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Today’s podcast is about how to pronounce vowels. Some people have problems with the difference between long and short vowels. Vowels- 1st October 2014 The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here. Also, you can stream it on Stitcher here or in the sidebar.
I teach at schools, universities, NPOs and companies. I teach beginners all the way up to advanced. Here are five things I always get asked that don’t matter.
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