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  • Hello, and welcome back to English with Lucy

  • We're now going to continue with the British pronunciation series

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  • So, let's get started

  • Today, we're going to talk about another diphthong

  • And this diphthong is /ɪə/

  • So if you don't remember from last class, a diphthong is

  • a combination of two vowel sounds in the same syllable

  • So you've got the /ɪ/

  • and the /ə/

  • /ɪə/

  • Now British people, especially in the slightly posher accents

  • Will sometimes say (soft) /ɪə/ instead of (strong) /ɪə/

  • So we will soften out the diphthong a little bit

  • So, let's talk about some words that are well-known

  • Firstly, we've got words with e and a

  • So we've got appear, hear, near, clear, fear

  • Ok, I am speaking in a strong British accent

  • So I'm using a lot of air, it's very breathy

  • Then I have words with ee

  • beer, career, volunteer

  • Then, I've got words with e r e

  • like atmosphere or severe

  • Sometimes, just the e alone is pronounced as /ɪə/

  • So period, or interior

  • But this is really posh

  • Even I don't say that, so I'd go period, interior

  • (soft) /ɪə/ rather than (hard) /ɪə/

  • And then we've got the ei such as weird, weird

  • Then we've got eo in things such as theory

  • We've also got ie such as fierce, cashier

  • Ok well I hope you enjoyed and learnt something from this lesson on the /ɪə/ sound

  • Umm....make sure you try and apply it when using all the words that you learnt today

  • To anyone that's complaining that I'm not writing definitions for the words in these videos

  • This is a pronunciation video and looking up the words in a dictionary is fairly simple

  • so, I recommend you do that

  • OK thank you very much for watching

  • Remember to connect with me on all my social media

  • And I will see you in the next video! Bye!

  • Will perhaps soften out the brow...the voweowjnorbfs djfbnsfsfm so we will soften out the diphthong a little bit

Hello, and welcome back to English with Lucy

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B1 UK diphthong soften british pronunciation interior learnt

BRITISH ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION - /ɪə/ vowel sound (here, career and clear)

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    Yukiko posted on 2018/09/07
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