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Vanessa: Hi, I'm Vanessa from SpeakEngli­shWithVane­\n

in English? Let's do it. Last month I asked\n

which words are the most difficult for you\n

give a lot of responses. I got over 450 comments\n

A lot of those words were the same.\n

your native language is, no matter what background­\n

difficult in English. I challenge you today\n

you to repeat directly after I speak. I'm\n

The first time I want you to listen to my\n

you to speak out loud and try to use your\n

When I was making this lesson, I thought,\n

How can I make this more digestible­?" Digestible­\n

I've grouped these words into different categories­.\n

find the words that are the most difficult\­n

it's the short /i/ sound. Spanish speakers,\­n

and /l/ sound, East and Southeast Asian speakers\n

like eaten, button, forgotten.­\n

most difficult for you. You don't need to\n

all of them are going to be difficult for\n

the most challengin­g for you and after this\n

All right, with that said, are you ready to\n

that sound exactly the same. Some of you asked\n

and I thought, "Well, they\'re pronounced the\n

know that they're pronounced exactly the same.\n

you to repeat with me. Are you ready?\n

person who is related to you, and the second\n

for that first word, for the person who's\n

it's more common to call her your aunt.\n

store and you say goodbye, bye. Clothes, close.\n

on YouTube where they say you should use a\n

in there. You can say that, but when native\n

two words the same. Close the door, I'm putting\n

Hare, hair. Hare is a way to say rabbit. It's\n

Hear, here. Meet, meat. Meet, meat. It's nice\n

There, their, they're. They're over there\n

speakers have difficulti­es writing these words\n

people use one type of their instead of the\n

There, their, they're.\n

it sound like a D? In American English, when\n

that T into a /d/ sound. So if you say something\­n

you\'re a traitor." Even though this word has\n

Two, too, to. Two, too, to. Were, we're. Were,\n

in two different ways. We are or in the lazy,\n

the verb were. We were tired. Were. If you'd\n

make sure you check out my lesson up here\n

You might pronounce them we are or we're.\n

can say these three words together. Were,\n

more for that final word? Where.\n

both of these words in a different way, but\n

Your, you're. Your, you're.\n

and sometimes it sounds like your, it just\n

which one you want to use. Your, you're.\n

includes words with a /th/ at the beginning.­\n

same as each other. Let's practice this /th/.\n

mouth and there is a stream of air. Through,\n­through. /Th/.

If you put a piece of paper in front of your\n

through. Let's add a word to that. Throughout­,\n

word? Thorough. Thorough. The first section\n

then the final part is going to sound like\n

Thought. Thought. Think. Think. Make sure\n

of your mouth. Think. Thought. And there's\n

Three. Tree. For the second word, we're not\n

green plant that grows, tree. Let's say both\n

I see three trees. That T H R is really tricky.\n

different /th/ pronunciat­ion. There are two\n

It's what I'm going to call an aired TH because\n

we say these words, though, though there is\n

in that same position, but there's going to\n

You're going to feel your lips vibrating,­\n

final part sounds like O W, though. And we\n

although.\­nIf you'd like to practice more TH words, I

made a tongue twister video that includes\n

practice. If you want to practice /th/ and\n

this video up here.\nThe next section include words with a short

/a/, and a short /e/. These are called minimal\n

this section and also the next section. It\n

the same except for one thing. The first pair\n

the /a/, man, man, my lips are kind of wide\n

is coming out a little bit. My tongue is flat.\nMen­, men.

Sand, send. Sand, my lips are wide again.\n

Let's say these words in columns. Let's say\n

/e/ words together. Man. Sand. Tan. One more\n

look the same for all of these three words?\n

ten. Men, send, ten.\nIf you have difficulti­es with the short /a/

and the short /e/, this is what I recommend\­n

practiced and saying them together and then\n

same. This is going to train your muscles\n

then when you feel comfortabl­e with it, you\n

Tan, ten. When you say them together like\n

all of those same sounds together, that's\n

initiate yourself into those sounds.\n

minimal pairs. They include words with the\n

these words include swear words, so if you're\n

Bit, beat, bet.\nHere we have a short /i/, bi, /i/, /i/. Your

mouth is kind of raising into your nose here.\n

is really tricky for Spanish speakers, so\n

be wide here, beat. And then when we say the\n

men, send, ten, bet, your tongue is flat.\n

I. If the short I is tough for you, try to\n

the long E. Deed. And then the short E, dead,\n/e/ /e/ dead.

Sick. Sick. Seek. Seek. Six /i/ /i/ six. Sex.\n

sound it is si /i/ /i/. Your lips are raising\n

when you use the short E, your tongue is flat.\n

up.\nBi-i bitch. You don't want to mix these two

up either. Beach, beach. Make sure that when\n

you go on vacation, your lips are wide. Beach,\n

you need to exaggerate these sounds, if this\n

them. I'm going to the beach. I need a new\n

in the right place. If you say that vowel\n

if this worries you that you're saying the\n

to say you can always elongate it a little\nbi­t.

Let's do the same thing we did before. We're\n

can practice those sounds again and again.\n

seek, beach, sheet. Bet, dead, sex.\n

a stop T in the middle. A stop T is when your\n

going to make that T sound but it doesn't\n

a quick sample word. Eat. Eat. When I said\n

Eat. No, because I'm using a stop T. My tongue\n

don't let that air follow through. Eat.\n

these words. It kind of sounds a little bit\n

But now that you know there's a stop T, I\n

Here we have a tricky word to start off with\n

also at the end. So those two T's, your tongue's\n

going to let any air follow through. Important.­\n

Do you see here how my tongue is stopped in\n

Eaten yet. Eaten. Threaten. Threaten. My tongue\n

say threaten. Of course, you can say all of\n

want. But if you want to sound the most natural,\n

Threaten. Written. Written. Button. Button.\n

Forgotten. Definitely­. Definitely­. We're stopping\n

The next category include words where the\n

in American English, so if you'd like to practice\n

that are typical to speaking like an American,\­n

here. The first word is literally, literally.­\n

on a container. It's \na lid. Literally, literally.

Little. Little. Little. Water. Water. Automatic.­\n

to D's. Auto, auto, matic, matic. Don't be\n

Automatic, automatic.­\nThe next category includes words that have

an RL. These words were also highly requested\­n

just weird and tough. So let's practice. Girl.\n

insert a /u/ sound, this is called the schwa\n

/rl/ there? Girl, girl, girl. That's going\n

World. It kind of sounds like W-O-R-U-L-­D.\n

This word actually does have an E there. So\n

Squirrel. And then we have another word that\n

that U. Early. Early. Make sure that you have\n

end, early. Early. Early. Early. The next\n

/l/ sound. Garden. Golden. Did you see when\n

out of my mouth? Listen again. Garden. Golden.\nG­arden.

To say the R, you need to pretend like you're\n

my tongue. Golden. Arrive. Alive. Arrive.\n

Maybe you want to study a grammar lesson and\n

The next category are words that include a\n

is missing here? The P. Receipt. Receipt.\n

will give you a receipt. Awkward, awkward.\n

say the A and the K together. Awkward. Awkward.\n

Difference­. Different. Difference­. Different.­\n

Just simply cut out that middle /e/ sound.\n

The next category doesn't really fit into\n

category. These words are pretty tricky, so\n

Warm. Warn. Worm. Warm. Warn. Worm. The first\n

And the final word sounds like an ER, worm.\n

you that on a warm day there are some worms\non the ground.

Work, walk. Work, walk. Do you notice the\n

And the second word, walk. Your mouth is more\n

Walk. I walk to work. Say that with me. I\nwalk to work.

Done, dawn, down. Done, dawn, down. Done,\n

morning the dawn arises. Down. Down. Make\n

Down. Look down.\nHur­t. Hearth. Hard. Hurt, this word also sounds

like E R, hurt. Hurt. She hurt her arm, hurt.\n

Hearth. Notice my mouth is open. Hearth. Hard,\n

Hard. Brick. Break. Brick, break. If the short\n

Brick, break. Notice how my mouth goes up\n

break, when I say the long /e/, break. Than.\n

though, sometimes when native speakers are\n

then. Let me give you a quick example. He's\n

here is than with an a, but when you say that\n

than me, than me.\nSo you might hear native speakers say this

and you're welcome to say this too as long\n

me, than me. But make sure that you write\n

me or he's faster than me.\n

quit, it. Quit. Quite. Quite is a long I.\n

word. Quiet. And we can see both of them.\n

bit more simple. Quiet. Outer. Order. Outer.\n

we've changed it to be a D sound. And those\n

O W. Outer, order. Go to outer space, that's\n

Make sure that R is correct, order.\n

Bare, means no clothes. Beer is the drink.\n

the same. The bear was bare. The bear didn't\n

he was drinking beer. Beer. It's a long E.\nBeer.

Bus, boss. Bus, boss. We have a short /u/\n

needs to be an /O/ sound. Ride the bus with\nmy boss.

Hall, haul, howl, hull. There's a lot here.\n

corridor. It's a hall. And I'm hauling something,­\n

I'm hauling something down the hall. But then\n

the hull of a ship. That's the bottom of a\n

hull.\nAnd finally one of the most requested words

was entreprene­ur. Entreprene­ur. Let's break\n

Entreprene­ur. Entreprene­ur. Entreprene­ur,\n

I'm an entreprene­ur. I have my own business.\­n

Before you go, let's practice a challenge\­n

bus ride then she arrived at the beach. Let's\n

quiet throughout the bus ride then she arrived\n

me? The girl was quiet throughout the bus\n

And now I have a question for you. Which one\n

you? If you'd like to practice words like\n

numbers like 13, 30, 14, 40, I made another\n

that was one of the first in this series.\n

pronounce some of those other words.\n

and I'll see you again next Friday for a new\n

next step is to download my free e-book, five\n

You'll learn what you need to do to speak\n

subscribe to my YouTube channel for more free\n


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