Part 4 of the Common English Phrases series is in! Here, we show five more phrases/words that are commonly mispronounced and incorrectly said. As previously mentioned, this could be caused by auditory differentiation mistakes-meaning that our brains perceive sounds differently than our ears. No need to guess what is right anymore, you can now feel [...]
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Part 3 of the Common English Phrases series is in! Here, we show five more phrases/words that are commonly mispronounced and incorrectly spoken. As previously mentioned, this could be caused by auditory differentiation mistakes-meaning that the brain perceives sounds differently than the ears. With the information gained from this article, you can now be rest [...]
Common English Phrases Part 2 of our series is finally in! Learning Common English Phrases can help improve your knowledge of the English language. It goes a step beyond just learning English-applying the words to create a phrase with a whole new meaning. As mentioned in part 1 of the series, these Common English Phrases [...]
Common English Phrases Part 1-Are you saying them correctly? So you have 'two heads ate better than one' and 'look on the bright-side' down, but are you really sure it's 'nip in the butt'? Or is it 'bud'? Time to put your mind at ease-we have the answer to your problems! In this new series, [...]
Cooking With Gas Definition: Expediting a project or task by approaching it in a different way. Usually said with enthusiasm. Example: After I told the cab driver my preferred route to work, so I could get there on time, we were cooking with gas. Origin: Gas stoves were introduced in the 1800's and quickly became [...]
Why We Teach Idioms... Many of our clients at Accent Pros have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Even so, they sometimes don't understand the slang language or idioms used by native American speakers. Based on popular demand, here are some additional common idioms to consider this week. Misunderstanding or misusing [...]
If you are an individual who is looking to improve your English or are currently learning the English language, it will benefit you to make sure you are studying English pronunciation. Pronunciation is the primary aspect noticed by those you communicate with; therefore it is important to be able to articulate the correct sounds of [...]
Here at AccentPros the majority of our blog readers--and clientele--are educated business professionals who are trying to learn how to speak English with an Americanized accent. We'd be remiss however if we didn't acknowledge the portion of our audience that also notify as world travelers, and therefore may be primarily concerned with how their accent [...]
The incentive to learn how to speak English language can come from anywhere. Most often people are motivated by the prospect of career advancement into learning a new language, while others merely enjoy the process inherent in learning new languages, their hope being that the new language they're currently learning will eventually benefit them down [...]
Accent Pros is happy to announce a new segment in the accent reduction blog called - Common American Idioms. Here we will explore common American English phrases, descriptions, and use them in an example to help you understand the full breadth of the saying. After enjoying the idioms, treat yourself to a free accent reduction tutorial available in [...]