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  • Today we are learning some secret tips to help you achieve a British accent.

  • Hello, everybody, and welcome to another e T J English British Pronunciation Lesson.

  • And as I mentioned just now, we're going to be learning some secret tips.

  • Some tips.

  • Which pool help you sound?

  • Mawr, British.

  • Now when I say British, I do have to say this because I get people from places like Scotland and up in the north of the UK and various other areas complaining, saying that I'm teaching only one British accent.

  • This is the accent I teach and it's my accent.

  • It's a modified AARP modern RP British accent.

  • So if that's the accent you want, then my videos air for you.

  • If you want a Scottish accent, go and find a Scottish youtuber.

  • Okay, so just a disclaimer there for those of you sensitive people.

  • So these secrets secrets, what are they?

  • Well, these are things which I think are very, very important to the British accent, things which you need to do if you really want people to think suddenly all they sound a bit British.

  • So that's what we're aiming for today on these kind of few tips should help you with that now.

  • There are many, many, many, many, many different secrets and tips I could give you, but these are just a few.

  • If you want to learn all of the tips and all of the ways of sounding British, you'll need a full length course.

  • And that's why I have, ah, British English course available pronunciation course at E.

  • T.

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  • English.

  • Calm the links in the description below.

  • But just for these few kind of free tips, I hope you find them useful, and I really hope they help you with achieving your goals.

  • So let's get started.

  • The first thing I need to tell you, in fact, is to think about words.

  • For example, if you're speaking with a British accent or you're trying to speak with a British accent, but you say a word like trash instead of rubbish, then you're going to still sound American.

  • You're going to sound like a British person who is struggling with vocabulary and using American vocabulary.

  • So try to avoid American words, okay, tried to use the British form.

  • So, as I said, instead of saying trash say rubbish and of course, you confined various other words, which, which is similar where we have a British version on Americans have their own version.

  • Maybe I'll make a video about that in the future.

  • Now, another really important secret I have for you is don't forget your teas, the letter t that sound.

  • Firstly, let's check that you can pronounce it.

  • Let's say a word like to to now.

  • In the beginning, if you find it difficult, you might find that you're spitting the sound out quite a lot, too.

  • But we need to learn to relax it to sound a bit more natural.

  • Now remember that the tongue rises to the top of the mouth.

  • We create some pressure and we release it.

  • Make sure it's nice and relaxed.

  • Don't do a big because you might blind someone with your spit on do.

  • We don't really want any kind of germs going in other people's faces, so just try and gently produce that sound to to now the tea is extremely important to British English.

  • Make sure you're pronouncing your tea's between vowels.

  • Whoa, this is really important.

  • Let's take a word like city OK city, so city.

  • The tea is surrounded by two vowels right, So you have the t and then you have two vowels.

  • Now the important thing here is that you don't pronounce it as a D, which is what Americans do.

  • They would say Siddhi, Siddhi, Siddhi, British English city city.

  • So make sure you can pronounce those teas firstly on.

  • Then make sure that between two vowels you're pronouncing that t.

  • Now there are situations where we can use a glass.

  • Lt.

  • I could say, for example, I live in a city city.

  • This is what we call the glass of tea.

  • Now lots of people think that they could just remove the tea, and that's a glass of tea, but it's not okay or it's not.

  • The glass of tea is actually a sound, but it's not a sound at the same time.

  • Sit e.

  • What we're doing is we're creating some tension in our throat on.

  • We're cutting off the sound before the tea.

  • So City city, it imagine you're Do you have a long on?

  • Then you want to cut the sound out.

  • You have to do it with the tightness in your throat.

  • Sit City City.

  • So that's how we do the glass of tea It's tightening the throat, really tensing it and cutting a sound out to replace the tea.

  • It's very advanced and it's very difficult.

  • And lots of students say to me, Elliot, I could do the glass lt I say, Okay, send me a recording.

  • They send me a recording and it's not right.

  • So it is really, really advanced, and it's really difficult in my suggestion for now.

  • If you don't feel like you're a very advanced British English speaker, start by pronouncing your teas on.

  • Then eventually.

  • If you want to, you can start using the glass lt and learning about it because it's a whole new sound.

  • It's not just a technique.

  • It's almost like a sound.

  • So just a few other words Americans would say, Whatever, whatever.

  • And we would say whatever whatever or again, whatever, whatever with the glass lt so whatever or whatever would be the British version.

  • Water, we would say Water and American would say Water, water, we say water or water.

  • Now.

  • The difference here is, of course, the tea, but also the vowel sound, and I'm going to talk about vowels a bit later on water.

  • But it also happens between words.

  • You heard me then I just said, but it.

  • But it also happens between words now in American would say, but it But it also, but it also we say, But it also we have to pronounce that tea or we drop it with a glass.

  • It'll sound, but it but it but it But it those of the British way American.

  • But did they use a D?

  • So when we have a T, which is between two vowels, whether it's in a word or it's between two words, we pronounce it as a tea or we can use a lotta LTE Americans they use a D to join it.

  • Now, as well as the teas are is also very, very important.

  • Sound right, like in red.

  • So let's just check that you can pronounce it.

  • Lift your tongue to the top of your mouth in kind of the bend of your mouth.

  • Feel your tip of your tongue reaching up There are Look at my lips red.

  • Read Now, if you're having trouble pronouncing that, you probably need a teacher to directly help you with that.

  • And as I said, my courses available.

  • If you need some help with the art.

  • But the thing that I need you to know is that I've taught this in one of my most popular videos.

  • The are is sometimes replaced by vowels.

  • Okay, so for example, course we don't say course.

  • We say course now, the reason why I've told you this before, we only pronounce the letter r your when there is a vowel sound after it, that's it.

  • So if you see a word and it has an R and followed by a continent sound, then you know it will be replaced by a vowel.

  • So that vowel could be Earth could like for example, work.

  • It could be or, for example, course could be the R sound.

  • For example, Party, party.

  • We're not pronouncing that are on.

  • There are lots of vowels which replaced the letter R.

  • So you need to know all of the British vowels to understand when they replace the letter R.

  • But just remember, we only pronounce that are when there is a vowel sound after it easy.

  • So they say the next important part of British English and important secret, you need to know is the Schwab Sound.

  • Schwab sound is about 30 to 40% off British pronunciation.

  • It's everywhere, everywhere, everywhere, everywhere.

  • It's in words like teacher potato about adventure to could be pronounced turn on if you didn't realize by now the sound is a uh, and it's a very easy sound to produce.

  • I've taught you this in lessons before, just very quickly.

  • So you know, mouth is relaxed.

  • Tongue is relaxed in the middle of the mouth.

  • Uh, so there are lots of complex kind of reasons for when and why we use the Schwab sound, but you need to know about the Schwab sound.

  • If you want to sound British, it's so important to British English, for example.

  • As I said before, an American might say, Teacher, we say teacher.

  • Whenever a word finishes with her, we pronounce it with, uh okay, and that also goes for the spelling of O.

  • R.

  • For example, doctor.

  • So you need to learn a lot about the Schwab's sound about how it appears in words, not just replacing her when it happens in lots of other situations.

  • I'd be here all day if I had to explain it for you, and that's why there is a whole chapter in my course about the Schwab sound.

  • It's that important, I guess.

  • Just a few kind of important mentions I need to give you def thongs.

  • If you don't know what they are, you need to learn about them.

  • Sounds like ear air, Owl.

  • You need to learn those because they will make you sound really British again.

  • They are kind of sounds which replace the letter R.

  • So make sure you know your def thongs on you started learning them.

  • But learn your vowels before you learn your def thongs, a sound which is really important, as well as the Schwann sound to sounding extremely British or, in a word, like hot, not pot.

  • So in American would say heart, we say hot this very round shape with the mouth where we lift the tongue in the mouth are it creates such a British sound.

  • You know, for example, it's hot today, right on.

  • Americans say it's hot today, but we say it's hot today on this kind of AAT sound really does create a British sense about you, so make sure that you get this sound right and you're not doing the kind of our open mouth sound you're doing Mawr of the round shape are pushing your lips out.

  • So, as I said, there are hundreds and hundreds of secrets and tips I could give you about the British accent.

  • These are just a few I wanted to give you today because I think they're quite easy to understand on their things, which you could start looking at and studying right now and training yourself to do when we get some more complicated things like stress and intonation.

  • I mean, that's when things get a bit more confusing, and that's when you really need direct contact with the teacher.

  • So if you do need my personal help and you want to learn more secrets and more ways of sounding more British, you could become my student and talk with me with voice messaging on WhatsApp whenever you want or we chat.

  • You just have to join my course at e.

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  • Remember, you can also use my podcast for listening practice if you need some listening practice.

  • Well, thank you very much.

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  • If you haven't already take care.

  • I will see you soon.

  • Cheers, guys.

  • Fine.

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