Learning British UK Accent (RP): 01/01/2012 - 02/01/2012

British Accent Audio - IT Vocab (80)

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

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British Accent Video - Cell / Sell

Welcome to my latest British accent training video!  This video explores the pronunciation and meaning of Cell and Sell.  Take a minute to watch the video and practice your RP British accent:

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The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource now includes an audio module on Finance Vocab.

The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource now includes an audio module on Finance Vocab.  Everyone is talking about Finance and the Economy these days – listen to this commonly used finance words in an RP British Accent. Purchase your copy of the Ultimate RP British Accent today: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

 

British Accent Audio - IT Vocab (78)

Another selection of vocab from the IT deparment:

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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 - Buy / By / Bye

Don't confuse Buy / By and Bye - watch the video!

For more British accent help, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

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British Accent Video - Board / Bored

Don't confuse Board and Bored - watch the video for more info:

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British Accent Practice – the top 500 Common Words

Would learning how to pronounce the most common 500 English words in RP British Accent help your accent training? Learn how to correctly say each of these commonly used words in the Ultimate RP British Accent learning resource

British Accent Audio - Human Resources (5/76)

More vocab from the Human Resources department - listen to the podcast:

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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 - Base / Bass

Don't confuse Base and Bass - watch the video for further information:

For more British accent help, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Audio - Human Resources (4/75)

Another selection of vocab from the world of Human Resources:

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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 - Ball / Bawl

Don't confuse Ball and Bawl - watch the video for more info:

For more British accent help, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

Do you need help with your British Accent Telephone Voice?

If you use the phone to communicate with clients and colleagues then the Ultimate RP British accent Learning Resource can help you!  If you need to use an authentic RP British accent speaking voice on the phone and you’re looking for some help to improve your phone voice then look no further.

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The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource includes a training module devoted to telephone conversation practice and learning some common telephone phrases and vocabulary.  Many employees at BPO organisations often use the telephone as the primary method of communication with their international clients and customers.  Speaking in a confident, fluent RP British accent can help improve the telephone experience and ensure clear and accurate communication.  If you would like some help to practice your telephone RP British accent then consider purchasing the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource.  Its available as an instant digital download (both audio and video files) for £29.99.

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? 

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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: www.learningbritishaccent.com , Facebook, @LearnBritaccent on Twitter

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British Accent Audio - Human Resources (3/74)

Another selection of Human Resources vocab:

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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 - Ate / Eight

Don't confuse Ate and Eight, watch the video for more info:

For more British accent help, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Audio - Human Resources (2/73)

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

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British Accent Audio - More Short Vowel practice

Some vocab words which use the U/O/OU sound - as in MUST.  Listen, repeat and practice your RP British accent:

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British Accent Video - Allowed / Aloud

Some more British Accent pronunciation help.  Watch the video to hear Allowed and Aloud :

For more British accent help, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Audio - HR Industry Vocab (1)

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

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British Accent Video - Aisle / Isle

Do you know the difference between Aisle and Isle?  Watch the video for some more RP British accent pronuciation practice:

For more British accent help, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Audio - More Plosives practice

Selection of words with the plosive B sound - as in BOMB.  Practice your RP British Accent with this short podcast:

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British Accent Video - Affect / Effect

Do you know the difference between Affect and Effect.  Watch the short video for some more pronunciation practice:

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British Accent Audio - More Semi-Vowel practice

Some more RP British accent pronunciation practice on the W sound (as in WANT). 
Listen to the short podcast for some examples.  Listen, repeat and practice your British accent:

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British Accent Video - Giving Advice

If you need to pass on some advice in your next conversation, you may find some of these phrases useful. Watch the short video for some pronunciation practice:

For more British accent help, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Audio - more Long Vowel practice

A short audio podcast focusing on the long U/OO sound.  Such as YOU and SHOE.

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British Accent Video - more Family Relationships

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Another selection of words to describe some family relationships.  Hear the RP pronunciation of nephew, twin and wife and many more...

For more British accent help, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Audio - more Nasal consonant practice

Short audio podcast focusing on the nasal consonant sound 'N' .  Such as NOBLE and NEST

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British Accent Video - Family Relationships

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A selection of vocab to describe some various family relationships.  Hear the RP pronunciation of some common descriptions such as aunt, brother and husband.

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Phonemic Converter

If you're interested in American English pronunciation, then you may find this useful

American English Pronunciation blog

Here are two online tools that you can use to convert regular text into IPA or American Phonetic Alphabet symbols.

The first one is nice because each sound symbol has an audio component.

http://theaccentlab.com/

I also like the one below because it shows which syllable is stressed. When it comes to spoken English, stress is extremely important!

http://upodn.com/phon.asp

To read related information on American English pronunciation click on the links below. The 0 means closed for comments.

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Modifying Nouns - The Key Role of Adjectives

Accent Reduction - Accent Neutralization

Adjectives modify nouns - generally we think of words such as big, expensive, interesting, etc. as adjectives, but there are many words that qualify as adjectives. This guide to the nine types of adjectives will help you understand how adjectives are used in English. You can also use a number of adjectives together, but need to be careful about using the correct adjective order such as He had a nice, big round belly instead of a big, round nice belly.

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British Accent Audio - more Laterals practice

A short audio podcast focusing on the TL sound.  As in BATTLE....

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British Accent Video - Marital Status

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When discussing a persons marital status, you may hear or use any of the terms heard in this short video.

For more British Accent practice, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

British Accent Audio - more Diphthongs practice

A short audio podcast focusing on the OR/UR/EW sound.  For example, POUR.

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British Accent Video - more Environment vocab

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Another selection of words and phrases that can be used when talking about the Environment. Words that describe various weather event.

For more British Accent help, take a look at the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

 

British Accent Audio - More Affricate practice

A short audio podcast focusing on the J sound - for example in Job

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British Accent Video - Environment Vocab

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When discussing the Environment or Climate change you may hear or use some of these common phrases.  Watch the video to hear the RP pronunciation of some environmental vocab:

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British Accent Video - Places of Entertainment

Pronunciation practice of some venues of Entertainment.

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Hear the RP British accent pronuciation of Cinema, Art Gallery, theatre and more...

If you find these videos helpful, you may be interested in The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource. Click here for more details: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

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British Accent Audio - some Fricatives practice

Short audio podcast on the fricative SH sound.  For example, in SHeep.

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If you find these audio podcasts helpful, you may be interested in The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource. Click here for more details:http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

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British Accent Video - Crime Vocab

A short video of words describing Crimes.

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If you find these videos helpful, you may be interested in The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource. Click here for more details: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

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British Accent Audio - Tour Guide Vocab

Travelling with a tour guide?  

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If so, you may hear some of these phrases..

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If you find these audio podcasts helpful, you may be interested in The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource. Click here for more details: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

Dont forget you can follow me on Twitter: @Learnbritaccent & 

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British Accent Audio - "I Don't Understand!"

Have you ever been in a conversation where you're not sure whats being said?

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 If you need to indicate to your conversation partner that they need to clarify a point or to repeat their point, you could use some of these "not understanding" questions.

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 If you find these audio podcasts helpful, you may be interested in The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource. Click here for more details: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

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British Accent Video - Points of the Compass

Short video with the RP British accent pronunciation

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of some basic compass points. If you find these videos helpful, you may be interested in The Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource. Click here for more details: http://www.learningbritishaccent.com/UltimateBritishAccent.html

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Improving your British Accent (RP) in 2012

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 If you're looking to improve your British Accent pronunciation this year, then I hope you'll be able to follow one (or all) of my social media networks.  I hope to continue my regular postings throughout 2012 of both audio and video pronunciation practice material.  You can follow me on:
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/LearningBritishAccent
Twitter: @LearnBritaccent
Blog : http://www.learningbritishaccent.blogspot.com/

And don't forget the website: www.learningbritishaccent.com

If you have any words or phrases you would like to hear included on one of these audio/video postings, then please do let me know either through Facebook or Twitter.

Happy New Year!