Learning British UK Accent (RP): 10/01/2011 - 11/01/2011

British Accent Audio - Popular Boys Names

A selection of popular Boys names: listen to their RP British accent pronuncation:

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British Accent Video - Publishing Vocab

Some key words used in the publishing industry.  Watch the video to hear them pronounced in an RP British accent:

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British Accent Audio - Popular Girls Names

A selection of popular names for Girls.  Listen to theBritish accent pronunciation :

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British Accent Video - Newspapers Vocab

Hear how to say Broadsheet, Tabloid, Headline in an RP British Accent. Watch the video to find out more:

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British Accent Video - Newspapers Vocab

Hear how to pronounce Article, Tabloid and Headline in an RP British Accent:

Pronunciation practice to help improve your RP British accent. http://www.learningbritishaccent.com for more practice.

British Accent Audio - Positional numbers: First through to 30th

Hear how to say First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth , Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth....all the way up to Thirtieth in an RP British Accent:

Listen here:

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British Accent Video - Money Vocab

Ever wondered how to say words like Cash, Currency, Exchange Rate in an RP British accent? Watch the video to find out more:


 Pronunciation practice to help improve your RP British accent. http://www.learningbritishaccent.com for more practice.

British Accent Audio - Common Ailments

Feeling a bit under the weather?  Then maybe you're suffering from one of these ailments.

Take a listen:
 

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British Accent Audio - Describing The Weather

A common pastime in the UK is discussing the weather.  Heres some helpful words and phrases to help with your weather conversation:

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British Accent Video - Law Vocab

If you are having a conversation about the Law, heres some words and phrases you may hear:

 Pronunciation practice to help improve your RP British accent. http://www.learningbritishaccent.com for more practice.

British Accent Audio - Types of Drinks

In a bar , restaurant or as a guest at someones dinner party, you may hear some of these types of drinks mentioned

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British Accent Video = Insurance Vocab

If you're dealing with an insurance claim or speaking with an insurance advisor, you may use and hear these spoken words and phrases.
Watch the video here:


Pronunciation practice to help improve your RP British accent. http://www.learningbritishaccent.com for more practice.

British Accent video - CV Vocab

Some common words and phrases used when talking about a CV.

Watch the video to hear more:

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British Accent Video - Correspondence Vocab

A selection of vocab thats commonly used when composing a letter or other forms of correspondence.

Watch the video for details:

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British Accent Audio - Measuring Words

Selection of words used when describing measurements:

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British Accent Video - how to say BIOS and Linux

There are two different ways to say Linux - both are perfectly acceptable.  Hear the variations in this video:

More pronunciation practice can be found in The Ultimate Rp British Accent Learning Resource: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com

 

British Accent Video - Saying Delicate and Dedicate

Confused about the difference between delicate and dedicate?  Hear the correct pronunciation in this video:


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Have and Be - Two Key Verbs

Accent Reduction - Accent Neutralization

The verbs to have and to be are two of the most important verbs in English. They are used as principal verbs, auxiliary verbs for a variety of tenses, modal uses and more.  Here are some examples:

She is a teacher. - They were built in Finland. - We've been working since three o'clock.
She has to handle customer service. - Tim has got an appointment at four. - Mary has lived here since 1997.

These guides to the verb to have and to be discuss each use of these two key verbs in English in detail with numerous examples.

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How To Use The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource…..

If you’ve just downloaded the

Ultimate RP British Accent Learning resource

, then you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of different audio and video training modules.

Where should you start?

Is there a particular way to navigate around the training package?

Well, in short there is no right or wrong way to learn from the Ultimate RP British Accent. You are free to start with whichever module takes your fancy or whatever area of study interests you at that particular point in time. It’s important to remember – this is your property for ever! There’s no need to rush through it and attempt to cover each topic right away. Feel free to take your time and revisit each and every one of the modules whenever you need to. However, if you would like a short guide to start you on your learning journey, then this is my suggestion as to how you might approach the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource.  

Firstly, I think the key modules to help you speak with an RP British accent is to learn to pronounce each of the individual sounds that make up the RP British accent. So I would suggest to begin with looking at The Sounds In The British Accent MP4 video. You could download the mp3 audio file on your mp3 player so you can listen to it during the day at those times when you’re not at your computer (while you’re commuting to work, walking the dog, at the gym etc ) This presentation is a good grounding in the different vowel and consonant sounds and so many of my British accent subscribers have been in touch with me to tell me how useful they’ve found this presentation and how much their British accent has improved because if it!

Also take a look at the Spoken Sounds Mp4 video. This is video footage to show you a close up of how the mouth, tongue, lips look like when you make these different sounds. This should give you a good point of reference to make sure you’re placing your mouth in a similar position to produce the correct sounds.

If you need more practice to get these sounds just right, then why not go to the mp3 Extra Vocab practice files. Each mp3 covers 100’s of sample Vocab which demonstrate a particular vowel or consonant sound. They’re divided into Affricates, Dipthongs, Fricatives (Parts one and two), Laterals, Plosions, Nasal Consonents, Semi-vowels, Short vowels and Long Vowels. These are great mp3s to dip into just to listen, copy and practice the different type of sounds using everyday vocabularly.

Once you’re feeling more confident with the Sounds of the british accent, then why not move onto the Verb section. This module covers the Top 300 verbs used in English. Not only can you practice your accent, you will also become more familiar with the verbs that you’ll be using when speaking and writing in English.

After the Top 300 Verbs section, why not move onto the top 500 common words with sentences. Again this will help familiarise yourself with common English words, their spelling, usage, as well as their correct pronunciation.

Now you’re confident with using the words in isolation, lets now look at putting them together and becoming confident speakers and conversationists. If you use the telephone a lot, then why not look through the telephone vocab and conversations module. For more general, everyday situations –take a look at the 40 Conversations module. A role-play video and audio which covers scenerios found in everyday life.

This may also be a good moment to listen to the Connected Speech module. This module focuses on how words and sounds change when used in natural, fluent speech.

The final three modules : 100 English Phrases and Sayings , Mispronounced Words and Industry Vocab – are designed to be more of a reference resource rather than a step-by-step training manual. These are modules that you will probably ‘dip into ‘ when you have a specific question that relating to these areas. However, this shouldn’t stopping you listening to each of the modules from start to finish as extra vocab and listening exercises.

I do hope this general guide is of help to you. Remember, this is only my thoughts, and you’re free to use the learning resource in any way you wish.

I hope you’re finding the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource helpful, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for more training updates when they come available:

 

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British Accent Video - Kitchen Vocab

 Selection of vocab used when talking about items found in the Kitchen. For more pronunciation practice visit the website:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com.

If you find these Vocab videos helpful, then you can many more in the
Ultimate RP British Accent Training Package: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Audio - Some Dipthong practice

Here is a very small collection of words which use the Dipthong sound Oi/ OY.

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This audio clip was taken from the Dipthong section of The Ultimate RP British Accent learning resource.  Visit the website for more information: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com

 

British Accent Video - More Garden Vocab

 Some more garden vocab!. For more pronunciation practice visit the website: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com.

If you find these Vocab videos helpful, then you can many more in the
Ultimate RP British Accent Training Package: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

Fear for jobs ignites English crisis in Japan

You don’t have to leave your town to learn a new language

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Often people complain that they don’t have the money to travel abroad to practice or even start learning new language.

If you live in a metropolitan area, you are likely to find ethnic, cultural and language enclaves where you can find native speakers with whom to practice your target language.

Multilingual Benny Lewis of Fluent in Three Months and I found as we traveled to various cultural communities in San Francisco to show that you can practice or learn a language in San Francisco without having to leave the city. Russians would speak to us, but they didn’t want to be recorded on film. Somehow my eyes decided to hide from this photo too although I am not particularly camera shy.

Unfortunately, due to timing issues, we didn’t get to speak to people in the Mission District in Spanish and no Russians wanted to be filmed. But we made a wholehearted effort to speak to as many people as we could.

Benny moves from to a new country about every season to learn a new language and show that you don’t have to take expensive classes or have a personal tutor to learn a language. He immerses himself from Day One. He is currently living in Chicago on his mission to learn Klingon for the Star Trek Convention. Obviously, there are no Klingon enclaves in Chicago where he can sit for a coffee and wax on in Star Trek lingo. So he will be up to his own devices to learn the language as he has done for so many already. He has many videos on his You Tube channel in various languages, including American Sign Language, Esperanto, German and many others.

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British Accent Video - Garden Vocab

 Selection of vocab used when discussing gardens.

For more pronunciation practice visit the website.http://www.learningbritishaccent.com.

British Accent Video - Rooms in the Home

Selection of vocab used when describing rooms in the home.

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British Accent audio - Funeral Vocab

A small collection of words that may beused when talking about Funerals

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 If you find these Vocab audio files helpful, then you can many more in the
Ultimate RP British Accent Training Package: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Video - Meetings Vocab

A selection of words to use when describing and setting up Meetings:

If you find these Vocab videos helpful, then you can many more in the
Ultimate RP British Accent Training Package: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Audio - Parts of the Body

Here's a short selection of body parts to help with your British Accent pronunciation:

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If you find these Vocab audio files helpful, then you can many more in the
Ultimate RP British Accent Training Package: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent video - Company Words

A selection of words used in many business organisations.  Listen to the pronunciation, repeat yourself and practice your RP British accent.

If you find these Vocab videos helpful, then you can many more in the
Ultimate RP British Accent Training Package: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html