How to pronounce our and are

Even though the words our and are are spelled differently, they OFTEN sound the same. What’s the reason? It has to do with reductions.

How to pronounce democratic

The people I work with in my accent reduction coaching program often ask me how to pronounce democratic.
The first thing you must do (as with most words), is stress the correct syllable.

How to pronounce photography

In order to pronounce the word photography clearly in American English, you need to stress the syllable just before graphy.