Record Yourself
It is very important to record yourself speaking and to compare your recordings to a model speaker's recording.  

 

How To Record Yourself
The easiest way to record yourself is with the Accent Master software.

If you don't have our software you can use the built-in Windows Sound Recorder. You can find it by going to: "Start" - All Programs" - "Accessories" - "Sound Recorder".

 

Troubleshooting
If you are unable to record yourself with the Windows Sound Recorder, try these steps.

1) Make sure your microphone is plugged in to correct port.

2) Go to the Windows Control Panel and go to "Sound" or "Sounds and Audio Devices" (depending on your version of Windows) and make sure that your microphone volume is turned up and that the microphone is not muted.  

 

 

Alphabet Lesson

 

Video Instruction

Please be patient while the video loads.

 

 

Audio Samples

Click below to listen to the pronunciation for each group of letters.  Then record yourself and compare.

 

Group 1: "iy" C, D, E, G, P, T, V, Z
Group 2: "eh" F, L, M, N, S, X
Group 3: "ay" A, H, J, K
Group 4: "ew" Q, U, W
Group 5: "ai" I, Y
Leftovers: O, R

 

Exercises

Spell out the following common words and phrases. Pause and compare yourself to the recording of the word being spelt. 

 

Street
Avenue
Road
Accent Master
World
Gmail.com
Yahoo.com
Hotmail.com
Verizon.net

 

Now practice with your own name, address and email address. With a little practice the next time you are asked to spell this information you can be confident that they will understand the first time!