December 2019

short u sound

The Short U Sound

The letter u has two short sounds, /Ʌ/ and /Ʊ/. There is no easy way of tell when the short u will say /Ʌ/ or /Ʊ/. Always consult your dictionary to be sure. In today’s lesson, we will be learning about of the two sounds of the short u, /Ʊ/. The vowel /Ʊ/ sound is vowel number eight. It is a short sound which sounds a lot like the ‘o’… Read More »The Short U Sound

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short o sound

The Short O Sound

The short ‘O’ sound is vowel number six. It is a short sound. The sound does not have an equivalent in our native languages. So, you often find that many persons substitute it with /ɔ/.  So they will say /pɔt/ instead of /pɒt/ leading to native speakers hearing ‘port’.  Listen to how the English sound /ɒ/ is produced and repeat the sound till you master it.  Watch Diction Avenue now… Read More »The Short O Sound

ERI English Broadcast 12/3/2019

This week on ERI English Broadcast African Values What do you have that you can share with others? Is it ideas, food, clothes, knowledge, money? Learn the importance of giving in this week’s edition of African Values.     Reading Platform What reading skills do you need to become a confident and entertaining reader? Listen to this excerpt from FRIENDS (by Evelyn Edordu) and pay attention to details.    … Read More »ERI English Broadcast 12/3/2019

ERI English Broadcast 26/11/2019

On ERI English BroadCast This Week: Reading Platform We provide you with the opportunity to become a confident and entertaining reader. Listen to this excerpt from Friends (by Evelyn Edordu)       Diction Class This week on Diction Class, we take on Words Connect. When we speak, we do not say words as if they are standing alone. Listen to how these in connect in sentences: She’s a, can… Read More »ERI English Broadcast 26/11/2019