Vocal exercises for everyone
(elocution exercises)

Do you have a problem with pronunciation? If so I can help you!

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39 sounds plus other oddities of spoken English

Updated regularly with new sounds - if you find a sound you would like to practice is not included in the course let me know and I will add it!    Make your speech as clear as possible and get on in life.

This is a short course which packs a punch! Ideal for people in a hurry or people (like me) who hate waffle!

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  • We have 5 vowels a,e,i,o,u and each letter makes more than one sound. For example the letter a in day, cat, and car
  • Diphthongs are vowel sounds made with two sounds this means your mouth should change shape for these sounds (see my video course for more help)    My house joins new road way
  • The only thing that alters the sound of  vowel is the shape of our mouth
  • Vowel Sounds
  • i (eye) 
  • Open your mouth wide enough to put three fingers in it vertically.
  • As you say the sound the shape of your mouth should alter from very open to a smile shape (see my video course)
  1. The child smiles all of the time
  2. High in the Pine tree

More videos can be seen here

  • o (oh) 
  • Make a circle with your lips
  1. Don't moan about it though
  2. Follow the arrows to avoid the snow

  • a (ay) 
  • Your mouth should change shape as you say this sound.
  • Your mouth should change shape
  1. Eight o'clock is too late
  2. The lady gave me the plate on friday

  • a (ah) 
  • Open your mouth wide enough to put three fingers in it vertically.
  • Your mouth doesn't change shape
  1. My car is a very fast car
  2. Stay calm, don’t argue 

You will see from the exercises above that the spelling of the word doesn't matter - it is the sound that is important. The 'ay' sound in 'eight' is the same as in 'date' even though one is 'ei' and the other 'a'. LIkewise, the 'oh' sound can be 'ou' or 'oa' or just 'o'. My video course covers this in more detail.

Consonant sounds are made when 2 organs of speech touch and the main organs of speech are:

  • Teeth
  • Tongue
  • Lips
  • Hard Palate
  • Soft Palate

  • Consonant sounds
  • Sound all the consonant sounds in each word, especially the 't' and 'd' sounds at the ends of the words and in the middle of words
  1. Just wait and see, the coat and hat might fit you
  2. The little girl was absolutely certain that the chocolate was hers

  • Tongue and teeth for the 'th' sound
  • Your tongue must be outside of your mouth before you start the 'th'sound
  • This sound can be at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of a word
  1. This is my finger, this is my thumb
  2. Can I have another little brother
  3. We both like living in the south of the country

More videos can be seen here

  • 'L' sound
  • The 'l' should be heard - only very quietly - in words like child, smile, adult etc. you must make sure that when you say 'mile' your tongue touches the roof of your mouth for the 'l' sound
  1. The child smiles at the adult
  2. Salt is bad for your health

  • Fun tongue twisters
  1. She sells sea shells on the sea shore
  2. Whether the weather be hot or whether the weather be cold
  3. Peter Piper picked a piece of pickled pepper
  4. Red leather yellow leather

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'A great and informative course - What a good idea of Serena's to do a speech course where the learner can participate and learn how to speak better.'

'I am finding this course clear, simple and easy enough to do a small section every day. The children are also enjoying the lessons. Highly recommend. Thank you Serena for creating this helpful course.'

 Above is a list of vocal exercises but a much more comprehensive list of vocal exercises (elocution exercises) can be found on my best selling online course.  All of these elocution vocal exercises must be said out loud. Repeat each one at least twice a day for speech improvement.

What people say about my courses

'Recommend to all speakers of the English Language who wish to improve or correct their pronunciation. The Teacher has a great way of explaining concepts and the reasons why a pronunciation should be correctly pronounced in a certain way. I like the tutor's way of teaching,which is a traditional style,that has substance and clarity. Video and Audio quality is very good.' - Shaun, Aug 2018

'I had a mumbling issue which led me to go to a speech therapist and pay £100 per session, after losing £200 and still not having a solution, I came across this course and I had quickly found the solution to my problem. Over and above that, I got a lot more out of this course, more than anything a real enlightenment as to how I speak, how that comes across and how I can improve my speech to get better outcomes out of conversations and speeches. Thank you Serena.' Reuben, Aug 2018

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You are a "Guru" (teacher) in the true sense of the word, as you impart and share your knowledge in totality, and I'm lucky to have you as a teacher. Kavita.

'....explained everything professionally well and honest she gave very good useful tips and has this unique charm and engaging voice that soothes my fears of always being afraid to speak to others because they might judge me and she was thoroughly precise and to the point and she gave quite a lot of useful longevity tips for everyday use. IMPRESSIVE 5 STARS!!'  Laurie , Aug 2018

I’m lucky enough to have had some elocution classes with Serena face-to-face some years ago in Bournemouth. Having English as a second language I used Serena’s knowledge and professionalism to help me, at first, to understand that an accent can be a part of your character and this gives your speech some flavour. The important bit is to understand and learn how to speak every single word clearly, with a good pace, with high and lows which make your speech interesting. It was enlightening, and now I have found online all those wonderful classes with a genuine English lady. This is priceless. Thank you Serena! - Newton, Feb 2018