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Written by: Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor
Friday, September 03, 2010

Are you learning English in America? Do you sometimes feel that you just cannot hear or make particular sounds? I can appreciate your frustration and experience as this happened to me in India learning Tamil. Try some of my fill in the blank exercises with similar sounding word pairs. Can you hear the difference in the words as I speak them? Do you know if you can you create the differences when you speak the different sounds? Sometimes what we hear ourselves say is not what others hear. Sometimes we can't hear which sounds we have mastered or which sounds we have yet to master. I am here to help you! If you are interested in more, contact me!

Look below for the exercises written out. All you have to do is fill in the blank with the right word!

Learn American English - Audio Podcast Lesson

1. I saw her ______.
2. I saw her ______.
3. The ______is long.
4. The ______is long.
5. Where’s the ______?
6. Where’s the ______?
7. We need to ______them.
8. We need to ______them.
9. That ______is too big.
10. That ______is too big.

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If you'd like me to help you improve your American English accent, I am available to meet you in person or via telephone consult. Contact me by e-mail. Thanks. 

Jennifer Kumar is a cross-cultural teacher, trainer and lifestyle adjustment mentor helping people feel more comfortable in cultures far from home. Are you worried about making friends, adjusting to a new job, raising children, conversing in a new language or everyday lifestyle changes when moving to a new country? She can help you explore these topics and more before you leave or after you arrive. She was educated in India as a social worker and in America as a life coach. Feel free to see her website - Authentic Journeys - Helping Indians Relate to Americans.

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