Category: british accent

Learn British English Free: Reading Practice (…

Learn British English Free: Reading Practice (with subtitles / captions)

Chris reads a BBC article about British and American sarcasm:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46846467
Here is the link for the table / meme:
https://learnbritishenglish.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/british-interpretations2.png

Learn British English Free: Reading Practice (…

Learn British English Free: Reading Practice (with subtitles / captions)

Chris reads a BBC article about British and American sarcasm:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46846467
Here is the link for the table / meme:
https://learnbritishenglish.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/british-interpretations2.png

Please listen to Chris give advice about how t…

Please listen to Chris give advice about how to say some
long words in English
:

comfortable
/ˈkʌm.ftə.bəl/

memory /ˈmem.ri/

marvellous
/ˈmɑː.vləs/

chocolate
/ˈtʃɒ.klət/

temperature
/ˈtem.prə.tʃər/

magically
/ˈmæ.dʒɪ.kli/

actually
/ˈæk.tʃə.li/

collapsed/kəˈlæpst/

attached /əˈtætʃt/

Please listen to Chris give advice about how t…

Please listen to Chris give advice about how to say some
long words in English
:

comfortable
/ˈkʌm.ftə.bəl/

memory /ˈmem.ri/

marvellous
/ˈmɑː.vləs/

chocolate
/ˈtʃɒ.klət/

temperature
/ˈtem.prə.tʃər/

magically
/ˈmæ.dʒɪ.kli/

actually
/ˈæk.tʃə.li/

collapsed/kəˈlæpst/

attached /əˈtætʃt/

Lord Byron – She Walks in Beauty (poem with …

Lord Byron – She Walks in Beauty (poem with subtitles / captions)

SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY by Lord Byron (for Silvia on Facebook) 

New word: ‘gaudy’ (adjective) 

She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies. 

 One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. 

 And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent! 

Poem by Lord Byron. Read by Chris.

Lord Byron – She Walks in Beauty (poem with …

Lord Byron – She Walks in Beauty (poem with subtitles / captions)

SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY by Lord Byron (for Silvia on Facebook) 

New word: ‘gaudy’ (adjective) 

She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies. 

 One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. 

 And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent! 

Poem by Lord Byron. Read by Chris.

Phonemic Poem 2: /ɪ/ or /i:/Bold = /ɪ/Underlin…

Phonemic Poem 2:
/ɪ/ or /i:/

Bold = /ɪ/

Underlined = /i:/ (ee)

Bitch or beach? Hit or heat?

All
he likes is eating meat.

TV in bits – see or miss?

It’s not easy
saying these or this.

Six chicken pieces please.

Fill up, feel full with chips in cheese.

Clean
misty windows; seat, sit.

Glean
it with ease. In a bit!

https://youtu.be/Oz6s7rg3MIU

Phonemic Poem 1: /ɑ:/Hat, hot, heart; the hurt…

Phonemic Poem 1:
/
ɑ:/

Hat,
hot, heart; the hurt has started.

Yawn,
yearn, yarn; the fear has parted.

Car can’t start. Glass on grass!

Tat,
tort, tart; fast can pass.

For
or far; the past can’t last;

charm friends with this classy blast.

https://youtu.be/tFppybJBX4M

“The Chaos” (full poem) in a British accent!

“The Chaos” (full poem) in a British accent!

https://youtu.be/UFWLeAoDE1Q

Chris presents a special pronunciation lesson …

Chris presents a special pronunciation lesson about -ed verbs:
/t/ or /d/ = /ɪd/
voiced sound = /d/
unvoiced sound = /t/

https://youtu.be/PUhPpgavcWI