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Awesome and extremely helpful video thanks Adam and keep it up!!!!

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

    thanks adam very good lesson

    Tuesday, November 5th 2013

      Yep! I agree with you, it was a great lesson.

      Tuesday, May 13th 2014

        I’m much more interested in getting my ideas acrossed than sounding like a native speaker.

        In the end, communication is what matters.

        What do you think about it?

        Regards

        Tuesday, May 13th 2014

    I like it! Please try to make some more videos about pronunciation! it helps a lot:)

    Sunday, November 30th 2014

Thank you,but when we will be able to speak English?

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

    Hi Al1964ok,

    To tell you the truth, it all depends on you. The more you practice and work, the faster it’ll come.
    :)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

      thank you. My friends often laugh at my pronunciatioon. They said I pronouned bad. I’m really sad. Thanks for your video. It’s really helpful.

      Tuesday, January 21st 2014

      Thanks !!

      Tuesday, February 11th 2014

      It is said that theory and practice go hand in hand, but it is the putting into practice what really makes the difference.

      Practice makes perfect!!!

      Regards

      Sunday, February 23rd 2014

it was inchresting.hhhhhhh

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

I’m in love with you, Adam! HAHA
P.S.: I loved the video, thank you :]

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

    You are right! He is a lovely teacher! :)

    Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

      and you’re a lovely student!

      Monday, October 28th 2013

        FRENCH PEOPLE!!!

        Sunday, November 10th 2013

thank you Adam, as always your videos are very helpful ! and also thanks for recommend us websites such as ted.com. Could you please recommend us a website, app or forums where we can find native speakers or english students from all around the world to talk and chat with them so we can improve our skills ???

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

    Hi Xavier,

    I’m sure if you Google it you’ll find something. I haven’t had much personal experience with this, so can’t say for sure. I will keep my eye out for these things and let you know.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks so much for such fantastic lesson.
      From your reply to Xavier, you wrote: “I will keep my eye out for these things and let you know.” Here I have got a query about using the phrase of “keep my eye out for something” and “keep my eye on something for someone”. Are these 2 phrase different in meaning? Under what kind of context can I use them properly and respectively? I know this video has been posted for quite a long time. Hopefully, I wont be too late and really hope you will read this message. Once again, thank you for your teaching.

      Looking forward to your kind reply.

      Monday, May 4th 2015

    a lot of time have passed, but if you still need site for speaking with people around the world. there it is https://www.gospeaky.com I personally use this site and I find it quite helpful.

    Sunday, February 28th 2016

Hey Adam, thank you so much for your explanation. I like and respect your way of teaching!!! It’s really simple, plain and understandable for everyone! I just wanna ask you for the 2nd and, perhaps, the 3rd part of this video. Because to pronounce like a native speaker is my last barrier in order to achieve my goal. THANK YOU ONE MORE TIME, ADAM.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

    Hi Supershaq,

    I’ll get to it ASAP :)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Thankss a lot Adam
I really need this lessons

thanks you

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Does it works even for british accent? Please answer me becuase I want to learn british pronunciation

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

    Hi Konigxtiger,

    Yes, it works for all languages actually. The ideas are the same everywhere–it’s just a matter of adjusting them to the language you want. You’ll have to listen to British native speakers and figure out where they squeeze and blend their words. Of course they pronounce different words differently, so that will affect the connections. It’s all about practice and training the ear.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

      I wish more lesson like this from you. :( You are the best teacher I’ve ever known. Simple but very detailed.

      Thursday, March 13th 2014

thank you adam ! my first problem in english is the pronunciation via native speakers .

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Thank you very much for this lesson ^_^

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

I loved this video. Thanks Adam

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Great teacher (Adam)

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Thank you for your lesson.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

thanks

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Wow you are amazing Adam. I have been studying for years and never understood the mystery of a native speaker pronunciation. But with this short video you helped me a lot. Thanks and regards from Mexico.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

thanks for adam teacher you’re awesome

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Thanks, Adam!

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Thanks!!!. Can you make a video to teach us about pronouncing ed in the end of verb….???

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

    Hi Tannguyen,

    Good idea. I will get on that soon. :)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

How do you do?
How du do? :)

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

    :)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Great lesson Adam, thanks a lot!

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

That video was incredible! Thanks.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Interesting and helpful. Thank you Adam :)

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

that was awesome,thanks Adam.

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

great lesson,thanks

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Thank you very much teacher

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

very good

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Totally agree with you Adam, good pronunciation it takes a lot of time and practice + patience. By the way, I confuse pronunciation of these two words: patience and patient.
Thank you for your tips

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

    Hi Goodman,

    These are pretty straightforward:
    patience- ends with a hard ‘s’ sound, while patient, ends with a soft ‘t’ sound.
    Hope that helps

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

that is exactly what i want
linked sound
thank you adam

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

very good help, but understand more a British than an American

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

    Hi hector,

    It’s just a matter of adjustment. Pay attention to how words are linked in either form nd you’ll see the ideas are the same.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Hey! I got 10 of 10. I know that there is no quiz to this lesson. But I entirely taked in a new knowledge from your explanation. And I believe that every (ev’ry) person can quickly improve his pronunciation by more PRACTISING and by LISTENING to native speakers. =)

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

I would add three things to the video:
1. Adam, you mentioned the dʒ sound (d+y), but you forgot to add also important sound — tʃ (t+y), which you can often hear when people say “what you” or “that you”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr2BePfVll8

2. The next thing is silent “t” in words like “internet”, “interview”, “center”, etc. I’ve noticed that you pronounced “t” in the word “internet”. And I’m thinking about the word you wrote on the board — “interesting”. It also has “nt”, but I don’t recall if someone ever said this word without “t”. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9ACQRcTvlI

3. Also it’s very important to know what a “flap t” is. For instance, when the letter “t” is between two vowels. Adam, you pronounced it in the phrase “not at all”, even twice. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUupfHhOnHg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FDjhKY8HwM

Adam, you didn’t pronounce “r” in “comfortable”, but Americans in the states do it. They also shorten the word to three syllables, so they say it like this: [‘kʌmf dəɹ bəl] , and I also do it in this way, but you know, I’m mostly interested in American pronunciation, so I hear it all the time, and I got used to it. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWNySmK01fg

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

    Nice tips Morfik. To be honest though, I could spend hours on this topic. It wouldn’t work too well on this site.
    Mostly, it’s the ideas. After all, different accents and regions will come into play here, but it’s about learning to train the ears to pick apart the linked sounds.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

      nice reply Adam. Fair enough

      Saturday, February 13th 2016

thanks you adam

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

I also wanted to ask about the difference between “besides” and “anyway”? After you told me I made that mistake, I went to ask google this question, and I found some things to discuss about. First of all, two links:

http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/157157-besides-anyway.html
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2247707&langid=21

There are some examples:

•They didn’t have any trainers in my size, and [besides/anyway] I’d already decided I’d rather save the money.
•I need the money. And [besides/anyway], when I agree to do something, I do it.
•I don’t want to go to the cinema with him! [Besides/Anyway], I’ve already seen this film.
•Mother certainly won’t let him stay with her and [besides/anyway] he wouldn’t.

The question was: which one should be used in the statements above. The answer was:

“Both are possible in all your sentences with virtually the same meaning – suggesting that what went before is not important.”

I know that the two words are used when you want to add something to your previous thought, but I see them in this way:

Let’s say that we are talking about a problem, and you’re trying to explain me the thing that I don’t get. After an hour, you would give up, and I would say “I still don’t get it. Anyway, thanks for help.”. You were trying, but you’ve failed, so that’s why I would use “anyway”. :)

Now “besides”. Reading your previous comment, I wondered — why didn’t I use the “btw” shortcut? I should’ve used it, and now it’s obvious to me. Anyway, this doesn’t matter now. In the example with problem to be solved, I said I would use “anyway”, but I wouldn’t use “besides” there. Would you agree? In my mind “besides” and “anyway” mean “in addition to something mentioned before”, but now I’m not sure if I can use it in not related topics. So, if we go back to previous comment, I used “besides” to show that in addition to what I wrote in that comment, I wanted to thank you for the hint you gave me in the other comment.

The other thing is: if you look at the four examples I gave, and if you agree that we can use either one of the two words, so when you would preffer to use “besides” and “anyway”?

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

    I wouldn’t necessarily agree that they’re interchangeable. In my mind, ‘anyway’ means, forget what came before, or despite what came before, it doesn’t really matter.’besides’ I would use to mean in addition to, or consequently.
    so:
    They didn’t have any trainers in my size, and anyway, I’d already decided I’d rather save the money.
    •I need the money. Besides, when I agree to do something, I do it.
    •I don’t want to go to the cinema with him! Besides, I’ve already seen this film. (here I might use anyway to deflect emphasis from the fact that I don’t want to go with him)
    •Mother certainly won’t let him stay with her and he wouldn’t anyway.

    Notice that in the last one I moved it to the end of the sentence; you can’t do that with besides. Here it means ‘in any case’.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

      I know exactly what you mean. I would even move the “anyway” in the last example. So, I don’t know what actually was wrong in that comment. Anyway, I think the two words have exactly the same meaning to me. :)

      Monday, November 4th 2013

        make your own video sir! Get a life instead debating with a great teacher. I don’t even have an idea why are you here just to suggest your unnecessary opinion. If you are a great speaker you can explain what you’ve desire in a short simple and detailed note. Your COMMENTS ARE LONGER THAT I WOULD THINK YOU WANT TO MAKE MOVIE!

        Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

your lesson really helps me alot. Thank you!

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Wonderful lesson. l love it.
thanks so much,Adam
henglay

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

very helpful lesson, thanks a lot!!

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

thanx Adam

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

thank you very much my teacher ! we need really your lessons to improve or English skills

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

ThThThThThThank you Adam
Very interesting lesson!

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Thank you, teacher!!! :) This is the lesson that I wanted!!

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Very nice lesson, Adam! Thank you!

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Hello Adam , Thank you for the lesson !

I need your help with something , what is right one between these 2 sentences ?
1- At a certain point in our lives , we all have been obsessed with an Anime character

or
2- At a certain point in our lives , we have all been obsessed with an Anime character

thanks in advance

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

    Hi AhmadElsayed92
    I would use “we all have been obsessed”
    But do not take me as a reference
    I am learning English too

    Thursday, October 24th 2013

    I think It doesn’t matter, but I prefer “we all”.

    Thursday, October 31st 2013

    it sounds better saying “we all”

    Friday, November 1st 2013

    Hi Ahmad,

    With all due respect to the others that commented on your question, I would go with we have all been…in a more informal style. Firstly, it allows for the contraction (we’ve all been…). secondly, if we take ‘we all’ as the complete subject, it allows us to break the verb into aux and main.
    That being said, both are correct.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Thank you adam.Your lesson is very helpful.
I study hard !

Thursday, October 24th 2013

helpful lesson.. thank you sir

Thursday, October 24th 2013

What’s the first website he recommended?
Sounds like ‘tvset.com’? but it’s not. Could someone tell me? thanks.

Thursday, October 24th 2013

    I think it’s ted.com…

    Thursday, October 24th 2013

    Janilza is right, it is ted.com

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

why in the word “interesting” you wrote it “in chre sting”.. for me sounds more like “in tre sting”.. any thought.. I speak spanish by the way…

Thursday, October 24th 2013

    Hi Karl0z,

    It depends where you live. In Canada, I think you would here chr rather than tre. In the US it might be different in different regions.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

As always, very useful! Thanks a lot, Adam.

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Thanks a million Adam it’s so very useful video but pleas in the end of you video u told us about a website to listen to with native speakers but i can’t catch it’s name at all please write it to me :) thx

Thursday, October 24th 2013

    He said ted.com! It’s a site with educational talks about all kinds of things. There are also transcripts for each talk to make it easier to follow along.

    Saturday, October 26th 2013

      Thanx a million ;)

      Saturday, October 26th 2013

that is very interesting lesson for me. Thanks

Friday, October 25th 2013

Extremely good lesson. well, sir Adam’s lessons are always very good and very useful.
The you teach is awesome really awesome.

WELL, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO ANSWER MY ONE QUESTION
MY QUESTION IS BELOW-

‘DENNY AND ANNA ARE TO MEET,SOMEWHERE’
COULD YOU PLEASE TELL,WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHY
WE USED PREP.’TO’ HERE?

WELL —– DENNY AND ANNA = NAMES

Friday, October 25th 2013

    “they are to meet” – means ” they are due to meet” or “they will meet”(because they scheduled this before)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

    Hi Sonu,

    In this construction, the ‘are to’ suggests that they have already made plans and are scheduled to meet somewhere (and I assume at a particular time as well). It basically means supposed to.
    “I am to meet my new roommate tomorrow”. I am supposed to meet him tomorrow. It’s not a very common construction, but it generally follows this rule.

    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

SORRY, I FORGOT THE WORD ‘WAY’ BETWEEN ‘THE’ AND ‘YOU’

Friday, October 25th 2013

Please add Quiz for this lesson.

Friday, October 25th 2013

    Hi Dhiraj1,

    It’s a little irrelevant to have a paper quiz for a pronunciation lesson. If you have any particular question, though, I might be able to spell out something.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Thanks so much teacher Adam!
It was so interesting and useful for me. Thanks for broad explanation.

Friday, October 25th 2013

Thank you Adam!

Friday, October 25th 2013

Dear Adam. Thank you for that interesting lesson. It will really help me to improve my listening and understanding skills of native speakers accents. There are some useful tips in this lesson. Now, I have a question : is the accent that’s really important when speaking a language, or, is it the quality (correct vocabulary and so on) of the language that really matters? Thank you. Keep up the good lessons!

Saturday, October 26th 2013

    Good question Medusa,

    I’d say both. It doesn’t matter how good your command of the English is if the person you are speaking with can’t understand you because of your accent. I met a few Irish and British people in my travels who spoke perfect English to me, but I had no idea what they were saying :)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Very nice attitude, Thanks :)

Saturday, October 26th 2013

Thanks!

Sunday, October 27th 2013

Thank you!!!

Int..chre..sting lesson!!!!

Sunday, October 27th 2013

thanks

Sunday, October 27th 2013

Adam sir u r great

Monday, October 28th 2013

thank!

Monday, October 28th 2013

Thanks for the tips Adam.

Monday, October 28th 2013

Hi Adam thank you for the lesson! Plese explain me why in English they say for example(The general practitioner’s surgery hours are from 09:00 to( 14:00.(hundred )Thank you!

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

    Hi Abdel,

    The 14:00 is 2:00 on the 24-hour clock. It is used to make sure you don’t mistake a.m. and p.m. It also saves on ink ;)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Great lesson!!

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

did u help me adam for writing and understaning english

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

    I will do my best Fatima :)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

thx lot adm

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

    very good lesson

    Tuesday, November 5th 2013

good tips!Thank you, Adam

Thursday, October 31st 2013

I have two more questions:

1. I noticed that when someone puts the letter “a” before a noun, it sometimes sounds differently. I’m not sure if something affects the sound but normally people pronounce it as /ɑː/ (I think) but sometimes they make /eɪ/ sound. I don’t know what I should think about this. Could it be that people just interchange them?

2. This is about the word “me”. People usually pronounce it like /mi/ , but I have some songs in which it’s pronounced more like /meɪ/ . I have a guy who sang the same song twice — once in album version and the second one was a live performance, and the pronunciation was different in each of those two cases. So, /mi/ or /meɪ/ should I choose, or maybe both are acceptable?

Thursday, October 31st 2013

    1. have you heard ‘the’ as ee and a? ee is like ey for the ‘a’– used for emphasis (in the case of ‘a’ to emphasize one. in the case of ‘the’ to emphasize the one and only, the ___est of whatever).

    2. not really sure. might be a regional accent.

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

      I found a perfect song, you can listen to it to be sure. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZnZgtZluvw

      I thought it’s an American band, but it turns out that it’s actually Canadian. :) But I also heard a few times the same “me” from American singers.

      Tuesday, November 5th 2013

Ok, just one more. :)

There’s a word “month”, and its plural form is “months”. I heard once that people should pronounce unvoiced “th” in month, but in the “months”, people can pronounce it just by using “t” sound. So, is that possible to shorten “ths” cluster to just “ts” in any word that have it, or is it just in this one?

I’ve also notticed other thing, for example words like “already” or “alright”. Is it ok to drop the “l” when the next letter is “r”? I know that people do it in those two words, so what do you think?

Friday, November 1st 2013

    people try to mouth the ths but it’s an awkward shaping and sound so people let it go at the ts sound. try saying 5/6 (five sixths) or 3/100 (three one hundredths) :)

    I think it’s common to drop the l when next to an r. unless it’s after the r and followed by a vowel sound; curl up. (kure.lup)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

      I know what you mean, it’s called “dark L sound” or something like that, and the sound isn’t written even in IPA. Anyway, I know the feature. :)

      Monday, November 4th 2013

Actually, I have another question, I know, I know, too many, but I really love this topic. :) Adam, you said that when one word ends with the same consonant that the other word begins, we should drop the first one, but what if the first word ends with “t” or “d” and the second one starts with voiced or unvoiced “th”?

Friday, November 1st 2013

    “can you heat this up for me?”
    can you hea thi sup…?
    although the th might come across as a soft d sound.
    old theater… old theater.
    lol. I’ll have to listen to myself speak and get back to you ;)

    Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Thanks for the tips teacher.

Friday, November 1st 2013

good one again..!! respect.!!

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Thanks everyone :)

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

    Thanks to you !!! Lucky to be here watching your lessons , you make it so simple and so easy and I love it … Awesome & Adorable

    Monday, November 11th 2013

Hi! Adam your lesson is really informative. Do you have any video of phonetic .i need to know that suppose im conforming your name how would i do? Adam A as an Apple d as a doll a as an axe m as a man .what is this thing called and what is a proper way to say it .plz let me know it will be helpful for me .thanks

Monday, November 4th 2013

Hi Adam. Thank you very much for the time you took to answer our questions.
It shows how kind and respectful you are. I really appreciate.

Monday, November 4th 2013

wow! so yes! is a very good lesson! Thank you!

Monday, November 4th 2013

I would propose that in parallel to make DVDs with these lessons, at a reasonable price!

Monday, November 4th 2013

If these 3 tips are of 10,then i’ll speak like a native speakers sooooon
Thank you Adam

Monday, November 4th 2013

thanks Adam:)

Monday, November 4th 2013

It’s usefull. Thanks Adam.

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

thank for your lesson. It is useful.

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

You are great teacher , Adam. thank you very muh

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

Adam, your videos are great. It helps me a lot. Keep up the grat job!

Sunday, November 10th 2013

good lesson

Monday, November 11th 2013

Hi, can you please tell me some exercise that I can do to improve my fluidity in speaking??? Thank you, you’re a good teacher

Monday, November 11th 2013

Excellent lesson, as usual. Thanks Adam

Thursday, November 14th 2013

Thanks Adam ,, please can you provide us with more examples for those three tips

Saturday, November 16th 2013

nice lesson , many thanx

Saturday, November 16th 2013

Thank you Adam, can you show me how can I get better score in IELTS or TOEFL listening section, the shorter way for that?

Monday, November 18th 2013

Thank you Adam. It was really helpfull.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

nice lesson, thanks adam

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Absolutely brilliant! I was looking for some interesting material on the web and I found myself on this page, I watched the video and I must confess that Adam’s tips are great. But on top of that I reckon that his attitude makes the difference!

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

I really like your explanations about pronunciation. Could you explain how to say word ‘vegetable’ because I have all the time problem with this word :( . Thanks in advice.

Friday, November 29th 2013

Adam—-Sorry my mistakes. In “not at all” the second t is pronounce like |t| or |r|.

Thanks.

Sunday, December 1st 2013

thanks so much,adam

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

mr.adam
i am going these days to learn english in right way,i admirede to this kind of lessons,so could you please to download several lessons about same topic of sounding of native speaker with examples like you presented.
thanks again
mostafa.

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Skype ID Iftixar17 ..—->If you want to improve your speaking level like me ,you can add me at skype for talking.

Thursday, December 12th 2013

thank u very much and we need more lessons like this

Friday, December 13th 2013

hi.i enjoy your method for teaching english. i study english for 4 years in iran language institute .and try hard.i learn many things.but have a little problem speaking english and understanding tv series conversation.what do you suggest me to do in order to become perfect.i consider taking a toefl exam.

Monday, December 16th 2013

wow interesting

Saturday, December 21st 2013

Nice puppy

Monday, December 23rd 2013

Thanks a lot it was awesome for me.

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

hi Mr.Adam i want to learn how to speak English like a native an original native so can you help because i an Arabic student and i want so much to be pronouncing English like natives can you help me ? yeah and the video was great :D

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

sorry ,
i forget am between “I” and “an”

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

Thanks, this video very helpful :D

especially for me

Thursday, December 26th 2013

Thank you very very much!!! It is very helped me)

Friday, December 27th 2013

Thank you, Adams. What a good class!

Saturday, December 28th 2013

one of the best lesson I’ve seen, I’ve learned a lot from this one. thanks guys, keep it up

Saturday, December 28th 2013

Thanks, This video has been very helpful for me.

Thursday, January 2nd 2014
Friday, January 3rd 2014

Hi Adam, thank you for lesson. Could you give some tips for IELTS speaking please?

Saturday, January 4th 2014

Adam, congratulations! I loved this video and I´d like to share tips, if were possible, that I use to give in class. Thanks for yours.

Monday, January 6th 2014

thank you realy for this vedeo

Tuesday, January 7th 2014

awesome lesson and a very funny teacher.thank you a lot

Tuesday, January 7th 2014

Hey ADAM,
amazing lecture!! I wanna be your student .is it possible??

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

you’re absolutely amazing!
i love how you’re talking ! :)

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

i always have problem with “ght”. for example taught, bought, bough, tight
how can i pronounce them? is there some rule?

Friday, January 10th 2014

    ‘G’ remains silent in such cases.
    we pronounce-
    “Taught” as – “Tot”
    “Bought” as – “Bot”
    “Tight” as – “Tiet”
    Hope it helps :)

    Thursday, March 6th 2014

You’re a very good teacher, Adam! Thank you! :)

Saturday, January 11th 2014

Hello Adam Thank U good lesson.

Saturday, January 18th 2014

Wow.. Mr. Adam , it is first time for me to notice that .. thats why sometimes when I watched the movie I don’t get them will,
Thanks a lot

Monday, January 20th 2014

practice, practice is the best way to improve it… yes!! right ^^

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

Does the tr and dr squeezing also work in British Accent?
thanks

Friday, January 24th 2014

sir, i really love for these all lessons. thank you.

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thanks Adam. This is very useful.

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Actually, your lessons are very helpful… But a lot more to learn for me. thank you…

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Adam, thanks a lot!!! It’s a pleasure to listen to a native like you! I am impressed. Looking forward to your new lessons :)

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

this was the cutest lecture. Thank you Mr. Adam.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Practice makes perfect

Thursday, February 6th 2014

I’m in love with your lessons! Can’t stop watching!

Friday, February 7th 2014

Thank you Adam for explaining pronunciation carefully!

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

Thank you very much for this video! Very useful.

Friday, February 14th 2014

I study English two years and the pronunciation is very very difficult… I agree when you tell: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, HEAR, HEAR A LOT.. Thanks! :)

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

Alsalamulikum brother Adam. Thanks for responding to your viewers and providing them with productive tips . I’m enjoying watching your lessons and each teacher who volunteered to assist us . Thank you all ,Go on .

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

Thank you a lot for all your lessons

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

Thanks a ton, jade ! I being an Indian, speak Hindi most of the time. And I have Indian accent to my English. I plan to join an American or an England University in future. So, is it better to speak their accent (I can listen/understand well)? Or will it be fine with my accent ? I am having trouble adjusting my tongue.

Thursday, March 6th 2014

    “Jade”(HaHaHa) I mean, Adam ! Oh, I was crazy. I saw Jade’s video then saw yours and….you know…messed it a bit…

    Thursday, March 6th 2014

thanks mr adam for this lesson …i have a little problem with pronounce this word:
word,world,little.
thank you

Friday, March 7th 2014

Great lesson! Thank you Mr. Adam

Sunday, March 9th 2014

Interesting lesson !

I often pronounce many of these words like a native speaker..

Monday, March 10th 2014

it’s very interesting. thanks very much. I hope you will make more lessons

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks Adam, please make more videos

Monday, March 31st 2014

Thank you so much Teacher, It’s interesting video.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

That’s helpful!
But I cannot find out the quiz, please help me!

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

i’ve never seen a very helpful lesson like that!

Thursday, April 10th 2014

thanks a lot Mr Adam it was very interesting

Monday, April 14th 2014

best teacher ever! thanks Adam :D can i ask you to do lesson with simply words like: happy, black, fundraising and duck.. some teachers ( not english) spell happy as hepi# and black as blek# also in Yorkshire people say dUck not dAck,i never heard English said hepi# and blek# please help me and explain to people how they should spell all those words. TY :D

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hi Adam,thanks a lot.
You’re a great teacher and your lessons help me improve my English
take care

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Hi Adam,thanks a lot.
You’re a great teacher and your lessons help me improve my English
take care

Saturday, April 26th 2014

i want to speak with anyone who can british english

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thanks a lot Adam..
We’re waiting for more..

Sunday, April 27th 2014

thank you so much Adam !!!

Monday, April 28th 2014

thank you so much Adam !!!
to uderstand you is easy

Monday, April 28th 2014

Thank you very much. I’ve just learn how to speak fluently like native speakers. I will try practicing.

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Thank you Adam. God bless you!

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Can you please share us some more tips Teacher Adam? This is really helpful! ♥♥♥

Monday, May 5th 2014

Thank you Adam.You help me sooo much

Monday, May 5th 2014

wow,, it’s very easy to understand the lesson.
Thanks Adam.

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Awesome! Thanks so much for shared you knowledge

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

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    Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Thank you very much! I love your lessons))

Saturday, May 31st 2014

Thank you :-)

Sunday, June 8th 2014

It’s very helpful to me, thanks so much. i love your lesson.

Monday, June 9th 2014

thanks . could u help me the different prnounciation between month and mothes?

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

    month= mon-ss

    mothers=móders

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

This video is really helpful. Thank u so much :)

Saturday, June 21st 2014

I am not able to find any video in any sections, could you please let me know how to view the videos and basic things about this site.
Thanks in advance.

Sunday, June 29th 2014

    That’s strange. Can you see any other Youtube videos?

    Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Dear Adam, I heard you speaking “emphasize”, is this also squeeze letters,because it sounds like “in fe size”?

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Thank you Adam. Your advice was really great, specially about TED.COM.

Saturday, July 19th 2014

You rock man!

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Great lesson. Thank you.

Monday, August 4th 2014

thank you so much ,adam! it’s very interesting. can you tell me more about connecting words ?

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Thank you Adam. I am understand.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

Adam You are awesome !

I love your videos

Thank you so much !!!

Monday, September 1st 2014

Thank you so much…. Tip 1&2 are very clear to perceive. Examples are clue to my friends

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

thank teacher Adam so much ,your lesson is very impressive
can you help me to pronounce the word ” naturally” ? how many syllabes does it have ? csn you seperate it for me ?

thank you so much,
wish best things to you

Friday, September 5th 2014

Thank you,Adam!
Very useful video! We don’t teach connected speech in Russia.We always use English textbooks, but they are expecially boring right.They’re filled with big along grammar explanations their failed with fake conversations that aren’t real at all.We learning unnatural English, etc.Thanks again!

Monday, September 29th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.
I’ve never heard before. Hix

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Thank you so much ^^ I really love your lessons <3

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Useful tips… Thank you Adam.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

brilliant!. i realy like your explanation

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

I’va a very bad pronunciation could ypu help me! please

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Hello, dear Professor
I’m biology graduate student and I ‘ m going to give a TOEFL test. I am very glad that you are my teacher and I’m your student.
I download some your leason. Unfortunately I cannot access some of your files. I ‘m really wanted to learn English under your supervision.
Unfortunately, due to financial problems I can’t make preparing files that are not free anymore. I would be honored if I get guidance on this issue.
With thanks and best regards.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Good lesson.

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

It’s very good video. I’m really grateful I found this amazing website. Help me a lot to improve my English. Now, every time I find difficulties when I learn English, I search the answers here. Unlike other English learning sites, EngVid gives clear and thorough explanations. It feels like having my private teachers all the time.
Thank you EngVid, and thank you Adam.

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

hey adam i am a shy type of gal n when i try to spek in english with someone the wrds doesnt come up ,,, plzz give me some tips on how to interact with others n

Saturday, November 8th 2014

well guiding. really appreciate your lesson, cheersss

Friday, November 14th 2014

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL ADAM

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Thank you very much)
Very usefull lesson

Saturday, November 29th 2014

Great lessons, a great help for me, just practice and practice…fighting!!!

Saturday, November 29th 2014

Marvelous website…. True teachers with excellent teaching techniques.

Thank you every one..

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

where I can find the video quiz pleas!?

Saturday, December 6th 2014

    I’m sorry, this video doesn’t have a quiz!

    Saturday, December 6th 2014

this video doesn’t long time,but it’s very good

Thursday, December 25th 2014

hey Adam u r a gd teacher n ur teaching skills r so nice.. thanks 2 provide us a v gd platform 2 learn English.. Actully i am preparing 4 my inspector rank exam here in India n there out of 600, 250 number que comes from English so i am taking ur guidence for english learning..:)

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

Thanks

Sunday, January 4th 2015

Teacher, I’ve just got one question.

Friday, January 16th 2015

Thanks, I need you, my pronuntiation is really bad

Saturday, January 31st 2015

Thanks, Adam! It was a really helpful lesson.

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

you are very good teacher) u explain very easy

Sunday, February 15th 2015

thank you

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

Thanks Adam!!

Monday, February 23rd 2015

I’m zahra I speak English one year but I have huge problem that I don’t know when to use verb, noun or adj please I need help with that thanks

Monday, February 23rd 2015

thanks Adam is very interesting

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

Very nice page.

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

Tnx adam :)

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

thanks teacher!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

Thanks Adam , but i’m from Egypt and my accent not well when i talk English coz every one around specking Arabic how i can practices accent to get my pronunciation wee

Thursday, March 12th 2015

Thanks a lot.

Thursday, March 26th 2015

thank you

Friday, March 27th 2015

thank a lot for your time great lesson Adam

Saturday, April 4th 2015

We are 3 girls (mom and 2 teens)and we love your “what do you do?” little dance in the minute 2:17 <3 <3 <3

Thursday, April 9th 2015

BTW !!! Thank you so muuuuuuch (not squeezing but emphasising ;D )…

Thursday, April 9th 2015

Thanks! I really enjoy your lecture. I wish i could get more fluence at English with your video!

Friday, April 17th 2015

thanks alot mr adam its very useful lesson and thanks for all teachers in this amazing website

Saturday, April 25th 2015

Dear Adam! Thank you very much for your lessons! I have a question about pronunciation. I’ve often heard when native Americans say “as you…” or “bless you…” it sounds like “azh you..” and “blesh you…”. Are there any rules for this or might it be a regional specific? Thanks in advance!

Monday, April 27th 2015

I saw this vedio 5 times and everythime I just repeat after you Adam and now I feel I started to have headache from myself :D

Thursday, April 30th 2015

As for me, Adam’s pronunciation is the best of all the tutors’ here.

Sunday, June 7th 2015

Thank you so much Adam, you are really a good teacher! I have took a lot of English classes in different countries, and this is the first time that a Teacher talk about these pronunciation tips. THANK YOU. I found you ;)

Monday, June 8th 2015

I think lesson is very to hard to pronoun and follow you. Some words in this lesson, i could do, but some are difficult to make my tou

Friday, June 12th 2015

I think lesson is very to hard to pronoun and follow you. Some words in this lesson, i could do, but some are difficult to make my tongue perfectly like native speakers

Friday, June 12th 2015

Thanks for the lesson! I really like how you’re teaching! Go ahead! :)

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

Thanks very nice lesson really

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

thank you but i wanna know how to make interview in a language school . please answer.

Sunday, July 5th 2015

thank you for this lesson

Sunday, July 12th 2015

Hi, This is a good lesson. Thank you so much. It’s help me to improve my skill. BTW i want more video from this lesson.

Monday, July 20th 2015

i like this lesson coz i used to pronounce in the wrong way but now i gonna try ,great job

Thursday, July 30th 2015

thank you adam i’m intersted you are my best teacher
thank you

Monday, August 3rd 2015

The way you teach it’s amazing!
Thank you so much for this great lesson!

Saturday, August 8th 2015

I love this video. i hope to make more videos about Pronunciation >thank you ^_^

Friday, August 28th 2015

Dear sir, Adam, thanks a lot for giving us your precious time. but sir I am a bit confused about it, because you have a good knowledge of English therefore you have taught this all to us, I am a student,as such i find difficult to which words should be squeezed, because most of dictionaries don’t tell us like that. There just given all syllables of words . I have got a dictionary of Oxford Advanced Learner and Contemporary Longman Dictionary but there has not been given a piece of advice that what words native speakers squeeze in their daily conversation. so sir please give me some pieces of advice about it. How can I know that what syllables should be squeezed? I will be waiting for your reply sir.

Thursday, October 1st 2015

And sir to understand how many syllables that are being pronounced by the native speakers? is also difficult for me. What should I do ? What kind of videos should I watch?

Thursday, October 1st 2015

Thanks a bunch, Adam! … You are really on of my favourite teachers I’ve ever had ! … Your methodology, voice, examples, etc. are excellent ! … I take my hat off to you! … On the other hand, I got 7 out of 9: I’m very happy, because this is one of the English grammar issues I’ve always had more problems to understand, but I feel I understood much better!… My best wishes and greetings from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, South America! G’day, my dear teacher and virtual classmates !

Friday, October 2nd 2015

very good lesson
Thank you

Sunday, October 11th 2015

thank you……. this is the first vid for me

Sunday, October 25th 2015

In TE resting = In CH resting

Adam, does it work always?

e.g. Po TE nt – in Oxford D. the “te” in this case sounds like “t” (or may be I’m wrong).

Thanks in advance.

Friday, November 13th 2015

Thank you.

Thursday, November 26th 2015

Hello professor Adam
Your lessons have helped me to improve my english skills. They are very interesting!

Thursday, November 26th 2015

Hi if someone want to practice pronunciation by skype send me a e-mail Im interesting too we can practice toguether my email is johanny.lima

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

    Hello I wanna practice too, please skype is diegomachado.w1

    Friday, September 2nd 2016

hi thank you that was really interesting but i still have some difficulties when the word contains st what should i do ?

Saturday, January 9th 2016

hahahah i literally smile over there when u said what do u do, i was repeating behind you and when u smiled i smiled too as you are looking at me,,, that is like i m sitting in a live classromm, thank u so much Adam hahahah wah do u de… ;-)

Friday, February 5th 2016

Thank you Adam

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

First of all Thank you for teaching about pronuntiation By the way, it is useful for me. Keep in touch until comment. Thumbs Up!

Thursday, March 31st 2016

Hi, I really liked the video but I have doubt I do not know if you can clirify to me… is abou the difference among shift, switch and change thanks

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

hi there , GOD bless you bro , I have just a small question ,how I can practice ? or whats the best way for practicing English ?
Thanks and have a nice time.

Friday, April 15th 2016

Dear Adam,
It is a great lesson again, but some people say that in IELTS speaking test, accent is not acceptable, a person should speak in English in his or her own language accent with correct pronunciation. Is it true? I don’t agree.

Saturday, April 16th 2016

The most helpful lesson!

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

It was a good class. Thank you teacher, you and James are the best teachers.

Thursday, May 26th 2016

It was a pleasure thing to get your inchresting class.

Wednesday, June 8th 2016

Lovely….,.am definitely seeing good results already!😉

Thursday, July 14th 2016

it was really helpful.Thank you so much Adam.

Friday, July 15th 2016

Hi Adam, this is my first comment here. I have to tell you that because of you I love English more. I watch your video every day and really enjoy learning English. I hope one day I can meet you and talk to you as a native speaker.Thank you so much for inspiring people learning English :)

Sunday, September 4th 2016

I like this lesson too. Thanks Adam. You’re my favorite teacher. :)

Sunday, September 4th 2016
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