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Update from Larissa

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Read a personal note from Larissa about the future of Elemental English!

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Q&A: How do you say “wanted”? | English Pronunciation

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Practice deleted sounds in English to improve your ability to understand native English speakers.

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Connected speech here? | A Quick Question

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Get a quick answer and explanation about connecting speech in English.

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Question: How can I stop inserting schwas [ə] in my speech?

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Read Larissa's answer to the question "How can my student stop inserting schwas [ə] in their speech?"

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Pronunciation + Listening Practice | Ep. 8

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Practice transforming and deleting sounds in this sentence to improve your listening and pronunciation skills.

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Rhythm Practice: Stress + De-Stress | English Pronunciation Lesson

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Practice the music and rhythm of English by playing with the words in sentences.

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Pronunciation + Listening Practice | Ep. 7

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Practice the way a native English speaker would transform this question in casual, everyday English to improve your own listening and pronunciation skills.

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Connected Speech Practice | English Pronunciation Lesson

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Practice connected speech as native English speakers use it to improve your own pronunciation and listening skills.

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Pronunciation + Listening Practice | Ep. 6

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Analyze two simple sentences as spoken by a native (U.S.) English speaker to improve your pronunciation and listening skills.

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Writing + Editing a Professional Email: Editing Practice!

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Practice editing a professional email, and see Larissa's corrections to the original! Remember, good writing = good editing.

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