Improve your accent & speak clearly in English with our handy pronunciation guide. In this English lesson, we look at how to pronounce one of the most important sounds in English – the schwa – /ə/ and look at how it used in the words ‘the’, ‘of’, ‘butter’ and more! Master this sound to improve YOUR pronunciation and communication skills.

0:00 /ə/
0:23 How to say ‘the’, ‘of’ and ‘that’
0:49 How to say ‘about’, ‘common’, ‘standard’ and ‘butter’
1:18 The Schwa – “the most important sound in English”
2:02 Unstressed syllables
3:04 How to say ‘A cup of tea’

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