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  • Hello, everybody.

  • It's me, your mate Elliott from E.

  • T.

  • J.

  • English.

  • And I'm here today to give you a lesson.

  • All about T It's empty, is empty.

  • Yeah, eso you'll know from one of my recent lessons where I talked about kind of the most important ways of sounding mawr British.

  • If you're a non native speaker and you're trying to improve your British pronunciation, the letter T is one of the most important things.

  • We mustn't forget Artie's, but it's a bit of a tricky situation because sometimes natives do pronounce the t on.

  • Sometimes we don't today I'm focusing on how you can sound mawr British instantly by pronouncing the T Mawr often really, really important that you do this If you want to sound more British now, before we get into the lesson, we do have something in English called the Glass.

  • It'll t it's in British pronunciation on, For example, instead of saying British, I could say British, British.

  • Now it's quite complicated, and I have a full lesson explaining how we do the glass lt in my pronunciation course, which you can join in the description box below what we're doing to create the glass.

  • Lt is We're tightening a section of our throat known as the glass Otis on.

  • What we do is we cut a sound out.

  • So, for example, instead of saying British Brit, we're cutting that after the vowel sound it.

  • We're cutting it out with our throat with the glass otis in our throat.

  • And what that does is it creates almost a muted fake sound.

  • Now, this is a really advanced technique on this is the advice I'm going to give you.

  • Don't do the gotta lte until you formed a habit off pronouncing the T ah lot mawr.

  • The reason why I say this is because the gotta lte can sometimes cause more problems than we need.

  • So try to focus on pronouncing your tea's mawr first to sound more British.

  • Then you can sound extra British once you've formed that habit and you can start training yourself to drop your tea's mawr, particularly at the end of words.

  • You heard me then I didn't say at the end of words, I said at the end of words.

  • So at the end of words, it's okay.

  • But in the middle of words, I still recommend trying to pronounce your tease when you can.

  • Which leads me on to these example sentences I'm going to give you today on.

  • They're going to make you sound more British, less international.

  • So firstly, let's take a look at this example.

  • I'm so happy that I passed my exam.

  • I am so happy that I passed my exam.

  • Now the reason why I've included this sentence is because first we have connected speech on something which lots of non natives do is they learn the American style of connecting a T on.

  • They would say that I that I on What they're doing is they're changing the sound of the T two more of a sound that die Now That's American.

  • It's not British so that I if you start pronouncing your tease when you join that, and I or a word which finishes with A T and next word begins with a vowel.

  • Trust me, you're instantly going to add more British, less international, less American to your accent.

  • So try it with a few different things.

  • Now, the reason why I included the word past that I passed.

  • It's because we have something called a continent cluster here, past another great way of practicing.

  • Pronouncing your tea's is by practicing constant clusters again.

  • There's a whole chapter about this in my cause if you decide to join.

  • But essentially what we're doing is we're creating the sound.

  • Then we need to cut it off with the sound past past.

  • So imagine you're doing a long sound and then you want to finish it, complete it, delete it with a sound past.

  • Practice the sentence with me.

  • I'm so happy that I passed my exam.

  • Now imagine somebody asks you, How are you?

  • Well, my response is usually, Yeah, I'm good.

  • Thanks.

  • What about you?

  • What about you?

  • British?

  • English?

  • What about?

  • What about T is joining to the Schwab's sound at the beginning of the next word?

  • What?

  • What about?

  • Don't get confused with water.

  • I know somebody would be immediately starting to write in the comments.

  • That sounds like water.

  • It doesn't.

  • The vowel sound is different.

  • Water, water, but you could use it as a reference.

  • What about you Now, with the word about, I'm going to give you two options.

  • You can pronounce the T or you don't have to.

  • You could say about and drop the T, but make sure you're tightening that blot is part of your throat about because if you just do about that doesn't sound right.

  • You have to create the tension in your throat for the glow tal tea or just say about because it tends to add more of a British effect for a non native speaker.

  • If you do pronounce those teas in the beginning, then we can start getting better with other techniques to sound more native.

  • So one more time I'm good, Thanks.

  • What about you?

  • If you are trying to improve your Internation at the moment, replay that sentence a few times.

  • Just keep going back and re playing on practice.

  • The way I go up on down on, just try and improve on that as well.

  • That will help you with your intonation when you're asking questions.

  • Next one.

  • I went to the library.

  • I went to the library.

  • I went to the library so we're not pronouncing the T.

  • At the end of went, went toe went to the library.

  • That's because went finishes with a T on the next word begins with the T.

  • So we're actually just going to pronounce won T kind of merged them together, went to the library.

  • I went to the library, went toe, went to the library, also noticed how it's not pronounced as library in British English Library Library.

  • So I went to the library at lunchtime.

  • Make sure you get that tea in their lunchtime hte.

  • So we've got Anto reached lunchtime, but I couldn't find the book I wanted, but I so again not.

  • But I liken American.

  • It's but I but I But I couldn't.

  • I didn't pronounce the T at the end of couldn't again because it's more natural for me.

  • But it's up to you.

  • You could pronounce the T if you wanted to, but I couldn't or but I couldn't.

  • It's up to you if you're doing couldn't you have to know how to tighten that part of your throat and cut the sound out?

  • But I couldn't find the book I wanted wanted to make sure you get that.

  • Another issue people have is pronouncing the idea at the end of words, which finished with E.

  • D.

  • So people think that it's one Ted, but it's wanted wanted in this situation toe.

  • Imagine it's spelt T i D.

  • that's how we pronounce it tid t'd wanted.

  • I went to the library at lunchtime, but I couldn't find the book I wanted, but I couldn't find the book I wanted.

  • Also, when I said at lunchtime, as you could see, I didn't pronounce the T At the end of that, you could say at where you could say at again, it's up to you And one more thing a word which I hear pronounced wrong by people who are trying to do a British accent all the time is the word.

  • Whatever too many people join my British pronunciation cause on they pronounce the word whatever, Andi, the word British as whatever on British.

  • Obviously, that's not what we want to do.

  • We want to say whatever on British.

  • So I want you to create a sentence in the comments below with both the words whatever on British included on, I want you to share them with everyone so we can all make a practice sentence that we can use together to practice the word whatever on British and make sure we're pronouncing them with a T.

  • When we do practice it on.

  • There you go.

  • Now you should understand a bit better about when we can when we can't pronounce the T.

  • Generally, the rule is you can and you can't.

  • There is some situations where you have to.

  • There are some situations where you could use the glow tal t.

  • Usually I recommend just a the end of words for now, but to create an overall mawr British pronunciation.

  • Right now, if you're trying to change your accent trying to focus on pronouncing your tea's as much as you can on, then when you get a bit better with the vowels and everything else, then we can start looking at dropping your tea's using the glass.

  • Dismore Just generally making your pronunciation advanced British.

  • And of course, we can do this step by step together over what's happened through the videos on downloadable files in my pronunciation course e t j english dot com.

  • So thank you very much for watching.

  • I hope you enjoyed the lesson today.

  • It's been a pleasure, as always on don't forget, you can also get some listening practice by checking out my podcast in the description as well.

  • Please give me a thumbs up and subscribe.

  • If you haven't already, I will see you soon.

  • Take care.

Hello, everybody.

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