Course curriculum

  • 1

    PART I: Introducing the Fundamentals

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    PART II: The Short Vowel Sounds

    • Chapter II introduction

    • Introducing the short vowel sounds

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    • The short vowel sounds up close

    • 01. Short vowel sound /æ/ introduction

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    • 01.a. Short vowel sound /æ/ introduction

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    • 01.a1. Short vowel sound /æ/ introduction

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    • 01.b. Short vowel sound /æ/ practice

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    • 01.c. Short vowel sound /æ/ listening test

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    • 01.c.2 Short vowel sound /æ/ listening test II

    • 01.c.3 Short vowel sound /æ/ listening test III

    • 01.d. Short vowel /æ/ video quiz

    • 01.e. Short vowel sound /æ/ training exercise

    • 01.f. Short vowel sound /æ/ listening exercise

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    • 01.g. Short vowel sound /æ/ listening exercise II

    • 01.g. Short vowel sound /æ/ listening exercise III

    • 01.h. Short vowel sound /æ/ with stop consonant exercise

    • Mathematical Precision in Pronunciation

    • Tips for improvement 01

    • 02. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ introduction

    • 02.a. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ introduction

    • 02.a2. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ introduction

    • 02.b. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ practice

    • 02.c. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ listening test

    • 02.c.2 Short vowel sound /ɪ/ listening test II

    • 02.c.3 Short vowel sound /ɪ/ listening test III

    • 02.d. Short vowel /ɪ/ video quiz

    • 02.e. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ training

    • 02.f. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ listening practice

    • 02.g. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ listening practice II

    • 02.h. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ listening practice III

    • 02.j. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ muscle memory workout (AUDIO)

    • 02.k. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ with stop consonant exercise

    • 02.i. Short vowel sound /ɪ/ muscle memory workout

    • The Great British Bacon Buttie Debate: A Culinary Conundrum

    • Tips for improvement 02

    • 03. Short vowel sound /ʊ/ introduction

    • 03.a. Short vowel sound /ʊ/ introduction

    • 03.a1. Short vowel sound /ʊ/ introduction

    • 03.b. Short vowel sound /ʊ/ practice

    • 03.c. Short vowel sound/ʊ/ listening test

    • A Hot September Picnic in St James Park

    • Tips for improvement 03

    • 04. Short vowel sound /ɛ/ introduction

    • 04.a. Short vowel sound /ɛ/ introduction

    • 04.a1. Short vowel sound /ɛ/ introduction

    • 04.b. Short vowel sound / ɛ/ practice

    • 04.c. Short vowel sound /ɛ/ listening test

    • 04.c.2 Short vowel sound /ɛ/ listening test II

    • 04.c.3 Short vowel sound /ɛ/ listening test III

    • 04.d. Short vowel sound /ɛ/ video quiz

    • 04.e. Short vowel sound /ɛ/ training

    • 04.f. Short vowel sound /ɛ/ listening practice

    • 04.g. Short vowel sound /ɛ/ listening practice

    • 04.h. Short vowel sound /ɛ/ with stop consonant exercise

    • 05. Short vowel /ɒ/ introduction

    • 05.a. Short vowel /ɒ/ introduction

    • 05.a2. Short vowel /ɒ/ introduction

    • 05.b. Short vowel sound /ɒ/ practice

    • 05.c. Short vowel sound /ɒ/ listening test

    • 05.c.2 Short vowel sound /ɒ/ listening test II

    • 05.c.3 Short vowel sound /ɒ/ listening test III

    • 05.d. Short vowel sound /ɒ/ video quiz

    • 05.e. Short vowel sound /ɒ/ training exercise

    • 05.f. Short vowel sound /ɒ/ listening exercise

    • 05.g. Short vowel sound /ɒ/ listening exercise ii

    • 05.h. Short vowel sound /ɒ/ with stop consonant exercise

    • 06. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ introduction

    • 06.a. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ introduction

    • 06.a1. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ introduction

    • 06.b. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ practice

    • 06.c. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ listening test

    • 06.c.2 Short vowel sound /ʌ/ listening test II

    • 06.d. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ video quiz

    • 06.e. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ training exercise

    • 06.f. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ listening exercise

    • 06.g. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ listening exercise ii

    • 06.h. Short vowel sound /ʌ/ with stop consonant exercise

    • 07. Short vowel sound /ə/ introduction

    • 07.a. Short vowel sound /ə/ introduction

    • 07.a2. Short vowel sound /ə/ introduction

    • 07.b. Short vowel sound /ə/ practice

    • 07.c. Short vowel sound /ə/ listening test

    • 07.c.2 Short vowel sound /ə/ listening test II

    • 07.d. Short vowel sound /ə/ listening practice

    • 07.e. Short vowel sound /ə/ listening practice II

    • 07.f. Short vowel sound /ə/ listening practice III

    • Muscle memory training exercise /ɪ/ & /ə/

    • Weaker forms

    • The use of the schwa sound in weaker forms and connected speech

    • Achieving native-like English pronunciation

    • Rate this chapter (The Short Vowel Sounds - 2)

    • Student correction course preview

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    • Short vowel sounds monophthong chart quiz

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    PART III: The Long Vowel Sounds

    • Emphasizing syllable stress

    • Introducing the long vowel sounds

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    • The long vowel sounds up close

    • 01. Long vowel sound /iː/ introduction

    • 01.a. Long vowel sound /iː/ introduction

    • 01.a1. Long vowel sound /iː/ introduction

    • 01.b. Long vowel sound /iː/ practice

    • 01.c. Long vowel sound /iː/ listening test

    • 01.c.2 Long vowel sound /iː/ listening test II

    • 01.d Long vowel sound /i:/ video quiz

    • 01.e Long vowel sound /i:/ training

    • 01.f Long vowel sound /i:/ listening exercise

    • 01.g. long vowel sound /iː/ with stop consonant exercise

    • 02. Long vowel sound /ɜː/ introduction

    • 02.a. Long vowel sound /ɜː/ introduction

    • 02.a2. Long vowel sound /ɜː/ introduction

    • 02.b. Long vowel sound /ɜː/ practice

    • 02.c. Long vowel sound /ɜː/ listening test

    • 02.c.2 Long vowel sound /ɜː/ listening test II

    • 02.d. Long vowel sound /ɜː/ video quiz

    • 02.e. Long vowel sound /ɜː/ with stop consonant exercise

    • 02.e. Long vowel sound /ɜː/ training

    • 03. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ introduction

    • 03.a. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ introduction

    • 03.a2. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ introduction

    • 03.b. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ practice

    • 03.c. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ listening test

    • 03.c2. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ listening test II

    • 03.d. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ video quiz

    • 03.e. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ training

    • 03.f. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ listening exercise

    • 03.g. Long vowel sound /ɔː/ with stop consonant exercise

    • 04. Long vowel sound /uː/ introduction

    • 04.a. Long vowel sound /uː/ introduction

    • 04.a1. Long vowel sound /uː/ introduction

    • 04.b. Long vowel sound /uː/ practice

    • 04.c. Long vowel sound / uː/ listening test

    • 04.c.2 Long vowel sound /uː/ listening test II

    • 04.d. Long vowel sound /uː/ video quiz

    • 04.e. Long vowel sound /uː/ training

    • 04.f. Long vowel sound /uː/ listening exercise

    • 05. Long vowel sound /ɑː/ introduction

    • 05.a. Long vowel sound /ɑː/ introduction

    • 05.a1. Long vowel sound /ɑː/ introduction

    • 05.b. Long vowel sound /ɑː/ practice

    • 05.c. Long vowel sound /ɑː/ listening test

    • 05.c.2 Long vowel sound /ɑː/ listening test II

    • 05.d. Long vowel sound /ɑː/ video quiz

    • 05.e. Long vowel sound /ɑː/ training

    • 05.f. Long vowel sound /ɑː/ listening exercise

    • Rate this chapter (The Long Vowel Sounds - 3)

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    PART IV: The Diphthong Vowel Sounds

    • 01. Diphthong vowel /ɪə/ introduction

    • 01. Diphthong vowel /ɪə/ introduction

    • 01.a Diphthong vowel /ɪə/ practice

    • 01.b Diphthong vowel /ɪə/ listening test

    • 01.c Diphthong vowel /ɪə/ training

    • 01.d Diphthong vowel /ɪə/ listening exercise

    • 02. Diphthong vowel /eə/ introduction

    • 02. Diphthong vowel /eə/ introduction

    • 02.a Diphthong vowel /eə/ practice

    • 02.b Diphthong vowel /eə/ listening test

    • 02.c Diphthong vowel /eə/ training

    • 03. Diphthong vowel /eɪ/ introduction

    • 03. Diphthong vowel /eɪ/ introduction

    • 03.a Diphthong vowel /eɪ/ practice

    • 03.b Diphthong vowel /eɪ/ listening test

    • 03.c Diphthong vowel /eɪ/ training

    • 03.d Diphthong vowel /eɪ/ training II

    • 03.e Diphthong vowel /eɪ/ listening exercise

    • 04. Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ introduction

    • 04. Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ introduction

    • 04.a Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ practice

    • 04.b Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ listening test

    • 04.c Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ training

    • 04.d Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ training II

    • 04.e Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ listening exercise

    • 05. Diphthong vowel /aɪ/ introduction

    • 05. Diphthong vowel /aɪ/ introduction

    • 05. Diphthong vowel /aɪ/ introduction

    • 05.a Diphthong vowel /aɪ/ practice

    • 05.b Diphthong vowel /aɪ/ listening test

    • 05.c Diphthong vowel sound /aɪ/ video quiz

    • 05.d Diphthong vowel sound /aɪ/ training

    • 05.e Diphthong vowel sound /aɪ/ training II

    • 05.f Diphthong vowel sound /aɪ/ listening exercise

    • 05.g Diphthong vowel sound /aɪ/ listening exercise II

    • 06. Diphthong vowel /aʊ/ introduction

    • 06. Diphthong vowel /aʊ/ introduction

    • 06.a Diphthong vowel /aʊ/ practice

    • 06.b Diphthong vowel /aʊ/ listening test

    • 06.c Diphthong vowel /aʊ/ training

    • 06.d Diphthong vowel /aʊ/ training II

    • 07. Diphthong vowel /ʊə/ introduction

    • 07. Diphthong vowel /ʊə/ introduction

    • 07.a Diphthong vowel /ʊə/ practice

    • 07.b Diphthong vowel /ʊə/ listening test

    • 08. Diphthong vowel /ɔɪ/ introduction

    • 07.c Diphthong vowel /ʊə/ training

    • 08. Diphthong vowel /ɔɪ/ introduction

    • 08.b Diphthong vowel /ɔɪ/ listening test

    • 08.a Diphthong vowel /ɔɪ/ practice

    • 08.c Diphthong vowel /ɔɪ/ training

    • Tongue twister practice

    • Rate this chapter (The Diphthong Vowel Sounds - 4)

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    PART V: The Consonant Sounds

    • Voiceless plosive /p/

    • Voiceless plosive /p/ practice

    • Voiced plosive /b/

    • Voiced plosive /b/ practice

    • Plosive workout exercise 01

    • Voiceless plosive /t/

    • Voiceless plosive /t/ practice

    • The voiced plosive /d/

    • Voiced plosive /d/ practice

    • Plosive workout exercise 02

    • Voiceless plosive /k/

    • Voiceless plosive /k/ practice

    • Voiced plosive /g/

    • Voiced plosive /g/ practice

    • Plosive workout exercise 03

    • Plosive workout exercise 04

    • Voiceless fricative /f/

    • Voiceless fricative /f/ practice

    • Voiced fricative /v/

    • Voiced fricative /v/ practice

    • Fricative workout exercise 01

    • Voiceless fricative /θ/

    • Voiceless fricative /θ/ practice

    • Voiced fricative /ð/

    • Voiced fricative /ð/ practice

    • Fricative workout exercise 02

    • Voiceless fricative /s/

    • Voiceless fricative /s/ practice

    • Voiced fricative /z/

    • Voiced fricative /z/ practice

    • Fricative workout exercise 03

    • Voiceless fricative /ʃ/

    • Voiceless fricative /ʃ/ practice

    • The voiced fricative /ʒ/

    • Fricative workout exercise 04

    • Fricative workout exercise 05

    • The nasal sound /m/

    • Nasal sound /m/ practice

    • The nasal sound /n/

    • The nasal sound /ŋ/

    • The approximant /r/

    • Approximant /r/ practice

    • Semivowel /w/

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    PART VI: Review & Quiz

    • Review & quiz: introduction

    • Overview

    • Monophthong chart quiz

    • Two consecutive vowel sound quiz

    • 01 Signs and names in London

    • 02 London Tube Stations

    • 03 London tube stations ii

    • 04 London tube stations iii

    • 05 Famous British Hollywood actors

    • Vocabulary quiz

    • Student correction: Yulia

    • Words up close practice exercise

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    PART VII: Connected Speech

    • Introducing connected speech

    • Connecting the vowel sounds: introduction

    • Connecting sound /w/ introduction

    • Connecting sound /w/

    • Connecting sound /w/ listening exercise

    • Connecting sound /w/ practice

    • Connecting sound /w/ : quiz

    • Connecting sound /j/ introduction

    • Connecting sound /j/

    • Connecting sound /j/: quiz

    • Connecting sound /j/ practice

    • Connecting sound /j/ listening exercise

    • Connecting sound /r/ introduction

    • Connecting sound /r/

    • Connecting sound /r/ listening exercise

    • Connecting sound /r/ listening exercise ii

    • The schwa sound in more detail

    • Connecting vowels and consonants

    • Consonant + vowel practice

    • The glottal stop

    • Plosive + consonant (glottal stop) practice

    • Linking

    • Video quiz

    • Rate this chapter (Connected Speech - 7)

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    PART VIII: Comparing Vowels

    • Recognizing the difference: practice vowel sounds with minimal pairs

    • 01.a Similar vowels: /ʌ/ & /ə/

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    • 01.b Similar vowels /ʌ/ & /ə/

    • 02.a Similar vowels: /ɪ/ & /ə/

    • 02.b Similar vowels: /ɪ/ & /ə/

    • 03.a Comparing vowels /æ/ & /ʌ/

    • 03.b Comparing vowels /æ/ & /ʌ/

    • 04.a Comparing vowels: /ʌ/ & /ɒ/

    • 04.b Comparing vowels: /ʌ/ & /ɒ/

    • 05.a Comparing vowels /ʌ/ & /ɑː/

    • 05.b Comparing vowels /ʌ/ & /ɑː/

    • 06.a Comparing vowels /æ/ & /ɑː/

    • 06.b Comparing vowels /æ/ & /ɑː/

    • 07.a Comparing vowels /ɪ/ & /iː/

    • 07.b Comparing vowels /ɪ/ & /iː/

    • 01.a Similar vowels: /ʌ/ & /ə/ practice

    • 01_similar_vowels_ʌ_ə

    • /ɜː/ & /ɑː/ comparison exercise

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    • Open vowel practice i

    • Open vowel practice ii

    • Back vowel practice i: /ɑː/, /ɒ/, /ɔː/

    • Back vowel practice ii

    • /ɜː/ & /ɑː/ practice

    • Open vowel practice I: student correction

    • Open vowel practice II: /æ/, /ʌ/, /aɪ/

    • Open vowel practice II: student correction

    • Open vowel practice I: /æ/, /ʌ/, /ɑː/

    • Back vowel practice I: /ɑː/, /ɒ/, /ɔː/

    • Back vowel practice I: student correction

    • Back vowel practice II: /əʊ/, /ɒ/, /ɔː/

    • Rate this chapter (Comparing Vowels - 8)

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    PART IX: Vowel Training Exercises

    • Vowel training exercise /æ/ + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise /ɪ/ + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise /ɛ/ + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise /ɒ/ + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise /ʌ/ + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise schwa + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise /iː/ + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise /ɜː/ + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise /ɔː/ + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise /uː/ + vowel

    • Vowel training exercise /ɑː/ + vowel

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    PART X: Muscle Memory Workout

    • Introducing muscle memory

    • Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ muscle memory workout

    • Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ muscle memory workout

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    • Diphthong vowel /əʊ/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /p/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /p/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /p/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /b/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /b/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /b/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /t/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /t/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /t/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /d/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /d/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /d/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /k/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /k/ muscle memory workout

    • Plosive /k/ muscle memory workout

    • Approximant /r/ muscle memory workout

    • Approximant /r/ muscle memory workout

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    • Approximant /r/ muscle memory workout

    • /w/ muscle memory workout

    • /w/ muscle memory workout

    • /w/ muscle memory workout

    • Lateral /l/ muscle memory workout

    • Lateral /l/ muscle memory workout

    • Lateral /l/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /f/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /f/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /f/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /v/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /v/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /v/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /θ/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /θ/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /θ/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /ð/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /ð/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /ð/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /s/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /s/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /s/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /z/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /z/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /z/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /ʃ/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /ʃ/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /ʃ/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /h/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /h/ muscle memory workout

    • Fricative /h/ muscle memory workout

    • /ɪ/ & /ə/ muscle memory workout

    • /ɪ/ & /ə/ muscle memory workout

    • /l/ & /r/ muscle memory workout

    • Rate this chapter (Muscle Memory Workout - 10)

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    PART XI: Shadowing Exercises: Connecting the Sounds

    • Mastering the sounds of RP through shadowing exercises

    • /h/ aspiration exercise: Hannah has a habit...

    • Short vowel sound /æ/: connected speech

    • Short vowel sound /æ/: connected speech advanced

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    • Short vowel sound /ɪ/: connected speech

    • Short vowel sound /ɪ/: connected speech advanced

    • Short vowel sound /ʊ/: connected speech

    • Short vowel sound /ɒ/: connected speech

    • Short vowel sound /ɒ/: connected speech advanced

    • Short vowel sound /ɛ/: connected speech

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    • Short vowel sound /ɛ/: connected speech advanced

    • Short vowel sound /ʌ/: connected speech

    • Short vowel sound /ə/: connected speech

    • Long vowel sound /iː/: connected speech

    • Long vowel sound /ɜː/: connected speech

    • Long vowel sound /ɔː/: connected speech

    • Long vowel sound /ɑː/: connected speech

    • Diphthong vowel /ɪə/: connected speech

    • Verb (present) + conjunction/preposition i: have, do, say

    • Verb (present) + conjunction/preposition ii: get, make, go

    • Verb (present) + conjunction/preposition iii: know. think, take

    • Verb (present) + conjunction/preposition iv: see, come, want

    • Verb (present) + conjunction/preposition v: look, use, find

    • Verb (present) + conjunction/preposition vi: give, tell, work

    • Verb (present) + conjunction/preposition vii: call, try, ask

    • Verb (present) + conjunction/preposition viii: need, feel, leave

    • Verb (present) + conjunction/preposition ix: put, mean, keep

    • Short vowel sound /ʌ/: connected speech advanced

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    Shadowing Exercises for Improved Fluency

    • I love drinking tea with milk.

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    • The weather in London is often cloudy and rainy.

    • Paddington Bear caused chaos at Buckingham Palace by sitting on the Queen's throne!

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    • I'm going to the pub with my friends.

    • Did you know that the UK parliament has a resident cat?

    • Please mind the gap between the train and the platform.

    • Keep calm and carry on.

    • Mind the sale racks, you never know what you might find!

    • Daniel Jones, the phonetician, knew how to phonetically pronounce phonetics.

    • Where can I find the best cup of tea in London?

    • I'd like to make a reservation for two at seven PM at the Ivy in Covent Garden, please.

    • Ladies and gentlemen, we will be experiencing some turbulence. Please remain seated with your seatbelt fastened.

    • Take a black cab to Covent Garden and catch a show at the Royal Opera House.

    • I would like to order the steak, medium rare, with a side of roasted vegetables and a glass of red wine, please.

    • How happy Harry had his hat held high, hailing the huge hordes of his homeland.

    • I brought home a bowl which I bought at the market stall.

    • Don’t get your coat caught in the door.

    • Have you watched "The Crown" on Netflix yet?

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    Shadowing Exercises Miscellaneous

    • Introduction

    • McGuffey's FIRST READER

    • McGuffey's FIRST READER: Lesson I

    • McGuffey's FIRST READER: Lesson II

    • McGuffey's FIRST READER: Lesson III

    • McGuffey's FIRST READER: Lesson IV

    • McGuffey's FIRST READER: Lesson V

    • McGuffey's FIRST READER: Lesson VI

    • McGuffey's FIRST READER: Lesson VII

    • 01 - Everyday Conversations

    • 02 - Travel & Tourism

    • 03 - Business Interactions

    • 04 - Social Situations

    • Shadowing exercise i: greetings

    • Shadowing exercise: vocabulary i

    • Shadowing exercise: countries

    • Shadowing exercise i: cabin crew safety demonstration

    • Shadowing exercise ii: captain's announcement 01

    • Barristers debate justice

    • Queen Elizabeth 01

    • Queen Elizabeth 02

    • Inside the mind of an agent: a shadowing exercise

    • Tuning exercise 01

    • Tuning exercise 02

    • Tuning exercise 03

    • Tuning exercise 04 - ð

    • Word list exercise 01

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    Received Pronunciation & General American English

    • Introduction: key differences between RP and General American English

    • British /ɒ/ and American /ɑ/

    • British /ɒ/ and American /ɑ/ practice

    • British /ɑː/ and American /ɑr/

    • British /ɑː/ and American /ɑr/ practice

    • British /ɜː/ and American /ɜr/

    • British /ɜː/ and American /ɜr/ practice

    • British /əʊ/ and American /oʊ/

    • British /əʊ/ and American /oʊ/ practice

    • British /ɔː/ and American /ɔ/ & /ɔr/

    • British /ɔː/ and American /ɔ/ & /ɔr/ practice

    • British /ə/ and American /ər/

    • British /ə/ and American /ər/ practice

    • Rate this chapter (Received Pronunciation & General American English - 11)

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    Daily Training Sample Exercises

    • Workout exercise: plosives ①

    • Workout exercise: plosives ②

    • Workout exercise: plosives ③

    • Workout exercise: plosives ④

    • Workout exercise: fricatives ①

    • Workout exercise: fricatives ②

    • Workout exercise: fricatives ③

    • Workout exercise: fricatives ④

    • Workout exercise: fricatives ⑤

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    Shadowing Exercises: Role Play I

    • Part 01: Introduction Dialogue

    • Part 02: Shadowing exercise 01

    • Part 03: Shadowing exercise 02

    • Part 04: Shadowing exercise 03

    • Part 05: Shadowing exercise 04

    • Part 06: Shadowing exercise 05

    • Part 07: Shadowing exercise 06

    • Part 08: Shadowing exercise 07

    • Part 09: Shadowing exercise 08

    • Part 10: Shadowing exercise 09

    • Part 11: Shadowing exercise 10

    • Part 12: Shadowing exercise 11

    • Rate this chapter (Shadowing Exercises Role Play I - 12)

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    Shadowing Exercises Role Play II

    • Part 01: Introduction dialogue

    • Part 02: Shadowing exercise 01

    • Part 03: Shadowing exercise 02

    • Part 04: Shadowing exercise 03

    • Part 05: Shadowing exercise 04

    • Part 06: Shadowing exercise 05

    • Part 07: Shadowing Exercise 06

    • Part 08: Shadowing Exercise 07

    • Rate this chapter (Shadowing Exercises Role Play II - 13)

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Greetings, My name is Anton and I will be your instructor. With over a decade of experience in teaching accents and pronunciation, I have developed this program to help individuals acquire native-like British English pronunciation. This course goes beyond the mere acquisition of sounds. My aim is to enable learners to internalise the speech mechanisms and sounds characteristic of native English speakers. I also conduct monthly workshops in London to assist non-native English speakers in developing a more native-sounding accent. If you need any assistance, feel free to use the discussion panel to ask questions. I look forward to working with you.

Speak with Clarity and Confidence

The RP accent can be attributed to more than just its vowel sounds. Aspiration from the front of the mouth and the positioning of the lips and the tongue also play a significant role in creating its distinctive melody. Through expert guidance, you'll learn how to produce the sounds of RP, enabling you to speak with clarity and confidence.
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Received Pronunciation: The 20 Vowel Sounds

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Master British English Pronunciation with In-Depth Guidance and Hands-On Exercises

My comprehensive course guides you step-by-step with more than 400 lessons. Watch video tutorials, access PDF materials, listen to audio recordings and complete the exercises. Chapter I starts with an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet and the vowel sound chart. In the subsequent chapters, we'll examine each of the twenty vowel sounds one by one to help improve your ability to recognize the sounds. As you continue through the course, you will encounter more complex drills, including connected speech, muscle memory, and shadowing exercises. With an average completion time of more than 40 hours, you will gain a thorough understanding of the sounds that are key to Received Pronunciation.

  • In depth guidance using the International Phonetic Alphabet and monophthong chart

  • Video tutorials with clear explanations and comparison exercises

  • Over 3 hours of shadowing exercises for hands-on experience

  • Access lesson PDF documents at your convenience

  • Real life examples of each vowel sound in the context of natural speech

  • Listening exercises and quizzes to hone your skills

  • Train your articulators with over 90 minutes of muscle memory workout exercises

  • Submit questions directly to the course organizer via the discussion panel for expert feedback and support

  • Benefit from English, Russian, and Japanese subtitles

  • Pay once for lifetime access with no expiration date, ensuring your continued progress and success.

The Feedback Loop

Train your mind to speak with native-like pronunciation.

First, we need to understand the fundamentals of pronunciation. How do we create sounds? Where do we position the articulators? How do the different sounds differ from each other? Once we understand the mechanisms, we need to identify our mistakes. What makes the sounds that we create different from that of a native English speaker? Finally, we need to practice the target sounds with precision. Aim for accuracy, not speed. Each time we repeat an action correctly, no matter how slowly, the neural pathways become stronger. As a result, our reaction becomes faster and our speech becomes more fluid. This course not only teaches the fundamentals of Received Pronunciation but also provides hundreds of exercises to reinforce the feedback loop which is an essential part of language acquisition.
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British English Pronunciation review

Francesco Mekni

The course is extremely well structure and easy to follow, with tons of videos, sound charts and training exercises that help you to better understand thor...

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The course is extremely well structure and easy to follow, with tons of videos, sound charts and training exercises that help you to better understand thoroughly and deeply, all the sounds that British English Pronunciation is composed of, which is paramount in order to get comfortable with it, and to better understand words and idioms that we hear during our day to day life. The course has taught me how British RP should sound, and given solid foundations that allow me to sound more natural with better ease and fluency. Highly Recommended.

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Highly recommend!

Aya Oba

I’ve been studying online course and private lessons for a year. I wanted to improve my English with a Japanese accent. This is the best online pronunciatio...

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I’ve been studying online course and private lessons for a year. I wanted to improve my English with a Japanese accent. This is the best online pronunciation course for English learners! I understood why I couldn’t speak English well and listening to RP pronunciation progressed my hearing. Among them I especially like “Muscle memory work out “. I was doing it at least 5minutes a day for few months. After that I gained facial muscles and it’s easier to pronounce correctly! Even I was surprised. While working in customer service, I find that pronunciation and accent makes people feel relieved. I realized how important it is to study these things. I stay motivated to take a private lesson regularly. Anton is a great teacher! His lessons are always interesting and I enjoy them. Thanks to Anton, I’m sure that I will definitely be able to speak like a native if I keep doing it little by little! 私はオンラインコースと個人レッスンを約1年間学んでいます。このコースは内容が濃く、本当にオススメです!なぜネイティブのように発音できないのか、真似しているつもりでも何か違う、その理由をはっきり理解することができました。そしてRP発音を学ぶことによって、日常生活でも、ちょっとした英語のアクセントの違いに気づけるようになったり、自然とヒアリング能力が上がっていました。コースの中で特に私のお気に入りはMuscle memory work out です。毎日出来るだけ、少なくとも5分、動画を見ながら続けていたところ、正しく英語を発音するための筋肉がつき、舌や息の使い方も定着して、今まで難しいと感じていた単語の発音やリンキングが容易になりました!また、私はイギリスで接客業をしているのですが、発音やアクセントによって、お客様の安心感が増すこと、その後のコミュニケーションがスムーズになることを実感し、学習の重要性を認識しました。そして、コースと合わせて定期的に個人レッスンを受けることによって、モチベーションの維持に繋がっています。アントン先生はとても熱心で生徒思いで、こんな素晴らしい先生にはなかなか出会えないと思います!先生のおかげで、少しずつでも継続していけば、いつか必ずネイティブみたいに話せるようになると私は強く確信しています!

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Course from a professional

Artem Razumkov

As far as I know Anton is a rare British English pronunciation professional who has been teaching for many years. Unlike many other authors, Anton uses a fun...

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As far as I know Anton is a rare British English pronunciation professional who has been teaching for many years. Unlike many other authors, Anton uses a fundamental step by step approach. If the student really wants to make an effort to speak with a British accent, this course can really help.

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発音から一から学びたい人にお勧めです

Hiro M

自分は30代の日本人で、これまで海外への留学経験は無かったのですが、仕事の関係で渡英したのをきっかけに、折角ならBritish Englishを身に付けたいと思い、発音の先生を探していました。 先生の条件は、1.日本人特有のクセを把握していることと(その共有が出来ないと何故出来ないのかが理解されないと仮定)...

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自分は30代の日本人で、これまで海外への留学経験は無かったのですが、仕事の関係で渡英したのをきっかけに、折角ならBritish Englishを身に付けたいと思い、発音の先生を探していました。 先生の条件は、1.日本人特有のクセを把握していることと(その共有が出来ないと何故出来ないのかが理解されないと仮定)、2.発音を論理的に捉えていること、3.ネイティブであること。 インターネットでAntonのことを知り、体験レッスンを通じて説明を受けた所、条件に合致していたので、オンラインコースとプライベートレッスンの両方を始めました。 オンラインコースはゼロベースから行う包括的なものになっており、一つ一つの母音の解説から始まるので、体系的に理解することが出来、楽しく進めていくことが出来ました。 それと同時に、母音の発音の仕方すら知らなかったことや、どれだけ適当に発音していたかがよく分かりました。 4カ月くらいかけて、隙間時間を使いながら本コースを完了しましたが、発音は良くなったと同僚等からも言われますし、学んだことを使って、ネイティブスピーカーの話している音声がより聞きやすくなったり、新しい単語に出会っても辞書を見ればある程度発音記号を読んでどう発生すれば良いか分かったりする等の副次効果も実感しています。 これだけの内容、音声サンプルのボリュームでこの価格なのはとてもリーズナブルだと思います。発音の基礎作りとしてお勧めします。 I am a Japanese in my thirties and have never studied abroad before. As I moved to England due to my job, I wanted to be able to speak British English taking advantage of living here. So I was looking for an English teacher focusing on pronunciation. A teacher who I was looking for was: 1. understands the pronunciation habits of Japanese (assumed that if they do not know it, they can't understand why I can’t pronounce as they do), 2. has a logical approach to pronunciation, and 3. is a British native speaker. I found out Anton on the internet and asked for a trial lesson. As I thought he meets the points above through the trial, I started both the online course and the private lessons. The online course is comprehensive, starts from scratch, and gives you an explanation of each vowel. This is systematic and enjoyable for me. While at the same time, I found that I didn't even know how to pronounce the vowels and how much I had been pronouncing incorrectly. It took about 4 months to complete the course because I did this little by little when I have a short period of time like 15-20mins/day. My colleagues told me that my pronunciation has improved. Also, I realized that I can use what I have learned from the course, to listen to native speakers more easily, and when I encounter a new word, I can look at the dictionary and imagine how to pronounce it because I can read the phonetic alphabet now. I think the price is quite reasonable for such a large volume of content and audio samples. I recommend this course to build your basics of pronunciation. Thank you Anton.

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正しいイギリス英語の発音を学ぶ事が出来ます。

Masako Burazor

このコースは正しい発音の音声だけではなく、口の形も分かり易く説明されていて、視覚、聴覚両方からイギリス英語を学ぶことができます。 発音の基礎や発音のコツを学べ、それぞれのセクションにクイズがあるので、そこで学んだことを振り返り、学習度合いを確認することが出来きます。 アントン先生の声、発音が綺麗なので、それを...

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このコースは正しい発音の音声だけではなく、口の形も分かり易く説明されていて、視覚、聴覚両方からイギリス英語を学ぶことができます。 発音の基礎や発音のコツを学べ、それぞれのセクションにクイズがあるので、そこで学んだことを振り返り、学習度合いを確認することが出来きます。 アントン先生の声、発音が綺麗なので、それを聞いているだけでも勉強になると思います。 これからイギリス英語を勉強する人、すでにイギリスに住んでいる人どなたにもお勧めです。 The course offers great insight and fundamental knowledge into the world of received pronunciation. Anton is very knowledgeable and professional, and structures the course very well and easy to follow. I enjoyed the thought through exercises. Thank you Anton!

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Excellent

Clinton Werner

Quite Good , Very Well Put Together .

Quite Good , Very Well Put Together .

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The best course I've ever seen

Surim Yoo

I am a graduate student from Korea. I'd been looking for an English class suited for me as I want to communicate with international friends and present my st...

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I am a graduate student from Korea. I'd been looking for an English class suited for me as I want to communicate with international friends and present my study well. And I came across Anton's class on Clubhouse last year. The way he taught English pronunciation had kicked in my mind as it's all new for me. I'd studied English pronunciation based on IPA symbols on my own, but I had no idea about proper breathing machanism to be sounded like a native. So I asked for a private lesson consultation in Febuary. He's taughed me miscellaneous skills and drills which was truly helpful. I signed up this online course for making synergistic effect whilst I attend his private lesson, and there's nothing to complain. All chapters are well constructed and organised and it helped me to build up my muscle memory. It's been only 2 months since I started exercises with him, and now I hear 'You sound like you've lived in London for a while' from Brit friends. Of course, I still have to refine some of my sounds, but it is a great progress. I believe that If I keep studying hard with this course, I will be able to achieve my goal of 'Speaking like a native English speaker' soon. 저는 한국 나이로 24살인 대학원생 입니다. 외국인 친구들과 소통하고, 제 연구 내용을 더 자신있게 발표하고 싶어서 작년 여름부터 독학으로 영어공부를 시작했습니다. 그러던 중, 토론 어플인 '클럽하우스'에서 Anton의 영국식 영어(그 중 Received pronunciation) 방을 발견하고 참여하게 되었습니다. 당시 저는 모음 ʌ가 들어간 단어인 'stun[스떤]'을 읽었는데, 한국어 모음의 ㅓ 소리와 비슷하면서도 무언가 다르다는 느낌을 받았습니다. 그리고 그러한 궁금증을 Anton이 해결해 주었습니다. Anton의 첫 인상은 영어 발음을 가르치는데 있어서 정말 열정적이고, 자신의 교육 자료에 대한 자부심이 굉장히 강하다는 것이었습니다. 그래서 과연 어떤 내용을 담고 있을지 더 궁금했던 것 같습니다. 한국인의 후기가 없었다는 것이 제가 처음 배울 때 조금 아쉬웠던 부분이었습니다. 그럼에도 저는 제 직감을 믿고 이 강의를 수강하기 시작했고, 혹시 저와 같은 이유로 망설이고 계시는 한국인 분들이 계시다면 제 후기가 도움이 되었으면 좋겠습니다. 수강 시작 전 몇 달간, 영어를 독학하며 유튜브 매체를 통해 IPA(국제 음성 기호)를 바탕으로 공부하고 있었지만, 다른 강의에서는 배우지 못했던 '호흡하는 방식'이 다르기 때문이었다는 것을 깨달았습니다. 그 외에도, 제가 잘 발음하고 있었다고 생각하는 몇몇 발음들이 미세하게 다르게 발음된다는 것도 알게 되었습니다. 특히 저는 한국어 모음과 다르게 나는 소리들인 '장모음 u:는 ㅜ와 다르다', '장모음 i:와 단모음 I의 차이', 영국식 영어에만 있는 고유 소리인 'a와 a:'등을 배우며, 두 달이라는 짧은 기간동안 큰 변화를 이끌어낼 수 있었습니다. 제가 개인 zoom 강의를 수강함에도 불구하고 온라인 강의 역시 수강한 이유는, Anton도 항상 강조하는 'muscle memory(근육 기억)'을 만드는 데에 도움이 될 것이라 생각했기 때문입니다. 실제로 잘 짜여진 자료들과 퀴즈들, 여러 연습 방법들 및 예시들로 인해 도움이 많이 되었습니다. Anton이 자신의 자료들에 자부심을 가지는 만큼, 교육 자료를 수정하기도 하고 더 나은 방법을 위해 항상 연구하며 새로운 영상도 추가하곤 합니다. 그러한 모습이 저에게도 더 열심히 공부하도록 마음을 다잡는 원동력이 되었던 것 같습니다. 최근에는 영국인 친구들에게 '런던에서 잠시 살다 온 것 같이 들린다는' 칭찬도 받아 매우 뿌듯합니다. 당연하게도, 아직 더 연습이 필요하고, Anton이 최근에 저에게 말했던 조언 중 하나인 90% 완벽하지만 나머지인 10%의 사소함이 제 목표인 '원어민처럼 말하기'에 더 가까워지게 만들 것이라는 말에 깊이 공감합니다. 하지만 무엇을 해야할지 몰랐던 예전과는 달리, 이제는 제 소리의 어떤 부분이 개선이 필요한 것인지 아는만큼, 꾸준히 연습한다면 금새 제 목표에 가까워질 수 있을 것이라 믿습니다. :) 후기를 보며 고민하고 계신다면, 강의 미리보기와 무료 상담이 열려있으니 우선 한 번 들어보시는 것을 추천합니다!

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Muscle Memory Workout Exercises

Learn to recreate each sound with precision.

Master Received Pronunciation with the IPA & Vowel Sound Chart

A Structured Learning Approach

The foundation of this course is built upon the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and the vowel sound chart. These tools serve as a roadmap for students, providing a clear structure and a logical path for improvement. The IPA will allow you to visually understand the sounds of English, while the vowel sound chart provides a comprehensive analysis of the vowel sounds used in Received Pronunciation. By utilizing these resources, you will be able to identify areas for improvement and track your progress in a systematic and organized manner, leading to a successful and effective learning experience.
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Real Pronunciation Examples

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Muscle Memory Exercises

Train your articulators to become more adept at recreating the sounds of British English pronunciation.

Included in the course is a series of muscle memory workout exercises. Developing muscle memory is crucial in improving your accent. It allows you to automate the correct pronunciation of sounds. When you repeat the same exercises over time, your muscles (articulators) will learn to respond in the right way without requiring conscious effort. This allows you to focus more on the meaning of what you are saying and less on the mechanics of pronunciation. As a result, you will be able to speak more confidently and naturally.

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Introducing the short vowel sounds

FAQ

Who is the target audience for this course?

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who wish to master Received Pronunciation.

What is Received Pronunciation?

Received Pronunciation is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as "the standard way in which middle-class speakers of southern British English pronounce words." You can find out more about this accent by visiting receivedpronunciation.com.

Can native English speakers benefit from this course?

Native English speakers can benefit from this course, as there are many common aspects among different English accents. However, it's important to note that many elements of the course might already be familiar to native speakers. For instance, individuals who speak General American English may find concepts like aspirated consonant sounds covered in this course unnecessary, as they might be well-acquainted with these aspects. Nevertheless, the course offers valuable insights and techniques for mastering accents beyond one's native dialect. Speakers of General American English would be advised to enrol in the Student Correction Course. I also provide audio based courses which can be found here.

What's the difference between Received Pronunciation and Standard British English?

Often these two terms are used interchangeably. However, there is a slight difference.

The following are key to RP:

  • Aspiration from the front of the mouth. Other accents may be more gutteral or nasal sounding.
  • Clear articulation of the consonant sounds. The movement of the tongue and lips tends to be more precise.


What is the expected duration of this course?

Based on feedback from previous students, the average completion time for this course is anywhere between 20-50 hours depending on the individual.

Why is the course so long?

This course is not just about learning the sounds of Received Pronunciation but also helping students internalize them. Many concepts introduced earlier in the course are re-introduced later on in greater detail. In addition to quizzes and exercises, plenty of listening, shadowing, and muscle memory exercises are included.

Is there a time limit to complete this course?

No, students who enrol in this course will receive lifetime access.

Are there any prerequisites for taking this course?

While there are no specific prerequisites, a basic level of English proficiency is recommended to fully benefit from the course. Most videos contain English subtitles. Subtitles are also provided in other languages.

Can I access the course materials on any device?

Yes, the course can be accessed on any device with an internet connection using a web browser.

Is there any support provided during the course?

Yes, I am always available to assist students with any questions or issues they may encounter during the course. You can contact me directly via the contact form (homepage) or by using the discussion panel in the course. I aim to reply within 24-48 hours.

Is the course self-paced?

Yes, the course is self-paced, which means you can progress through the material at your own pace.

What happens if I need to take a break from the course?

Students can pause their progress in the course and resume it later. The course will pick up where they left off.

What's your refund policy?

Refunds are not offered for purchases made on this platform. I encourage all prospective students to take advantage of the free course preview before making a purchase. The preview provides insights into the course content, structure, and teaching style, helping you determine if it aligns with your learning objectives and preferences. By enrolling in the free preview, you can make an informed decision about whether the course is the right fit for you. If you have any questions or need further clarification before enrolling, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you for your understanding and interest in my courses.

What is your background?

For more information about myself, experience teaching and my courses, pleases visit: https://receivedpronunciation.com/

Can I sell your course?

Please contact me if you are interested in becoming an affiliate or partner.

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