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Sam Wood
Sam is a vegan travel blogger, freelance writer, social media manager, former English teacher, linguist and occasional guest university lecturer from London, now living in Berlin. He is fascinated with the phonetics of the many varieties of English from all over the world, both from a pedagogical and historical point of view and as well speaks German, Spanish and French plus smatterings of Swedish, Mandarin, Arabic and Japanese. In his free time he enjoys watching Star Trek, doing yoga, baking delicious vegan cakes and performing as a drag queen.
Articles by Sam
How Many Vowel Sounds Does English Have?

How Many Vowel Sounds Does English Have?

How many English vowel sounds are there? Well, it depends on what variety of English we’re talking about. Here’s a brief overview for British and American English.
What Is A Glottal Stop, And How Does It Work In English?

What Is A Glottal Stop, And How Does It Work In English?

The glottal stop is a pretty unique feature in the English language. Here’s what it is, how it’s used, and which other languages it appears in.
Connected Speech: What Is It And How Do You Use It?

Connected Speech: What Is It And How Do You Use It?

What is connected speech and how does it manifest itself in English? One of our linguistics experts explains.
How To Update Your English Pronunciation

How To Update Your English Pronunciation

So you already speak English, but are you concerned that you sound a little too much like the Queen and not enough like Idris Elba? These tips are here to help.
How To Use Lexical Sets To Teach Yourself English Pronunciation

How To Use Lexical Sets To Teach Yourself English Pronunciation

Are you looking to improve your English pronunciation? (Or maybe you’re just curious about how lexical sets work?) Here’s a quick guide to how to improve your accent with these handy tools.