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Finance & Accounting Professionals need to communicate in English on a daily basis, and if you work with the US or live and work in the US, it’s important that everyone understand you clearly. It can hurt your credibility, confidence, and ability to do your job if people either misunderstand you or misinterpret what you say. In order to be clear in American English, you’ll want to master the key components of the language.

Now that you have completed the first four courses in this series, you are ready to learn more about the endings on words and discover your own patterns so you can create sustainable improvements in your speech.

This course focuses on clearly distinguishing the final sounds in words, making them distinct as voiceless or voiced, as determined by the final sound used. It also focuses on the past tense of regular verbs and the endings on some adjectives and adverbs, as well as the plurals and verb agreements of words in the present tense, and noting clearly in your speech whether they are voiceless or voiced. Depending on your first language, you may struggle with different endings than someone else does, and you’ll need a reliable method to figure this out and create a way to practice on a regular basis so you can enact and sustain real change.

This course also uses finance & accounting vocabulary so that when you learn the concepts of English, you’ll also learn to say the words that come up for you every day at work.

Course Key Concepts: English, pronunciation, pronounce, American, vocabulary, finance words, accounting words, word ending, word endings.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore and learn how to determine whether the ending on a root word is voiced or voiceless.
  • Identify and practice choosing the correct ending for regular verbs in the past tense, some adjectives and adverbs also using the same endings as regular past tense verbs.
  • Recognize and practice choosing the correct ending for plurals and verb agreements in the present tense.
  • Discover how to predict which endings will be most difficult for you and design a plan to systematically correct your speech to avoid creating ambiguity when you use challenge words.
Last updated/reviewed: June 9, 2021

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

8 CoursesFinance & Accounting English For Non-Native Speakers of American English: Certification Program

  1. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: The Vowels of American English
  2. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Comparative Contrasts in Usage with the Vowels of American English
  3. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: The Consonants in American English
  4. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Comparative Contrasts in Usage of Consonants in American English
  5. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Endings on Words in American English
  6. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Word Stress in American English
  7. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Intonation & Presence in American English
  8. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: A Crash Course in Finance & Accounting Vocabulary for American English

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
This course will help to have access to a phonetic / pronunciation dictionary for American English that uses the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), such as Longman’s Cambridge or Oxford for American English.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  3:30Introduction to Endings on Words in American English
  10:32How to Speak like an American
  12:16The Ending on Words
  11:50ED Endings on Words
  8:37ED Endings on Words Cont'd
  1:58Adjectives & Adverbs with -ed endings
  16:10S and Z Endings
  3:02Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:07:54Endings on Words in American English
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Endings on Words in American English
  PDFEndings on Words in American English Glossary/ Index
  PDFManual - Finance and Accounting Accent Reduction
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM