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What Variety of Nigerian English Do You Speak

The Institute of Certified Communicators has identified two varieties of Englishes spoken by Nigerians. Which type of Nigerian English do you speak? Read on to find out and learn how our accent reduction course can help you speak English that will be understood anywhere in the world.   Nigerian Englishes There are two varieties of Nigerian Englishes General Nigerian English Pronunciation (GNEP) Regional Nigerian English Pronunciation (RNEP) General Nigerian English… Read More »What Variety of Nigerian English Do You Speak

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

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

ERI English Broadcast 19/11

This week on ERI English Broadcast We bring you Kids Think. Students are given scenarios and they talk about what they would do if confronted with same. In this edition, pupils of Good Shepherd Schools, Lagos share their thinking on what they’ll do IF on your way back home, and you noticed from a distance that the window of your house is broken, your door is slightly opened—ajar. You also see… Read More »ERI English Broadcast 19/11

ERI English Broadcast 8/11/2019

Today on ERI English Broadcast… Diction Class Do you know how to talk about one item in a pair? Is it “One leg of my shoes or half pair of my shoes, when talking about one of the two that make a pair?” Watch Diction Class to find out.     African Values What are the benefits of accepting corrections? Watch:   Reading Platform Learn what to do before reading… Read More »ERI English Broadcast 8/11/2019

ERI English Broadcast 7/11/19

On ERI English Broadcast today… Words of the Week Do you know how to say the days of the week? Some people have difficulty saying Wednesday and Saturday. Get to know the days of the week and more on Words of the Week. Diction Class Join us in the Diction class as we learn how to say loud and faint parts of words(stress).     And on  Stories that Teach… Read More »ERI English Broadcast 7/11/19