 minutes, 2 seconds
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135. What can we learn about language from computers?

In this episode, you’ll learn about language learning from AI (Artificial Intelligence) linguist and English teacher, Yazzy Ares. In this podcast we’ll talk about the field of NLP (Natural Language Processing) and AI, and the difference between humans and computers when it comes to language processing and language acquisition. We also talked about biases and discrimination when it comes to language learning and what we can learn about it from computers. And if you are an English student or teacher, you’ll also understand how to use this AI to improve your pronunciation! To watch the video interview with Yazzy and see her presentation go here: https://youtu.be/7FP5ikdqlCs Check out Yazzy’s website: https://www.yazzyares.com/ Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yazzy.ares/ If you are doing linguistic research and need a hand with your data, you can contact her there.
6/25/202146 minutes, 57 seconds
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134. 11 VERY Challenging English Names to Pronounce

Are you pronouncing these names correctly? Barbara? Arthur? Siobhan? Not sure how to pronounce these names or you find it really challenging with all the R’s and TH’s?! This episode is for you. Join me on an 11-minute journey through these 11 challenging names to pronounce if English is your second (or third, or fourth) language: Arthur Rory Cory Jonathan Carl Ethan Barbara Aaron and Erin Joaquin Deirdre Siobhan The Schwa: How One TINY Sound Can Make a HUGE Difference https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/09/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
6/22/202111 minutes, 51 seconds
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133. How to Find the Stress in Long Words

Long words can be really challenging to pronounce and we sometimes find ourselves trying to avoid them, especially if we’re not sure how to stress them. But there’s actually a good way to know where to place the primary stress in such words. And it’s all about the suffix. In this episode, I’m going to talk about some common suffixes and how to stress words that have them. Want to practice? Here&#8217;s a list of words with the most common suffixes + audio: http://theaccentsway.com/long-words/ Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: possibility: paa-suh-bi-luh-dee [IPA: pɑːsəˈbɪləti] activity: ak-ti-vuh-dee [IPA: ækˈtɪvəti] responsibility: ris-paan-suh-bi-luh-dee [IPA: rispɑːnsəˈbɪləti] alphabetical: al-fuh-be-duh-k’l [IPA: ælfəˈbetɪkəl] political: puh-li-ti-k’l [IPA: pəˈlɪtɪkəl] psychological: sai-kuh-laa-dji-k’l [IPA: saɪkəˈlɑːdʒɪkəl] biology: bai-aa-luh-djee [IPA: baɪˈɑːlədʒi] technology: tek-naa-luh-djee [IPA: tekˈnɑːlədʒi] sociology: sow-see-aa-luh-djee [IPA: soʊsiˈɑːlədʒi] kilometer: ki-laa-muh-d’r [IPA: kɪˈlɑːmətər] parameter: puh-ra-muh-d’r [IPA: pəˈræmətər] thermometer: th’r-maa-muh-d’r [IPA: θərˈmɑːmətər] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
6/18/20217 minutes, 34 seconds
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132. Who Moved My Word Stress?!?! ?

In this episode, I’ll talk about phrases and how the stress and rhythm in a phrase may CHANGE based on the function of the phrase in the sentence. For example, if you take a phrase like ‘last minute’, then in a simple sentence like “They finished their project at the last minute”, MINUTE is usually stressed in a neutral intonation. But if you take the phrase and use it before a noun, as in “a last-minute decision”, LAST will be stressed more than ‘minute’. Listen to the episode and find out about more examples like this, and find out why we don’t put the plural ‘s’ in phrases like “3-year-old boy”. Also, have you ever noticed this change in stress and rhythm in English? Let me know in the comments below. Check out this episode to learn how to find the primary stress in words: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/110/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/
6/15/202114 minutes, 9 seconds
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131. How to pronounce ‘Recipe’ vs. ‘Receipt’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words ‘recipe’ and ‘receipt’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Recipe: re-suh-pee [IPA: ˈresəpi] Receipt: ri-seet [IPA: rɪˈsiːt] or ruh-seet [IPA: rəˈsiːt] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
6/11/20213 minutes, 28 seconds
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130. This will skyrocket your English communication skills [with only 2 minutes a day]

What if I told you there was one thing you could do daily that would improve everything about your English communication: how you organize your thoughts, how to think in English, how to quickly find the words, your pronunciation, your vocabulary, your voice, your public speaking skills, your confidence and your overall flow. It’s absolutely free and all you need is your phone, 2 minutes of your day, and your commitment. I have talked about it many times before, but if you’re not YET doing it &#8211; maybe you will after watching this video. Watch to find out what is the BEST ENGLISH COMMUNICATION TIP that has helped thousands of my students. Join the InFluency community today: https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/ More episodes about developing speaking skills: How to stop translating in your head: 5-steps to get stuck LESS and speak FASTER in English https://theaccentsway.com/stop-translating/ How to sound Smart In English? Watch this. https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-sound-smart-in-english/ What to do when you get stuck in English? https://theaccentsway.com/GETTING-STUCK/ Want to practice your English with REAL people? Here’s how: https://theaccentsway.com/find-conversation-partners/
6/8/202110 minutes, 10 seconds
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129. How to pronounce Angry, Hungry & Hangry

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words ‘angry’, ‘hungry’, and ‘hangry’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Angry: ang-gree [IPA: ˈæŋɡri] or eing-gree [IPA: ˈeɪŋɡri] Hungry: huhng-gree [IPA: ˈhʌŋɡri] Hangry: hang-gree [IPA: ˈhæŋɡri] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
6/4/20213 minutes, 48 seconds
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128. How Can Intonation Help You Become A Better Speaker

Do you want to become a great public speaker like Shonda Rhimes? Avoid sounding monotone? Are you interested in learning more about American intonation, American rhythm, and stress? Good. Because this episode is all about that. In this episode, I analyze a TED talk called “My year of saying YES to everything” by the wonderful Shonda Rhimes. This talk is not only great for learning American intonation, but also inspiring &#8211; inspiring to take action and to dare say YES to things we usually say no to. And when it comes to your English journey, you should definitely say YES to this video. Download the script and practice with me: https://bit.ly/3c4AKo8 Check out more episodes with speeches analysis here: https://bit.ly/3c7A7dz Get a 30-day Audible free trial and get Shonda’s book ‘YEAR OF YES’ for FREE: https://adbl.co/2ESq3ro Here&#8217;s the link to the book on Amazon https://amzn.to/2RD74UM Watch Shonda’s TED talk: https://bitlylink.com/ISHbM
6/1/202123 minutes, 10 seconds
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127. How to pronounce ‘meme’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word ‘meme’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Meme: meem [IPA: mi:m] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
5/28/20211 minute, 43 seconds
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126. How to pronounce New York City Boroughs

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce New York as well as its five boroughs. Here’s a loose transcription of the names as explained in the episode: New York: nuw-york [IPA: nu: jɔ:rk] Manhattan: m’n-HA-t’n [IPA: mənˈhætən] or m’n-HA-ʔ’n [IPA: mənˈhæʔən] Queens: kweenz [IPA: kwiːnz] Brooklyn: bruk-lin [IPA: ˈbrʊklɪn] The Bronx: thuh-braanks [IPA: ðə brɑːŋks] Staten Island: sta-t’n-ai-l’nd [IPA: ˈstætən aɪlənd] or sta-ʔ’n-ai-l’nd [IPA: ˈstæʔən aɪlənd] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
5/21/20219 minutes, 3 seconds
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125. How to pronounce ‘Bourgeois’

Did you know we&#8217;ve opened the doors to a new and exciting transformational program? Find out more about New Sound here  https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/ English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word “bourgeois”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Bourgeois: bur-jwaa [IPA: ˈbʊrʒwɑː] You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
5/14/20214 minutes
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124. How to pronounce Strength & Length

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words ”length” and “strength”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Length: lengkth [IPA: leŋkθ] or lenth [IPA: lenθ] Strength: strengkth [IPA: streŋkθ] or strenth [IPA: strenθ] Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
5/7/20215 minutes, 21 seconds
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123. How to pronounce Sell vs. Sale

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words ‘sell’ and ‘sale’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Sell: sel [IPA: sel] Sale: seil [IPA: seɪl] Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
4/30/20215 minutes, 18 seconds
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122. How to learn a language | Building the RIGHT Habits

Build powerful language habits with me &#8211; join my new transformational program opening May 13: https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Is there a right way to learn a language? No matter what your strategy is, learning a new language requires you to form a new set of habits. In this episode I’ll discuss the 3 types of habits in language learning. Habits are a big part of our lives: they are the actions that we take, and the thoughts that we have. As a result, they pretty much determine whether we realize our full potential or not. I&#8217;ll discuss why it&#8217;s key for you to recognize what your good and bad habits are, and what you can do if you want to acquire new and healthy habits to reach your goals and improve your English every single day. I&#8217;ll cover three types of habits: learning habits, speaking habits, and thinking habits. How do YOU learn a language? What are your learning habits when it comes to English? In my new program I’ll teach you how to form thinking habits, speaking habits, and learning habits so you can unlock your voice and fulfill your potential. If you want to build powerful language habits &#8211; start here ? Speaking Habits: Morning routine https://youtu.be/l69yZ5xabbo​ 10 MIN Pronunciation Challenge [HARD!] https://youtu.be/A1R6fw2_FaE Sprint #1 https://youtu.be/8D3WCXR32NA​ Sprint #2 https://youtu.be/gNAbdeTA10Y​ Improve Your Pronunciation With These Effective Exercises https://youtu.be/jjYk2AXg12U R in English &#8211; make it easy with this 10-min daily practice https://youtu.be/tPpXzrAgjxs How To Learn New Vocabulary? Build Pronunciation Confidence ? https://youtu.be/8efar0nSZ3Q Learning habits: How To Practice Pronunciation Effectively? [PODCAST] https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/21/ How to Practice Your Intonation In English [Podcast] https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/13/ 50 Powerful Fluency Tips (in under 5 minutes) https://youtu.be/QWRkCOtlF1A How to practice alone at home in quarantine [Podcast] https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/31/ How to use GOOGLE to improve your pronunciation https://youtu.be/WRn03Fb40yo Want to improve your speaking vocabulary? STOP LEARNING NEW WORDS https://youtu.be/bd6iGLmUssQ Thinking habits: Why Perfectionism Will KILL Your Fluency https://youtu.be/eoKWjMkQO28 The Single Most Effective Way To Improve Your English https://youtu.be/pM1srOv9Mds <
4/27/202115 minutes, 24 seconds
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121. Find Your Writing Voice – Conversation With An Expert Copywriter

In this episode, you’re going to get invaluable tips from an expert copywriter, Licia Morelli, that will help you improve your written communication. Here’s what we’re going to talk about: How to be conversational in your writing Practical writing: formal and informal communication when sending emails, text messages, and more! 3 ways to practice written communication in English so you gain confidence, sound like yourself, and make sure you&#8217;re expressing the exact thought and idea you hope to convey Subscribe to Licia’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/liciamorelli Licia’s videos about copywriting resources for English learners: https://bit.ly/3etLpsQ Licia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liciamorelli/ Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
4/23/202147 minutes, 16 seconds
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120. 10 MIN Pronunciation Challenge [HARD!]

DOWNLOAD the PDF with the pronunciation drills in this episode: https://theaccentsway.com/10-min-pronunciation-drills/ This is the most challenging pronunciation practice I have created by far. I must admit, some of these drills were tricky for me too! But that’s exactly what made it so much fun! So if you’re up for a challenge, you HAVE to practice this with me. My pronunciation drills will help you become more aware of your mouth, and build your confidence when using tricky sounds, sound combinations, and words. Pronunciation confidence is my unique teaching technique that has helped thousands of my students, and the students who have used different Sprints daily say that it works like MAGIC and they share incredible results. Check out the video version of this episode here &gt;&gt; https://theaccentsway.com/10-minute-pronunciation-practice/ Download the pdf: https://theaccentsway.com/10-min-pronunciation-drills/ Too challenging? Try Sprints first and then get back to this practice: Sprint #1 https://youtu.be/8D3WCXR32NA Sprint #2 https://youtu.be/gNAbdeTA10Y Morning routine https://youtu.be/l69yZ5xabbo You also might like this: How to learn new words effectively: Tutorial https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-learn-new-vocabulary/ The truth about increasing vocabulary https://theaccentsway.com/improve-speaking-vocabulary/
4/20/202110 minutes, 38 seconds
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119. How to pronounce ‘Congratulations’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word ‘congratulations’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Congratulations: k’n-gra-djuh-lei-sh’nz [IPA: kənɡrædʒəˈleɪʃənz] Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
4/16/20213 minutes, 19 seconds
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118. Do you need to sound like a native to succeed? | Conversation with Will from Simple American Accent

Is the phrase ‘SOUND LIKE A NATIVE’ motivating or inhibiting? Should people lose their accent so they can avoid bias and discrimination? What is the true goal when learning English? That, and more, in this exciting and fired-up conversation between Will and me &#8211; two speech coaches with different perspectives (or the same?)??. You can watch the original video interview here: https://bit.ly/3e2rKAb More episodes on this topic: Speak Like A Native &#8211; THE MYTH https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/72/ Being a NON-NATIVE speaker is an ADVANTAGE | Interview with an OSCAR winning producer https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/108/ VIDEOS: How To Talk About Social Justice In English https://youtu.be/_B-p5uvD3z4 How To Talk About Social Justice In English | Vocabulary And Examples https://youtu.be/_B-p5uvD3z4 Follow Will on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simpleamericanaccent/ Check out his website: https://www.simpleamericanaccent.com/
4/13/202158 minutes, 23 seconds
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117. How to pronounce Cafe vs. Coffee

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words “coffee” and “cafe”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Coffee: kaa-fee [IPA: ˈkɑːfi] or kaw-fee [IPA: ˈkɔːfi] Cafe: ka-fei [IPA: kæˈfeɪ] Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
4/9/20215 minutes, 9 seconds
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116. Want to master the pronunciation of English words? Listen to the rhythm

Did you know that words have… RHYTHM? Maybe not like a pop song or jazz, but words have rhythm as a result of the stressed and unstressed parts in the word. Rhythm can help you significantly with your pronunciation and with understanding other people better. In this episode, I share with you why. To watch the video version and practice what you’ve learned in a list I created for you, head over to my website: https://theaccentsway.com/improve-pronunciation-english-words For more on primary stress: https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-find-the-primary-stress-in-words/ Learn everything you need to know about the schwa: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/09/ And if you struggle with long words, watch this video: https://theaccentsway.com/long-words/ Here’s the whole list to practice with speeches: How to sound like Reese Witherspoon https://theaccentsway.com/rhythm/ Simon Sinek Speech Analysis https://theaccentsway.com/speech-sinek/ American Intonation with Shonda Rhimes https://theaccentsway.com/shonda-rhimes-speech/
4/6/202118 minutes, 6 seconds
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115. How the universal laws work with language learning

Speaking a second language can create insecurities, fears, and frustrations. These feelings sometimes pop up when we hear ourselves speaking, and we feel that we’re far from the ideal we have in our mind. We listen to our English and determine if we’re powerful or not. We allow these thoughts to define our identity and self-worth. But what if we looked at it from a different perspective? What if we realized that our thoughts, visualizations, and energy regarding the way we see ourselves are MORE important than the language itself? In this episode you’ll hear my conversation with Kisma, who’s a prosperity code mentor, about how this approach can support you on your English journey, and in life &#8211; and how you can step into your inner power. Check out Kisma’s website and YouTube channel  Listen to her Illumination podcast   Follow her on Instagram Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
4/2/202144 minutes, 4 seconds
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114. What I learned about English fluency from… DANCE CLASSES ??

If you&#8217;ve learned to dance, I assume it included moving your body and not just watching other people move, right? Same goes if you learned how to ride a bicycle or play the piano. Well, you know what? The same goes for learning English! If you want to become fluent &#8211; so fluent that you sometimes can’t tell the difference between speaking in English or your native language because they both feel so natural &#8211; you have to put what you learn into practice, which means &#8211; SPEAKING! This is how you acquire a new habit. Eventually you won’t think much about a new word or sound because it will become automatic. In this episode I’ll share some memories from my days in dance class (and what I learned from that experience). Because it’s not just about dancing, it’s about learning any new thing, including English. Become a Sprint Master: https://hadarshemesh.com/sprint-master/ Join Beyond &#8211; our English practice community: https://hadarshemesh.com/join-beyond/ Here are videos that will help to establish your pronunciation routine: Sprint # 1 PRONUNCIATION, GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY | 10-min daily exercise: https://theaccentsway.com/sprint-with-hadar/ Sprint #2 Boost your English with this Effective Pronunciation Practice! https://theaccentsway.com/sprint2/ Effective Exercises: https://theaccentsway.com/english-pronunciation-exercises/ 15 Minute Morning Pronunciation Routine: https://theaccentsway.com/pronunciation-practice-english/ Download FREE pronunciation audio course https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/
3/30/202111 minutes, 16 seconds
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113. How to pronounce Days of the Week

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the days of the week. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Day: dei [IPA: deɪ] Sunday suhn-dei [IPA: ˈsʌndeɪ] Monday: muhn-dei [IPA: ˈmʌndeɪ] Tuesday: tyuwz-dei [IPA: ˈtjuːzdeɪ] or tuwz-dei [IPA: ˈtuːzdeɪ] Wednesday: wenz-dei [IPA: ˈwenzdeɪ] Thursday: th’rz-dei [IPA: ˈθɜːrzdeɪ] Friday: frai-dei [IPA: ˈfraɪdeɪ ] Saturday: sa-d’r-dei [IPA: ˈsæɾərdeɪ] Check out the episode about Tuesday vs.Thursday: https://theaccentsway.com/tuesday-thursday/ Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
3/26/20215 minutes, 59 seconds
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112. The most searched ‘HOW TO PRONOUNCE’ words on Google (and how to pronounce them)

What are the words people struggle to pronounce the most? In this episode, I’ll share with you the most searched ‘how to pronounce’ words on Google and talk about how to pronounce them. Since they appeared in the top searches, it seems that people &#8211; native and non-native speakers &#8211; are unsure of their pronunciation. And for a good reason &#8211; many of them have two different pronunciations! Here are the words people are most curious about: Shein, Nike, Worcestershire, entrepreneur, GIF, water, often, doge, route. Watch the video version and check the phonetic spelling and IPA here: https://bit.ly/3d0Uf0p How to pronounce ‘entrepreneur’: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/111/ How to pronounce ‘water’: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/61/ 5 Words You&#8217;re (probably) Pronouncing Wrong: https://theaccentsway.com/five-mispronounce/ 6 FOOD NAMES you&#8217;re (probably) pronouncing WRONG: https://theaccentsway.com/six-food-names/
3/23/202113 minutes, 21 seconds
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111. How to pronounce ‘entrepreneur’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word “entrepreneur”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Entrepreneur: aan-truh-pruh-n’r [IPA: ˌɑːntrəprəˈnɜːr] or aan-truh-pruh-nur [IPA: ˌɑːntrəprəˈnʊr] Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
3/19/20214 minutes, 22 seconds
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110. How to find the primary stress in words

One of the most challenging, and sometimes frustrating, aspects of English is predicting where the primary stress should be in a word. Primary stress is the one syllable in a word that sticks out the most: it’s longer, louder, and higher in pitch. In this episode, we’ll dive deep into the world of primary stress and I’ll teach you, first, how to identify it, and then &#8211; how to predict it in some cases. And if you know me, you know that effective practice is my THING. So I’ll show you my 3-step system for identifying and practicing the primary stress. Use it to see results and feel more confident and clear when communicating. And to make it fun, you’ll also find a short quiz in the end. To see the answers (and watch the video version) go here: https://bit.ly/3cxvkS2 Episodes about the schwa sound and words with suffixes: The Schwa: How One TINY Sound Can Make a HUGE Difference https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/09/ The Schwa | The secret of American Speakers | vowels https://youtu.be/1MrftJ1bGlA How to find the stress in long words (words with suffixes) https://theaccentsway.com/long-words/
3/16/202122 minutes, 4 seconds
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109. Do we change our personality when we speak English? | ASK HADAR

In this episode I answer a question from Juan Andres from Colombia who wants to understand why he feels different when he speaks English than when he speaks Spanish. In these Ask Hadar episodes I’m gonna answer, or at least share my perspective on some of your questions. Want me to answer your question on the podcast or IG? Send me your audio or video question here: https://hadarshemesh.com/ask-hadar/ Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
3/12/20217 minutes, 59 seconds
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108. Being a NON-NATIVE speaker is an ADVANTAGE | Interview with an OSCAR winning producer

Should you let your English stop you? Rotem Alima, an Academy Award-winning film and television producer, thinks that’s the last thing you should do. She also didn’t let the fact that she’s a brown, immigrant woman stop her from succeeding in the demanding Hollywood film and TV industry. For International Women’s day, Rotem shares with us her story of how she moved from being insecure and ready to give up on her dream of becoming a Hollywood producer, to finding her voice and her power. And that&#8217;s a great reminder of how everything’s possible. She will also share incredible insights on how to find the advantages of being a non-native speaker. Continue celebrating #InternationalWomensDay with us in a week of live interviews on my Instagram account @hadar.accentsway https://bit.ly/3v5BIs7 Rotem Alima is an Academy Award-winning film and television producer and a Forbes &#8217;30 Under 30&#8242; Honoree from Israel, based in Los Angeles. During her career she has worked with large international brands, popular TV channels, as well as the highest government offices in Israel. Follow Rotem on Instagram @rotem.alima https://bit.ly/3qv0aj4 Rotem’s Website: https://www.rotemalima.com/ Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
3/8/202131 minutes, 46 seconds
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107. How to pronounce woman/women

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. Next week we’re going to celebrate Women’s Day. The day when we use the words “woman” and “women” more often to show our love and appreciation for all the women in our lives. So, if you still haven’t figured out how to pronounce them effortlessly this episode is a great opportunity to learn and practice. Here’s a loose transcription of these two words: Woman: wu-m’n [IPA: ˈwʊm.ən] Women: wi-m’n [IPA: ˈwɪm.ɪn] or [IPA: ˈwɪmən] Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
3/5/20213 minutes, 4 seconds
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106. How to pronounce Costume, Custom, and Customs

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words “costume”, “custom”, and “customs”. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Costume: kaas-tuwm [IPA: ˈkɑːstuːm ] or kaas-tyuwm [IPA: ˈkɑːstjuːm] Custom: kuhs-t’m [IPA: ˈkʌstəm] Customer: khus-t’m-’r [IPA: ˈkʌstəmər] Customs: kuhs-t’mz [IPA:ˈkʌstəmz] Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
2/26/20216 minutes, 50 seconds
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105. 50 Powerful Fluency Tips (in under 5 minutes)

Ever felt stuck, not knowing what to do next to improve your fluency in English? NOT ANYMORE In this episode I’m gonna share with you 50 of my best English fluency tips so that you can become fluent in English, or any other language. I know, it may sound like a lot &#8211; but you don’t need to use all of them, only the ones that you will enjoy. Remember, your English work HAS to be FUN! Watch the video version and download my list of 50 powerful fluency tips here: https://bit.ly/3DTPMs6 Which of these tips are you going to use? Let me know in the comments. More episodes on Fluency: #1 STRATEGY to become FLUENT in English [and why you DON&#8217;T NEED to &#8216;speak like a native speaker’] https://theaccentsway.com/fluency-strategy/ How to get fluent in English? Identify your fluency needs FIRST! https://theaccentsway.com/fluent-english-wheel/ 10 ways to DESTROY your English Fluency https://theaccentsway.com/speak-english-fluently/ PLAYLIST: Becoming Fluent in English: Strategies, Techniques, Mindset https://bit.ly/3ugxrSt Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/
2/23/20219 minutes, 40 seconds
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104. How to pronounce the L

English sounds can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words or sounds. This week we’re going to talk about the L sound. Did you know that there are actually two L sounds in English? And did you know that getting it right is crucial for your clarity? Practice the L and see results! Download list and practice with audio the light and dark L: https://bit.ly/2Nniz3Z Here’s a loose transcription of words with a light L as explained in the episode: Light: lait [IPA: laɪt] Allow: uh-lau [IPA: əˈlaʊ] Belly: be-lee [IPA:ˈbeli] Listen: li-s’n [IPA: ˈlɪsən] Play: plei [IPA: pleɪ] Clothes: klowz [IPA: kloʊz] Clean: kleen [IPA: kliːn] Shallow: sha-low [IPA: ˈʃæloʊ] Lost: lost [IPA: lɔːst] And here’s a loose transcription of words with a dark L as explained in the episode: Well: wel [IPA: weɫ] Fall: fol [IPA: fɔːɫ] Milk: milk [IPA: mɪɫk] Wall: wol [IPA: wɔːɫ] Help: help [IPA: heɫp] Girl: g’rl [IPA: ɡɝːɫ] Heal: hee(y)l [IPA: hiːəɫ] Peel: pee(y)l [IPA: piːəɫ] Deal: dee(y)l [IPA: diːəɫ] Feel: fee(y)l [IPA: fiːəɫ] Pool: poo(w)l [IPA: puːəɫ] Rule: roo(w)l [IPA: ruːəɫ] Cool: koo(w)l [IPA: kuːəɫ] Did you know we&#8217;re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
2/19/202112 minutes, 16 seconds
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103. Why your Voice Matters

The fear of speaking in a second language or in public can be crippling. That knot that pushes your words further down into your chest. Do you know it? We often think about these things as if they are OUR OWN issues. OUR problems, OUR English. But what if English is just a manifestation of something bigger that prevents us from speaking? What if our tendency to mute ourselves is not just English but something generational, that unless we break the chain, we will keep passing it onward? In this podcast I share with you some of the struggles I’ve been facing recently around creating content during uncertain times, and how I found inspiration in an unexpected place &#8211; My ancestors. I recorded this podcast, after listening to Amanda Gorman’s Ted talk called Using Your Voice is a Political Choice. Watch it here: https://bit.ly/3bcuKbz Share your story on my website: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/103/ Send me a DM on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hadar.accentsway/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
2/16/202114 minutes, 50 seconds
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102. How to say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to say &#8216;Happy Valentine’s Day&#8217;. To say “Happy Valentine’s Day” you need to learn 2 important things: 1. How to pronounce the /a/ as in ‘cat’, and 2. Learn the difference between B and V (to all you Spanish speakers out there). Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Happy: ha-pee [IPA: ˈhæpi] Valentine’s Day: va-l&#8217;n-tainz dey [IPA:ˈvæl.ən.taɪnz ˌdeɪ] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
2/12/20216 minutes, 6 seconds
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101. How to pronounce: Flap T and D

English sounds can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words or sounds. This week we’re going to talk about the flap T and D, as in pairs like writer-rider, metal-medal, Adam-atom, or wedding-wetting? Have you ever noticed that these words sound the same? Listen to the episode to learn how to say the T and D in American English when they are in the middle of the word! Don&#8217;t forget to grab a free practice sheet with audio! https://theaccentsway.com/t-d-freebie/ Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: writing / riding: ˈrai-ding [IPA: ˈraɪɾɪŋ] president: pre-zuh-d’nt [IPA: ˈprezɪɾənt ] bidding: bi-ding [IPA: ˈbɪɾɪŋ] Betty: be-dee [IPA: ˈbeɾi] hotter: haa-d’r [IPA: hɑːɾər] about it: uh-bau-dit [IPA: əˈbaʊɾɪt] it is: i-dis [IPA: ɪɾɪz] Wetting / wedding: we-ding [IPA: ˈweɾɪŋ] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
2/5/20218 minutes, 54 seconds
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100. A native English speaker criticized my English… This is my response

What do you do when people criticize your English? Not in a good, loving way, but in a demeaning and patronizing way? When I get negative comments and criticism (and I do, a lot) I usually don’t respond. But there was something about a comment I received on YouTube recently that triggered me, so I decided to respond. I wanted to do that so you’ll see that I, too, receive negative feedback, and I don’t let it get to me &#8211; and neither should you. But also, I wanted to show you what Native Speakerism is &#8211; the assumption that a select group of people (or teachers) with a certain linguistic background is superior to other groups who don’t share the same background. I think it’s important that we identify it when we see it &#8211; as it takes on many forms &#8211; and call people out on it. If you feel like sharing a negative comment you received &#8211; write it in the comments, and add your response after listening to this episode! The video there the comment appeared https://youtu.be/pM1srOv9Mds More episodes to educate yourself about English and native speakerism: DON&#8217;T ASK me about my ACCENT https://theaccentsway.com/dont-ask-about-my-accent/ Accent Bias episode https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/44/ Speak English Like A Native Speaker &#8211; THE MYTH https://theaccentsway.com/speak-english-like-a-native-speaker-myth/ How To Talk About Social Justice In English https://theaccentsway.com/social-justice-vocabulary/ Equality in English | The Live English Show https://youtu.be/gvCEtLdPLAA If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
2/2/202119 minutes, 34 seconds
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99. How to pronounce OW as in GO

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about the OW diphthong, as in the word ‘GO’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Go: gow [IPA: goʊ] Know: now [IPA: noʊ] Only: own-lee [IPA: oʊnli] Lonely: lown-lee [IPA: loʊnli] Don’t: downt [IPA: doʊnt] Won’t: wownt [IPA: woʊnt] Cold: kowld [IPA: koʊld] Scroll: skrowl [IPA: skroʊl] Hotel: how-tel [IPA: hoʊtel] Download free practice sheet and audio: https://theaccentsway.com/ow-as-in-go/ Another useful episode &#8211; WANT vs WON&#8217;T: https://theaccentsway.com/want-wont/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
1/29/20215 minutes, 21 seconds
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98. Clubhouse APP: A New Social Platform that will Skyrocket your Communication Skills

Clubhouse is a new social platform based on audio interactions, that can significantly boost your communication skills and fluency. In this episode I’m going to tell you how it works, and why I think it’s such an incredible platform to improve your communication skills, especially if you want to improve your English fluency. Clubhouse is based on audio only. So no video, and no chat! It might sound challenging and maybe a little scary at first, but it’s very useful and definitely worth a try. Currently you can only use the app on iPhone or iPad, and it’s by invite only, but you can join the app and choose a username, and at some point you’ll probably get an invitation to join! Clubhouse website/app link: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/ Join the InFluency community: https://goo.gl/68pqeF More useful videos on English communications skills and fluency: How to Make Everyone Want to Talk to You: https://theaccentsway.com/conversation-partner/ Why Perfectionism Will KILL Your Fluency: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/62/ How to get fluent in English? Identify your fluency needs FIRST! https://theaccentsway.com/fluent-english-wheel/ 10 ways to DESTROY your English Fluency: https://theaccentsway.com/speak-english-fluently/ How To Get Over The Fear Of Being Judged When Speaking English: https://theaccentsway.com/speaking-with-confidence/
1/26/202114 minutes, 37 seconds
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97. The Most Mispronounced Words in Tech – Part 2

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about some of the most difficult words in tech for non-native speakers. Missed the first part? Check it out! https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/95/ Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Data: dey-duh [IPA: ˈdeɪɾə] Silicon Valley: si-li-kaan va-lee [IPA: ˈsɪlɪkɑn ˈvæli] Engineer: en-djuh-nir [IPA: ˌendʒəˈnɪɹ] Product: praa-d’kt [IPA: ˈpɹɑːdəkt] User experience (UX): yuw-z’r ik-spi-ri-y’ns [IPA: ˈjuːzəɹ ɪkˈspɪɹiəns] Third party: th’rd paar-dee [IPA: θɜːɹd ˈpɑːɹɾi] Application: ap-luh-key-sh’n [IPA: ˌæpləˈkeɪʃən] Interface: in-t’r-feys [IPA: ˈɪntəɹfeɪs] or i-ner-feys [IPA: ˈɪnəɹfeɪs] Model: maa-d’l [IPA: ˈmɑːdəl] Module: maa-djuwl [IPA: ˈmɑːdʒuːl] Security: suh-kyu-ruh-dee [IPA: səˈkjʊrəɾi] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
1/22/20217 minutes, 2 seconds
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96. How to ask questions in English so that people understand you | Intonation in English

Did you know that there’s almost NO DIFFERENCE between intonation of a statement and a question?? No wonder it’s hard to understand native speakers! In this episode you’ll learn the difference between the intonation of statements, YES/NO questions, and WH questions, and you’ll also get to practice it, so you can make it your own! Download the practice sheet and audio to practice intonation of questions: https://bit.ly/3bU3mBs Understanding the difference between statements and questions can really help you understand native speakers better, and more importantly to communicate clearly and effectively in English. Want to hear my student’s story on how he faced communication challenges with his American colleagues because of intonation? You can read all about it in my blogpost: https://bit.ly/38UFkEn And don’t forget to download the practice sheet+audio: https://bit.ly/3bU3mBs You can also subscribe to my newsletter to get my stories and video lessons every Tuesday: https://theaccentsway.com/ More episodes related to intonation: American INTONATION &#8211; What They Don&#8217;t Teach You in School https://theaccentsway.com/american-intonation/ How to Practice Your Intonation In English [Podcast] &#8211; https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/13/ How to sound like Reese Witherspoon https://theaccentsway.com/rhythm/ American Intonation and Public Speaking with Shonda Rhimes https://theaccentsway.com/shonda-rhimes-speech/ What makes a voice sound natural?? https://theaccentsway.com/natural-voice/
1/19/202114 minutes, 45 seconds
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95. The Most Mispronounced Words in Tech – Part 1

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about some of the most difficult words in tech for non-native speakers. To get the free pronunciation cheat-sheet and audio go to the magazine post here: https://theaccentsway.com/top-10-tech/ Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Algorithm: al-guh-ri-th’m [IPA: ˈælɡəˌɹɪðəm] Developer: duh-ve-luh-p’r [IPA: dəˈveləpəɹ] Editor: e-duh-d’r [IPA: ˈedəɾəɹ] Automation: aa-duh-mey-sh’n [IPA: ˌɑːɾəˈmeɪʃən] or o-duh-mey-sh’n [IPA: ˌɔːɾəˈmeɪʃən] Architecture: ar-ki-tek-ch’r [IPA: ˈɑːɹkɪtektʃəɹ] Firewall: fai-y’r-waal [IPA: ˈfaɪəɹwɑːl] or fai-y’r-wol [IPA: ˈfaɪəɹwɔːl] Hardware: haard-wer [IPA: ˈhɑːɹd weɹ] Software: saaft-wer [ˈsɑːft weɹ] or soft-wer [ˈsɔːftweɹ] Framework: freym-w’rk [IPA: ˈfreɪm wɜːɹk] Server: s’r-v’r [IPA: ˈsɜːɹvəɹ] Infrastructure: in-fruh-struk-ch’r [IPA: ˈɪnfɹəˌstrʌktʃəɹ] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
1/15/20216 minutes, 31 seconds
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94. How to Pronounce Gal Gadot’s name with an Israeli Accent

Gal Gadot’s name pronunciation with an Israeli accent is quite different from how most English speakers pronounce it. And now that Wonder Woman 1984 is OUT, let’s talk about how to pronounce Gal Gadot’s name correctly. As an Israeli, I can’t ignore the fact that the way English speakers pronounce her name is quite different than how we pronounce it in Hebrew. So today I’ll teach you how to speak with an ISRAELI ACCENT But I’ll also mention why I think Gal is so awesome when it comes to English. Also, a few fun facts about Gal: Her first name means ‘wave’ and her last name means ‘riverbanks’ Gal Gadot is her REAL name When she was 18 she was ‘Miss Israel’ When she lived in Tel Aviv we lived 10 minutes away from each other Samara Bay, a good friend and a guest on my channel was Gal Gadot’s dialect coach on WW1984 I have yet to find someone who does a really good impression of Gal and her pronunciation. For example, this doesn’t sound like an Israeli Accent to me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nv1KoqM6vc In general I haven’t found anyone pulling off a REALLY good Israeli accent. If you know of someone, let me know in the comments. Even though I coached most of Gal’s Israel actor-friends, I never got to personally work with Gal To watch the video version of the episode and check out the full clips shown in the video, go here:  https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-pronounce-gal-gadots-name/ More useful episodes:? The TRUTH About How We TALK And How We Get HEARD With Samara Bay: https://theaccentsway.com/how-we-talk-with-samara-bay/ Speak English Like A Native Speaker &#8211; THE MYTH: https://theaccentsway.com/speak-english-like-a-native-speaker-myth/ DON&#8217;T ASK me about my ACCENT: https://theaccentsway.com/dont-ask-about-my-accent/ This Really Helped Me Become Fluent: https://theaccentsway.com/this-helped-me-become-fluent/
1/12/202112 minutes, 20 seconds
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93. How to pronounce “Resolution”

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word “resolution”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Resolution: ruh-zuh-luw-sh’n [IPA: rezəˈluːʃən] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
1/1/20212 minutes, 49 seconds
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92. 5 things I wish I knew about English Fluency when I was 20

What if I told you that improving your ENGLISH is NOT about English? Being able to grow and improve in a second language requires something more than awesome English lessons &#8211; it requires a certain identity that will allow you to overcome the mental, psychological, and physical barriers of speaking a second language, so you can step into your full potential in English in the coming year. In this episode, I’ll talk about the 5 traits you need to assume if you want to speak English with clarity, confidence, and with ZERO self-judgment. This is Part 2 of the end-of-the-year series. Check out Part 1 (a year in review) here: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/90/ Download our free workbook to review and plan your coming year: https://theaccentsway.com/year-in-review-2020/ Once you’re done listening to this episode, answer one of these questions in the comments: ?  From the 5 things that I&#8217;ve discussed, what are you going to focus on most in the next 12 months? ?  What would your ideal year look like? ?  What is your big scary goal for the next 12 months? More episodes about Fluency: This Really Helped Me Become Fluent: https://theaccentsway.com/this-helped-me-become-fluent/ Why Perfectionism Will KILL Your Fluency: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/62/ #1 STRATEGY of becoming FLUENT in English: https://theaccentsway.com/fluency-strategy/ How to get fluent in English? Identify your fluency needs FIRST! https://theaccentsway.com/fluent-english-wheel/ More about the Compound Effect: The Compound Effect in English https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/15/ How to stay MOTIVATED when learning ENGLISH | 5 ground rules: https://theaccentsway.com/motivation-in-english/
12/29/202020 minutes, 52 seconds
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91. Learn English Intonation & Rhythm with Bill Murray

Let’s learn how to stress words in English and how to use American intonation as we analyze a monologue by Bill Murray from the final scene of the movie Scrooged. Download and practice with my visual script: https://bit.ly/2WH1x1G To watch the original episode go to the Accent&#8217;s Way magazine: https://bit.ly/37J64Hq Merry Christmas! ? If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
12/24/202019 minutes, 15 seconds
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90. FINALLY FLUENT in English in 2021 | Part 1

Are you ready to make 2021 better than 2020? The end of the year is a good time to review the passing year and reflect on your English fluency experience and journey. You want to acknowledge your successes and let go of what’s holding you back. In this episode I’ll guide you on how to do a year in review so you can finally feel 100% expressive and free in English in 2021. Download our free YEAR-IN-REVIEW workbook to review and plan your year: https://theaccentsway.com/year-in-review-2020/ This is part one. In part 2 (released on December 28) I’ll discuss the 5 things *no one talks about* but are CRUCIAL for you, if you want to reach an English breakthrough in 2021 and Beyond. Quick navigation: 05:17 My experience of 2020 09:38 A year in review: questions to answer If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
12/22/202021 minutes, 38 seconds
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89. Practice Your Christmas Vocabulary + Pronunciation!

The holiday season is here so it’s a good opportunity to learn and practice how to pronounce some of the most commonly used words and greetings of this season! Here are the words and greetings I discuss in this podcast episode: 3:38 Christmas 4:34 Holiday(s) 5:58 New Year 8:02 Santa Claus 9:10 Reindeer 9:27 Mistletoe 10:12 Eggnog 10:35 Mitten(s) 11:58 Carol(s) 12:27 Sleigh 12:43 Wreath 14:12 &#8216;Happy holidays!&#8217; 14:49 (extra, non-related) Facetious 16:06 Resolution 16:49 &#8216;Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead!&#8217; 17:10 &#8216;Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!&#8217; 17:21 &#8216;Good tidings to you!&#8217; 17:40 &#8216;May you have a great year!&#8217; And may you have a great year, and love, prosperity, and health! Here are the materials I mentioned in the episode: The Schwa: How One TINY Sound Can Make a HUGE Difference https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/09/ Pronunciation, Grammar and Confidence in English &#8211; You ask, I answer! https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/88/ The American T sound https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-pronounce-american-t-sound/ How to pronounce Santa Claus https://youtu.be/BMfEUlV7N5s +2 extra episode about how to ?your vocabulary: Want to improve your speaking vocabulary? STOP LEARNING NEW WORDS: https://theaccentsway.com/improve-speaking-vocabulary/ How To Learn New Vocabulary? Build Pronunciation Confidence: https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-learn-new-vocabulary/
12/18/202020 minutes, 15 seconds
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88. Pronunciation, Grammar and Confidence in English – You ask, I answer!

One of my favorite things to do is to answer the questions of my students and audience, and in this episode this is exactly what I’m going to do. And if you know me by now, you know that to every question there’s always more than just a simple answer. This is why I’m sure you’ll find something valuable for you (even though it wasn’t you who asked the question). If you want to ask me a question, you can submit it here: https://hadarshemesh.com/ask-hadar/ Here&#8217;s the list of the questions with timecodes: 6:18 &#8211; Wei Zeng &#8220;My problem is I can&#8217;t use he/she and his/her correctly without thinking in speaking. It sounds silly. Could you give me some suggestions or design a drill to improve it?” 18:11 &#8211; Tomoko Nakayama “How do you pronounce ‘year’? It’s so hard to pronounce ‘year’. My ‘year’ sounds like ‘ear’, and I keep practicing it.” 23:17 &#8211; Nejla Yber “I&#8217;m from Turkey and I&#8217;m living in Seattle, WA, for about 5 years. l went to ESL class but l could not finish because l started work. Now l have more time to study but I cannot concentrate on it. Please tell me, how can l write and speak clearly English?” List of the episodes and useful resources mentioned: Sprint: Boost your English with this Effective Pronunciation Practice! https://youtu.be/gNAbdeTA10Y How to Practice Pronunciation Effectively? https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/21/ How to use GOOGLE to improve your pronunciation https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-pronounce-any-word-in-english/ How to stay MOTIVATED when learning ENGLISH | 5 ground rules https://theaccentsway.com/motivation-in-english/ Improve your Pronunciation FOR FREE!! https://theaccentsway.com/practice-on-your-own/ How to say EAR, YEAR and HERE https://theaccentsway.com/ear-year-here/
12/15/202034 minutes, 15 seconds
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87. Master the Flap T and R transition

In this episode, you&#8217;re going to master the flap T and R transition in American English. I&#8217;ll teach you how to pronounce it with an American accent, and then how to practice it effectively! Don&#8217;t forget to download my freebie and get a list of words and sentences with flap T + R along with an audio practice: https://theaccentsway.com/flap-t-r/ Learn the American ‘R’: https://theaccentsway.com/the-american-r/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
12/11/20209 minutes, 55 seconds
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86. Is technology screwing up your English?

We all know the advantages of technology when it comes to language learning. YOU’RE USING IT NOW! But have you ever considered the disadvantages? Here’s the thing &#8211; have you ever read or heard a word and thought to yourself, “Hey, I’ve looked up this word before. How come I don’t remember how to use it, pronounce it, or even what it means?!?!” It’s not because there’s something wrong with YOU. But it could be because your brain muscles have become really weak &#8211; because of the comfort of technology. In this episode I explain WHY, and how to overcome it. Download my FREE vocabulary planner with my full vocabulary building process: https://bit.ly/2yMLaZh 30 different Sprints for a powerful daily practice: https://hadarshemesh.com/sprint-master Videos mentioned: How To Learn New Vocabulary? Build Pronunciation Confidence ? https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-learn-new-vocabulary/ Want to improve your speaking #vocabulary? STOP LEARNING NEW WORDS https://theaccentsway.com/improve-speaking-vocabulary/
12/8/202021 minutes, 51 seconds
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85. The Top 10 Mispronounced TV Shows

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce 10 of the most commonly mispronounced TV shows. Each one of them has a particular combination of sounds that makes it challenging to pronounce. Here’s a loose transcription of the names as explained in the episode:  Stranger Things:  strein-dj’r thingz [IPA: ˈstreɪnʤər ˈθɪŋz] The Handmaid’s Tale: thuh-hand-meidz teil [IPA: ðə ˈhɛəndˌmeɪdz ˈteɪɫ] Pretty Little Liars: pri-dee li-d’l lai-y’rz  [IPA: ˈprɪt̬i ˈlɪt̬əɫ ˈlaɪərz] Big Little Lies: big li-d’l laiz  [IPA: ˈbɪg ˈlɪt̬əɫ laɪz] Black Mirror: blak mir’r  [IPA: blæk ˈmɪrər] Game of Thrones: gei-m’v thrownz  [IPA: ˈgeɪm əv ˈθroʊnz] Orange is the New Black: o-r’nj’z thuh nuw blak [IPA: ˈɔrənʤ əz ðə nuː ˈblæk] Westworld: WES(t)-w’rld  [IPA: ˈwɛst̚ˌwɜrɫd] Queer as Folk: kwir-az-fowk [IPA: ˈkwɪr æz ˈfoʊk] The Bachelor &amp; Bachelorette: th’ bachl’r [IPA: ˈbætʃlər] / bach-luh-ret [IPA: ˌbætʃləˈrɛt] To watch the video version of the episode, go here: https://theaccentsway.com/tv-shows/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
12/4/202012 minutes, 38 seconds
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84. The STRANGEST and Most EFFECTIVE Way to Learn CONDITIONAL SENTENCES

? Download my FREE &amp; EFFECTIVE conditional sentences practice sheet &amp; recording: https://theaccentsway.com/conditionals-pdf/ Have you been struggling with conditional sentences? ME TOO! ?&#x200d; Conditional 0, conditional 1, 2 and 3. Mixed conditionals, confusing conditionals. So many options, and most of them don’t make any sense! ? Well, in this episode I’m going to explain conditionals in a new way, and while it may not be conventional… it might finally make sense. (In a strange way. But hey, there are stranger things than that.) I’ll discuss the 3 main conditionals in English and share with you my method to practice them so you can use conditionals without second-guessing yourself. The main idea here is repetition. When we repeat things, they stick, and they become a habit. Conditional sentences are no different. A playlist with awesome drills for every day https://bit.ly/2JwNatG If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
12/1/202022 minutes, 34 seconds
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83. How to pronounce “vulnerable”

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In the how-to-pronounce episodes released every Friday, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing or challenging words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word “vulnerable”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Word: vuhl-nuh-ruh-b&#8217;l or vuhln-ruh-b&#8217;l IPA: [ˈvʌl.nə.rə.bəl] or [ˈvʌln.rə.bəl] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
11/27/20204 minutes, 8 seconds
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82. 10-min Powerful Pronunciation Practice | HADAR’S SPRINT

DOWNLOAD THE PDF WITH THE SPRINT DRILLS: https://bit.ly/2H5eeiE A Sprint is a 10-min exercise that I’ve developed, aimed at building pronunciation confidence using new sounds, new words, and common grammar structures, through consistent repetition. In this video, you’ll get to drill a wide range of elements: pronunciation of important sounds, tricky consonant transitions, intonation of questions, and much more. The repetition creates new pronunciation habits, so it becomes easier to use these sounds, retrieve the words, and internalize the grammar rule. Pronunciation confidence is my unique teaching technique that has helped thousands of my students. Those who have used my different Sprints on a daily basis say that it works like MAGIC and they share incredible results. If you liked this Sprint, you’re probably going to like the SPRINT MASTER &#8211; 30 different Sprints for a powerful daily practice: https://hadarshemesh.com/sprint-master More episodes with practice: Sprint #1: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/58/ 15 Minute Morning Pronunciation Practice: https://theaccentsway.com/pronunciation-practice-english/ Addictive &#8220;Do the Drills&#8221; YT Playlist: https://bit.ly/32OypZL
11/24/202015 minutes, 16 seconds
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81. Introverts Learning English

What is the best way for you to learn English as introverts? If you are an introvert you know that some of the English learning methods out there are not as effective for you. Introverts need to acknowledge and understand their needs and use the right learning methods that work best for them. In this episode, I will share with you some strategies that can help you improve your English without going against your nature. If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
11/20/202014 minutes, 46 seconds
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80. Do you sound FRIENDLY in English? (What you need to know about TONE OF VOICE)

Tone of voice in English &#8211; Is it possible to change the meaning of what you’re saying, without changing your words? The answer is &#8211; YES Go to my blog post to watch the video, learn more &amp; practice: https://bit.ly/35y81Fh We use our voice to express our emotions and feelings. It plays a huge role in our communication with other people. We often put more meaning into the speaker&#8217;s tone of voice (how they say things) than into the words they use. And sometimes it only takes a slight change in our voice for something to be taken as a joke, an insult, or a friendly comment. If you want to become more expressive and engaging, and help people connect with you &#8211; exploring your tone of voice is the way! In this episode, I&#8217;ll show you how the same sentence can be said in many different ways. Go to my blog post to find a list of example sentences and practice using a different tone each time. More useful videos for your voice: Do you change your voice when you speak English? Here’s why (+ listen to my voice in Hebrew?) https://theaccentsway.com/change-your-voice-in-english/ How to Use Your Voice in ENGLISH to Sound Powerful and Confident https://theaccentsway.com/improve-your-speaking-voice-in-english/ How to Practice Your Intonation In English [Podcast] https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/13/ If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
11/17/202019 minutes, 34 seconds
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79. How to pronounce words ending with ‘-ial’

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In the how-to-pronounce episodes released every Friday, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing or challenging words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce words that end with the suffix &#8216;-ial&#8217;. Get your FREE &#8216;-ial&#8217; Suffix Pronunciation Practice here: https://theaccentsway.com/suffix-download/ Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: memorial: me-mo-ree-y’l [IPA: məˈmɔːriəl ] testimonial: tes-tuh-mow-nee-y’l [IPA: ˌtestəˈmoʊniəl] editorial: e-duh-to-ree-y’l [IPA: ˌedəˈtɔːriəl] trivial: triv-y’l [IPA:ˈtrɪvjəl] &nbsp; When this suffix appears after a SH sound, it changes: financial: fai-nan-sh’l [IPA: faɪˈnænʃəl] social: sow-sh’l [IPA: ˈsoʊʃəl] commercial: kuh-mur-sh’l [IPA: kəˈmɝːʃəl] martial: mar-sh’l [IPA: ˈmɑːrʃəl] influential: in-flu-en-sh’l [IPA: ˌɪnfluˈenʃəl] potential: puh-ten-sh’l [IPA: pəˈtenʃəl ] controversial: kaan-truh-vur-sh’l [IPA: ˌkɑːntrəˈvɝːʃəl] &nbsp; If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
11/13/20207 minutes, 55 seconds
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78. Kamala Harris’s Victory Speech – American Intonation & Rhythm Analysis

Download a transcript with my visual intonation notes of the stressed words, reductions and rhythm notes: https://bit.ly/3leOlvM Kamala Harris, the new Vice-President-Elect of the US gave an inspiring victory speech this week. In this episode, I’ll break down a part of her speech and analyze the way she uses American prosody to send her strong and clear message to every woman and girl out there. Learn more about American Intonation: American INTONATION | What They don&#8217;t Teach You in School https://theaccentsway.com/american-intonation/ How to Practice Your Intonation In English [Podcast] &#8211; https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/13/ How to practice intonation? | Bill Murray movie speech analysis + script https://theaccentsway.com/american-intonation-practice-pdf/ How to sound interesting in English | varied pitch vs. monotone | intonation &#8211; https://theaccentsway.com/intonation-pitch/ What makes a voice sound natural??| Intonation Analysis of Google Assistant &#8211; https://theaccentsway.com/natural-voice/
11/9/202015 minutes, 33 seconds
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77. How to pronounce “world”

English words can be really confusing sometimes. In the how-to-pronounce episodes released every Friday, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing or challenging words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word “world”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: World: w’rld [IPA: wɝːld] If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/ You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/ Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/
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