English is a strange language when it comes to pronunciation, isn’t it? A vowel system of 19 sounds, but only 5 Latin vowels to spell them with. So the ‘o’ in WOMEN sounds like the ‘i’ in VINTAGE, and the ‘s’ in LOSE is harder than that of LOOSE. English is stress-timed, so half the sounds are weak – but which ones? And it’s pretty important that you say the opposite to what you really mean in order to be polite, with the right intonation, of course. So here we will explore these 4 areas – some key rules, some key exceptions and we’ll say “yes” but mean “no”. This will be a fun hands-on taster session with particular focus on the sounds and intonation of General British English.
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Joseph Hudson founded London-based speech school Pronunciation Studio in 2008 which is dedicated to helping advanced 2nd language speakers of English, over 10,000 learners have attended. He is the author of the course book ‘The Sound of English’ which focuses on the pronunciation and intonation of GB English.
24 May 2017
11:30 am UK time. Click here to see the time where you live. Please note that registrations close 60 minutes before the start time.
Duration: Approx. 60-70 minutes plus Q&A.
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Who should watch it?
Non-native speakers of British English at an advanced level.
What are the benefits to you?
This webinar will be a fun session focussing on the sounds and intonation of General British English. It will give you an understanding of some of the apparently illogical pronunciations of British English and help you to develop your speaking skills.