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“Whaddya” (what + do + you) | English Pronunciation Lesson


Practice asking questions with the phrase "whaddya" (what + do + you) the way Native English speakers do.

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Intonation: Making Lists in English | Part 7 | English Pronunciation Lesson

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Practice using your voice to making lists or to express a series of options in English.

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Intonation: Unfinished Thoughts | Part 6 | English Pronunciation Lesson


Practice the partial fall in intonation, which native English speakers use to tell their listener that he or she is not finished speaking.

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Intonation: Expressing Surprise | Part 5 | English Pronunciation Lesson

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Practice using the rising intonation to show a speaker that you are surprised by what he or she just said.

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Intonation: Requesting Clarification or Repetition | Part 4 | English Pronunciation Lesson


Practice using the rising intonation in English to let a speaker know that you didn't understand them and that you need clarification.

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Intonation: Asking a wh-question (what, where, who, why, when, how) | Part 3 | English Pronunciation Lesson


Practice your intonation -- the musical pattern at the end of your sentence -- going down when asking wh-questions.

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Intonation: Finishing a Statement | Part 2 | English Pronunciation Lesson


Practice the falling intonation pattern in your speech that tells the listener that you are done with a statement.

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Introduction to Intonation | English Pronunciation Lesson

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Native English speakers convey meaning in their sentences with pitch -- the ups and downs and the musical notes of their sentences. Learn how to avoid being monotone, and go beyond correct grammar and vocabulary to express yourself.

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