What is Received Pronunciation and How to Learn it Correctly?

February 8, 2018
8 February 2018,
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Received pronunciation is also known as RP for short.  Received pronunciation can be recognized immediately as “typically British”.  Received pronunciation was known as ‘the Queen’s English”.  This pronunciation now covers many accents but can imply where in a country the speakers are from.  Vowel pronunciation is more useful than consonant pronunciation when you compare regional accents.  Received pronunciation is studied […]


10 TV Shows that will help you get the perfect English Accent

January 31, 2018
31 January 2018,
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Watching television shows is one of the best ways of learning pronunciation and improving your English accent.  Choose a series, which you may have already watched in your own language, then try watching in English.  This means that you already know the story line.  You can add sub-titles in the beginning and then once you are used to the accents […]


10 Television Shows that are Perfect to Learn British English

November 22, 2017
22 November 2017,
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By watching televisions shows you have a great opportunity to improve your understanding and comprehension of British English together with pronunciation and speaking. Choose a television show or series which interest you and then you are more likely to enjoy the program and watch the shows to the end.  Try practising by speaking out loud the new vocabulary you here […]


10 Movies that will help you master British English

October 19, 2017
19 October 2017,
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A great way to understand and improve one’s British English is to watch British films.  If you are a beginner perhaps watch the films with sub-titles the first time and then watch the film again without the sub-titles and see how much you understand during the second time of watching.  By watching these British films your listening and speaking skills […]


Words that American English Speakers Pronounce Differently than the Rest of the World

August 14, 2017
14 August 2017,
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There are big differences between the way American English speakers pronounce words compared to either Britain or Australia speakers – all of which are English-speaking countries.  If you learnt English at school as a second language you probably will have been taught British English.  General English pronunciation is used the most on American major television programs and is more commonly […]


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