"useful even after living in the UK for a long time" - Federico B
Our first English pronunciation video for Italian speakers,
Sheep in the Sea, is available for download in our shop
Sheep in the Sea is a 28-minute guide to vowel sounds in English, with detailed instruction on the differences between Italian and English vowels. Featuring a native Italian speaker with phonetic diagrams to illustrate sounds and mouth position.
you need clear spoken English to work in an English-speaking country
you use English for dealing with clients in business
people ask you to repeat yourself when speaking English
you wish to improve your international job prospects
you are keen to sound more like a native English speaker and less obviously Italian
Nine short lessons cover:
The cat-a sat-a on the mat-a
How to stop adding an -a to your words
2. Cat, cut and cot
Learn to distinguish difficult vowel sounds
3. The schwa sound
The secret behind the most common sound in English!
4. Quite and quiet
What is the difference between these words?
5. Worm/warm - work/walk
Lots of exercises to distinguish these words
6. Sheep in the sea
The short 'i' sound
7. Puddle & pudding
Confusing words that look similar but are not!
8. Read/read - hear/heard
Differing sounds in present and past tenses
9. Diphthongs in plural words
You are probably splitting these sounds by mistake
See our blog to learn more about why English pronunciation is challenging for Italians.