Author: Ela Britchkow, Speech Therapist, Certified American English Pronunciation, Accent Reduction Specialist
“Abilities wither under faultfinding and blossom with encouragement.”
--Donald A. Laird
Your company has hired a competent, intelligent employee with a pleasing personality. He has the potential to be a great asset to your company….except for one problem; it is difficult to understand his speech. His accent is so distracting that coworkers and clients
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Thanksgiving is not just for US citizens. Many countries celebrate it but many can not pronounce it correctly.
Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday because in the US, it is the only holiday that isn't separated by religion. It is for everyone. Thanksgiving is a harvest-related festival. The Pilgrims celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday as a way to show off their harvest to the neighboring villages and Native American tribes. The United States and Canada are the only two countries that actually call it Thanksgiving. Other countries around the world celebrate this holiday in a similar spirit. They include,
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
Many non-native English speakers have trouble pronouncing or confuse certain words. Do you have difficulty with these tricky word pairs and sounds?