98 COMMENTS

Excellent lesson on pronunciation Alex. A long/short vowel sound can make a real difference in meaning.
Once I was told that the minimal pair technique is a helpful approach to contrast sounds and meanings. Is that really so Alex?

That’s it for me now. See you round.

Regino

    Well, in fact this is the technique you used in today’s video to contrast sounds and meaning.

    As far as I could see, teaching pronunciation is not that easy.It demands special abilities on the part of the teacher, doesn’t it? You’re a gifted teacher Alex.
    It goes beyond any doubt. Thanks

    Regino

      Hi Alex
      Glad to see you again !

      mieto1969

      Thanks, Regino. Minimal pairs are a big problem, and it’s why pronunciation practice is so important.

      Like anything, pronunciation requires a specific skill set and knowledge. I’m still learning as well. :)

      Alex

        Hello Alex. Thank you for this video. I

        nkh

          Sorry; I’ll continue: I’ve got a question. What does jaws mean in this sentence: …by the bloodthirsty jaws. Please help me! Thanks.

          nkh

Thanks for your lesson!

Rodrigo Ribeiro

    My pleasure. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for clicking!

    Alex

A very useful lesson, but now my jaws are aching…:)

Canardo

    Haha. The pain means it’s working and you’re improving!

    Alex

Thanks, Alex! …Can I ask one thing about your T-shirt? Is it Kaonashi in Spirited Away🌊?

FELES

    Yep! It’s No Face (English name) from Spirited Away, which is one of my favourite animated films.

    Alex

      Thanks for your reply! No Face :)… good translation from the original words.

      FELES

Hi, Alex! Thanks so much for this very important lesson about pronunciation. i enjoyed so much. A hug.

marcelocoura

    Thanks for checking it out, marcelo. I’m glad you found the video useful!

    Alex

Thanks Alex, that was really helpful. and nice t-shirt btw . spirited away is one of my favorite anime movies

Mustafa

    Same here. I like the majority of Studio Ghibli films.

    Alex

Thanks teacher. This lesson is very helpul for us…!!

Jakub Alvarez

    You’re welcome, Jakub. I’m glad you enjoyed the lesson!

    Alex

in british english is it like ‘o’ in the word dog?I mean second option like in the word hot

volv1

Thank you Alex. Not easy but possible :)

byte

    That’s the right attitude to have. Keep practicing, byte!

    Alex

You are a great English teacher.

Love you all.

@lala

Hi Alex. 👍🏻

Darekflower

    Czesc, Darek!

    Alex

what is the meaning if someoen said “your dayghter is a ginger”???
thank u teacher

agatha

    It means she has reddish-brown of orange hair. Similar to sentences like:

    He’s a blonde.
    She’s a brunette.
    He’s a ginger.

    Alex

Thanks for your help!

Iron soldier 007

Well done , thank so much
At the end I wish you success

Jahwar muslih mustafa

Thank you 😊

Jahwar muslih mustafa

Thank you

Jahwar muslih mustafa

Thank you.

piyasak.doa

Funny lesson teacher!!!

Caano.maale

    Haha. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for watching, and I hope I made you laugh.

    Alex

Thank you Mr. Alex

soozoo

    You’re very welcome, soozoo! Thanks for checking out the lesson.

    Alex

Your lesson was very good!!
Thanks very much!

melissagjunqueira

I seemed as a complete stupid pronouncing all the words after you. Fortunately nobody else was at home. But as always, I follow your advice and I do everything that´s necessary to improve my English!
Thanks a lot Alex ;)

knopfler86

Awesome

ajaychandran

Hello Alex. I like very much your lessons. Thakns a lot!

danielacs

Great class! Thank you!

Timoni

is there a rule we can follow to know if the word has a long or short sound?

Basant zaki

I like it. Your class is so good.

ppv095

Brilliant teacher Alex,
If someone else teach this kind of lessons is quite boring to learn. But with you it’s enjoyable.
Thanks for making pronunciation based vedio.

SID

I start learn englich with you Alex. it’s will for me thank you so much for the lesson.

mahdichayaa

Thanks to you my teacher that was a great lesson

ModyELnagar

Well done .You have a sweet soul

Mourad Edrees

Really teacher Alex deserves a grant to follow his lessons, I would invest money to learn English if I were rich but I always lose my savings doing stupid things like flying. It’s an important choice to know the difference between short and long vowels because there are more than two “a”, I believe they are five in total, a hard work to enquiry and identify all of these sounds, you have to listen to a lot of teachers with patience and then practice with your friends and people but the time is the problem. If I could, I would listen to the English language 24 hours by day, it’s a utopian idea to do that. Thanks a lot, teacher Alex, I will be one that will be very grateful for your effort and I will be a supporter in the future but now I am unemployed and I need to find a good job.

angardiobel

Excuse me ,how I start learning English I forgett every thing about English vocabulary gramer listening

Ahmedkhalifahassanien

Wonderful lesson as ever. I was amazed when i listened you reading the two columns together… Words with different meaning and only a different sound…! Great Teacher…!!!
Thank you very much, Alex!

lucascotti

Thanks a lot !

MEHRABHAJIEI

this is the amazing video I have ever seen about pronunciation thanks a lot Alex

Taha inan

Alex,
Many thanks for this lesson! It’s a real pleasure to listen to you. Special thanks for good advice and your pronuncination. It is hard to believe English isn’t your mother tongue. I am very impressed by your way of teaching. Every time I recommend my students to watch your video lessons.They are great!
The best from Russia,
Nataliya

Nataliya2017

Thanks Alex, There are any rule that help us when use short or long A

Emergencias1374

Oh my god u and the others teachers are absolutely professional. I am a foreign languages teacher and I like to use your methodology for my classes. =)

Matallana

    That’s amazing!

    engVid Moderator

Oh my god u and the others teachers are absolutely professional. I am a foreign languages teacher and I like to use your methodology for my classes.

Matallana

your lectures is very good! :))) Thanks

Nguyet Shine

thanks a lot for this video

Paluku

Thanks a lot! It`s great lesson.

isakibrahim8315

Thank you Alex! I learnd a lot

soshi07

thanks Alex

Satilmis

thanks teacher, this lesson was very good
Hey everyone, somebody want to me add in skype ? for we practice us english ??
if you say yes, me add viniciusdanas :)) on the skype!

Vinicius Danas

AMAZING!AMAZING!AMAZING!AND NOTHING MORE TO SAY.THANKS ALEX

Wagner sena

This lesson is necessary! Thanks Mr. Alex.

lichpham

I enjoyed my first lesson with you,Alex
thanks alot.

belle rosa

Thanks Alex. This lesson is very useful for me…

maolion

That video was very good and useful for me. Thank teacher Alex

sterlinoss

Hello Mr.Alex. Can I have your Facebook nickname?

Samduykhanh

Thank teacher Alex

lonnylevin04

thanks alex !!

ameliaF7

Thank Alex, very goog lesson.

Jhon Perez

I enjoyed my first lesson with you,Alex
thank u so much

dr.cnbrk

Thanks! Very good lesson!!

robi75

Hi alexx, at the first time i got confused about the different with the short and long A pro. But tq for this video.. i learned a lot xoxo

xxre2600

that’s one of the best pronunciation lessons that I have ever seen. thanks very much for the video.

ertany

I love to listen to you with me in the first step to learn

ahmedboug

thanks a lot of for this good lesson Mr alex

rad401

thanks^^

nanchida

Great lesson Alex! Thank you for that!

By the way, those examples you have given us sound like tongue twisters. Haha! I liked them!

Take care!

Eduardo França

One more special lesson on pronunciation sounds! Thanks Alex for sharing your knowledge with all of us.

Isaias Menezes Silva

congratulations Alex, I like it your classes

alex66

Thank you

Dr.girl

thank you teacher :9

aparlak01

Great job teacher.

Jefflay

perfect…that what i was looking for,,,pronunciation lessons ..thank you

T.M.GOHAR

Thanks

miriam.cordeiro

Awesome lesson!! Thank you!

wayuul

Thank a lot Alex

xnuur

finally i have learned how to pronounce ‘coffee’ thanks Alex

penbe

Great lesson about pronuciation! thank you

Roberto

Nice Alex. Thanks so much.

Alberto Marins

thanks brother ….
very helpful

vinod nath

Thanks so much.

Min Thant Tin

thank you so much

emey mohamed

Thank you 🙏 Alex

abdelraouf 77

I like your methode thank you, you make every thing easy.

Laouar ali

I couldn’t like more. Thank you for this wonderful lesson.

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