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        The Sounds of American English

        The Sounds of American English

        A New Year, a New Accent

        The Sounds of American English -- and how they relate to stress -- are the building blocks of American English. It’s a new year, and a new opportunity to gain fluency in spoken American English.  This set of 36 videos totaling nearly 3 hours is truly special for the way integrates understanding stress into learning the vowel and diphthong sounds.  


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        Why These Videos are Different -- Better -- Than Anything Else

        Most of the materials you'll find elsewhere just teach the sounds on their own, in isolation.  It's a mistake to learn them this way -- we learn the sounds to speak words and sentences, not just sounds!  For beginners, you can simply focus on what the different sounds are, and how they’re made. You can differentiate between ee [i] vs. ih [ɪ] and ah [ɑ] vs. uh [ʌ].


        More advanced learners can focus on the subtleties of how sounds are affected by stress to put the finishing touches on their American accent.  Every vowel and diphthong video teaches the sounds in the context of stress, so you’re working on the overall character of American English, which is so important.  


        What You Get:

        • 36 videos (nearly 3 hours of video) in TWO forms:  one with English subtitles, one without.  You choose which set to watch.  You can download these to your computer or other devices, or simply stream them on the Gumroad website or through the Gumroad app for mobile.   These videos are in .m4v format.
        • 1 PDF of all the transcripts.


        How to Work:

        Watch this collection all in one day if possible. Do this a couple of times to get really familiar with the sounds as a whole. Then go back and study individual sounds. Be sure to practice out loud with the example words.  


        About Rachel

        Rachel has taught American English pronunciation on the popular YouTube channel, RachelsEnglish, for over 8 years. 


        Complete List of Included Materials

        Transcripts (PDF)

        Videos:

        1 - Download Companion Video with subtitles

        1 - Download Companion Video
        2 - General Information on Sounds - with subtitles

        2 - General Information on Sounds

        3 - UH as in BUTTER - with subtitles

        3 - UH as in BUTTER

        4 - AH as in FATHER - with subtitles

        4 - AH as in FATHER
        5 - AW as in LAW - with subtitles
        5 - AW as in LAW

        6 - AA as in BAT - with subtitles

        6 - AA as in BAT

        7 - EH as in BED - with subtitles

        7 - EH as in BED

        8 - EE as in SHE - with subtitles

        8 - EE as in SHE

        9 - IH as in SIT - with subtitles
        9 - IH as in SIT
        10 - OO as in BOO - with subtitles

        10 - OO as in BOO

        11 - UH as in PUSH - with subtitles

        11 - UH as in PUSH
        12 - UH as in SUPPLY - with subtitles
        12 - UH as in SUPPLY

        13 - UR as in BIRD - with subtitles

        13 - UR as in BIRD

        14 - OH as in NO - with subtitles

        14 - OH as in NO

        15 - OW as in NOW - with subtitles

        15 - OW as in NOW

        16 - AI as in BUY - with subtitles
        16 - AI as in BUY

        17 - AY as in SAY - with subtitles

        17 - AY as in SAY

        18 - OY as in TOY - subtitles

        18 - OY as in TOY

        19 - EW as in FEW - with subtitles

        19 - EW as in FEW

        20 - Vowel and Diphthong Comparison - with subtitles

        20 - Vowel and Diphthong Comparison

        21 - B and P - with subtitles
        21 - B and P

        22 - G and K - with subtitle

        22 - G and K

        23 - T and D - with subtitles

        23 - T and D

        24 - F and V - with subtitles

        24 - F and V

        25 - S and Z - with subtitles

        25 - S and Z

        26 - SH and ZH - with subtitles

        26 - SH and ZH

        27 - The Two THs - with subtitles

        27 - The Two THs

        28 - CH and J - with subtitles

        28 - CH and J

        29 - M - with subtitles

        29 - M

        30 - N - with subtitles

        30 - N

        31 - NG - with subtitles

        31 - NG

        32 - H - with subtitles

        32 - H

        33 - Y - with subtitles

        33 - Y

        34 - W - with subtitles

        34 - W

        35 - R - with subtitles

        35 - R

        36 - L - with subtitles

        36 - L 

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