}] To improve consonant clusters you need to listen carefully and feel each consonant in the cluster. googletag.pubads().setTargeting('cdo_alc_pr', pl_p.split(",")); bidderSequence: "fixed" var pbHdSlots = [ { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, In this American English pronunciation video, we’re going to go over how to make the BR consonant cluster. If you mispronounce them, you’ll be mispronouncing many, many words in English. if(pl_p) This will help you master making more than one consonant in a row. The speakers in this video are good at pronouncing consonant clusters. "loggedIn": false Browse our dictionary apps today and ensure you are never again lost for words. Perfecting your pronunciation of ‘months’ and ‘three’ will take practise. googletag.pubads().disableInitialLoad(); Try choosing a different name, Sorry! var pbHdSlots = [ { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, Consonant Cluster Reduction Example In ’66’. iasLog("exclusion label : wprod"); { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the EnglishLearning community, A place for learning english. "sign-out": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signout?rid=READER_ID" { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [300, 600] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, access & accent – access /ˈæk.ses/, accent /ˈæk.sənt/, quality & quantity – quality /ˈkwɒ.lə.ti/, quantity /ˈkwɒn.tə.ti/, expect & expire –  expect /ɪkˈspekt/,  expire /ɪkˈspaɪ.jə/, exaggerate & executive –  exaggerate /ɪɡˈzæ.dʒə.reɪt/, executive /ɪɡˈzek.jə.tɪv/, Consonant Cluster Examples With Words Endings With /t/, With the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, They all put the stress on the second syllable. Listen to consonant clusters examples of speakers from these language backgrounds below, leaving out a sound in the cluster. var mapping_houseslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([963, 0], [300, 250]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); These are words that non-native speakers often mispronounce. They also use the wrong stress. 'increment': 0.01, They leave out the /s/ in the /ks/ cluster in ‘sixty’ and they leave the /s/ sound off at the end of the word six. type: "cookie", { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}]; "authorization": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/info?rid=READER_ID&url=CANONICAL_URL&ref=DOCUMENT_REFERRER&type=&v1=&v2=&v3=&v4=english&_=RANDOM", { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Listen to them say the word 66 – sixty six. iasLog("criterion : cdo_dc = english"); if(success && (tcData.eventStatus === 'useractioncomplete' || tcData.eventStatus === 'tcloaded')) { { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, var pbAdUnits = getPrebidSlots(curResolution); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, 'min': 31, Actually many native speakers will pronounce it as ‘teks’ in natural speaking. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, Good description. Here are some other articles that I’ve written that might help you. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("sfr", "cdo_pronunciation"); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Join Rachel's English Academy or buy Rachel's eBook, American English Pronunciation, to supercharge your conversational English. pbjs.que.push(function() { Did you know that native speakers are actually quite lazy with pronouncing words with 4 consonants in a cluster. pid: '94' { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot_flex' }}, var pbAdUnits = getPrebidSlots(curResolution); 'max': 3, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}]; userIds: [{ Another less common problem for pronouncing clusters is adding an extra sound into the cluster, for example. iasLog("setting page_url: - https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pronunciation/english/cluster"); See more on improving your ‘th’ sound here: How To Pronounce the ‘th’ Sound. three’ will take practise. Brrrrrrrrreak. What if you have a word beginning with "t" or "n" after a word that ends with "s". This is all about mouth movements! "sign-in": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/auth/signin?rid=READER_ID", Brrrreak. 'min': 3.05, Learn more. Listen to the audio pronunciation in the Cambridge English Dictionary. storage: { { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, Honestly, in most instances this won’t be a big problem for your listeners. How many people have the last name Cluster? { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, For example, they might say ‘puh-lease’ instead of ‘please’ or they might pronounce the word ‘desks’ like ‘de-suh-kus’. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776160', position: 'atf' }}, googletag.cmd.push(function() { { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, },{ There are a number of words with 4 consonant sounds, luckily most of them are not common words. var googletag = googletag || {}; Join a tailored Speech Active Pronunciation Course to master consonant clusters and speak English clearly and with confidence. If you are aware that you sometimes leave a sound out in a cluster, don’t worry! {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600]] } }, Many advanced learners will require quality specialised training and practise materials to correct their ‘th’ and master ‘th’ consonant clusters. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776160', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_topslot_mobile_flex' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, Rate the pronunciation difficulty of cluster, {{collections.count?collections.count:0}}, Name already exists! What if you have a word beginning with "t" or "n" after a word that ends with "s". If you liked this video, there’s a lot more to learn about American English pronunciation, and my book will help you step by step. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}]; Record the pronunciation of this word in your own voice and play it to listen to how you have pronounced it. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, They often miss a sound in the cluster. }, tcData.listenerId); Those words are very hard to say without a lifetime of just knowing. 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