Hello, I'm new to this Forum and here to help 😃

Hi everyone, my name is Liz and one of my students suggested that I join to help out. I am a native British English speaker and DELTA qualified English Teacher.

I actually retired from teaching, but during the recent lockdowns I started watching a lot of YouTube teaching videos, some good, some bad, but most led learners to paid courses. That’s fine if you can afford it, but driven by a strong ethos of helping others, I am slowly building a free pronunciation course to help those that can’t afford it.

So watch this space, but in the meantime, I thought I’ll see if I can be of help here. So if you have any pronunciation questions or indeed other English questions just ask and I’ll try and help :smiley:

Liz

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Hi Liz, welcome to our forum and thank you for joining our community. It’s great to have another native speaker on board, English is such a diverse language that it takes a lifetime to learn :wink: Where in Great Britain do you live?

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Hastings, on the south coast :smiley:

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Very interesting, I did an ESL teacher course at International House in Hastings a few years ago and I really liked the climate, the people and the coast :wink: By the way, I started watching your videos, really great stuff!

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@Torsten Small world! I studied at International House as well. Sadly long gone. Can you remember who your tutors were? Tim, Eli or Alan by any chance?

…and thank you for the kind words about my English YT channel :grinning:

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I definitely remember Tim, but I have no memory of Eli and Alan, time flies… We also had another teacher who had lived in Turkey and she taught us from the beginning how to teach any language in lang1. I even remember most of the Turkish phrases she taught us…

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Tim has become a very good friend of mine and also still lives here in Hastings.
I can’t remember a teacher who’d lived in Turkey, but next time I see Tim, I’ll ask him.
Where do you live?

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I live in Leipzig, have you ever heard of this place?

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Ah, Eastern Germany. I have to admit that it’s not a part of Germany that I have visited. Should I ?:smiley:

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Yes, absolutely. The eastern part of Germany is changing fast, especially Leipzig is constantly developing in the right direction with people from all over the world coming together and creating something new.

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Sounds interesting I’ll have to visit. Hopefully travel will become easier next year :crossed_fingers: . I’ll put it on a list of possibles :grinning:.

Back to work now, as I must finish this week’s YT lesson :movie_camera:

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Hi Liz, It’s a great help, If you help me in this,

Can you please provide me IPA Alphabet chart?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Liz. I’m new one here too. I’m from Vietnam, and i want to practice my English with native speaker. Do you have any advice to me? Thank you.

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Hi Kerry, welcome to our forum. Can you please tell us a little more about yourself? When did you start English and why?

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Hi Kerry. Sorry for the delay in replying, been busy creating teaching videos :grinning: :woman_student:.

Here is a link to my Phonemic chart for British English RP

Hope it’s useful

Liz

P.S. If you want help with pronunciation of the phonemes, then I have a series of videos that will help you. Just ask and I’ll let you have the links or just visit my channel :smiley:

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Hi Tam
I reckon I get asked this question every week on my YT channel and the answer differs depending on your skill set and circumstances.
Can you tell me where you live as I don’t want to assume it is Vietnam. Also what languages are you proficient in and if you work, what is your job. Feel free to PM this info as I appreciate it is sensitive.

Liz

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Thank you for taking the time to respond. I can also communicate in Vietnamese and Japanese. I’ve lived in Japan for four years and now live in Ho Chi Minh City, where I’d like to improve my English skills in preparation for a potential work opportunity.

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Hi
Can you explain this sentence for me plz
Which is incorrect? Young children may benefit more from ‘bumping’ their heads 'and 'putting various objects in their mouths than they ‘will from’ ‘starting’ at eye-catching cartoons.

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That is not an incorrect statement apart from one spelling mistake ‘starting’ should be staring. The author is making a comparison, suggesting that young children will learn far more from normal young child behaviour (i.e. bumping heads and putting objects in their mouths) than they would from staring at cartoons.

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Thank you so much for sharing.
It’s a big help from you & if you need any help from me you can contact me through my website.

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