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The tu in "tube" is pronounced like a ch.

The tu in “ritual” is pronounced like a ch.

The tu in “century” is pronounced like a ch.

The tu in “turn” is pronounced like a ch.

The tu in “nature” is pronounced like a ch.

The tu in “actually" is pronounced like a ch.

The tu in “culture” is pronounced like a ch.

The tu in “tutor” is pronounced like a ch

The tu in “turntable” is pronounced like a ch.

The tu in “feature” is pronounced like a ch.


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Welcome back Emma and thank you for your very interesting lesson.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

    really very nice lesson and helpfull
    thanks you so much

    Thursday, September 20th 2012

    Actually very good lesson thanks.

    Wednesday, October 16th 2013

thanx ~

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

thanks

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Tks. EMMA. My quiz is 100% correct. I’m Glad. Lily Diaz from Brazil

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

    Well done!

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

      thanks Emma for wonderful videooto how to pronounced t like tu and ch. and i have one thing want to comprehension it. so american or canadian people pronunciation for example many of words like water its pronunciation wader. or wata, get out pronunciation ger out, and like that.

      Thursday, October 11th 2012

Hi Emma, Very good lesson thanks.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Emma, you’re the best! You rock! Thank you very much for the lessons you teach.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Thank you Emma for the nice lesson. Now I known when I have to use the sound ch.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Thanks,for your help

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Thanks Emma very useful lesson.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Perfect!! thank you

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

I’m a fortune person 4 watchin’ this good lesson. even the picture that Emma drew is a pretty one. until next week Emma hopefully n’ thank u so much.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Hi, I’m from Indonesia. I love this site. It helps me to increase my pronunciation… thank you so much.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

    I’m from Indonesia too…
    nice to meet you..!!

    Sunday, October 21st 2012

Thanks emma

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Emma, you were pretty fast! It’s not that I’m boasting, but I pronounced it as quickly as you did! Bearing in mind that I’m not a native English speaker, I win, hahaha :) I’m kidding, great lesson on pronunciation!

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

    :)

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Thanks!

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

A very helpful lesson,thank you for your teaching.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

I’m so tired, tomorrow morning I’m going to watch this video.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

It is very helpful lesson. Thanks and I will use it right now!

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

thanks Emma
It is very interesting lesson
well done

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Really good. Thank you, Emma.

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Gooooood Ms Emma

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

very good Emma:)congratulations:)again an intersting lesson thank you:)
can you make a lesson about out and outside?
only if you have time of course:)
have a nice day:)

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

    Thank you for the suggestion marius!

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

      your welcome Emma:)

      Tuesday, September 25th 2012

could you*

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Hi EMMA. My quiz is 100% correct.

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

    Congratulations Jamy!!!

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

You are wonderful…I really like all of your lessons and your teaching style look more professional !!! you been very helpful ,,
Emma…if you don’t mind I need you to help me to make a lesson about How to pronounce D,L,T and R , I always have problem with those until now. No body can help me

Thank you so much !!!!!!

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

    hello Villay:) Cambodgia:)

    Wednesday, September 19th 2012

    hi! vilayphone99. I’m from Thailand,nice to meet you in this website.

    Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you Emma!. Thank you for this wonderful lesson. Can you the provide the lesson on abate?

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Hi Emma thanks so much
Note:
These symbols / / are called forward slashes and they are not bracket or simply “slashes” and these symbols \ \ are called backward slashes
best regards
Ali Murad

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

    You’re right Ali! Thanks for pointing this out!

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

10/10 very clear lesson,thanks

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

    Well done Rabbani!

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

It’s really heplful. :)

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Hi Emma! Thanks for this lesson! it’s very interesting

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

    hi
    im industrial maintenance technician.i woul like to improve my English.can we write in english please.

    Friday, September 21st 2012

Thank you very much Emma!

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

thanks a lot emma

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Thanks Emma!

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Very interesting & helpfull. Thankyou Emma.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Teacher Emma, thanks! Have a nice day!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thanks Emma , very confious when you don´t know pronunciation TU ´couse always think in Espanish

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you so much Emma

Thursday, September 20th 2012

nice lesson

Thursday, September 20th 2012

In the name of God. thank God I’m going to learn real English in here with u.I also have to say ‘thank u so much’

Thursday, September 20th 2012

I live in Thailand,my English is quite bad.I can not speak ” The..+++_ture+++_ture+++_ture” too fast…Emma!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

    Thank you for watching the video.

    With practice, tongue twisters become easier. I suggest practicing the words carefully, and then working up to saying them quickly.

    I remember when I was learning French, I had such a difficult time speaking, especially pronunciation. I found reading to be a lot easier.

    Everyday I would look in the mirror and practice specific sounds. It took some time before I started to feel I was getting better.

    I’m sure you are improving! Keep practicing and be patient with yourself. :)

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

      (sorry.. if my grammar or my word maybe wrong).
      I was learning English by myself a year ago. And now I think it better!
      but it not enough to have some conversation with some one.
      I’m still not confident to write and speak!
      You give me hope to speak English very well..Emma.Thank you very much.

      Thursday, September 27th 2012

Thank you so much really this video was helpful.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Hi Emma you are a great teacher in the world

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you Emma for the nice lesson.
so much really this video was helpful.
I have problem when I pronounce the vowel
e i o u
I live in algeria we can speak any language .speak Arabic and Tamazight is our mother tongue she had every letter

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you Emma for the nice lesson.
so much really this video .
I have problem when I pronounce the vowel
e i o u
I live in algeria we can speak any language .speak Arabic and Tamazight is our mother tongue she had every letter

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you Emma
speak fluent Arabic
people save but it is not my mother tongue
why. I do not know
I always speak accent defferante
they told me that I can not speak English as a amiricain

Thursday, September 20th 2012

    Hi Debaghi,

    Students often want to sound American or English when they speak English. It’s very difficult to do this if you haven’t grown up in these countries.

    It’s okay to have a different accent as long as people understand you. I tell my students to be proud of their accent. When I speak French, it’s clear that I am not French. As long as people understand me, having an accent is fine.

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

      u r right!!

      Friday, May 31st 2013

Thank you so much Emma, excellent work.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you so much, it looks like almost easy now!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Hi Emma, thanks for the lesson, but I confused with sound of “t” and “d”. As when you say “literature” it’s like “liderature”, could you make video lesson for it? Please give your respon :)

Thursday, September 20th 2012

    I’m glad you noticed that Charlie. Often, the letter t is pronounced like a d. For example, when you count, the ty at the end of twenty, thirty, forty, etc, is pronounced like a dy.

    This is a good video topic. Thank you for the suggestion!

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

      Hi there, Let me tell u one thing, when t comes between two vowels, it becomes d, like better pronounces as bedder and water pronounces as wader, that’s what I have learned from Internet, still working on the accent.

      Sunday, October 21st 2012

Hi madae Emma. just a request .could you make a course about the english phonetic alphabet.Thank you ahead

Thursday, September 20th 2012

    Thanks for the suggestion fouad!

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

    You can learn a lot about it in the site that Emma recommended us. It’s very easy to understand. I went there and found it really useful!

    Saturday, December 8th 2012

When will you come again in the next lesson…Emma?

Friday, September 21st 2012

thanks so much!

Friday, September 21st 2012

i got 10 answer out of 10 quiz good.i improve.thanks my best teacher.

Friday, September 21st 2012

    Excellent!

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Hi Emma,
Can you please upload the other part of the videos which explains how to write body & conclusion??(IELTS writing task 1)

Friday, September 21st 2012

thank you, Emma!

Friday, September 21st 2012

like it thanks a lot

Friday, September 21st 2012

100% correct, thank you

Friday, September 21st 2012

    Good job Omer!

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

I actually liked your class. You are the right teacher at the right time! Very good explanation. Easy to understand, cause you are great! Thank you very much Emma. God bless you and your family!

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Thank you! ^.^

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Thank you so much.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

oh man. this is really awesome thanks a lot Emma I love you teachers

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Very Interesting .. Thanks …

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Hi Emma,

Do you have an idea why victual does not rhyme like actual?

thx

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

This lesson is very important…

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

good lesson
Thanks

Monday, September 24th 2012

Thank you so much. Good lesson.

Monday, September 24th 2012

that’s really usefull, thanks for all that both of you have done…

Monday, September 24th 2012

great lesson
Thanks

Monday, September 24th 2012

thank you very much, it is good for me

Monday, September 24th 2012

this lecture “ch” was”z” so perfect to understand the pronounce of”v” English language as “z” native speakers ” imagine that i talk and tell me if its good or no :):)?” and thank you so much

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Dear teacher,

Thank you for your good lesson.

Ramu

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Hallo Emma, thanks for your pronunciation lessons. My quiz is 100% correct. Greetings from Italy!!!

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

dear emma,

your teaching has been interesting me. so, i have became more understanding for using “TU..”

thx.

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

thanks emma your method in english learning very excellent

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Hi Emma! I’d just like to ask you if is it a wrong impression, or if people use only the sound /ʃ/ for words such as “picture”, “lecture” and “structure” for example. I usually tend to say them /’pɪkʃər/, /’lekʃər/ and /’strʌkʃər/ (all with /ʃ/ instead of /tʃ/). What do you think? And also, very good job teaching. Your videos are awesome!

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

emma,,you are very good teacher..

Thursday, September 27th 2012

this lecture “ch” was”z” so clear to understand the pronounce of”v” English language as “z” native speakers ” imagine that i talk and tell me if its good or no :):)?” and thank you so much

Thursday, September 27th 2012

thank you very much ms.emma & ur ENGVID team.ur all lessons are very interesting & usefull..you a good actress as well as a teacher.i like to see more lesson from you in future..thank you..!

Thursday, September 27th 2012

l like your lessons miss Emma … as always i get full marks in quiz
Hamdan from palestine

Thursday, September 27th 2012

thank you!

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Thank you very much, Emma…

Friday, September 28th 2012

If you know phonemic simbols you can pronounce any word by finding them in the dictionary, but if you find a word you don’t know and you don’t have a dictionary with you it’s impossible, isn’t it?

Friday, September 28th 2012

How do you pronouce letture t sound or ch .

Saturday, September 29th 2012

goodddddddddd!!!!

Saturday, September 29th 2012

Emma you made me to get 10 out of 10.thank you.will you be my friend.

Sunday, September 30th 2012

Thank you Emma for this one. I hadn’t a clue how hard is it to pronounce ‘tu’ !

Sunday, September 30th 2012

That was very helpful Emma, Thanks a lot. Is got confused about “tutor”. I thought it was pronounced as “ch”. I’m not a native speaker.

Monday, October 1st 2012

THANK YOU VERY MUCH EMMA,YOU ARE A VERY GOOD TEACHER!

Monday, October 1st 2012

thank’s for your lesson it’s very interesting

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

got 10 correct out of 10!!!!
Thanks Emma.

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

thank you lecture to teach a ch sound

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

i like your lesson. thanks

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Hi Emma,
welcome back, we miss you.
My score is 9/10. So if I understood, we pronounce Tu(t˄) when beginning the word and Tu(ch) when it is in the middle of word. Is it correct? Thank you so much.

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

Hi, Emma this is a great lesson,thanks

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

Wonderful! I have 10 of 10:). In real, before I thought that tu is prononesed like ch when there is r after it. Now I understood it‘s not always so. By the way, thank you for the tip about vocabulary, it was really helpful;)).
Milly

Thursday, October 4th 2012

Thank you very much for your great lesson

Saturday, October 6th 2012

thanks! I like your lesson, you are a good teacher!

Sunday, October 7th 2012

u are gooooooooooooood :D

Monday, October 8th 2012

thank so much Emma for your lesson I´m sure if I continue practice it I´m going to get over the pronunciation problem I like the way that you explain each lesson

Monday, October 8th 2012

Thanxs :)

Thursday, October 11th 2012

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Thanks!!

How do pronounce “Accenture”? Accenchure

Monday, October 15th 2012

thank you

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

Thanks teacher. The explainations were very clear. I really enjoyed the tongue twister sentences. Teacher, can u tell me how to improve the speaking skills?

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

Good lesson, thanks Emma :)

Thursday, October 18th 2012

Hi Emma, I love all your lessons. You explain Very Well.I do course here in Brasil but I am Basic Two English American Yet :( . A day wanna speak fast how you spoke in this lesson, pronunciation very fast of the words…

Friday, October 19th 2012

thanks for “mature”…i was horrible on it..lol

Friday, October 19th 2012

Ma’am, I got full marks in this particular topic.THANKS

Sunday, October 21st 2012

thanks Emma

Monday, October 22nd 2012

Dear Emman, You are a wonderful teacher. Thank you very much for you sincere efforts.
Omar-Palestine

Thursday, October 25th 2012

I love your smile. luan- vietnam

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Thank u Emma

Friday, October 26th 2012

i’m still confusing, hope Ms. Emma & you please help me clear about it.

when ‘TU’ begins at a word : we pronounce / tu/ or /tyoo/
sometimes i heard people said : tune = /chun/ . is that right?
thanks a lot

Thursday, November 1st 2012

thanks emma

Monday, November 5th 2012

It’s Amazing!! Thanks you a lot Emme

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Hi, Emma

Thanks for this lesson, I got 100%.

Thursday, November 8th 2012

tube and tutorial…my mistakes. million thanks teacher Emma..

Friday, November 9th 2012

Thanks a lot Emma, and i like your necklace ;)

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Hello Emma. 10/10. I am proud… Thanks of you !
Uh… If a talk with the ‘tu’ like ‘tch’ in England, like in America, is that good too ? Thanks for answer !

Sunday, November 11th 2012

I like this class

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Emma.I got 10 correct out of 10 ….
haha!^^
谢谢! thanks!

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

Emma, The tu in “tube” isn’t pronounced like a ch??? why???

All the people say you “tchube”.

If is not, waht’s the correct sound???

Thanks.

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Hi teacher, That was very helpful now I now how to pronounce some new words the correct way thank you very much. you are awesome! Will you please give lessons on St,Spl, spe sounds.
I always a have problem trying pronunce the word specific and ended up pronunce the word pacific not sure how to position my tongue

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

This video is pretty helpful to all of us..! thank you so much…!!
I think I have improved a lot :D

Friday, November 23rd 2012

thank you emma it is soooooooooo useful lesson

Saturday, December 1st 2012

thank you

Saturday, December 1st 2012

hi emma …are you canadian? I was confused as I thought you were american…anyway your lessons are great!! you are my favourite teacher on this site!!

Monday, December 3rd 2012

Emma… You are smarter than every other teacher on this site…. Now I know the difference between Then and Than… Thanks Emma.. You are a Champ…

Thursday, December 6th 2012

Thank you Beautiful Emma! I have anoter tongue twister for you: “You’ve no need to light a night light on a light night like tonight” Bye!

Saturday, December 8th 2012

Good lesson I have enjoyed every minute of it and I got ten out of ten thank you so much for teaching.

Monday, December 10th 2012

mss. EMMA. My quiz is 100% correct. I’m Glad thank you . <3

Friday, December 14th 2012

mss. EMMA. My quiz is 100% correct. Thank you so much Emma, excellent work. you are a best teasher

Monday, December 17th 2012

excellent lesson, really helpful, thank you very much

Monday, December 17th 2012

Thank you very much for the lesson and also thank you very much for that page phonetics.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

thank you

Thursday, December 20th 2012

thanks Emma you are a very great teacher. You know Emma I got 9 correct out of 10 for the questions !!!!

Friday, December 21st 2012

hi, for the tu in the begining it always like tube and not a ch.RSVP
tnx

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

Tks. EMMA. My quiz is 100% correct.

Monday, December 31st 2012

Thank you !!

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Hi Emma!Thank’s for everything.

Monday, January 7th 2013

thanks Emma, very clear your lesson, congratulations (with “ch” y/n??)
Regards from Mexico

Monday, January 7th 2013

thanks great……..ideas u provided me….

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

hi my cute great teacher

may i get your email address ???
and can you allot one lesson in order to explain (used to , get used , got used )

regards
ibrahim

Tuesday, January 15th 2013

Hi Emma
Would you mind standing a little bit far from the whiteboard when teaching. Often I have to do backward or forward to find a moment that you are not in front of the word and I can see the word clearly and pronounce it.
Thanks for your great lecture :)

Friday, January 18th 2013

THANKS TEACHER EMMA!!

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Is this site contain all pronunciation rules for British English ?

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

    nəʊ, ˈɪt wəd ˈsiːm. nən ət ˈɔ:l.

    Sunday, February 10th 2013

Just a point to note here. It’s an important point too. ‘ɪ’ is used in it, sit, kit, fit, and pit for example. ɪ: is the phonetic symbol and addition for the ‘ee’ or ‘y’ in the middle or at the end of a word (there is no variation on this either in American or British English). In ‘century’ it is the latter sound (ɪ:) and phonetic symbol not the former. The correct symbol is and how it is written is thus: sentʃərɪː and not sentʃərɪ. Let’s help make English understandable for all.

Sunday, February 10th 2013

It should be noted and included there are allocations for British English and a teacher should not disregard it or brush over it. It has been pronounced this way in the British Isles since before your founding fathers. A little respect would not go amiss. The proper IPA for these words is at the end here. Casting aside England’s English makes it harder for EFL learners and a pain when it comes to teaching. Here are your corrections: tube=tʃuːb and likewise for tutor=tʃuːtə. tu:b is incorrect as is tu:də using your pronunciation is also incorrect, Miss.

Sunday, February 10th 2013

    Thank you for the IPA! But we mostly focus on North American English here, being based in Canada.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

got 10 correct out of 10!!
thank you emma ,you are an excellent teacher :)

Monday, February 18th 2013

thank you very much

Monday, February 18th 2013

thanks Emma I got 100%

Monday, February 25th 2013

Thanks Emma I got 100%. I appreciate your course.

Monday, March 4th 2013

thanks for your help

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Thanks teacher emma It is very useful for me.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Thank you Emma
It is useful lesson

Thursday, March 14th 2013

Thank you, it help me to improve my pronunciation.

Sunday, March 24th 2013

Thanks
I hope it helps me improve my pronunciation
English’s pronunciation is very difficult.
Especially when people from various countries get together, listening is hard as people speak with their own accent.
So, we have to try to develop speaking ability…

Monday, April 1st 2013

Hi Emma,

Your lessons are great! I watched almost all of them. :)
where do you teach international students?
You are a very good teacher!

Wednesday, April 24th 2013

many thanks Emma for your lesson

Saturday, May 4th 2013

i’ve got 100%
i love engVid
i love english
HAHAhhhhhhhhhhhhhahahah

Thursday, May 23rd 2013

hej Emma thank you a lot, I got 100 % with you. It is always repeated.You are fantastic.

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

THANK YOU A LOT.I THINK THAT EVEN NEW BORN BABIES WOULD UNDERSTAND THIS VERY QUICKLY. EMA MY NAME IS CHARLES AND I REALLY NEED YOU TO HELP ME BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN LEARNING ENGLISH SINCE YEARS BUT I DONT SPEAK IT VERY FLUENT AS YOU DO. WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE ME TO DO I DO REALLY WANT TO SPEAK LIKE A NATIVE SPEAKER YOU ARE

Wednesday, May 29th 2013

thank you Emaa i really like your way of teaching!! :)

Friday, June 7th 2013

thank you so much emma your lesson helpful please can you make lesson about letter t why dropped letter t drop the final ‘t’ in some words and sometimes we pronunciation letter (t) like (d) in party /pardy part of pard of im confused please any help

Friday, June 7th 2013

Wonderful lesson! thanks Emma

Friday, June 28th 2013

Thanks for the good lesson Emma , i got 9 out of 10 in the quiz .

Friday, July 12th 2013

thank you

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Thanks, Emma! With Your lessons, my English is a much, much better now!

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Thank you for those pronunciations

Monday, September 23rd 2013

thank you

Friday, October 18th 2013

Maa,m You teach really well.

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

Thanks a lot,Emma for this useful lesson!!!

Monday, December 9th 2013

thank u Emma,this lesson really helped me to improve and polish my pronuntiation.I came across some words that were pronounce not so well by me and I thought they were well pronounced.thank u XD

Thursday, January 16th 2014

Thanks Emma, I got 100%. When I get 100% I feel very cheerfulness.

Friday, January 31st 2014

Hi Emma
I was wondering if you’d mind teaching about phonetic alphabet.
tanks a million for your attention,brilliant Teacher :).

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

thanks

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

Good lesson, thank you and regards
It will be possible more lessons about grammar please

Friday, February 21st 2014

Picture,nature,lecture,fortune…..
Practice made perfect.
Even it is very hard,but I will keep practice.

Actully,culture,century…………..

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Thanks Emma
I am really learning English .

Thursday, February 27th 2014
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