How to Pronounce GRADUATE – Word of the Week – American English October 25, 2019 70 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsamerican English ESL learn pronunciation spoken TESOL yt:cc=on 70 Comments Caroline Pinheiro says: March 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm Thanks Rachel! It was so helpful! Reply Adnane Fegrouche says: March 21, 2013 at 7:12 pm Way to go Rachel ( by the way, popular name you hold, in USA ) Reply Rachel's English says: March 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm Here it is an adjective describing the kind of school. Graduate school / graduate courses / graduate student referring to one continuing with studies after getting a Bachelor's degree. The verb in this sentence is 'going' — however, if I had used the other pronunciation, then it would be the verb! (Though most likely an American would have left 'school' out of that sentence: I'm going to graduate next fall.) Reply Mauro Guerrero says: March 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm Thanks Rachel Reply Mahmoud El-Hawary says: March 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm htank you but i want ask you how i can speak american accent like the americans because i'm egyption ,my english is not good how i can learn quickly thank you for read Reply huramiga says: March 21, 2013 at 11:14 pm Thanks Rachel. Reply Ahmed Amin says: March 22, 2013 at 1:01 am Thanks a lot for all your lessons. Actually you are great 🙂 Reply zhi dong says: March 22, 2013 at 4:22 am Have the problem with T sound at the end of the word. I don't know how to stop it by the position where it should be ..I always pronounce it when I speak in individual word. Reply Luigi Jav says: March 22, 2013 at 5:23 am it's hard to get the phonetics, cos in the on line dictionaries varies from one to another Reply Luigi Jav says: March 22, 2013 at 5:31 am what dictionary do you recommend? Reply Luigi Jav says: March 22, 2013 at 5:34 am the sentence doesn't requiere the "from", given that is a tr. verb? Reply LISANCACOM says: March 22, 2013 at 8:27 am thanks so much, you are helpful Reply Khaled Aljaber says: March 22, 2013 at 9:15 am Thanks,, you're awesome !! Reply Dny Gutierz says: March 22, 2013 at 9:25 am such great job teacher and thank you very much Reply VLADZARIDAN says: March 22, 2013 at 10:47 am there is also sound "w" between "gradu" and "ate", isn't there? Reply Tuấn Thông Thái says: March 22, 2013 at 11:02 am that's it and thanks for using, RACHEL'S ENGLISH :)) Reply MrAndyCarlos says: March 22, 2013 at 11:37 am I want to make a vid. But how much time do I have to send it? Reply Rachel's English says: March 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm Take as much time as you need! Reply Rachel's English says: March 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm Good question! not officially. But often it can feel like we make a W or Y (the glide consonants) sound when linking two vowels (uu+ay, in this case, can feel like uu+way). Reply Rachel's English says: March 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm It does not. But it wouldn't be incorrect with 'from'. Reply BikemanforU says: March 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm Your trailer at the end looks great nice job Reply Rozu Hime says: March 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm I love how this vid has subtitles! 🙂 Reply jorge aragon says: March 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm Hi Rachel, you have a great methodology. congratulations Reply Rachel's English says: March 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm Almost all of them have it! On this video they turn on automatically. 🙂 Reply Rachel's English says: March 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm Thanks. 🙂 Reply Otaku Algerian says: March 22, 2013 at 10:20 pm Thnks Rachel Reply MrAndyCarlos says: March 23, 2013 at 12:25 am @Rachel's English Ok then. Just one question. When I make this video, do I have to send it for ya or something like that? Nice explanation, btw 😉 Reply Robin Schnell says: March 23, 2013 at 3:27 am I recommend you to all my ESL students. There is nobody better online. Reply Everardo Serratt says: March 23, 2013 at 3:41 am You keep getting better and better. Today and my way to work I was thinking of some of the words I have a difficult time saying and I'm wondering if you could do a video or if you have one already, the words are: which and witch. I would like for you to explain the difference between these two words even though I can tell the difference but you are great at explaing why. Thank you. Reply Rachel's English says: March 23, 2013 at 5:12 am Actually, I would say they are the pronounced the same. WHICH may start with a light 'h' sound, but I think that is becoming less and less common: I don't think younger people really use that pronunciation. So if you pronounce WHICH without the light h before, it sounds just like WITCH. Reply erajuga says: March 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm Why did you discontinue the quick evaluation? 🙁 Any chance on bringing it back? Reply jihad othman says: March 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm I respect what you do Rachel,Great effort … Can I ask you if you could focus a little bit on pronouncing words regarding work environments , or companies I mean commerce concepts and so on . and i wonder if you could tell me why i kinda loose my accent when i speak English quickly ? Reply Rachel's English says: March 24, 2013 at 1:19 am Sure, I have some Word of the Week videos coming up that have words related to the work place. But feel free to send me suggestions, too. Are you saying your pronunciation gets better or worse when you speak quickly? Reply Sachin Tyagi says: March 24, 2013 at 4:04 am Rachel's, I really appreciate your work. Reply Christine Han says: March 24, 2013 at 9:27 am Hi Rachel!!! I recommended you to my English teachers in Japan and they loved it! Very few first hand native speaker material like this can be found in Asia, thanks to you and the internet! Reply Ver Garcia says: March 24, 2013 at 9:49 am You are invited!! Difficulties in speaking English Language and planning to work in a call center or travel abroad? If yes, attend.. English Grammar & Fluency Workshop the easy way..' T692-4417 (PLDT) or 0947-4960730 (Smart) conducted every Sunday at UP Diliman, Virata Hall.. You are all cordially invited.. From 10 am to 5pm. With topics such as: Refresh and review of the Parts of Speech with Group dynamics, Enrol Now!! See u then Sundays. Look for Josie or Ver T692-4417 (PLDT) or 0947-4960730.. Reply jihad othman says: March 24, 2013 at 9:49 am pick what u like of words such as : Treasury bonds , Certificate of Incorporation , real estate those are easy but u can pick things similar to them . and regarding that thing it get worse i mean words don't get the latitude to pronounce them as native one Reply Ver Garcia says: March 24, 2013 at 9:51 am You are all invited!! Difficulties in speaking English Language and planning to work in a call center or travel abroad? If yes, attend.. English Grammar & Fluency Workshop the easy way..' T692-4417 (PLDT) or 0947-4960730 (Smart) conducted every Sunday at UP Diliman, Virata Hall.. You are all cordially invited.. From 10 am to 5pm. With topics such as: Refresh and review of the Parts of Speech with Group dynamics, Vocabulary Enrichment, Practical Conversation w/ Exercises, Effective Business Cor.. Reply Hieu Nguyen says: March 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm Rachel, I can't distinguish between the /ɔ:/ sound and the /ɔ:l/ sound, please help me to distinguish them, thank you. Reply TheInformalstyle says: March 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm I'm from England we pronounce it just the same way. Reply kay jay says: March 26, 2013 at 2:01 am Rachel ,I don't know why I am saying this but I think you're beautiful . : ) . Do you have a boyfriend or something ? LOL. Reply Rachel's English says: March 26, 2013 at 2:21 am 🙂 Thanks Christine!! Reply Rachel's English says: March 26, 2013 at 2:22 am If you find you're hard to understand as you get faster, try to focus on keeping your stressed syllables longer. Once those get short, it's very hard to understand. Reply Rachel's English says: March 26, 2013 at 2:23 am I discontinued it be/c I wasn't getting enough requests to make it worthwhile. But, I am working with another teacher and we are brainstorming ways get people short, personalized feedback. Hopefully will be able to release a new service sometime later this year! Reply Rachel's English says: March 26, 2013 at 2:24 am Thank you for spreading the word!! Reply Rachel's English says: March 26, 2013 at 2:25 am First, upload your video. Then come to this page and click into the box to post a comment. That will make a link appear underneath that says 'post a video response' — click that and follow the instructions. 🙂 Reply Rachel's English says: March 26, 2013 at 2:25 am I would agree that we don't use 'gotten' much. Reply jihad othman says: March 26, 2013 at 10:41 am Thats what i was doing lately 😀 You are gorgeous 😉 Reply Train Hard says: March 28, 2013 at 12:48 am As well as the Present Perfect itself 🙂 Reply MrAndyCarlos says: March 28, 2013 at 10:36 pm I got it! Thanks alot. Reply heureuse44 says: April 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm Thank you so much I finally found what i need .I have problem with some words Im arabic mom im speaking french It was difficult for me to learn English .but now im so happy Reply carlos wilfredo rodriguez says: April 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm Rachel I´m in love with you greetings from El Salvador 😉 Reply Awdaly Saleh says: April 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm Really, I Like this lesson . Reply Awdaly Saleh says: May 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm Thank you so much , I would to hear you every day if possible . Reply Awdaly Saleh says: May 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm Start , I am waiting . Thank you very much . Reply Adelson Lopes da Silva says: May 29, 2013 at 1:39 am mande um abrazo para mim.aqui Brasil. Reply haitham abdelaziz says: May 30, 2013 at 9:02 am THNAKS RACHEL Reply 919copacabana says: June 16, 2013 at 5:20 am gracias Reply Ali Aljubori says: June 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm I love u Rachel 🙂 Reply Steven Lee says: April 28, 2015 at 2:29 am Thanks for the clear explanation. Reply stephany reyes says: August 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm Thanks Rachel, your videos about pronunciation really help a lot I had been seen a lot of them. Hello From Dominican Republic. Reply wid petter says: December 8, 2015 at 6:38 pm Rachel ,Rachel ,Sure, you're the best teacher of the English language and apparent in the world Reply Horizons Blog says: March 3, 2016 at 11:01 am YEAHAHAHAH that was the word That I requested quite some time ago!! Thanks Rachel! you are the best!! Reply Yasin Ahmed says: April 13, 2017 at 4:44 am Good mornıng my teacher Reply محمد فارس Mohammed Fares says: January 11, 2018 at 5:52 pm Thank you very much🙏💕 Reply Hibbert Jahlil says: September 6, 2018 at 11:55 am If there happen linking (vowel to vowel ,/u/-/eɪ/ or /u/ to/ ɪ/ ).how to distinguish /ˈɡradʒʊ(w)eɪt/and /ˈɡradʒʊ(w)ɪt/,they sounds similar.Thank you for your help! Reply I LOVE Bashar al-Assad says: May 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm You're the best teacher in the world 🗺 ✔️💐 thank a lot 💐✔️ Reply Colbin Barrita says: May 24, 2019 at 10:20 am face acting to teach,so beautiful thank you rachel Reply kasia nowak says: June 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm You can make more word of the week. Reply Hx Mobile says: July 2, 2019 at 1:10 pm how, hello could you explain word ( thrilled, and blissful ), pleased . Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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