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Master English Pronunciation (RP or ‘BBC English’)

Sharpen your speaking skills with lectures, quizzes, poems, and tongue twisters
Dave Skypelessons
1,397 students enrolled
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Confidently identify and correctly pronounce voiced and unvoiced fricatives (θ, ð , f, v, s, z, ʃ, ʒ, ʈʃ, dʒ )
Confidently identify and correctly pronounce voiced and unvoiced plosives (p, b, t, d, g, k)
Memorize the sounds contained in regular spelling patterns
Memorize a large number of homophones and stress patterns
Memorize a large number of spelling irregularities and silent letters
Confidently identify and correctly pronounce approximants and nasals
Confidently identify and correctly pronounce short vowels, long vowels, and diphthongs
Master the pronunciation of poems, songs, and tongue twisters

This course delves into the details of the UK accent known as Received Pronunciation, BBC English, or The Queen’s English. The accent is actually one of many in the UK, but it has long been considered ‘a gold standard’, so it is this form of pronunciation that we find in Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries. As you progress through the course, you will learn all the consonant and vowel sounds, examining how they are pronounced and spelt. Spelling irregularities, a notorious difficulty of the English language, are one of the many topics that are repeated to ensure that you memorize the sounds and corresponding spelling. You will swiftly learn the phonetic IPA symbols while watching the lectures and doing the quizzes. And by the end of the course, you will be able to speak clearly, concisely, and coherently, just as the presenters on the BBC do.

The following materials are included:

  • Downloadable lectures, so you may watch them on any device at any time (UK native teacher with 20 years’ experience)

  • Lectures cover the consonant sounds (fricatives, plosives, approximants), vowel sounds (short, long, and diphthong), silent letters, homophones, stress, tongue twisters, poems, and typical mistakes.

  • After each lecture, a quiz follows which tests your understanding of the topic. These quizzes enable you to memorize the IPA symbols, the spelling irregularities, and the subtle nuances between slightly different sounds.

  • PDFs are included in each section that have numerous tongue twisters to help you get your mouth around the weird and wonderful sounds of the mighty English language. Video lectures are included so that you can practice these difficult sounds.

  • Some of my favourite poems are included in this course; I feel that poetry and songs are enjoyable and effective ways to improve your pronunciation. One must pronounce with passion!

  • Typical pronunciation mistakes examined

  • Ask me questions on those topics which cause the most confusion, and I answer all your questions within 24 hours on the Q and A section. I will be with you at every step of this course

  • Lifetime membership (more lessons and resources added every month)

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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14 hours on-demand video
5 lectures
Certificate of Completion