Apr 29

Phonemic Poem 5: /ɜ:/

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 5, which is about the /ɜ:/ sound.

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Have you heard about this word?

Murderous workers cursed and stirred.

‘Air’ or ‘are’? Er…it’s reverted

to it’s worst, yet not perverted.

Girl, bird, world; hurt is her.

British food is burnt and ugh!

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Apr 22

Phonemic Poem 4: /i:/

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 4 about the /i:/ sound.

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Heal and peel; meet and greet;

clean your teeth; preen your feet.

Ship or sheep; sell or seal;

Don’t get ill – just heat the meal.

Green, pink, yellow; cheese is neat.

Dream of easy words to beat.

‘This’ and ‘these’ aren’t hard to please.

Feel your doubts kneel on weak knees.

Via YouTube

Apr 21

Phonemic Poem 3: /ɔɪ/

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 3 about the /ɔɪ/ sound on Learn British English Free.

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Phonemic Poem 3: /ɔɪ/

Oi there, boy! Don’t be coy.

Eye, a, e; toil is no joy.

Annoying sounds your tongue will foil.

Don’t recoil: ale, aisle, eel, oil.

Oily ointment; pointing spoils choice.

This loyal noise now joins your voice.

Via YouTube.

Apr 15

Learn British English Free: Phonemic Poem 2: /ɪ/ or /i:/

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 2: /ɪ/ or /i:/.

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Phonemic Poem 2: /ɪ/ or /i:/

Bold = /ɪ/

Underlined = /i:/ (ee)

Bitch or beach? Hit or heat?

All he likes is eating meat.

TV in bits – see or miss?

It’s not easy saying these or this.

Six chicken pieces please.

Fill up, feel full with chips in cheese.

Clean misty windows; seat, sit.

Glean it with ease. In a bit!

Apr 14

Learn British English Free: Phonemic Poem 1: /ɑ:/ sound

Chris presents Phonemic Poem 1 on the /ɑ:/ sound.

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Phonemic Poem 1: /ɑ:/

Hat, hot, heart; the hurt has started.

Yawn, yearn, yarn; the fear has parted.

Car can’t start. Glass on grass!

Tat, tort, tart; fast can pass.

For or far; the past can’t last;

charm friends with this classy blast.

Mar 31

English Egg Idioms for Easter! (visual lesson)

ris wishes you happy Easter with these English idioms with ‘egg':

Egg Idioms JPEG

Mar 13

“The Chaos” (of pronunciation) full poem in a British accent

Chris reads “The Chaos” (the full poem) by by G. Nolst Trenité a.k.a. “Charivarius”.

Via YouTube.

Mar 10

“The Chaos” (English pronunciation poem) in a British accent (video)

Chris reads “The Chaos” (English pronunciation poem) by by G. Nolst Trenité a.k.a. “Charivarius”.

Via YouTube.

Mar 04

Learn British English Free: phrasal verbs with fuck (rude)

fuck someone off ( Oh, fuck off. / Oh dear, you’ve fucked him right off.)

fuck someone over (The insurance company fucked me over.)

fuck with someone (Don’t fuck with Martin – he’s fucking crazy.)

fuck with something (Our car would probably still be running if you didn’t fuck with it all the time.)

fuck about (Would you stop fucking about for five minutes?)

fuck someone about (He would trust you if you hadn’t spent your whole life fucking him about.)

fuck around (He had to retake his first year of university as he spent it fucking around.)

fuck someone around  (Don’t fuck him around – just help him.)

fuck someone up (Give me a cup of tea or I’ll fuck you right up.)

fuck something up (You had a simple job to do but you still fucked it up.)

fuck up (I do apologise – I completely fucked that up.)

Via Youtube.

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.

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