Learning British UK Accent (RP): 04/01/2012 - 05/01/2012

British Accent Audio - Describing Personalities

British accent pronunciation help with some words describing personalities:

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British Accent Video - Common Ailments

Rp British accent pronciation help with these common illnesses and ailments.  Watch the video to practice your British accent:

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British Accent audio - Twitter / Tweet / Youtube

British accent pronuciation guidance to these social networking terms:

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British Accent Video - Describing the Weather

RP British accent pronunciation guide to vocab used when describing the weather.  Watch the video to practise your RP accent:

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British Accent Audio - Success / Successful / Succeed

British accent guidance to the pronunciation of Success, Successful and Succedd. Listen, repeat and practice with this pronunciation guide:

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British Accent Video - Types of Drinks

RP British accent pronunciation guide to a selection of drinks.  Watch the video to practise your pronunciation:

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British Accent Audio - Specification / Standard / Valuable / Environment

This selection of words have been identified as requiring pronuciation guidance.  Take a listen to the British accent podcast:

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British Accent Video - Food found in the Fridge

RP British accent pronunciation guide to food found in the fridge.  Practise your British accent with this video:

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British Accent Audio - Sounds / Count

British accent pronunciation practice of the words Sounds and Count.  Listen to the audio podcast to help practice your RP accent:

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British Accent Video - Food found in the Larder

RP British accent pronunciation guide to common foods found in a larder. Watch the video to practise your British accent pronuciation:

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British Accent Video - Sports Vocab

A collection of words used when talking about Sport:

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British Accent Audio - Scientists / Interests

The RP British accent pronunciation of Scientists and Interests.  Listen here:

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Do you have a British accent pronunciation questions?  If so, let me know and I shall do my best to help.

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British Accent Video - Measuring Words

A collection of vocab used when describing measurement:

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British Accent Audio - Machine / Green

The RP British acccent pronunciation of Machine and Green:  Listen here:

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Do you have a British accent pronunciation questions?  If so, let me know and I shall do my best to help.

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or email:alison@thephonevoice.com.

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British Accent Video - Long Vowels Practice

The long A sound.  Practice your RP British accent with this video:

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British Accent Audio - Ikea and George Bernard Shaw

Some random pronunciation queries from British accent students:

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Do you have a British accent pronunciation questions?  If so, let me know and I shall do my best to help. Get in touch via

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or email:alison@thephonevoice.com.

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British Accent Video - Short Vowels Practice

Practice your RP British Accent pronunciation with this Short Vowel practice video.  Hear examples of the short 'i' sound:

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British Accent Audio - Pronunciation of some tricky words...

A small selection of tricky words identified by one British accent student:

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British Accent Audio - Fuss

Hear the RP British accent pronunciation of Fuss:

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British Accent Video - Semi Vowels Practice

Practice your semi vowel pronunciation with this short video focusing on the Y sound:

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British Accent Audio - Some ECO words

Economic, Economy,Ecosystem and Ecologist - listen to these words spoken in an RP British accent:

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British Accent Video - Nasal Consonants practice

The M Sound:

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British Accent Audio - Contractions of You Are and There Are

You're and They're/Their :

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British Accent Video - Laterals Practice

The L Sound:

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British Accent Audio - Address / Adult

How to say Address and Adult in an RP British accent:

no_137_2_ways_of_saying_Address_and_Adult.mp3 Listen on Posterous

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British Accent Video - Plosives Practice

The P Sound:

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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. 

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

 

British Accent Audio - Tongue Twister selection

Tongue Twisters: Pink Lorry, Yellow Lorry ; Red leather, Yellow Leather; She sells seashells on the seashore:

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British Accent Video - Fricatives Practice

The V Sound. 

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British Accent Audio - Finite, Suicide, Refugee, Formidable

Selection of words to practise your RP British accent pronunciation:

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British Accent Video - Diphthong Practice

The Oi / OY sound.  

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British Accent Video - Affricates Practice

The CH Sound.  

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British Accent Audio - saying the letter H

~Is it AITCH or HAITCH?  Listen to the audio podcast:

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British Accent Video - Funeral Vocab

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Funerals are not the most pleasant and fun topics of conversation, but they are a part of life so its important to know a few words and phrases just in case the situation arises.

Watch the video and listen to the pronunciation of each of the words. Make a note of each of the spellings too and improve your written English skills as you go along.

If you have time, consider recording yourself on your phone or other audio recorder repeating each of the words.  Play your recording back and listen - does your pronunciation match mine?

If you have difficulty with any particular sounds try and find similar words which contain the same sounds and set aside some time to repeat and practice each of these words.  You can find lists of words with the different sounds in my Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource.

Common words and phrases used when talking about a funeral:



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British Accent Audio - Dearly

How to say Dearly in an RP British accent:

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British Accent Video - Parts of the Body

Hear some parts of the human body spoken in an RP British accent:

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British Accent Audio - Bow

Bow can be said in two different ways and has two different meanings. Listen to this short audio to hear the differences:

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British Accent Video - Directional Vocab

Push / Pull / Up / Down / Left / Right.  

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British Accent Audio - Pronunciation of U in university

Another British accent student asked how the U in University should be pronounced in an RP British accent:

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British Accent Video - More Colours

Another selection of colours spoken in an RP British accent:

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British Accent Audio - Pronunciation of Sword

One British accent student asked how to pronounce Sword.  Listen to the RP British accent pronunciation in this short audio podcast:

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