Many words in English only differ by the ending sound. Leaving off the ending sound causes confusion in the minds or ears of your listener. Listen and watch this video to hear how closely some words sound. Practice enunciating ending sounds by counting (0-13) or try some tongue twisters. Two tongue twisters to try: Skunk…

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Good communication skills are an important part of any successful business, from customer service to employee direction and interaction. The result of miscommunication can have a staggering effect on a company’s bottom line. David Grossman reported in his article “The Cost of Poor Communications,” a company with 100, 000 employees averages a loss of $62.4…

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English is a tricky language because there are so many exceptions to rules of pronunciation and grammar. Pronunciation is tricky because the English alphabet has 26 letters in the alphabet, but most experts agree there are 44 different letter sounds! A fluent English speaker must learn all 44 sounds and be able to predict when…

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