Free Course Sample from our 120 page course book with audio:
English Acc nt
Phonetics Intonation Schwa IPA Spelling & Sound
Pg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Contents Introduction IPA Chart Consonant Sounds Vowel Sounds Spelling & Sound IPA Structure - Schwa Structure - Function Intonation - 3 Patterns Intonation - Tonic Syllable What Next? Answer Key
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Who is this course for? This course is a practical guide to speaking with a neutral English Accent for non-native speakers (those whose ﬁrst language is not English). It may also interest students of phonetics and English teachers. Who made it? The Pronunciation Studio speech school in London created and recorded the course. We are a group of professional phoneticians, actors and English teachers who specialise in accent classes. How do I download the sound ﬁles? The course pack comes with a free audio pack, which you can download directly by following this link (copy or write it into your browser): http://www.anenglishaccent.com/freeaudio.zip The mp3 ﬁles will download directly to your computer ready to use so whenever you see one of these: L1.1 you can listen to the recording to practice. Which accent is used? The model used in this course book is RP (Received Pronunciation) which is a neutral English accent, sometimes known as BBC English. What will I learn? In this sample, you will: •Say every consonant and vowel sound of English. •See the way spelling can work in speech. •Be introduced to IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) •Learn about the schwa sound /ə/ •Hear and produce the three English intonation patterns. •Learn the way sentence stress is used. How long does it take? To go through this course pack will take between 1 to 2 hours.
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Pronunciation Studio London
Vowels (1-19) 1-12 Monothongs 13-19 Diphthongs Consonants 20-26 Plosives 27-34 Fricatives 35-36 Affricates 37-39 Nasals 40-43 Approximants 44-45 Glottal Voiceless Regional
i: ə u: p b
ɪ ɜ: ʊ
e ʌ ɔ:
æ ɑ: ɒ
eɪ əʊ ɪə
ɔɪ aʊ eə ʃ ʒ
aɪ ɒʊ ʊə
tʃ dʒ ʔ
Consonant Sounds - Introduction
1. A Consonant Sound is made by blocking air as it leaves the mouth. 2. The tongue, lips & teeth and voice are used in different ways for each sound. a) EXERCISE L1.1 - Below is an example of every consonant sound in English. Listen to the recording and repeat. Which sounds are unusual to you? type of sound PLOSIVE Made by completely blocking the air in the mouth followed by an explosion of air.. sound /p/ /b/ /t/ /d/ /k/ /g/ FRICATIVE Made by pushing the air through a gap in the mouth, creating a friction sound. /f/ /v/ /θ/ /ð/ /s/ /z/ /ʃ/ /ʒ/ AFFRICATE Plosive followed by fricative. NASAL Made partly through the nose. /tʃ/ /dʒ/ /m/ /n/ /ŋ/ APPROXIMANT Imbetween a vowel and a consonant, as the air is not fully blocked. /l/ GLOTTAL Produced in the glottis. /h/ /ʔ/ /w/ /r/ /j/ /ɫ/ word-initial park best time done cart guide fine van think those sort zone ship chart giant main no wall right yes like hate word-final stop lob might paid lake flag knife leave path bathe pass cheese marsh measure itch page lime rain sing fall what
Pronunciation Studio London Vowel Sounds - Introduction
1. A vowel sound shapes the ﬂow of air in the mouth. 2. In spoken English there are 19 vowel sounds (shown below): 3. Sounds 1 - 12 are monothongs: they require one mouth position. 4. Sounds 13 - 19 are diphthongs: they require two mouth positions. 5. Sounds /ɒʊ/ and...