American English Pronunciation: Master Reduced Forms

Use and understand the techniques of reduced forms as you improve your American English pronunciation.

Do you struggle with understanding native-English speakers because of how they pronounce their words?

What you’ll learn

  • You will be able to use many of the reduced forms that are commonly used by native-English speakers..
  • You will be able to speak in a way that is easier, smoother, and more natural..
  • You will more easily understand native-English speakers who frequently use reduced forms..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Rhythm and Stress –> 4 lectures • 15min.
  • Reduced Forms of Function Words –> 12 lectures • 1hr 5min.
  • Conclusion –> 1 lecture • 1min.

American English Pronunciation: Master Reduced Forms


  • Do you struggle with understanding native-English speakers because of how they pronounce their words?
  • Do you wish you could sound more like a native-English speaker?
  • Do you want to know the techniques of American pronunciation that millions of native-speakers use every day in their conversations?

Then . . . enroll NOW and begin speaking like a native-English speaker right away!
Hi, my name is Stuart Ransom, and I have been teaching English in Southeast Asia since 2015. I understand the struggles that many students face as they try to understand native-speakers despite knowing the vocabulary. This is because most native-speakers change the pronunciation of words in a way that are unfamiliar to many people who are learning English.
“Where is he going to go?” sounds more like “Where zee gonna go?”
“What do you want to do?” sounds more like “Wadda ya wanna do?”
When English speakers do this, they are using reduced forms. They shorten some words, say them faster, and often drop certain sounds to make speech flow smoother and easier.
Reduced forms are used by millions of native-English speakers every day! If you don’t know reduced forms, you will continue to struggle with understanding American English pronunciation!

  • Place stress on certain words and less stress on others, so you will sound more natural and not be misunderstood.
  • Recognize which words to reduce and sound more like a native-English speaker.
  • Pronounce expressions in their standard (citation) form and in their reduced forms.
  • Combine multiple reduced forms in a single sentence to make your speech flow smoothly and easily.

You will also become familiar with many of the symbols used in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) which is the world-wide standard for learning correct pronunciation.
There is no better time to start learning and using reduced forms than RIGHT NOW!
These techniques are not difficult. You can begin sounding like a native-English speaker today!
Take your American English pronunciation to a new level as you master the techniques of reduced forms. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not absolutely thrilled with what you learn, so there is no risk whatsoever.
See you in the course!
Stuart Ransom

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