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The Difficult Diphthongs: And How To Master Them

What is a Diphthong? A diphthong is a sound made by combining two vowels, specifically when it starts as one vowel sound and goes to another, like the oy sound in oil. Diphthong comes from the Greek word diphthongos which means “having two sounds.” ~Vocabulary.com   Diphthongs can

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Nasal Consonants – Nail Those Nasal Sounds!

What is a Nasal Consonant? A nasal consonant is a type of consonant produced with a lowered velum in the mouth, allowing air to come out through the nose, while the air is not allowed to pass through the mouth because something (like the tongue or

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Laterals – British Accent Sounds

Welcome to the third post in our series covering the different sounds heard in the RP British Accent. Today’s sounds covers the Laterals. What is a Lateral sound? Definition of the phonetic Lateral sound: Phonetics  (of a consonant, especially the

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Plosives

Popping Your P’s : Practice Your Plosives   Todays’s post we’re covering another RP British sound – the Plosives. Here’s what the dictionary says: ˈpləʊsɪv,ˈpləʊsɪz/ PHONETICS adjective 1. denoting a consonant that is produced by stopping the airflow using the

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A lovely testimonial…

British Accent Course Testimonial I recently received a really lovely testimonial from a customer who had purchased a copy of the Ultimate RP British Accent Learning Resource. You can read what she had to say below:   I’m 23-yr-old girl

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Fricatives

FRICATIVES What is a Fricative? A Fricative is defined as: Phonetics  Denoting a type of consonant made by the friction of breath in a narrow opening, producing a turbulent air flow. A fricative consonant, e.g. f and th.   In

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Wedding and Funeral Vocab :British Accent Practice

Life Events : Talking about Weddings and Funerals Birth, Marriages and Death – the life cycle of the world!  Today’s post focuses on two of these major life events : weddings and funerals.  Whether its your own, attending another’s –

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Finance Vocab

Money Talks : Talking Finance Vocab in an RP British Accent!   This post is a collection of all the videos and audio’s I created on the subject of Finance.  If you work in the Finance industry, or perhaps studying

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Pronouns

English Pronouns What is a Pronoun? The Cambridge Dictionary has a great page defining the different types of pronouns. You can take a look here: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/pronoun They define a pronoun as : a word that is used instead of a

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Physical Characteristics : How to Describe A Person

Tell Me What He Looks Like!   Can you describe the person sitting next to you? If you were asked what a person looked like – could you do it? Describing a person to someone who’s never met them can

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