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 […]


British English and American English: 20 Major Differences

January 19, 2018
19 January 2018,
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The main difference between British English and American English is vocabulary.  It is said that there is an old saying that Britain and America are “2 nations divided by a common language” although it is not known who said this quote.  Americans and English both understand what is being said whether British English or American English is being spoken.  Here […]


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 […]


The Top 20 British Idioms Explained. Now Speak Like a Brit!

August 18, 2017
18 August 2017,
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Getting confused by idioms used by Brits? Don’t be! Just like American idioms, Canadian idioms or Australian idioms, British idioms are also an integral part of how Brits speak in day to day conversations.  In this blog post we talk about 20 commonly used British idioms. Once one has learned some of these, one then knows how to use them […]