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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.

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    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

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      Hi Alex
      Glad to see you again !

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      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. :)

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        Hello Alex. Thank you for this video. I

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

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Thanks for your lesson!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thank you Alex. Not easy but possible :)

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

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You are a great English teacher.

Love you all.

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Hi Alex. 👍🏻

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    Czesc, Darek!

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

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    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.

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Thanks for your help!

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

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Thank you 😊

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Thank you

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Thank you.

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Funny lesson teacher!!!

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

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Thank you Mr. Alex

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

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Your lesson was very good!!
Thanks very much!

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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 ;)

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Awesome

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

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Great class! Thank you!

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

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I like it. Your class is so good.

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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.

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

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Thanks to you my teacher that was a great lesson

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Well done .You have a sweet soul

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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.

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

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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!

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Thanks a lot !

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

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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

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

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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. =)

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    That’s amazing!

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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.

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your lectures is very good! :))) Thanks

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thanks a lot for this video

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Thanks a lot! It`s great lesson.

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Thank you Alex! I learnd a lot

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thanks Alex

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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!

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

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This lesson is necessary! Thanks Mr. Alex.

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

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Thanks Alex. This lesson is very useful for me…

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

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

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Thank teacher Alex

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thanks alex !!

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Thank Alex, very goog lesson.

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

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Thanks! Very good lesson!!

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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

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

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

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thanks a lot of for this good lesson Mr alex

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thanks^^

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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!

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

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congratulations Alex, I like it your classes

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Thank you

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thank you teacher :9

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Great job teacher.

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

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Thanks

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Awesome lesson!! Thank you!

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Thank a lot Alex

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

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Great lesson about pronuciation! thank you

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Nice Alex. Thanks so much.

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thanks brother ….
very helpful

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Thanks so much.

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thank you so much

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Thank you 🙏 Alex

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

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