What Will I Learn?
- Produce every English sound clearly with a British accent
- Reduce your accent and sound more native-like
- Understand the phonetic alphabet (IPA) and how it relates to pronunciation
- A basic understanding of English
- A willingness to improve your pronunciation through practice
Perfect English Pronunciation is an English pronunciation course taught by me, Anthony, a native British English speaker. Thus, we will be focusing on British English sounds: you will learn every single English sound and will master each one so that you can sound more native-like.
This course includes:
- lectures for every single sound in English
- PDF worksheets for each sound
- close-up videos so you can mimic the shape of my mouth
- and MP3 downloads so that you can learn anywhere, any time.
Each lecture focuses on two or three sounds so that you can focus on them and really improve before moving on to the next lecture. There are lots of exercises which show you how to shape your mouth, place your tongue, and produce the target sounds.
If you want to speak English more clearly, if you have a strong accent, or if you simply want to take your English to the next level, this course can help you achieve your goal of improving your English pronunciation.
Who is the target audience?
- Take this course if your accent in English is difficult to understand
- Take this course if you want a more native-like, British accent
- Take this course if you want to take your spoken English to the next level
Section 1: Introduction
Lecture 1: Introduction.
Section 2: Vowel Sounds
Lecture 2: /eɪ/ and /æ/ as in ‘game’ and ‘and’
Lecture 3: /eɪ/ and /æ/ close up
Lecture 4: /i:/ and /e/ as in ‘leave’ and ‘let’
Lecture 5: /i:/ and /e/ close up
Lecture 6: /aɪ/ and /ɪ/ as in ‘might’ and ‘bit’
Lecture 7: /aɪ/ and /ɪ/ close up
Lecture 8: /ɑ:/ and /eə/ as in ‘far’ and ‘hair’
Lecture 9: /ɑ:/ and /eə/ close up
Lecture 10: /əʊ/ and /ɒ/ as in ‘so’ and ‘hot’
Lecture 11: /əʊ/ and /ɒ/ close up
Lecture 12: /ɔɪ/ and /aʊ/ as in ‘boy’ and ‘cow’
Lecture 13: /ɔɪ/ and /aʊ/ close up
Lecture 14: /ɜ:/ and /ɔ:/ as in ‘girl’ and ‘short’
Lecture 15: /ɜ:/ and /ɔ:/ close up
Lecture 16: /ʊ/ and /u:/ as in ‘pull’ and ‘pool’
Lecture 17: /ʊ/ and /u:/ close up
Lecture 18: /ʌ/ and /ɪə/ as in ‘but’ and ‘ear’
Lecture 19: /ʌ/ and /ɪə/ close up
Lecture 20: /ə/ as in ‘sugar’
Lecture 21: /ə/ close up
Section 3: Consonant Sounds
Lecture 22: /s/ and /z/ as in ‘Sue’ and ‘zoo’
Lecture 23: /s/ and /z/ close up
Lecture 24: /b/ and /p/ as in ‘buy’ and ‘pie’
Lecture 25: /b/ and /p/ close up
Lecture 26: /d/ and /t/ as in ‘do’ and ‘to’
Lecture 27: /d/ and /t/ close up
Lecture 28: /f/ and /v/ as in ‘fan’ and ‘van’
Lecture 29: /f/ and /v/ close up
Lecture 30: /g/ and /k/ as in ‘gate’ and ‘Kate’
Lecture 31: /g/ and /k/ close up
Lecture 32: /r/ and /l/ as in ‘row’ and ‘low’
Lecture 33: /r/ and /l/ close up
Lecture 34: /m/, /n/ and /ŋ/ as in ‘sum’, ‘sun’ and ‘sung’
Lecture 35: /m/, /n/ and /ŋ/ close up
Lecture 36: /dʒ/ and /tʃ/ as in ‘joke’ and ‘choke’
Lecture 37: /dʒ/ and /tʃ/ close up
Lecture 38: /ʒ/ and /ʃ/ as in ‘measure’ and ‘sheep’
Lecture 39: /ʒ/ and /ʃ/ close up
Lecture 40: /h/, /w/ and /j/ as in ‘he’, ‘we’ and ‘yes’
Lecture 41: /h/, /w/ and /j/ close up
Lecture 42: /θ/ and /ð/ as in ‘thin’ and ‘then’
Lecture 43: /θ/ and /ð/ close up
Section 4: What now?
Lecture 44: What to do next