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Hello Ronnie! I’m a big fan of you:D amm I love your way teaching you’re the best! it makes everything quite easy, hmm I didn’t watch this lesson but I’ll, I’ve a good exuse for that, Don’t piss off! Certainly it’s an amazing one!

Ronnie, would you mind sendin’ me some information about your skype lessons and I got a question: How often do you put a lesson? is it every two weeks?
Thanks a million, it’s a pleasure to have had you as a teacher!
Fatima from Saudi Arabia

Friday, July 17th 2009

    Sorry, I don’t offer skype lessons anymore.
    My lessons are put up every 5th teacher!!!
    Keep on watching for more lessons from all the teachers!!

    Friday, January 8th 2010

    Fatima show your facial smile. LOL

    Saturday, June 30th 2012

Although I’m asian I don’t have this problem. hmm I’ve just finished waching this interesting lesson, I was waiting anxiously to see it!
oh how I love ur lessons..
Love,
Fatima

Friday, July 17th 2009

Wow it’s very cool.
The way you teach is very amazing.

Friday, July 17th 2009

hello Ronnie,

I have problems with the sound /d/ I pronounce it as in spanish, do you have any exercise to correct it?

best regards

Saturday, July 18th 2009

    I will try to make a lesson for you!

    Friday, January 8th 2010

    In Spanish: Plosiva, como la primera ‘d’ en ‘dado’, produced with the tongue touching the upper teeth.

    regards. ;)

    Saturday, March 6th 2010

Hello there…….thanks for teaching n thanks for all videos. U All teachers are great n very helpful.i just want to ask u i have good command over english grammer but i m still cant speak properly i want to speak fluent english. can u give me some suggestions or tips for speaking fluent english. i’ll be very thankfull to u.
Namaste
bye
caps from India

Saturday, July 18th 2009

    All i can say is JUST TALK!!!
    Never worry about if you make a mistake — mistakes are funny and can help you in conversation as it “breaks the ice”.
    To become more fluent, talk more and don’t be shy!

    Friday, January 8th 2010

      thank you so much for advice…..

      Sunday, January 9th 2011

    Hello, Caps…
    I’m not a teacher but I think the best way of learning a language is listening to it.
    If you wanna be fluent, listen… listen… and listen… That’s the secret man.

    Friday, October 1st 2010

      i agree. when i learned chinse an thai, i turned on TV an listened even though i did not understand. an yeah with lessons with in a few months i could understand pretty well, compared to my other friends who did not listen to TV

      Monday, September 5th 2011

hello ronnie,

I like your way in teaching you are really amazing n i hope to get more information about your private lessons please mail me with all the info n dont be late :P thank you.

Best Regards.

Tuesday, July 21st 2009

hhhhhhhhhh you are wonderful teachers i and i love ur way of teaching
thanks100%

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009

it is good

Saturday, July 25th 2009

I don’t have problems with these sounds, bur I like this lesson, because it was funny and very artistic! Good job!!!

Sunday, July 26th 2009

Hello,
I’m from VietNam, I like the way you teach.
Please add my skype nick: trangptm2204
Hoping for speaking English to you.

Wednesday, August 5th 2009

really you very very good teacher i understand you god because you fun teacher really i love your teaching

Thursday, August 6th 2009

i love you reley iwent mareg you

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009

Hi teacher my name is asma. I really enjoyed your beautiful lessons on online. I would really appreciate if you add me as a contact on skype.So i can benefit your teaching. my email is asmafiqi@yahoo.com.user name asmafiqi. thank you.

Saturday, September 26th 2009

thinks and we want more

Sunday, September 27th 2009

hi ronnie…first of all i really lilke you very much.especially ur way of eaching .its really interesting..Actually i m from india.anyway i give u abig thanx………………………

Friday, October 2nd 2009

Hello, my name is Palm..
i really like the way you teach grammar. I’d like you to give me some advices on how to motivate my Students when it comes to teaching grammar, as grammar is really difficult for me to get it across to them.

Saturday, October 3rd 2009

    wow – it is difficult to motivate grammar students – the only advice I have is to relate the specific grammar point to their own personal lives… get them to connect with the point and use their lives as examples.

    Friday, January 8th 2010

Hey Ronnie,
I really enjoy your class. You are a wonderful teacher. I am a native Mandarin speaker and the most difficult pronunciation is ” Zero” . I felt that I was going to bite my tongue every time when I try to say this word. :)
Also people sometimes can’t tell when I said ” pain ” and “pen”.
I think it’s very common issue for most of Mandarin speakers.

Friday, October 9th 2009

This site is the most interesting I’ve found to learn English. Thanks for all of you specially to Valen.
A Happy New Year

Saturday, January 2nd 2010

Hello Ronnie¡¡ My name is Sergio and just I wanna say thanks to you for the all lessons that you explain us. 1 year ago I arrived to Canada for to learn more English, but sincerely sometimes I feel a little shy when I speak, because when I see some Canadians speaking, they speak very very fast and I think that my chat can be very bored. Please can you give me some advices for to have a good conversation with them . I’ll appreciate it. Regards from Alberta, Canada. PD. I’m your great admirer. Thanks again.

Friday, January 8th 2010

    First of all, YOU ARE probably not boring, so don’t ever think that.
    Secondly, as far as conversation advice goes, it is an art… just find something you and the person you are talking to are interested in and ALWAYS ask the six magic follow-up questions to keep the conversation going… Who What When Where Why and How… that’s what I do!!

    Friday, January 8th 2010

Thanks for your lesson can you make a lesson about I&E how we can write it in word. Thanks for your help

Thursday, February 11th 2010

Thanks

YOU Do Well

Msaad

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010

Thank you was a funny lessom Ronnie.

Wednesday, March 10th 2010

thank you!

Friday, March 12th 2010

I love your voice.

Saturday, March 27th 2010

Hello Ronnie, was very clear ! thanks

Tuesday, April 6th 2010

Hi, Ronnie!!! I always thank you for your skillful teaching.

Next time please tell us “R” and “L” sound when they are located in the final of a words.

For example (file, fire) (wall, war) ….

Thanks again from Daegu Korea…

Wednesday, April 21st 2010

    Hi, RONNIE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LESSON I ALWAYS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SKILLFULL TEACHING NEXT TIME PLEASE TELL US r L

    Thursday, February 3rd 2011

thank you so much!
you teach very clearly

Saturday, May 8th 2010

Thanks. I’m Danish and struggle with the “r” sound as well. It comes out as a “w”. “Th”, and “W” is problematic too.

Wednesday, May 19th 2010

Hello Ronnie,
I’m Tou from Laos. All the outset, thank you so much for a useful lesson. I learned a lot from watching your video. However, I’d like you to come out with more variety of lessons regarding L & R. It would be nice if the R & L are put in a conversation, hence we can hear as well as practice at the same time.

Thanking you,
Toulany

Thursday, June 24th 2010

meow teacher

Friday, July 2nd 2010

do you married for me iam verey beutefull oha

Friday, July 2nd 2010

hi this is program butful and very usful and i want to continue with this poregram .
thank you and pleas keep going .
regards

Wednesday, July 14th 2010

first,i would like to thank all teachers for their great work. I was so lucky to be a student of them

Saturday, August 7th 2010

thank you for all your efforts I want just ask you if you can provide us with a lesson about the connectors: alghough,though, despite.

Wednesday, August 11th 2010

i lick your teaching

Sunday, August 29th 2010

how does one spell “exspecially”, or “ekspecially”?
give me strength!!

Wednesday, September 8th 2010

    –> especially

    Thursday, September 9th 2010

I allways enjoy your teaching, I can’t wait for the next class.
Thanks a lot, you are the best.

Saturday, September 11th 2010

I really enjoy and learn from this funny video.You are great

Thursday, September 16th 2010

Hello Ronnie,

dear teacher i have a question you taught us in “E” and “I” pronunciation class that “e” sounds eee so “ea” is also ee for example “beat” = beet and heat = heet but in ‘R’ & “L” lesson you are pronouncing “Lead = laaid why not LEED?

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

Hi! Very Good Teaching Style.

Thursday, September 30th 2010

i do love this website. . and I’m a big fan of teacher Ronnie. . thanks you so much

Tuesday, October 5th 2010

Thank you very much. God Bless you

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

hi,thank you teacher

Thursday, October 7th 2010

Hi Ronnie, I was really having problems with pronuncing words that began with the letter r sound. after watching you, my pronunication with words that began with r is better. You are the best

Thursday, October 7th 2010

Hi Ronnie,In the first you are an excellent teacher,The second i’m trying to learn english to be fluent , but i don’t know where the start .if you can help me for appoints like(1,2,3)to do it ,i’ll be so grateful

Tuesday, October 12th 2010

hi Ronnie .thank you very much for your way to teach is fantastic .To day is my second day to see your videos and like it .I think that they can help me to have a good English pronunciation,that i need it very well in my job

Saturday, October 16th 2010

HELLO MAM ITS NICE LESSON..SOUNDS GOOD
GOD BLESS YOU
JASSI

Sunday, October 17th 2010

HELLO RONNY ,
TODAY I SEE AND LISTEN SOME CLASS , I AM VERY VERY HAPPY I THINK YOU ARE VERY GOOD FOR TEACH FONETIC ENGLISH, CONGRATULATION FROM SPAIN FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

Hi! Very Good Teaching Style

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

hi, i need your video. but i can not find the download link. please help me!

Sunday, October 24th 2010

    You watch it online, right at the top of this page. You don’t need to download it.

    Friday, October 29th 2010

thanks a lot. I am glad that I have met this web site.

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

Hi Ronnie.plez,what is the difference between the ‘R’sound when it comes at the beginnig of the word and, when it is preceded by a vowel sound.In the’R.P.’ pronunciation i know speakers do not pronouce the’R’ when it is followed by a vowel sound,but in american and canadian acceent i dicovered that speakers of that variety of english pronounced the ‘R’even when it comes after a vowel soud.my question: is the ‘R’sound when it comes at the beginning of the word and, when it is preceded by a vowel sound in the american and canadian pronunciationis the same or different? i’m an arabic native speaker.we do have the ‘R’ sound in arabic but it is quite different from that of english because the tongoue touches the alveolar ridge and makes friction with it when we produce the arabic’R’
thank u so much for ur help
hada

Thursday, November 11th 2010

    Hey! When we say the R in English before or after a vowel, it is the same sound! Thanks for the comment!

    Saturday, November 13th 2010

teacher,i’m from viet nam. I really likes your lesson. you should show more about the other words as: sh, ch,th, ….thank you so much!

Thursday, November 11th 2010

That was really fun learning with joy…
very entertaining…
thank you very much for this video..

Saturday, November 20th 2010

thank you

Thursday, December 9th 2010

thank you .. that’s help :)

Sunday, December 12th 2010

Thank you very much! I like the way u teach. It’s easier for me to pronounce.
I expect the lesson about /ʤ/ and /tʃ/, like “joke” and “chore”. I pronounce them exactly in same way :(

Tuesday, December 14th 2010

thanks for ur useful lessons.
but I still have a problem with R letter if it was twice in the same word as: regular, rular or radar, especially the 2nd R.

I need to ur advice.

Monday, December 20th 2010

    The r in regular sounds like reg-u-ler (ler), ruler = rule-er (er) radar id like ray-dar

    Monday, December 20th 2010

i need to say something . i cant thank you both enough forever you’re great teacher

Saturday, January 1st 2011

firt i want to think u alot

iam arabian man and i have two request

first , i studied english for 10 yrs grammer writting reading all of this but when i watch amovie as example i cannot understand the words when they talk fast > so how can i over come of this ?

second > i cannot talk the word ( ruler , plural …….and like this
can you make lesson about this ?
and thanks alot,

Tuesday, January 25th 2011

hi ronne,iam Sana osman from Sudan , kindly ifound some diffecult to wrote this massage please can help me to make sentence &speak english i wont to be contacte with you to improve my langage my email []
regard

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

Hello dear ronnie this is ahmad siyar from afghanistan you soo perfect teacher plz tell me about your IELTS test did u toke IELTS tell me about your Score?

Thanks

Friday, February 25th 2011

    I have never taken IELTS.

    Saturday, February 26th 2011

Thank u

Sunday, March 13th 2011

send me ur email please

Sunday, March 13th 2011

What happens when we eat rice . I am waitind for your answer

Sunday, March 13th 2011

What happens when we eat cat

Sunday, March 13th 2011

How to use R and L

Sunday, March 13th 2011

Now u are my pen friend

Sunday, March 13th 2011

Can u explain me in another way how to spell R and l please !

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

Can u explain me in another way how to spell R and l please ! Thanks

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

hi ronnie

Thanks a lot. wadee is my daughter, she is only five and half years old. please advise me what will be her lesson program. ohhh…. we are from Bangladesh.

Tarek

Thursday, March 31st 2011

I’ve been watching your lessons since two days and i found it very helpful in learning english.i’ve a problem that I suddenly stops while talking and try to recollect the word to be use.

Monday, April 25th 2011

    That is normal…what you should do is say “um…or ah…” these are what I call “I am thinking words”, they let the speaker know that you are thinking of what to say next! We (native speakers) use these ALL THE TIME! I will try to make a video to help you out!

    Monday, April 25th 2011

hi ronnie, could you please make a video about the difference between “m” and “n” in pronunciation? thanks a lot!

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

    I will try to make that video for you!

    Wednesday, July 20th 2011

      that’s great! i’ll wait for that video :) thank you.

      Tuesday, July 26th 2011

Hi, Ronnie. You are a really kind person, and a great teacher! I am grateful to you!!!

Sunday, August 14th 2011

hey Teacher Ronnie…thx for t videos.I have some problem with some pronunciation which end with rd..like Word, Harm, Form (when i m trying to say Form it sounds like Fom or Forrrrm),worse,work, Hart, Lord, afford.so please let me know how i can make it correct.
Thank You.

Friday, September 23rd 2011

    Just try to repeat the words and record them to listen to yourself to help you improve!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

really thank u so much,Teachers
God bless U all :)
We appreciate ur efforts and I ask u for a lesson about Linking Words plss if u can ….
and thanks again.

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

    I will try to make a lesson on linking words for you!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

perfect!!!

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

why “lead” is not pronounced like “beat or meet”
Thank you for you kind care

Thursday, October 6th 2011

    I have no idea! English is just really confusing and difficult!

    Thursday, October 6th 2011

Hi Ronnie
your way is very very easy.
in the past Grammar makes me crazy,but your simplest way make grammar funny.
any way thanks to you a lot.

Monday, October 17th 2011

Thanks Ronnie , this video help me a lot, because i always have problem to pronounced R,L and V as well. I like the way you teach also , good job Ronnie. :-)

Wednesday, October 26th 2011

I am a Spanish speaking person… and my tongue keeps going up every time I try to pronounce “R”… and keeps rolling like crazy lol… I try the pirate suggestion but I think I would make a great Spanish pirate… because the “R” sounds sooo Spanish… :(

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

ilove learn englesh four you Ronnie thanks

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

As far as I know you have used the word “lead” ,but you meant “lid”as a cover of a pen for instance. Am I right or wrong ?

Friday, November 4th 2011

    No, I mean lead.

    Friday, November 4th 2011

Hi Ronnie, you’re very good, amazing, I love yours videos, keep it that way. Bye.

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

this lesson is good, thinks Ms Ronnie

Thursday, December 8th 2011

Thanks very much for all what you’ve done.
May I ask you to teach us how to pronounce the letter(T) in the middle of the words.
e.g. letter , lettle , ..etc

Thursday, December 15th 2011

    OK I will try to make a video for you!

    Monday, December 19th 2011

tinks and happy new year

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

Hi Ronnie,

Your teaching style is very unique. Now days I am follwing all your classes over web. It is really very useful. Thanks a lot

Thanks & Regards,

Hemant

Monday, January 9th 2012

Thanks to you Ronnie,
Stay happy

Zakaria

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

thanks alot u r great

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Thank you very much it’s really useful to learn pronunciation L&R many Thanks Heman

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Ronnie, you are the best teacher…
you are help me very much, with a pronous of languange

Excuse me I´m only begging English

thank you very much

Sunday, February 26th 2012

Thank you for your fun and easy way in the commentary
I am now the best in the English language
., … I hope my writing to be valid
Thanks for all teachers

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Hello Ronnie
can you tell me what the deference between letter J and G in pronuciation

Saturday, March 24th 2012

is there rule for that letters
i spilling wrong sometime in word like stenGy , reGret

Saturday, March 24th 2012

To the Honorable Madam
Hello, Madam Ronnie Whatever You taught us is right and necessary. And you gave nice illustrations about R. But Do you think that when we pronounce R, the tip of tongue that should be touched to the roof of the mouth, Including hard and soft palate?

Thanking you.

From
Your dear brother.

Monday, March 26th 2012

    No! When we say R the back of your tongue should touch the back of your mouth!

    Tuesday, March 27th 2012

Your mouth doesn’t move much when you speak. How can you teach pronunciation?

Monday, April 9th 2012

Also you make an “ah” sound (a vowel) when you teach “r”. That is not correct. Ah-rr sound is not R sound. Your Pirate example is fun but not good.

Monday, April 9th 2012

Hey, Ronnie,, you were teaching English in Obihiro ( Hokkaido in Japan ) ? Sure ? I came from Sapporo originally ( Hokkaido in Japan ). Now I have been working in Europe Germany. you know maybe how difficult to pronounce ” R ” and ” L ” for Japanese.. especially ” R ” sound…more Diffiuclt is R + L together. like ” Girl ” or ” World “..cos we have to pronouce R and L together.. please tell us one more ” R + L ” together sounds. Thank a lot.. from Masa ( Germany )

Saturday, April 14th 2012

    Cool! I loved Sapporo! There is a great technique to help you with the r sound. Before each R, say the う sound! This will help you to get your tongue in the right position.
    Girl = gうrrrrrl!!!
    Gambaru!

    Sunday, April 15th 2012

It is so Cool. Thank you so much . getting understand it. by the way, Right and Wright are same sound ?
Right is Ri ,,ght.. ?? and
Wright is maybe うう right ??
I am doing Gambarimasu.. Masa

Sunday, April 15th 2012

Ronnie, você é ótima e very fanny teacher, parabéns e continue assim com esse astral fantástico, bjs

Friday, April 27th 2012

i respect your tired for us thank you

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Hello Ronnie…just a question…is there an allophonic variant of the [l] sound in canadian english as in british english (clear or dark)…or is it mainly dark as in american english?

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

    Sorry, I do not know.

    Thursday, May 31st 2012

      He wanted to say “L” has two connotations “L beep” and “L deaf”

      Wednesday, October 9th 2013

      For example the words “live” or “lily” before the vowel “i” sound “L” is pronounced “highly beep.” But in the situation when the sound “L” is in final position or before “an unvoiced consonants” for example “p, k, t” it is pronounced “veiled” meaning that does not sound

      Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Is the tongue tip position in producing the vowel ” i ” in “lead[lid] ” similar to the tongue tip position in producing the only isolated vowel ” i ” ?

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

    No.

    Thursday, May 31st 2012

hi…Teacher Ronnie could you please tell me some lesson, how to use adjective,adverb and would rather?

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Hi.. Ronnie thank you so much for good lesson.

Saturday, June 30th 2012

Ronnie You are multydexter in languages hell you are?))))))

Saturday, June 30th 2012

Dear Roonie, I adore you as a teacher…keep up the good work!

Saturday, June 30th 2012

Hello! Ronnie you know all your videos make me to understand about speaking English. and i just wanna say thank….. and i hope you go on your ways. sorry if i type wrong bye……

Sunday, July 1st 2012

It is not very difficult for vietnamese people to differentiate between r and l

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Thank you Ronnie.

Monday, September 17th 2012

Now, I have known the R and L.

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Dear Ronnie,you are so so so sweet!
Thank you very much for the lesson!
best regards

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Hi Ronnie, I thank you very much for this class.
Can you please help me with “Time” How to make a sound??

Thank you

CC

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

hi rani i have problems with writing can you
make a lesoon plaess.
bye

Saturday, December 1st 2012

thank you very much

Monday, December 10th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
closing the nose,are the R sound influence .thanks
I appreciate your answer.
Wael

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Thank you very much Ronnie,
one question what’s de deference between canadien english and others countries english language like american and british?

Friday, March 22nd 2013

When “R” “sound” is between two vowel is pronounced?
In that instances(case) “R” should not pronounce it self? When I take this decision?
Thank you very nice!

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Thanks a lot.

I always had problems to pronounce words with the letter R, because in portuguese (I am from Brazil) the sound of the letter R is very different, it sounds a little bit like the letter H in english. But this lesson helped me to understand how to pronounce it correctly.

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Hi Ronnie,
thanks a lot, great lesson :)
take care

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

hey Ronnie, could you make a video on how to pronounce these words:
World, Girl, Months, and generally when we have rl and ths

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Hey, I have a doubt about how to pronounce the syllables ple and ble.. could you explain it to me?

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Excellent,it’s very useful…….Thank you

Sunday, November 2nd 2014
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