Mend Your Speech

Mend Your Speech

Harry Fleetwood FW09130 / FL 9130

Anyone learning American English for the first time will certainly find Mend Your Speech a useful educational tool for understanding the language’s hard to pronounce words. Native speakers may also find it interesting to notice the subtle ways language has changed in the decades since its 1961 recording.

Year Released 1961
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1961 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Language Instruction
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Instructional; Language learning and language teaching; Spoken word

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101 Introduction Harry Fleetwood 3:52
102 Frequently Mispronounced One-Syllable Words Harry Fleetwood 1:11
103 Words with Silent Letters Harry Fleetwood 1:29
104 Stresses Harry Fleetwood 2:06
105 Long Vowels Harry Fleetwood 1:24
106 Foreign Words in English Usage Harry Fleetwood 1:51
107 Slight Pronounciation Differences in Diverse Words Harry Fleetwood 4:24
108 Correct Pronounciation of Frequently Mispronounced Words Harry Fleetwood 5:41
201 Rip Van Winkle (abridged version) by Washington Irving read by Harry Fleetwood, a read-along story Harry Fleetwood 21:56
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