Our Top 5 Australian Pronunciation Resources
Pick up some tailored tips on the Cultivated Australian English Accent and get some free Australian pronunciation resources for your speaking
I love making resources on Pronunciation.
I go to sleep at night a happy speech pathologist knowing that my team and I have assisted 1000’s of people to improve their English speaking via our Australian Pronunciation Resources and clinic!
We’ve made a stack of resources over the years, many of which are only accessible to our clients via their Cadenza portal, but I thought this blog post is a good chance to share our free Australian Pronunciation Resources – the top 5, because I think you’ll find them really helpful.
I’ve also popped a behind the scenes vlog of a typical admin day as director at Voice Science. This is a chance for you to tune into my real spoken English and pick up some new cultivated Australian accent hacks. I hope you like it! No two days are the same for me, but this one was definitely a fun (and busy) one.
The Sounds of Australian English
This resource gives you the complete sounds of Australian English categorised with the phonetic alphabet and free with a 5 minute audio tutorial. One of our most popular downloads for the year!
How to Pronounce 99 Difficult Medical Words
Find medical words a nightmare to say confidently? This tool has helped 100’s of medical professionals. Complete with a list of 99 words and a free audio tutorial on their pronunciation, this is a vital resource for any medical professional wanting to increase their speaking clarity. Also helpful for non medical professionals.
The Emotional Vocabulary Builder
This resource is a fantastic tool if you are struggling to come up with the words to use when under pressure or expressing your emotions. It will help you to create a template outline to capture typical Australian Expressions when talking about your feelings!
Powerful Regular Verbs
This resource provides you with the tool to start improving your pronunciation of regular verbs. Use it to have the most common verbs of English at your finger tips. You can use this resource to correct your present tense “ing” pronunciation or alongside any target sound covered in our Youtube pronunciation tutorials.
How to Reduce Your Filler Sounds
Using “um” and “ah” too much can really reduce your English speaking confidence. Which is why we developed this quick guide to reducing your filler sounds. Make sure you also check the blog post, linked, for more ideas and strategies: The Cure to Your Word Finding Difficulties.
Tune in to my Cultivated Australian Accent
If native English speakers used a word you didn’t understand and you asked them to repeat, you’d expect them to say it more clearly or reword the phrase to repair the communication breakdown. In our native language we instinctively know how to make things clearer.
Now imagine they just repeated it exactly the same. This wouldn’t be much help and you might end up pretending to understand just to move on. Not fun!
When we’re speaking a non-native language, this is often what we do, despite our best intentions. We might not even know what isn’t clear, let alone how to fix it! Instead of simply repeating, we need to learn what physical adjustments we need to make in our mouths. Just like in sport, this physicality means that the expertise of a coach is just as crucial.
Don’t forget, no accent is better than another & there’s no such thing as a strong accent.
Clarity and confidence matter more than your sound.
Thank you so much for watching. I hope this vlog has given you some new insights things to think about if you need to advocate for your speaking and identity in Melbourne. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.
Ciao for now,
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🔴 Important Disclaimer
The Aussie Accent is not the only way to speak English.
In fact, in Australia, we have numerous different forms of English pronunciation, and I’d argue that all of them are as legitimate and official as each other.
Your speaking is not inferior if you live in Australia but don’t have an Aussie accent.
Currently, there are more non-native speakers of English than native, so no one can tell you that using a mainstream Aussie accent is the only correct way to speak if you live in Australia.