163 Comments on “Improve Your Pronunciation of English Nouns – ‘er’ & ‘th’ sounds”

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That sounds are really hard to say, But it’s really necessary to
practice it.
Have you either some text or history with this sounds?
Only to practice, like the history you said at your lesson…

Tuesday, March 17th 2009

    yes ”the” story or tongue twist in text would be great!

    Monday, October 17th 2011

      It is my belief that the best way to master pronunciation is through practice. Choral repetion is a useful tool to do; speaking to yourself works wonders as well.

      According to my books, the “Th” sound is a complex one. You hit the nail on the head James when you drew the point of articulation of this sound on the board. Showing how to produce the sound, was the best part.
      However, what you forgot to mention is that there are two variants of this same sound: In the phrases “This book” vs “Thank you”, the initial sound is different; although at first glance you may say that it is the same.

      Thanks a million James. Your great sense of humor makes your lessons memorable. Oh gosh, I love them!

      Tuesday, June 6th 2017

      very good ESl learning programme

      Sunday, January 28th 2018

Good lesson!

Thanks James.

Thursday, April 9th 2009


Sunday, April 26th 2009

i don’t like the videos at all b/c they stop after every 2,3 seconds. it they don’t get buffered,this problem is precluding any possiblity to learn with peace of mind :(

Friday, June 5th 2009

    Hi Mahvish,
    The videos are streamed by YouTube, so they should get bufferred like all of their videos. If your connection is slow, it still might stop during the lesson. To avoid this, press play once, and then pause the video when the lesson starts, and let it download fully before you press play again.
    Thanks for watching!

    Saturday, June 6th 2009

thanks man, great lecturer ^^

Friday, July 10th 2009

Thanks alot Mr. Games :)
That helped me alot .

Sunday, August 23rd 2009


Friday, November 6th 2009

Hello Sir,
I’m an albanian man and for me is very-very easy the sound”th”.
But, I would like to thank you so much about the sound “her”and the part “er ” of this sound.
Thank you again.

Friday, December 25th 2009

thank’s james and thank’s to your team work

Saturday, February 20th 2010

Hi! Thanks…I’m learning a lot from this website. Could you elaborate more on how to use the word “THE”. When to pronounce it with long “e” or just “th”?

Thursday, May 6th 2010

thank’s for lessons

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

thanks very much for this course

Wednesday, May 12th 2010


Friday, May 21st 2010

    i think you can check your eyes ….

    Thursday, May 27th 2010

      shut up
      be respect
      he is ur teacher

      Tuesday, February 15th 2011

        be polite MAN
        come on
        he says true, doesn’t he? :D

        this site is very great site. :)

        tnx, tnx and very tnx

        Saturday, December 10th 2011

          i know

          Friday, July 13th 2012

    be respectful JAMES! if you don’t have to say anything good just shut your mouth.

    Wednesday, March 9th 2011

    JAMES!!! ZIP your LIP, please!!!?

    can u?

    Saturday, December 10th 2011

    I read without difficulty. Your problem..

    Saturday, December 21st 2019


Sunday, May 23rd 2010

hey are really my class my teachers asked me to take some seminors that time am not going…but i am impressing when i was seeing your will you tell me through my mail what is the secret of your teaching pls tell me am waiting ….my mail id is……

Thursday, May 27th 2010

thank you teacher, i love your lesson

Friday, May 28th 2010

Hello, MR James I want to say that your lessons are very interesting and i liked your methodology. I am from gerogia and After two weeks i am going to england and these lessons helped me very much. I listen them regulary.
Good Lessons. Thanks.

Sunday, June 20th 2010

thanks sir,
i love it::::::::

Monday, June 21st 2010

thank you James!

Monday, June 28th 2010

nice lesson james..thank u..

Monday, June 28th 2010

thanks for lesson james!

Sunday, July 18th 2010

Thank 2 my God 2 give us someone like james. Really, I don’t know how I thank U..I am from the GULF. I’ll study the midicine after get the mark in ITELS EXAM (JUST 3 weeks)<< Honestly, I think about it all the time :$. So, at the moment I am one of ur students here. sir, I can't 4get u 4 ur all ur help :)

Best Regards,

Saturday, August 14th 2010

    can u heip me?that my english is improve

    Friday, October 15th 2010

I am so SORRY (IELTS EXAM)NOT ITELS << Nevermind, it's okay
[thank u again 4 everyone in this site] <3

Saturday, August 14th 2010

great help to me

Wednesday, September 1st 2010

hey sir…how u doin?i hav seen al vids of urs…am glad to say dat i hav learnd alot..i couldnt show my gratitude to u…..bye.

Saturday, September 11th 2010

thanq so much…

Saturday, September 11th 2010

Hi James, thank you for showing how the tongue protrudes out between the bottom teeth and the top teeth to make th sound.

thank you

Thursday, October 7th 2010

nice lesson James!!!)
thank you)))

Saturday, October 9th 2010

things for lessens James)))

Saturday, October 9th 2010

i want to be that my english language is improve…can i help you?

Friday, October 15th 2010

thank u so much. u the best.

Thursday, October 21st 2010

hey jamesss unclee thx for thhhhhee lesson :) buutttt plz plz plz talk more slowly because sometimes i cant understand what you say :((..


Monday, November 1st 2010

I’m a teacher. I love James lessons! my student love him too.
I really wish I could meet him and invite him over to Italy!
Thanks James.
U r learning + fun!

Monday, November 8th 2010

Thank you, but how I can connect with you. I want practice the laguage with you. Please, answer me James.

Sunday, November 14th 2010

thanks a lot! Please add more lessons on pronunciation…

Thursday, November 25th 2010


Sunday, November 28th 2010

why i cant link to the viedo?

Monday, November 29th 2010

    Hi. I see you are from China. Unfortunately, China blocks YouTube videos, including our English lessons. You will have to use a proxy server to get around the block.

    Monday, November 29th 2010

Thank’s every one

Monday, November 29th 2010

I like this lesson

Saturday, December 4th 2010

I love your class thank you lot

Tuesday, December 7th 2010

Thank you for giving your lecture would you please give more information how we can learn foringe language?

best regards

Thursday, December 9th 2010

Dear Jmes,
Thanking once again for giving your lecture about listing.
Would you please translate and give me more information as the below words
1- Optimistically
2- Idea
3- Longer
4- Open Mind
5- Juge content not delivary
6- Opportunistically
and pleas give some information about my snetences that I wrote you as up.

Best regards

Thursday, December 9th 2010

hey hi james
i have some doubt,give me the details of how to use “BE”……….

Thursday, December 9th 2010

Hi James, thanks for the class.
I need an help on When to use ‘by’

Saturday, December 11th 2010

cool video, really usefull. i’m trying to improve my pronunciation and this is perfect for that.

Monday, December 13th 2010

this v good tyep to teaching and very uesful for all level

Saturday, December 18th 2010

thanks you are the best in the world. I hope to continue more lessons

Wednesday, December 29th 2010

this is the very interesting and your reading skills is very nice……jams

Friday, January 7th 2011

I want learning english

Monday, January 10th 2011

Hey James I really enjoyed that leasson. Wish i had you for a teacher when I was in school.

Saturday, January 15th 2011

u awesome~ : )

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

can you give some examples of “th” sound in the middle,in the end and in the beginning,please!Thank you.Any way I love your accent!.

Saturday, February 5th 2011

Hi James
Very Good

Saturday, February 5th 2011

I like English

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

thank you MR.James

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

Dear Jame,
Thanks a lot for your lesson. I like the most your lesson vesry much. By the way, please help to clarify how to pronoun …er in the case of Computer, Later…. (I mean “t” before …er sound “r”). Is it the same in the case of Bottle, Beatle….
Please help us how to pronoun those words
Thanks and kind regards,
Vu Quynh

Thursday, February 17th 2011

I appreciated James for this lesson

Friday, March 4th 2011

This sound is very ugly?

Sunday, March 6th 2011

Who could tell me maybe somebody wants to talk by Skype? I’m from Russia and my English is not very good, but I want to improve it.

Sunday, March 6th 2011

Guys you are the best of the best!! It’s not the flattery! :)

Sunday, March 6th 2011

I like your way in teaching English;you’re different.

Monday, March 7th 2011

big probleme for me to pronunce th

Saturday, March 19th 2011

Could you please teach me English in one on one conversation thru video chatting or skype?

Saturday, April 30th 2011

thanks a lot of for ur helping

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

Hello james,

Really you are doing great job.your lessons are exellent i want to learn more pronciation could i connect myself to you to learn more. thanks so much

Monday, June 20th 2011

Hi Jammes, how are you ?
I would like to say that you´re the most funny teacher on engvid. To understand you is a challenge to me, cause you speak faster than others teachers here. I know, If I could understand you, i could understand everybody on the world.
Bye bye and thanks for all.

Saturday, July 2nd 2011

thank you about this lesson is relly useful
i have problem in pronuciation but i can improve

Monday, July 4th 2011

useful thank you so mach

hadi from afghanistan

Thursday, July 7th 2011

Fantastic, James… So keep doing this work, right?

It is useful for the students.


Monday, July 25th 2011


Thursday, August 25th 2011

nice leeson and useful I hope you have good luck thank you Mr.James

Wednesday, September 7th 2011

Hi guys and ladies I hope you have good life
And I want to thank Mr.James for his way to teach people .

Wednesday, September 7th 2011


Monday, September 12th 2011


    Monday, September 12th 2011

The most difficult words in english is thunder, work wear.. Ahh.. I hate those.

Thea from Norway

Monday, November 7th 2011

hi james , i m an indian but now living in australia.i have problem in listening like when they talk in aussie or using slangs, can you help me how to listen it

Sunday, November 20th 2011

tanks u so much it very usefull and i like u

Sunday, November 20th 2011


Tuesday, November 22nd 2011


Tuesday, December 20th 2011

i like this lesson thank you sir.

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

Good lesson, thank you

Friday, January 6th 2012

Helpful lesson… what was expecting by me…

Saturday, February 25th 2012

Good lesson, but I would like it were more extensive. Anyway Great job

Saturday, March 10th 2012

Thank you sir, I guess I need more practice.

Friday, April 6th 2012

yeah boy what’s up man?u so funny.

Thursday, April 19th 2012


Tuesday, May 1st 2012

nice lesson but still i’m having trouble with my tongue aha…couldn’t speak it clearly…

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012


Saturday, May 5th 2012

wow…nice point…thanks Mr. James.
This Sam of Cebu English Jungle School in the Philippines….

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

thank you sir for the lessons and i need to undersand all tenses ( present , perfect…..)

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Thanks handsome!

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

I am from India its fantastic lesson sir the way you teach its awesom

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

iam from somalia very glad to got this website i want thank all teachers and students thank you all i love you

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

good lesson. thank you very much.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Hi, James?
At first, I want to say ”thank you for your great lessons”. When I am free, I learn myself English. Your lessons help me much!

Uka from Mongolia

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Hi, James

When I am free, I always watch your lessons. Your teaching is very interesting. Thank you, James!

Uka from Mongolia

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

a big thinks from algeria james ^^ do you know this contry ??

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

Hi James , I thnik you should make a video of the words ending at ”er” but with the British accent, you know to check the differences between both.

Thursday, November 15th 2012

hello!i am from morocco and i am so soo happy to discover this wibe site !and this teacher!thanks a lot

Sunday, November 25th 2012

Thank you James! very interesting and I love it.

Saturday, December 22nd 2012

This good things to learn it ,,,,,,,,

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

thank’s james you a great teacher

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

Thank you…… and would you please tell me how to pronounce ‘ths’ as in ‘months’

Thursday, January 10th 2013

Excellent James. I don’t wanna say, you are the best teacher in this team. Because I didn’t watch others yet. I found your way of teaching very interesting, please keep it up.

Saturday, January 12th 2013

Thank You teacher for your great explanation that was really helpful or me.

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Thanks James..for such awesome lesson…very helpful

Friday, February 1st 2013

Thanks James…

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thanks James

Sunday, February 24th 2013

the best lessons)

Friday, March 22nd 2013

Thank you,
But I ask you if you can answer me, about mt question, my question is: I hear the word “THE” pronunciate /^/ as in ” shaun of the sheep”
I am looking for your reply,
your Sincerely,

Thursday, March 28th 2013

where the quiz ???

Friday, May 31st 2013

thanks James

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

Thank you for lessons

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

hi james!
well i would like to ask if… how to pronounce ‘THE’ correctly…. my teacher once told me to pronounce it as ‘DE’ if it is followed by a vowel and ‘DA’if it is followed by a consonant….
do you have any advice?

thank you! youre my fave. teacher here! :)

Saturday, November 16th 2013

It’s very good lesson.

Friday, December 20th 2013

Hello James boy:) I’ve got really big prob with TH sound. I live in The Uk and British don’t understand me – words with th sound i pronouncing. How to sort it out?? I’ve benn trying everything:)

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

Hi everyone! I started to learn English. I can’t built simple sentences :( Help me!

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

    practise … practise and practise :)
    only practice born master

    Sunday, April 6th 2014

Hi James.
thanks a lot for helpful lesson.
You are great teacher and painter as well.
take care

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Salam james thank u for this lesson

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

thanks james for the lesson.

Thursday, April 24th 2014

thanks for the lesson.

Sunday, May 4th 2014

Great video,thanks.

Saturday, May 17th 2014

U are funny James. I love how u teach us……….. thanks, take care

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Nice video James, Thank you!

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thank you, but please, speak slowly when you said your personal comment during the lesson. Bye

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

TH souns is the same pronunciation than “Z” consonant in The Classic Spanish ( the Spanish language from Spain, not from Latin America)
becauuse the “Z” pronunciation is similare than the “S” pronunciation in Latin American SPanish

Thursday, July 24th 2014

Really ur lessons very useful………I am so grateful…thank u

Sunday, September 7th 2014

thanks James! I like this lesson. :)

Monday, September 8th 2014

excelent as always James, great lesson thanks

Thursday, September 11th 2014

OMG) i`m falling in love)thank you a lot)))

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

    Are you falling in love? That’s good!
    Live in the moment Irenus and get the most out of it.

    See you around.

    Tuesday, June 6th 2017

thnk u sir :-)

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Thanks teacher James

Saturday, February 7th 2015

i wish the old lessons like this has better video quality like the new ones.
and one more thing james, why do you always write “www” like 3 naked girls asses !!! :)

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Thank you James for this lesson, it helped me a lot! But I have a denture or false teeth, this is giving me a hard time for pronouncing the words specially the “TH” sound. This is always rejecting me on my job interviews. Hope you make a video about this matter. Thank you!

Friday, September 11th 2015

nice lesson. thanks

Sunday, December 13th 2015

very good teacher

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

Thank you so much, like always very useful.

Sunday, June 26th 2016

I was a doubt when I first listened the song of Madonna titled “Material Girl” because I didn’t understand the sound of the word “material” with the sound “-er” in the middle of this word, similar to the word “matter” ending with “-er” too. The “th” sound was a little easier to learn. Good explanation and performance. Thanks teacher James from EngVid.

Tuesday, November 29th 2016

very good video thanks james

Friday, July 21st 2017

Thank you

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

Where are the exams that we can to do?

Monday, September 25th 2017

I love this one Thank you sir.

Wednesday, January 10th 2018


Monday, January 15th 2018

Great! Thanks!

Friday, January 26th 2018

Isn’t the C in the word Doctor is silent?

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

Thank you, James. This is a good lesson.

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

Thanks you Mr. James.

Sunday, March 17th 2019

This native Virgin Islander thanks you!

Friday, April 19th 2019

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