Feb 17

Learn British English Free (video): how to pronounce verbs with -ed endings

Chris presents this special pronunciation lesson.
/t/ or /d/ = /ɪd/
voiced sound = /d/
unvoiced sound = /t/

via YouTube.

Jan 28

Learn British English Free (video): Easy Maths and Numbers

Chris presents this special lesson about easy maths and numbers in British English.
+ add / plus
– minus / take away
x times
÷ divided by
= equals / is
2 + 16 = 18 (two add sixteen equals eighteen)
12 + 28 = 40 (twelve plus twenty-eight is forty)
13 – 6 = 7 (thirteen minus six equals seven)
77 – 33 = 44 (seventy-seven take away thirty-three is forty-four)
3 x 7 = 21 (three times seven equals twenty-one)
8 x 10 = 80 (eight times ten is eighty)
36 ÷ 12 = 3 (thirty-six divided by twelve equals three)

via YouTube.

Jan 21

Learn British English Pronunciation Free: flood, floor and more (video lesson)

flood /flʌd/

floor /flɔːr/

flew /fluː/

flow /fləʊ/

flower /flaʊər/

‘A fierce flow flooded the floor.’

‘The flickering flame flowed and flew over the floor to the door.’

‘Flowers fought off the flood of flames.’

‘Flamingos flew over the flowers.’

Via Youtube.

Jan 19

Learn British English Free (video): want; won’t; went; winter (pronunciation)

Chris presents another pronunciation lesson on ‘want’, ‘won’t’, ‘went’ and ‘winter’. Please check below.
want /wɒnt/
won’t /wəʊnt/
went /went/
winter /ˈwɪn.tər/

‘I wonder where William won’t want to wander this winter?’
‘This winter, I went where I wanted, even though Wendy won’t want to.’
‘Winter went whilst we won’t want.’

Jan 14

Learn British English Pronunciation Free (video): ‘the’, ‘tough’, ‘through’ and more

Chris presents another pronunciation lesson on many words such as ‘the’, ‘though’ and ‘through’.
the /ðiː/ /ðə/
though /ðəʊ/
through /θruː/
thought /θɔːt/
thistle /ˈθɪs.əl/
tough /tʌf/
thorough /ˈθʌr.ə/
thoroughly /ˈθʌr.ə.li/
‘The thistle thought the thoroughly thorough thought.’
‘The thought goes through the tough, thorough trough.’
‘The thistle whistled, though it thought it ought not to.’
‘Tough was the trough I thoroughly thought the thorough through.’

Via YouTube.

Jan 06

Learn British English Pronunciation Free: ‘Wear’, ‘Wore’ and more (video)

Chris presents pronunciation practice of ‘wear’, ‘wore’ and many more words. Please see below.
wear /weər/
wore /wɔːr/
worn /wɔːn/
war /wɔːr/
were /wɜːr/ or /wər/
where /weər/
‘Where were the things you wore?’
‘I wear what I wore, and always have worn.’
‘The wary women wear the worn clothes to war.’

Via YouTube.

Dec 30

Learn British English Pronunciation Free: ‘Clothes’, ‘Cloths’ and ‘Biscuit’ (with captions)

Chris presents a pronunciation lesson on ‘clothes’, ‘cloths’ and ‘biscuit’.
English pronunciation: ‘clothes’ /kləʊðz/
‘He doesn’t have the patience to spend time choosing clothes.’
‘She’s always got to have the latest, trendiest clothes.’
‘cloths’ /klɒθs/ or ‘clothes’ /kləʊðz/
‘You clean with cloths and you wear clothes.’
‘biscuit’ = /ˈbɪs.kɪt/
‘Brush the biscuit crumbs off your clothes with this cloth.’

Dec 27

Learn British English Free video: Words of the Year 2017

Chris presents the words of the year. What’s yours?
http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/35-Words-of-the-Year-2017-Chris-PDF.pdf

English Words of the Year 2017

Collins Dictionary Word of the year: fake news
‘There’s so much fake news these days.’

Also:
Corbynmania
Echo chamber
Fidget spinner
Gender-fluid
Gig economy
Insta (adjective)
‘That’s a great insta photo.’
Unicorn
‘The new app, released last year, has proved the basis for a unicorn.’

Cambridge Dictionary word of the year: ‘populism’ (also ‘inauguration’)

Oxford Dictionaries: ‘youthquake’ (also ‘Antifa’ and ‘unicorn’)

Dec 20

Free English Lesson: ‘The Crown’ series 2, episode 1

Chris presents vocabulary from ‘The Crown’ episode. Please click here for the document.

Dec 17

Learn British English Free (video): ‘beard’, ‘beer’, ‘bear’, ‘bare’, ‘barely’ (pronunciation)

Learn British English Free: ‘beard’, ‘beer’, ‘bear’, ‘bare’, ‘barely’ (pronunciation)

beard /bɪəd/

beer /bɪər/

bear /beər/

barely /ˈbeə.li/

bare /beər/

‘The bear drank beer and grew a beard.’

‘My chin is bare without the beard.

‘The bear barely drinks beer.’

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